City of Espoo

The most important resources of Espoo are its active inhabitants, educational institutions, communities and businesses. The city is developed in interaction with various partners. The goal is to make Espoo a pioneer in the municipal sector as well as a good place to live, learn and work in as well as engage in entrepreneurship.

Networked cooperation provides a futuristic model for the expanding metropolitan area. The municipalities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area share the municipal federations of transport, water and waste management, several vocational schools and universities of applied sciences as well as HUS special health care. Espoo has signed cooperation agreements with the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, the Helsinki Region as well as Kirkkonummi and Vihti. In addition, the metropolitan area needs a clear, transparent procedure for handling issues related to the development of the urban structure and decision-making.

Me & MyCity, which will begin operation in early November, will be located at the Nokia campus in Karaportti. The City of Espoo is Nokia’s business partner in the development of the Karaportti campus area. Nokia will also bring a micro business of its own to Me & MyCity in Espoo. Me & MyCity is a learning environment for sixth-grade students built as a small city.
The City of Espoo continues to build ever stronger relations with the City of Shanghai. Espoo wants to use its relationship with Shanghai to open up opportunities for Finnish businesses in the Chinese market. Mayor Jukka Mäkelä is planning a visit to Shanghai towards the end of November to support Finnish businesses that are seeking to establish themselves in China. Mr Mäkelä will be accompanied by a delegation of public servants, city councillors and representatives of businesses.


  • The City of Espoo has awarded the design of the user experience at the Otaniemi metro station to a team of students on the PdP course at Aalto University. The aim is to give people using the Aalto University station at Otaniemi an innovative and exhilarating experience. The team of students on the Product Development Project (PdP) comprises 11 students from different sectors, representing eight nationalities and four continents.


Published 2012-01-17 13:06 , updated 2012-01-18 12:19