Jobs and enterprise

Many Finnish exchange-listed companies are based in Espoo. The campus and research area of Otaniemi is the largest hub of high technology in the Nordic countries. Together with Tapiola and Keilaniemi, Otaniemi forms an area in which science, art and the economy nourish each other. Espoo has as many jobs as working people.

The City of Espoo itself provides employment to almost 14 000 people. Espoo is a plural and multicultural city. Good customer services are provided by personnel who are familiar with the needs of customers from Espoo. The City of Espoo wants its employees to feel well, develop their personal know-how and professional skills as well as experience joy through their work.

Associate Professor Jaana Sorvari from Aalto University's School of Engineering has been chosen as Espoo Ambassador 2016. Espoo Ambassador operates as a congress ambassador of Espoo in Finland and abroad. Professor Sorvari is the 8th Espoo Ambassador.
The Summer of Startups is well underway and the sun is shining on Kristian Ahlers, Taru Vainikainen and Alec Hellström. The trio make up one of the 13 teams chosen to sweat it out at Startup Sauna’s nine-week Summer of Startups programme in Espoo, where they will be mentored by some of Finland’s most experienced serial entrepreneurs, investors and trainers.


  • Two robot buses without drivers started their trial runs in Otaniemi, Espoo. After the route has been set up, the buses will operate on a course that runs between Betonimiehenkuja, Lämpömiehenkuja and Metallimiehenkuja. Welcome aboard, free of charge! The maximum capacity in the bus is 9 persons.
  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced its support for the extension of the Westmetro in Espoo, in Finland’s capital region. During an official EIB visit to Finland, President Werner Hoyer signed the first EUR 100m tranche of financing.


Published 2012-01-17 13:12 , updated 2012-01-18 12:21