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.

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.
Espoo’s shopping centres, currently undergoing a programme of expansion, will be offering a significant number of new jobs in the next few years. Shops and services at Iso Omena and Lippulaiva are expected to offer employment to approximately a thousand people, following the completion of the expansion and once all units are fully occupied.


  • Otaniemi is enjoying a sizzling startup summer as things hot up at the Startup Sauna business accelerator programme. This year, a total of 13 fledgling businesses will be taking part in the nine-week Summer of Startups programme. As part of the programme, the participating teams will have the opportunity to work on their business idea, supported by some of Finland’s most experienced serial entrepreneurs as well as investors and coaches.
  • “We had worked on a few projects together before. Our final project supervisor was a diver and he mentioned that diving gear could do with a lot of improvement. It kind of went from there,” Aino Aarnio-Juurinen and Visa Kupias say, as they discuss their Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture project that saw them create something truly ground-breaking – an infrared-heated diving suit.
Published 2012-01-17 13:12 , updated 2012-01-18 12:21