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Espoo is once again the Finnish Capital of Innovation – among the top six in the European Capital of Innovation Awards


The City of Espoo made it to the top six in the European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Awards of the European Commission. The title of the European Capital of Innovation 2020 was awarded to Leuven from Belgium. The winner was announced on Thursday, 24 September 2020, during the EU Research and Innovation Days.

The Matinkylä metro station’s west entrance.

New entrance at Matinkylä metro station will be opened


The Matinkylä metro station’s west entrance will be opened to passengers on 1 October. The entrance’s address is Suomenlahdentie 9. A hotel that connects to the entrance will also be completed by the end of the year. In front of the hotel, on Tynnyritie, a new parking area for 32 bicycles will also serve metro commuters.

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Accessibility statement for the website has been published


The Act on the Provision of Digital Services obliges the public sector to comply with certain accessibility requirements. In relation to this act, the accessibility of the website has been assessed.

A selfie picture of the people who represented City of Espoo in front of the iCapital jury.

“Espoo is a young and vibrant innovation city”


The Chair of the Espoo Youth Council, 17-year-old upper secondary school student Lauri Hietanen, has participated in the City of Espoo’s iCapital team, i.e. the core team that has prepared a statement on the reasons why Espoo deserves the title of the European Capital of Innovation 2020. We asked Hietanen how he as a young student sees Espoo’s innovation work and the competition itself.

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Exceptional traffic arrangements in Leppävaara – Turuntie narrows to two lanes


Exceptional traffic arrangements in Leppävaara – Turuntie narrows to two lanes

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Outdoor Sports Facilities

If you use outdoor sports facilities, please follow these guidelines and instructions:

  • Stay at least a couple of metres away from other people.
  • Take care of hygiene (use gloves if you for example touch exercise equipment and blow your nose into a tissue)
Houses in Kurttila.

Plots for detached houses are now available through application round

The application round to obtain a plot for a detached house in Espoo will take place from 14 September until 2 October 2020. Almost 80 plots are available through this application round.

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Do you suspect a coronavirus infection?

If you suspect you have any signs of the coronavirus, you can book a test appointment through the HUS coronavirus bot. 

If you wish to book an appointment by phone, call Espoo’s coronavirus helpline, tel. 09 816 34600. The helpline is open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 18:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. In the evening, call the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117.

You can also assess your symptoms at (in Finnish, Swedish and English). You will then get instructions based on your symptoms.

Up-to-date information about the coronavirus:

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