About our innovation work

Espoo wants to be a pioneer of city development. The main themes of our innovation work are the City as a Service concept, sustainable development, internationality, partnership and inclusion.

Through innovation work, we develop solutions to global challenges, such as urbanisation, digitalisation and climate change. Our tools include the utilisation of information and data, management with impact, co-creation and digitalisation of services.

The City of Espoo develops its services not only with its own funding but also with external funding. The main source of funding is the EU which finances, among other things, post-COVID-19 recovery, the promotion of sustainable development and the utilisation of digitalisation, for example, in the 6Aika strategy and the SPARCS.EU project.