The Mayor's innovation competition

The Mayor's innovation  competition seeks innovations and ideas on how we can improve the services we provide for Espoo residents and develop our practices in keeping with the Espoo Story. The competition is open to all City of Espoo employees and work teams together with their partners as well as Espoo-based companies. The home municipality of the company must be Espoo. 

We are paying particular attention on innovations that prioritise customers and city residents − either as recipients of improved services or even as cooperation partners in the development work. The purpose of the competition is to highlight the continuous, innovative development work that is being carried out in Espoo. 

The competition is seeking resident and customer-oriented innovations under two series:  new innovations and potential innovations. A panel of experts from Excellence Finland will evaluate the applications and select the finalists from among them. Later, the City of Espoo’s own competition jury will evaluate the applications that have made it to the final.  

Applications will also automatically take part in Excellence Finland’s national Quality Innovation Award competition, and the winners of the award will also compete in an international competition. 

The Mayor’s Innovation Competition has been organised in cooperation with Excellence Finland since 2012. 

Additional information:

Issues related to completing the competition application: Minna Huomo, Excellence Finland, tel. 0400 230 756 or minna.huomo@laatukeskus.fi 

General information on the competition: Marianne Julkunen, Service Development, Mayor´s Office, City of Espoo, tel. 040 5548 3606 or marianne.julkunen@espoo.fi