Discover the Innovation Ecosystem of Helsinki Smart Region


Welcome to the Helsinki Smart Region – Map! Here, you can find information about key players driving innovation in the Helsinki Smart Region, including universities, research institutions, and innovation hubs.


The featured companies on the map are the winners of Business Finland’s challenge competition, recognized as leading companies and innovation drivers in Finland.


Explore the map by using your mouse or trackpad to pan (drag) the map, and use the mouse wheel or zoom controls to zoom in and out to view different areas of the map. On mobile, use touch gestures to pan and zoom the map to explore different areas. You can also view the actors as a list by clicking the “LIST” button.


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List of changes:

18 April 2023 – 81 locations added to the map



ABB is a tech leader in automation and electrification for a sustainable future. Green Electrification 2035 initiative by ABB will facilitate rapid growth of renewable energy usage and help Finland achieve carbon-neutrality by 2035. Image: ABB

Borealis Polymers Oy

Borealis is a leading provider of polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilisers, with over 900 employees in Finland. Its five production units at Kilpilahti produce plastics mainly used in pipes, steel pipe coating, packaging, and cables. Image: Borealis / Eeva Sumiloff


Fortum is a sustainable energy company and a leading clean energy producer in Europe. Fortum and Metsä Group launched ExpandFibre, an R&D collaboration and ecosystem to fast-track sustainable bioproducts' development for a world where people, businesses, and nature thrive. Image: Fortum / Juha Ruokonen


KONE is a global leader in elevators, escalators, and building doors. With the Flow of Urban Life ecosystem, co-funded by Business Finland's Veturi initiative, they aim to develop sustainable solutions for urbanization and climate change challenges for the next billion people moving into cities by 2030. Image: Aleksi Koskinen, Kone

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is a Finnish forest industry group that operates in international markets. They use the best renewable raw material in the world responsibly and efficiently. ExpandFibre is an R&D collaboration and an Ecosystem launched by Fortum and Metsä Group to accelerate the development of sustainable bioproducts. Image: Metsä Group


Neste is the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel and renewable feedstock solutions for various polymers and chemicals industry uses. Neste Veturi program develops sustainable fuels and chemicals from renewable and recycled raw materials that have been difficult to utilize so far to decrease the use of crude oil. Image: Espoo headquarters, Neste

Neste – Porvoo Refinery

Neste produces sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, and feedstock solutions for industries. They aim to achieve carbon-neutral production by 2035 and make their Porvoo refinery in Finland the most sustainable in Europe by 2030. Additionally, they focus on developing chemical recycling technologies. Image: Porvoo refinery in Finland, Neste


Nokia is a B2B technology innovation leader in networking, bringing together the world's people, machines and devices to realize the potential of digital in every industry. Nokia's Veturi Program COMPETITIVE EDGE aims to enhance the global market position of the Finnish edge ecosystem, foster innovation, and promote collaboration with ecosystem partners and Business Finland. Image: Nokia


Picosun is semiconductor equipment company and an innovator in atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology, primarily for specialty semiconductors. The "Chip Zero" program is a four-year initiative aimed at uniting semiconductor companies to develop chips with zero lifetime emissions.


Tietoevry's area of expertise includes providing cloud services, IT services, and systems development and maintenance to its clients across various industries globally, including healthcare, banking, and forestry. The mission of the Tietoevry Veturi programme is to develop affordable, accessible and trusted digital services for citizens. Image: Tietoevry


Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper, and energy industries. Their automation systems and flow control solutions enable them to serve an even wider base of process industries. Beyond Circularity is Valmet’s R&D program and ecosystem to transform waste and emissions into valuable resources for sustainable growth and accelerating the green transition. Image: Valmet Oyj


Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Wärtsilä's Veturi project Zero Emission Marine (ZEM) is a four-year ecosystem project led by Wärtsilä. Image: Wärtsilä Corporation