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


Aalto University

Aalto University is known for its multidisciplinary approach to science, tech, business, and art. It ranks 6th in art & design globally and in the top 100 for other subjects. Teaching, research, and art are conducted by six schools and their departments and units. Image: Aalto University / Unto Rautio

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Hanken School of Economics

Hanken School of Economics is a leading university with 110 years of experience in research and education in economics and business administration. Hanken holds the three most prestigious accreditations for business schools, EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, which only one percent of business schools worldwide have achieved. Image: Hanken School of Economics

The University of the Arts Helsinki

The University of the Arts Helsinki provides the highest level of education in music, fine arts, theatre and dance. The university was established in 2013, when the Academy of Fine ArtsSibelius Academy and Theatre Academy were merged. Image: Tuomas Uusheimo

University of Helsinki – City Centre

The University of Helsinki's City Centre Campus is its largest, hosting approximately 17,000 students across multiple faculties including Educational Sciences, Arts, Theology, Law, Social Sciences, and the Swedish School of Social Science. Image: University of Helsinki / Veikko Somerpuro


University of Helsinki – Kumpula Campus

The University of Helsinki's Kumpula campus  is home to a number of research institutes, including the Institute for Molecular Sciences, the Institute for Astronomy, and the Institute for Biotechnology. Image: University of Helsinki / Linda Tammisto

University of Helsinki – Meilahti Campus

Meilahti Campus is a top medical campus in Europe that combines leading research, teaching, and medical care. It involves close collaboration between the University of Helsinki's Faculty of Medicine, the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), and the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa. Image: University of Helsinki / Veikko Somerpuro


University of Helsinki – Viikki Campus

The Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki is a significant research center, comprising various faculties and institutes such as Agriculture and Forestry, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science. Image: University of Helsinki / Veikko Somerpuro