One of the largest innovation hubs in Europe is located in Espoo. It is home for e.g. Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and headquarters of companies like Kone, Fortum, Neste Oil and Rovio. There are about 5,000 researchers, 25 research and development organisations and a number of Finnish listed companies in Espoo.

Startups, creatives and sustainability professionals are now invited to take a deeper look into this great ecosystem at the first ever virtual Summer Celebration taking place June 11 from 16.00 to 18.00 EEST.

The event combines high level keynote speeches, breakout sessions and virtual networking with some fun and local culture. Among the speakers there are Mayor of Espoo Jukka Mäkelä, Partner and Co-Founder at Yes VC Jyri Engeström and President & CEO of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Antti Vasara. It is also possible to network virtually in Deal Room before and after the celebration. Startups and innovation support organisations are also invited to exhibit in Deal Room.

The event is free of charge and arranged in Zoom. To get the invitation link register latest on June 10 here.

The event is organized by Urban Mill, Business Espoo, 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center, VTT and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK in collaboration with Start North, Innovation House Finland, Crazy Town and Otaniemi startup communities.

More information: Espoo Celebration program flyer and the event Facebook page.