Grow to your full potential in Espoo!

Facts and figures

Espoo

  • the second largest and the fastest growing city in Finland
  • part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
  • 270 000 inhabitants
  • 24 % of the Helsinki capital area population live in Espoo
  • 19 000 students
  • over 51 % of residents over 24 years old hold a university degree
  • 24 % population growth within the next 20 years
  • 20 % of inhabitants are under 15 years old
  • 50 % of the Helsinki Stock Exchange turnover
  • approx. 20 % of jobs in ICT sector
  • city of nature - 95 lakes, 165 islands, 58 km of coastline    
  • among the 100 biggest Finnish corporations, 20 have their headquarters in Espoo
  • the Espoo Innovation Garden entrepreneurial ecosystem was ranked among the Top 5 rising stars in MIT’s global research in 2014 that covered over 200 university-based entrepreneurial ecosystems

Tapiola-Keilaniemi-Otaniemi area, the biggest innovation hub in Northern Europe:

  • approx. 43 000 working in the area
  • 43 989 residents
  • 64,1 % of residents over 24 years old hold a university degree
  • 100 nationalities
  • 16 000 professionals in ICT and knowledge intensive sector
  • a new startup is born every week
  • 14 100 students
  • 5 000 researchers
  • 25 R&D centres