Otaniemi, located by the seaside in the city of Espoo, is just 8 kilometers (15 minutes by car) from the center of Helsinki and only 25 kilometers from the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport.
Excellent public transportation takes you from Espoo to the center of Helsinki in less than 30 minutes. Furthermore, in 2012 a new metro line will connect Otaniemi with all of Helsinki.
Otaniemi is home to over 800 companies employing 16,000 people. Anywhere between 60 to 80 new hi-tech companies are started every year. Otaniemi receives over 250 patents each year.
For companies focusing on research and product development, Otaniemi offers an excellent ecosystem including office space with a wide range of basic business services, extensive support for business development and matchmaking activities.
Otaniemi is actively increasing the number of its international experts, both in terms of business and technical experts and over 100 international companies have already set up operations in the area.