Companies in the Otaniemi Ecosystem
Otaniemi is the largest Technology and Innovation hub in Finland is home to over 800 companies employing 16,000 people.
Furthermore, over 8,400 knowledge intensive companies are located within an 8-km radius of Otaniemi. The Otaniemi ecosystem creates 60 to 80 new hi-tech start-ups.
For companies focusing on research and product development, Otaniemi offers an solid ecosystem including office, a wide range of corporate services including business development and matchmaking activities.
World-Class Technology Clusters
Otaniemi is known internationally for its technology focused ICT as Nokia's global headquarters is based in Otaniemi.
Currently, a new cluster is being created in Finland around the gaming sectors as a result of the global success of Rovio and its Angry Birds - a company based in Otaniemi and created by three graduated from Aalto University (located in Otaniemi).
In addition to mobile and wireless, Otaniemi and its surrounding boasts a host of other cutting edge innovation and technology clusters, including product design, security and safety, pharma and healthcare ICT, electronics and energy. These clusters form their own virtual ecosystems comprising research units, growth companies and anchors.
International Companies and Otaniemi
The number of international companies operating at Otaniemi and its surroundings continues to grow all the time. These international companies have arrived to Otaniemi from all over the world including the USA, China, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Norway.
In the past, many of these international companies have initially set up sales operations in Otaniemi. Nowadays, the trend of these international companies is to explore and create joint R&D and technology cooperation projects with Finnish-based companies, universities and R&D/technology centers located in Otaniemi.
The Finnish state provides funding for joint R&D projects between Finland and international companies as long as the international corporates set up operations in Finland.
In addition, Finnish public funding is available to international companies that decide to create new products and services from IPRs created by Finnish R&D/technology centers and companies.