Otaniemi, a stone’s throw from Nokia’s worldwide headquarters in Greater Helsinki region is HOT. Otaniemi Marketing is the front entrance to one of the most dynamic innovation hubs on the planet and I have the honor of writing the very first blog for its brand new interactive website, www.otaniemi.fi. We want this blog to stimulate and maintain your interest in Otaniemi and, of course, to do its own part in attracting more world class companies, organizations and people – people like you- to this vibrant, multicultural and multidisciplinary center of technology, design and business. The Otaniemi, Keilaniemi and Tapiola triangle will play a crucial role in Espoo’s new competitive strategy. Otaniemi’s world-class research, technology and innovation know-how, the Nokia-powered Keilaniemi international business hub and the first class quality of life, cultural offerings and services available in Tapiola provide a truly unique and attractive offering for executives, researchers and students alike. Regardless of whether you see the world as flat or spiky, the world-leading hubs of the future will be where the best talent goes and stays. The City of Espoo and our partners in Otaniemi are determined to make sure that this community has what it takes to compete – now and in the future.
Marketta Kokkonen, Mayor of Espoo