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Helsinki-Uusimaa Region – Competitiveness and Well-being at the Baltic Sea

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is at the heart of Northern Europe and at the Baltic Sea. Including the capital city of Helsinki, it has 1.8 million inhabitants, which is about a third of the entire population of Finland.

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HelsinkiSmart highlights the smart expertise in Helsinki-Uusimaa

The website Helsinkismart.fi showcases the most innovative and interesting projects, companies and ideas in Helsinki-Uusimaa. We call the international community to join us and to create smart innovations together!

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News 6.2.2024

Helsinki-Uusimaa RDI roadmap steps to become European forerunner in innovation

Helsinki-Uusimaa has set a goal to become the most innovative region in Europe by 2030. Currently, nearly 50 per cent of the research and development expenses in Finland can be found in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and research, development, and innovation activities (RDI) make up about 3,9 per cent of the regional gross domestic product. The aim is to increase these investments to five percent of the regional gross domestic product.



New study: up to €40 million business opportunity in concrete waste

VTT was commissioned by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley to investigate the material flows and business opportunities of construction and demolition in Helsinki-Uusimaa. The results show that the generation of construction waste is strongly concentrated in the metropolitan area.

Helsinki-Uusimaa Region in Figures




million inhabitants


of those speaking another language in Finland live in Helsinki-Uusimaa


of the Finnish GDP


of R&D expenses in Finland


of the land are is forest