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Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council – A Futuremaker

Helsinki-Uusimaa reaching for the global top in circular economy

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley is a community with municipalities, various organisations, research institutions and experts – together we take Helsinki-Uusimaa and Finland to the pinnacle of circular economy. 

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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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Articles 23.11.2023

Regional Mayor Tuija Telén believes in strong cooperation and visions a splendid future for Helsinki-Uusimaa 

The Regional Mayor of Helsinki-Uusimaa, Ms Tuija Telén wants to tell us about her visions for the region and its Regional Council. She emphasizes the regional strengths, which are built up by international focuses and competence networks. She also thinks the Regional Council has a strong role of bringing together actors for cooperation.



Scandria Alliance and CPMR: Spotlight on the resilience of the transport system

Local and regional representatives of the Scandria Alliance and the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, together with EU and national representatives, met in Helsinki on 6-7 November to discuss the implications of the new geopolitical context on transport and infrastructures in the Baltic Sea Region and wider Europe.



Helsinki-Uusimaa is the Finnish leader in Horizon Europe participation

Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has acquired over 400 million euros of EU funding from EU’s top research and innovation (R&I) funding programme Horizon Europe in 2021-23. Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has received more Horizon Europe funding than all other Finnish regions combined.



Helsinki-Uusimaa focusing on EU-level Research and Innovation

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is known for its activities in international research and innovation. The Region aims to strengthen its top expertise and the EU-level investments given for research, development and innovation, RDI. There is an interest to become a Regional Innovation Valley, as well.

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