In the bi-yearly edition of the Regional Innovation Scoreboard published in July 2023, the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region holds the overall position of the second most innovative region in Europe. Innovation performance of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has increased over time by 18%.
The World Circular Economy Forum brings international circular economy professionals and investors to Helsinki from 29 May to 2 June 2023. The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and its Circular Valley take part in organizing events during this super week.
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley is aiming to take the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and Finland to the absolute top of circular economy. It was kicked off with a slightly more than 250 participants on 9 February 2023.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) GreenHouse Gas programme and Helsinki-Uusimaa Region have launched a joint co-creation initiative.
Helsinki-Uusimaa came second in the ranking of the fDi Intelligence's Top 10 mid-sized European regions of the future 2022/23 when comparing the attraction of foreign investments. We have particularly high results in the category of economic potential, as well as in human capital and lifestyle.
According to many international comparisons, the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is at the top of Europe and the entire world. Well-being, highly educated residents and an ability to innovate are included in our regional strengths. But there are issues needing to be improved, for instance sustainable development and employment.
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has been selected European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2021–2022. Awarded by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), this label of excellence goes to regions who have demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial foresight and an intelligent growth strategy taking into account larger societal challenges.
Smart and sustainable mobility, smart health, quantum computing, low-carbon industry and sustainable circular economy. These are just a few of the themes having global frontrunners in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region.