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Kasvun ekosysteemit – Virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups

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16:00 - 18:00

Summer Celebration with Startups & Professionals in Creative & Sustainable Espoo

Welcome to the first ever virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals to make a refreshing dive into Espoo innovation ecosystem scene!

The #EspooCelebration is arranged in ZOOM on Thursday 11.6.2020 from 16:00 to 18:00 EEST (Eastern European Summer Time).


Business, culture and fun! Learn more about Espoo Innovation ecosystem:

  • Opening Speakers: Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor, City of Espoo; Janne Laine, Vice President, Innovations, Aalto University; Erja Turunen, Executive Vice President, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Jari Jokinen, CEO, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK​

Distributed toast:

  • Key note speeches and addresses: Jyri Engeström, Partner & Co-Founder at Yes VC; Patrick Shulist, Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business, Aalto University, Tuula Antola, Director of Economic Development, City of Espoo; Antti Vasara, President & CEO, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Breakout sessions

Enjoy local culture:

  • Retuperän WBK, Voluntary Fire Brigade Band, technology student orchestra from Aalto University in Espoo; Ilona Jäntti, Ilmatila, Aerial Acrobatics from Urban Mill; St. Notes, A Cappella ensemble from Otaniemi

Facilitators: Kari Mikkelä, Urban Mill; Sami Kazi, VTT; Glenn Gassen, Espoo Marketing

Networking before and after the event: Virtual networking in Deal Room is open for all participants before and after the celebration 11.-12.6.2020

The event is organized by Urban Mill, Business Espoo, 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center, VTT and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK in collaboration with Start North, Innovation House Finland, Crazy Town and Otaniemi startup communities.

The event is free of charge.

Register latest on 10.6. here!

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact

Photo: City of Espoo