TECHNOLOGY

The Finnish government has agreed to build Europe’s biggest startup campus in Helsinki

Great news for an already technologically thriving Nordic region.
By ERIK SEDIN
September 17, 2020

After discussions and mediations between corporates, city officials, Helsinki inhabitants and Finland’s whole startup eco-system for the past two years, the new huge startup campus is finally ready to be built. It is the Maria 01 campus that will expand past its current 10,000 square meters to eventually be 70,000 square meters large by 2023, Eu-startups reports.

The new Maria 01 spaces will be a meeting point for startups, growth companies and major corporation’s R&Ds The sheer size of the campus means that Finland can be a stronger contender in terms of innovation and attracting talent to the country.

— The decision is the reward of 2,5 years of hard work by the consortium, city of Helsinki, and the Maria 01 community. I’m super happy to see that the decision-makers trusted in this ambitious project. With this decision, I’m hoping that we can finally start competing in attracting highly skilled talent to move to Helsinki and work for the future growth companies or start a company here at Maria 01 campus, Maria 01 CEO Ville Simola says.

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