Although the coronavirus epidemic is a serious financial challenge to local governments, the vitality of businesses and communities in particular must be ensured. The City of Espoo has prepared a 25-point package of measures to support companies and sports and cultural actors. The Espoo Package provides financial support while taking account of smooth support processes.
The Finnish Government is expected to pass the decree on state grants to municipalities intended for supporting sole entrepreneurs on Thursday 8 April 2020, after which municipalities will strive to open applications as soon as possible.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused major challenges for businesses. The experts of Business Espoo are here to help you. We can tell you about opportunities to get support and help you find solutions. If necessary, we can refer you to the legal and financial experts in our network.
A Corona helpline has been opened for entrepreneurs in the Espoo region. You can call us anytime during our office hours at: 010 3366 550.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland has been answered for the typical questions of coronavirus and business financing.
For now, Business Espoo serves entrepreneurs and companies remotely and by phone. All events this spring have been cancelled. We will hold some of the events as online events instead.
Difficulties can be seen as challenges that can grow into a successful cutting-edge business just as long as you have the skills and desire to develop something new and innovative.
Espoo, one of the most innovative cities in the world, has begun cooperation with Technology Academy Finland TAF as a Millennium Innovation Forum partner.
The City of Espoo will launch a creative programming experiment as part of teaching. The experiment aims to enhance the digital skills of teachers and pupils and the use of digital solutions in teaching, particularly when it comes to the programming-related objectives described in the national core curriculum. Excellent digital skills will be necessary in the future, both in working life and as...
In 2019, a total of 92 international association congresses were held in Espoo, with a record of almost 10,000 participants in total. The number of congresses increased by over 40 per cent on the previous year.
The aim of land use planning is ensuring the city development and making a base for a good and functioning environment. City planning changes, when the city grows continuously with approximately four thousand people yearly.
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This year Uusimaa region, consisting of the southern cities of Helsinki, Espoo, and Vantaa impressed in the Economic Potential category in a new study.
In 2017–2019, the cities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area developed an approach in which jobseekers with higher education degrees were supported in job search. The results were good – 50 per cent of the participants in the project found employment. Free job search service is now available in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.
The City Board of Espoo today confirmed Espoo’s participation in the Finnish Municipality Experiment on Employment to be carried out in 2020–2022, in which municipalities will assume broader responsibility for organising employment services.
The City of Espoo has launched an experiment in which companies, entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship can test a chatbot on the Business Espoo website. The chatbot called Bertta answers general questions of companies regarding internationalisation, training and employment. The Business Espoo chatbot will be available until the end of August 2020.
Visit Finland’s Sustainable Travel Finland programme (STF), aimed at destinations and travel operators in the region. Espoo is one of the pilot regions together with Helsinki and Vantaa.
The City of Espoo is one of the main cooperation partners of the Association of Friends of the University Children's Hospitals in 2020. In addition to the Elämä Lapselle charity concert to be held at Espoo Metro Areena in September, there will be numerous #kummitila events held throughout the city over the year.
Entrepreneurs were especially interested in the financial advice provided free of charge by Business Finland and Finnvera when almost the entire range of business services was available at the Business Boost event held at A Grid in Otaniemi on 4 December 2019.
President Sauli Niinistö granted the prestigious decoration of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland to Managing Director Erkki Pärssinen for his remarkable work in various positions.