Helsinki-Uusimaa (FI1B1)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Helsinki
  • Region size icon 9.568 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 1.714.741 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 70.383,71 (2009)
  • % of the National GDP 38,73 (2009)
  • % of Unemployment 7.2
  • Regional GERD (%) 3.5
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S3 Priorities


Name Description
Industrial modernisation The Helsinki-Uusimaa region produces various configurable products using for example industrial IoT and mobile technologies. We develop leading-edge technologies for future industry and processes. Helsinki-Uusimaa has broad innovation activity in strategic value chains such as self-driving vehicles, smart health, low-carbon industry, hydrogen technology, the industrial internet of things, and cyber security. Areas covered by the theme include, for example, new industrial processes, health technologies, robotics, and travel.
Citizen city The Helsinki-Uusimaa region is an active hub for companies and start-ups creating agile and user-focused services and solutions. Our region is among the world leaders in making data public and using it to create new businesses. The region is big enough for the systematic development of significant technologies and social innovations, and small enough to make it feasible in practice, too. This theme includes actions that support urban development, well-functioning everyday life, and the wellbeing of citizens. Areas covered by the theme include, for example, transportation, housing, urban planning, and healthcare.
Climate neutrality The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2035. The transition to a low carbon society requires significant changes to our infrastructure, mobility, and built environment, but also in the way we behave and act. Helsinki Smart region is a major operator in developing the most ambitious clean technology in the world, and we also have the capacity to also develop new service models. Climate neutrality theme covers areas such as circular economy solutions, new forms of energy, bioeconomy innovations and new materials.
Resource wisdom The overarching theme of our regional smart specialisation strategy is Resource wisdom. For us this means an ability to utilise economic, environmental, and social resources in a way that is deliberate and creates sustainable growth. Sustainable growth, United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the ambitious climate targets set by EU and the Finnish government, are the basis for our research and innovation activities.

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities

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