• Helsinki-Uusimaa
  • NUTS 3 : FI1B1
  • FI

Facts & Figures

Capital: Helsinki

Size: 9,567.7 km2

Population: 1,549,058

Regional GDP: 69,173

% of the National GDP: 38.69

Regional GERD (%):

% of Unemployment: 5.8

S3 related Region's Website


Heiniemi-Pulkkinen, Kristiina

  Email: kristiina.heiniemi-pulkkinen@uudenmaanliitto.fi   Phone: 00358-400 416 714

Virkamäki, Venla

  Email: venla.virkamaki@uudenmaanliitto.fi   Phone: 00358-406 194 133

S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool

Priority Name Description
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.
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.
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.
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.

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RIS3 Related Links

S3 Strategy:

New RIS strategy

S3 Process:

1. Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP), Policy Instruments and Monitoring in Aarhus on 19th March (2018):


Background Document


2. The Six City Strategy (including Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa cities from Helsinki-Uusimaa region) under peer review at the Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on Multilevel Governance, in Bilbao on 12th April (2018):


Background Document

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