June 7, 2018

Espoo the most intelligent community in the world

The city of Espoo seeks to solve the challenges of a sustainable future, and create new smart services and jobs.
The city of Espoo seeks to solve the challenges of a sustainable future, and create new smart services and jobs.
Joni Viitanen/ Visit Espoo

The second-largest city in Finland, Espoo, has won at the Intelligent Community Awards 2018 in London.

Organised by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), Espoo was the only European city among the seven finalists. The theme of the contest was ‘humanising data’, which refers to the use of data for people-oriented service development.

“We want to remain the most sustainable city in Europe also in the future,” says Espoo Mayor Jukka Mäkelä (left), pictured with The Mighty United founder and CEO Mervi Pänkäläinen.

“We want to remain the most sustainable city in Europe also in the future,” says Espoo Mayor Jukka Mäkelä (left), pictured with The Mighty United founder and CEO Mervi Pänkäläinen.

Ilpo Musto

The City of Espoo was recognised for its efforts to involve its residents in sustainably developing a smart city. Its chief focus is Espoo Innovation Garden, the largest innovation community in the Nordic countries, which has spawned companies such as Supercell and Angry Birds-founders Rovio.

Espoo has also been ranked the most sustainable city in Europe in recent years.

“We want to remain the most sustainable city in Europe also in the future,” says Espoo Mayor Jukka Mäkelä. “By cooperating with our innovation networks, we will ensure high-quality services for our residents and guarantee that our growth is economically, ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable also in the future.”

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