Our startup’s story began one evening in a small student apartment in Matinkylä. Taru, my friend and future co-founder, had invited me over to discuss a business idea. A glass of wine, a short discussion and four hours later we finally got through all the required online forms to incorporate our business. Four months and two new co-founders later Lääkärihinta.fi i.e. “doctorprice” was launched to help consumers compare private healthcare prices.
Of innovations, that is. Even if you’re not interested in horticulture in the traditional sense. Although, we do have several interesting startups here in Espoo Innovation Garden working on growing things that live also in the traditional kinds of gardens: check out http://www.entocube.com/
Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are the future, also in municipal services. Naturally, it is not possible or even desirable to replace people with machines in everything, but it makes sense to occupy people with services that cannot be handled by machines. This way, human thinking resources can be targeted at genuinely productive and important work.
My name is Niina Juopperi and I’m a 20-year-old Media Assistant. I completed my media assistant qualification at the same time as I graduated from secondary school in the autumn of 2015. After graduation, I immediately threw myself into job hunting. I had already decided that I would look for work in my specialist field for a year or two to gain valuable work experience. That turned out to be easier said than done. Read more
For a very long time we imagined that China and Europe were very different from one another. The effect of China’s catch-up has been startling and even though we may still often differ on cultural, political or socio-economic grounds our cities and regions face the same challenges of urbanisation and sustainable growth.
The results of the latest survey into Espoo residents’ environment-related attitudes and behaviour show that climate change is seen as one of the most serious global environmental threats currently facing us and many express concerns about the consequences of runaway climate change. The environment also matters to me personally. It is up to all of us to make environmentally sustainable decisions now to ensure that future generations to come will also be able to thrive on our planet.
About ten years ago I attended Nanotech Tokyo for the first time. We had a group of some 10-11 Finnish nanotech companies going to the trade fair at Tokyo Big Sight, the stand was called FMNT Finnish Micro Nano Technology -joint stand. At the event there was a lot of buzz and high expectations in the air. Carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanowire forests, nanothinfilms. There was a lot of excitement.