The resultation levels as well as the best health in Europe. The population is growing and the city is considered safe. Our city’s appeal is underpinned by our varied leisure offering, including sports and culture as well a wide variety of other public services. Espoo residents report high levels of confidence in one another and the wider society around them. Our CO2 emissions are already low and continue to fall. Significant contributors to our shrinking carbon footprint include the launch of the Suomenoja CHP plant, the Kivenlahti biomass station and the low-emission electricity available for local households. Read more
November 2015 was a very special month for me. I said goodbye to my many years’ colleagues in a giant global corporation and started my new professional journey as a Head of International Affairs of City of Espoo. Even if I have lived in Espoo already for 14 years I have only seen a small part of Espoo so far. Now it’s time to open the curtain and look at what is behind the scenes.
As a venture capital investor from China seeking startups to invest in, Espoo was a complete stranger to me when I landed at Helsinki Airport in April 2015. It was during that visit that I was recommended to join Espoo Innovation Garden’s Facebook group as a Gardener.