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TURKU REGION:

SUCCESS FACTOR INNOVATIVE ICT

ICT TURKU now and in the future • ICT is the key enabler of productivity and well-being. • Over 9,000 people are employed in this sector in Southwest Finland. • The scientific centre for ICT is at Turku Science Park.

THE FUTURE OF ICT

Top areas of expertise:

Innovation cluster in the Science Park area

• maritime industry

Strong applied sectors

• well-being and health technology

Attractive community and cooperation

• geographic information

Excellence in research guaranteeing continuous development

• game, learning and media technology

Growth of internationally significant business

• clean water technologies

• embedded systems

GROWTH responsibility creativity

courage

regeneration

good life

COMPETITIVENESS

WHY LOCATE IN THE TURKU REGION? Advantages for your business • large number of potential customers • availability of labour • superb networking possibilities • supportive environment for business • excellent opportunities for international growth • affordable sites and premises • excellent logistics infrastructure and connections • harbours

Turku Science Park Oy offers expert help for the various phases of company’s life cycle, from considering whether a company should be started all the way to its internationalisation. We offer expertise to develop business ideas and acquire public and private funding as well as for sales, marketing and the various phases of product development. You will also have the know-how and contacts of our extensive cooperation network at your disposal. A good example of our international networks is the cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA). Turku Science Park Oy is the Finnish coordinator of ESA’s technology transfer programme, which offers a channel where companies can utilise space technology in their own product development. The Turku region hosts many top technology companies and is characterised by a great spirit of cooperation. This provides each and every one of us with excellent opportunities for success. Contact us! Marko Puhtila/Turku Science Park, ICT Director

Take advantage of the potential! The existing industrial base together with a new generation of businesses create innovation-based solutions for new growth and market areas.


ICT STRENGTHS IN THE TURKU REGION

We develop internationally certified learning and information management solutions for both educational institutions and companies. We work in close cooperation with leading research institutes and global technology companies to help you achieve your goals. We are based at Turku Science Park, the Silicon Valley of Southwest Finland. Turku – a multicultural and international student city – is our gateway to the world.

Excellent cooperation network great contacts between educational institutions and companies a new kind of cooperation thanks to 2,500 IT students in a joint ICT building Open innovations a community of experts available for start-ups Ahjo, a social hub for open exchange of information is under construction

Managing Director Esa Tervo, Neoxen Systems

Local expertise focus on game design studies TUCS, a joint organisation of the universities of the Turku region

BRINGING CONTENT TO LIFE

Tailored products coverage of the entire process, from design to finished products

The further education and training offered by Turku Centre for Computer Science TUCS – a joint research centre of the universities of the Turku region – focuses on working life, networking and cooperation. The fast-growing game sector is part of the curricula: the University of Turku offers a MSc programme in game and educational technology and the University of Applied Sciences offers studies in game technology. The ICT building also hosts the Turku Game Lab, an educational unit specialising in games.

Finland’s first biobank personal big data – utilisation and management of a massive amount of data to improve the health of the individual new business opportunities beyond traditional sectoral borders

COMPANIES IN THE TURKU REGION: Teleste • Perkin Elmer • Fujitsu Finland • Cadmatic • Mariachi • Vaadin • Cybercom • Uniqoteq • Axel Technologies • Digialist • Anvia • Lyyti • Audico Systems • BCB Medical • Miratel • Neoxen • Lingsoft • TicBits • Treehouse • Tribeflame

FINLAND Kuopio Jyväskylä Pori Rauma Naantali Turku

SWIFT CONNECTIONS TO US – AND BACK

Stockholm

Oslo

Tampere St. Petersburg Helsinki Tallinn

The Science Park’s area is located close to the highway to Helsinki, right next to the Kupittaa railway station and at walking distance from the city centre. For information on other key sectors in the Turku region, please visit www.turunseutu.fi

CONTACT US Marko Puhtila tel. +358 40 550 9560 marko.puhtila@ turkusciencepark.com

Europe

Turku Region Development Centre | Yliopistonkatu 27 a, FI-20100 TURKU | Tel. (switch) +358 2 330 000 | www.turunseutu.fi


Turku region: Success Factor Innovative ICT