Facts about ICT in Helsinki

Here are some of our hand-picked facts about the digital layer of Helsinki:

  • Over 500 tech startups in the Helsinki region

    Source: HBH 2015

  • Helsinki region has the 2nd highest concentration of commercially successful app developers in the world

    (Silicon Valley has the 1st).
    Source: Caribou Digital / Mozilla 2016

  • Helsinki is home to SLUSH – the largest startup and tech conference in Europe

    See more at slush.org

  • Helsinki ranks 4th in 2016 European Digital City Index

    Helsinki ranks 4th in UK based Nesta’s 2016 European Digital City Index. The European Digital City Index (EDCi) describes how well different European cities support digital entrepreneurship. For startups and scale-ups, it provides information about the strengths and weaknesses of local ecosystems, allowing them to plan accordingly and consider where they may need to devote more resources.
    Source: Nesta 2016

  • ICT and health tech sectors attract most venture investment to Finland

    Source: FVCA 2015 

  • Finland ranked 2nd tech-ready country in the world

    Source: Insead 2015