Greater Helsinki was chosen as the most innovative ecosystem in the world in the global InnoVision Ecosystem Awards. The winning theme of Helsinki was Quantum Technology.
The global InnoVision Ecosystem Awards are a celebration of innovative ecosystems around the world, annually showcasing achievements made and applied internationally. The very first InnoVision event was held digitally on October 13th, 2020 and Helsinki was chosen as the first-ever winner of the competition.
Out of 50 innovative ecosystems from 4 different continents and 41 countries, 10 were selected to present at the final live event. The ecosystems were evaluated based on the significance of the new technology developed in the nominated ecosystem and the ecosystem’s profile and role in the developed technology. Helsinki Business Hub chose Quantum Technology as Helsinki’s theme.
“This award is a recognition to the whole ecosystem in Greater Helsinki which works closely together to create ground-braking innovations in new technologies, like quantum computing. Greater Helsinki provides an excellent platform to local and international businesses to develop scalable solutions with a potential for global impact,” said Marja-Liisa Niinikoski, CEO of Helsinki Business Hub.
Finland is a forerunner in Quantum Technology with world-leading skills and capabilities in quantum computing. Finland is also home to some of the most innovative startups and scaleups such as IQM and Bluefors and cutting-edge quantum technology research and development in Greater Helsinki region at VTT and Aalto University. Watch Helsinki’s pitch:
Other finalists were Amsterdam, Tulsa, Zurich, Lodz, New Taipei, Västerås, Valencia, Zagreb, Flanders. Helsinki is very proud of this recognition and our ecosystem keeps working together on developing the quantum technology to contribute to the whole global community.