The Turku region is the most significant cluster of maritime expertise in Finland
The Turku region is known for building the biggest cruise ships in the world and for developing smart, autonomous ships. The Blue Industry Park in Turku is the place where the future of the maritime industry is being planned, developed and constructed. The park aims to be the leading production and innovation hub of the maritime industry in Europe.
Shipbuilding in Turku goes back to the 18th century. Nowadays, the industry employs over 8000 people in over 400 companies, which makes the region the most significant hub of maritime production in Finland. Nearly a third of maritime industry companies in Finland is located in the Turku economic region.
In addition to shipbuilding, our region also boasts strong expertise in offshore and arctic technologies.
MaritimeTurku is our cooperational network
MaritimeTurku is a strong collaborative network based on maritime expertise and innovation, and it serves a variety of the field’s research, development and business needs. The global market challenges of the future and climate change require constant renewal and new, international networking as well as bold expeditions into new areas of research and business.
The leader of the MaritimeTurku pack is Meyer Turku Oy, whose list of orders stretches all the way to 2025. Other significant actors include Kongsberg Maritime Finland Oy, Mobimar, Admares, Wärtsilä, Meriaura, Naval Interior Team, Åboa Mare, Awake.ai and VTT Senseway.
The NEcOLEAP research and development project brings together representatives of companies, universities, and research institutes to develop innovative and responsible technology solutions on a global scale that aims to secure the competitiveness of the Finnish shipbuilding industry and high-level cruise ship expertise and know-how also in the future. The R&D topics of the project focus on four key areas: the ship itself, shipbuilding, smart technologies, and future drivers. The project is led by Meyer Turku and Business Finland.
If you have an interesting idea for a project, you have the possibility to be invited as an Necosystem partner.
Our region offers fascinating career opportunities for experts. You can find valuable information about these on the Career in Southwest Finland site.
The maritime industry offers many career opportunities in the Turku region. Our Talent team assists companies looking for skilled workers and markets the Turku region for international talents.
New Subcontractors for the Maritime Industry
Get to know the maritime industry and the opportunities provided by its expansive cooperation network. The maritime industry information package tells you why it’s worth familiarising yourself with the industry, what kind of companies are especially sought after and how to get involved in the network. You can access the information package by clicking here.