Business and partnerships from the municipal sector
Cities and municipalities also want to carry out experiments and test new concepts in conjunction with their purchases. One of the tasks of Turku Science Park Ltd is to develop the co-operation between municipalities and companies.
Smart and Wise Turku
Smart and Wise Turku is one of the City of Turku’s leading edge projects. We contribute to the realisation of the project by building partnerships and co-operation networks. Thus companies receive new business and references, and the City receives new, innovative solutions that benefit all inhabitants.
The Smart and Wise activities emphasise the promotion of the culture of experimentation and creation of new concepts. Those goals are topical in theme entities focusing e.g. on solutions for guidance, and the utilisation of open data and interfaces.
Towards more innovative public procurement
We build the co-operation between companies and municipalities at events where the parties can introduce their own views and wishes. We promote the early stage market dialogue and support the development of innovative public purchases.
Access to extensive networks
Extensive networks provide better support to companies. We work in close co-operation e.g. with the six biggest cities in Finland. Read more about our co-operation at citybusiness.fi, databusiness.fi, and the Tekes brochure Smart City Solutions from Finland.
Other important co-operation partners include the Northern Growth Zone that covers the 13 most important cities in Southern Finland and six provinces, and the Intercity Collaboration of South-West Coast of Finland (Loura) that links together Pori, Rauma, Uusikaupunki and Turku.
Your contact persons are
- Co-operation between municipalities and companies: Aino Ukkola, tel. +358 44 907 5200
- Development of innovative public procurement: Marko Latokartano, tel. +358 40 509 8949
- Open data and interfaces: Kalle Luhtinen, tel. +358 50 347 9541
- Development of guidance: Elina Malén, tel. +358 400 748 306
- Internationalisation of smart solutions: Sami Uusitalo, tel. +358 50 434 1811