New modes of production, service models and digital solutions

The Turku region and Southwest Finland is an internationally dynamic and modern technology industry hub, where artificial intelligence, robotics and automation are combined in previously-unseen ways. We’re especially proud of the biggest cruise ships in the world, top-notch mining vehicles and premium cars. According to an international study in 2019, Turku is ranked as the seventh most innovative city in the world.

Due to the decades-long legacy of applied ICT expertise, our companies’ production methods are among the most modern in the world. The data platforms, huge engines and applied modern welding automation produced in our region are central to the making of success stories around the world. The Turku region is a forerunner in the use of, for example, Big Data, robotics and sensor technology. The region offers an authentic environment for the piloting of new innovations and future solutions. We are also home to the most expansive 5G network in Finland.

The power of networks

TechTurku is a close and diverse network of companies, research and education institutions and municipalities. It offers excellent conditions for the production, development and future innovations of internationally significant and competitive products and services.

On a national level, we work closely with Business Finland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. On the EU level, we are currently doing the preparation work for securing a Digital Innovation Hub status and funding for our region.

Our region is home to the following active professional networks:

AI HUB – Network for AI professionals
#TurkuAwakens – A network of Turku-based ICT companies
Tech Campus Turku – A collaboration organisation for supporting the technology education and research of the region’s institutes of higher education as well as the research, development and innovation functions of local companies

What is TechTurku? – Watch the video

Companies

Siginificant TechTurku companies in the region include Meyer Turku, Wärtsilä, Valmet Automotive, Sandvik, Teleste, Turku Energia, Silo.AI, Sofokus, CadMatic, Valohai, Ctrl Reality and Payiq.

Our region presents fascinating career opportunities for talents. You can find valuable information about job openings on the Career in Southwest Finland page.

Our regional development company Turku Science Park Ltd. produces and coordinates services for starting up, growing and developing your own business.

Southwest Finland has

4.6 billion euros in tech industry turnover
25 % of the workforce in the tech industry

The tech industry’s share of the overall industry in Southwest Finland

51 % of the region’s exports
49 % of all R&D investments

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