Join us in creating the

New Growth Company Campus

A new Growth Company Campus of international significance is being planned next to the successful Maria 01 startup cluster in the former Maria hospital area.

Growth Company Campus

The objective of the search for a developer and realiser was to find a bold, visionary and ambitious idea and concept. The aim was to choose the realisers in the preparation phase of the local detailed plan, in order to be able to plan the area according to the idea.

The development reservation of the Maria area will be processed by the Urban Environment Committee on Tuesday 6 November 2018. According to the preliminary schedule, the Economic Development sub-committee of the City Board will make a decision on the matter at its meeting on 19 November 2018.

Current status

The steering group of Campus Maria’s proposition

The steering group will give propositions of the chosen partners for the board of the City of Helsinki.

Why Nordics?

Welcome to the unicorn factory

  • The Nordics are full of startup DNA
  • 10 % of the world’s billion dollar valuations have come from the Nordics *
  • Great infrastructure and environment to pilot new technologies
  • Globally winning societal model and quality of life
  • Great tech talent and innovative startup culture

* Creandum exit report 2016

Why Helsinki?

A hotbed for world-conquering innovations

  • The place for attracting global talent. The 3rd best city in its ability to compete for talented workforce. ***
  • Access to world-class research & education
  • The 2nd best European city to live in **
  • The most attractive place for foreign investment *
  • The place for leading future industries in software, gaming, cleantech and health & life sciences

* The FDI Attractiveness Scoreboard 2016
** Cities 2015
*** Economist Intelligence Unit 2017

Why Maria Hospital area?

Development area right in the city center of a growing capital


If you have any questions or comments, please let us us.


Mr. Gunnar Suikki, Project Lead, The City of Helsinki


Mr. Olli Viita, Project Lead, YIT, +358 50 579 4973

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