Join us in creating the

Venture campus of the future

Campus Maria – a unique project and investment opportunity at the heart of Helsinki.

Campus Maria

Helsinki is looking for consortiums with ability to execute Campus Maria with DBFOO (Design, Build, Finance, Own, and Operate) model or similar.

The search for ideas, investors and partners has begun. What can you bring to the table?

The project is unique as there are no fixed zoning for the area. Helsinki is looking for partners and investors with capability to plan and execute something new and radical. Campus Maria will be located in the historic Maria Hospital area, right in the city center.

Given that you and your consortium are up for the task, Helsinki will offer you a clear mandate to re-imagine the area as the perfect future venture campus, as the Nordic unicorn factory par excellence. The canvas is blank, and it is big: up to 60,000 sqm in size.

Current status

Request for Proposals

For more information and guidance on what your proposal should contain, find the Request For Proposals from Downloads.


The document will provide further information and guidelines for consortiums who may participate with a proposal. The search for ideas and partners is on.

To send us your proposal, click Participate and follow the instructions.


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 Campus Maria?

Development area right in the city center of a growing capital

  • Potential capacity for 40,000 – 60,000 m2
  • 60 % of Finland’s startups are within 10 km radius
  • Next to the Nordics largest startup house Maria 01

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Interested in creating the leading future venture campus in Europe?

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact us.

Contact person: Mr. Gunnar Suikki, Project Lead, The City of Helsinki


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