LUNCH TALK: Espoo Innovation Garden by Ari Huczkowski, March 9

Join us for our next Lunch Talk: Espoo Innovation Garden - Finland's Silicon Valley? 

When: Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 - 13:00 (lunch served from 12:00 until live broadcast starts at 12:30) 

Venue: Coffee Area at Open Innovation House, Espoo, Otaniementie 19b 

Speaker: Ari Huczkowski, COO & Chief Innovation Evangelist at Espoo Marketing 

Finland has a secret, high technology innovation hub where 44,000 people with 110 different nationalities work and study on a daily basis in its over 1,000 companies, tens of research labs and R&D organisations. The area holds over 5,000 researchers, several startup co-working spaces and accelerators, and it produces more than one fundable startup every single week. Its students run Europe's largest Student Entrepreneurship Organization called Aalto Entepreneurship Society, from which the Northern Europe's largest startup event, SLUSH, was born. 

Aalto University and VTT Research Institute are the two largest academia and research players inside the area whereas Fortum, Nissan Nordic, Kone, Bayer, Neste and Metsä Group are the largest companies. The hub is located in Finland's second largest city Espoo and the hub is called

You can also join us via live webcast starting at 12:30: 


About the Speaker

Ari Huczkowski is a professional commercializer, international brand builder and marketer, startup company growth advisor, generalist on nano technology, open innovation, science and technology parks, hitech ecosystems and a few other things. As the Espoo Innovation Garden COO and Chief Innovation Evangelist his task is to internationally build the brand and market Northern Europe's biggest hitechnology hub, Espoo Innovation Garden in Espoo, Finland. Ari holds a Master's degree in International Business from the University of Vaasa.

About our Lunch Talks
We host Lunch Talks once a month(ish). They are designed to foster knowledge, sharing and casual conversation with other friendly, creative people while enjoying some yummy food. Best of all, Lunch Talks are free and open to all - welcome!

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