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  • Stronger innovation activities and networks in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area opens in new window, links to another website


    The joint innovation package of the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa (HEVi) will strengthen innovation activities and networks in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. HEVI is based on an innovation ecosystem agreement made with the state, within which the cities will create a large project package

  • Uudenmaan Ruoka Design Sprint


    During this spring, Talent Vantaa team has organized two different Design Sprints in collaboration with the Shortcut. Together with amazing international talents we have developed several prototypes to help solve real life challenges in creative ways. By using design sprint methodologies, the

  • 5 things I’ve learned from our specialist Katri Lahtinen during last weeks´ Design sprint


    Whether creating an entirely new service or improving an existing one, service design focuses on what customers really want when interacting with a business. Understanding what the end user needs and likes is paramount in today’s economy, hence the importance of having a skilled service designer in

  • How Vantaa became my home –part 2, Mustafa Ince’s story


    According to research, one of the most important aspects of the settling in process of the newcomers in Finland concerns the professional life. Having an integration plan is one of the most important tools, as well as having the support to navigate through the Finnish job market is crucial for any

  • Leadership and Labor Law in the Finnish work environment


    During the last year, The City of Vantaa had a fruitful collaboration with Laurea University of Applied Sciences through Talent Vantaa Project.

  • How Vantaa became my home


    Vantaa is a rapidly developing part of the Capital Region, home for more than 237.200 residents. With more than 120 languages being spoken in the all the 7 areas of the city, no wonder Vantaa is considered an attractive and multicultural place by many internationals. With excellent transport

  • Get to know our International Talent Ali Basem Al-Darraji


    Just like most entrepreneurs, Ali is highly skilled and passionate about what he’s doing. I’ve met him in Herttoniemi where a year ago he decided to create his own future. He took his passion for cars next level and together with his friend Ahmed opened a mechanic garage. This is Ali Basem Al

  • Get to know our International Talent – ph.d Anna Lenkewitz-Salminen


    Today I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with one of the most beloved figures in the NGO world, Anna Lenkewitz-Salminen. Even though she could never imagine herself living anywhere else but Germany, she fell for Finland. ‘Pretty much after I came here for the first time (2011) to work