Launchpad Europe is a product of a joint activity between Espoo Marketing, Nokia, as well French business clusters Cap Digital and Systematic. The Activity is supported by EIT Digital.
The heart of Espoo Innovation Garden is at the Keilaniemi-Otaniemi-Tapiola area, the biggest innovation hub in the Northern Europe. It is home for e.g. Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, headquarters of companies like Kone, Fortum, Neste Oil and Rovio and the hottest Startup Sauna on the planet. A total of 5,000 researchers, 25 research and development organizations and a number of Finnish listed companies operate in the area.
Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia serves communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. Nokia is enabling the infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, and shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.
The Open Ecosystem Network is an open collaboration and innovation hub. Its ambition is to accelerate development cycle time and the introduction of breakthrough innovations at scale. Within Open Ecosystem Network you can start a Project, find a Challenge and join a Community to discover new opportunities. You can build, develop and test your idea with your new team using the tools you know and love. Grow by engaging the right people and organizations for incubation and funding, so you can release your innovations globally and make a real-world impact now.
Built on the principle of data democracy, Open Ecosystem Network shakes up traditional business models and proposes a truly new way of working with different ecosystems from different industries. Open Ecosystem Network empowers individuals like you to become the next generation of co-creators - whoever you are, as long as you’re passionate about innovation, want to share ideas and find the right people to develop them with, Open Ecosystem Network is the place to connect.
With its Open Innovation focus, the Systematic Paris-Region international competitiveness cluster brings together and promotes an ecosystem of excellence that counts over 820 members. Systematic connects stakeholders from software, digital and industry, and boosts digital projects through collaborative innovation, SME development, networking and business sourcing, across a range of strategic sectors: energy, telecoms, healthcare, transportation, information systems, factory of the future, digital city, and security. The cluster enriches his members, its region and its innovations with the aim of raising their international visibility.
Cap Digital is an independent French cluster for digital and the leading innovation ecosystem in Europe. As a non profit association, Cap Digital acts as a trustworthy third party in partnerships between large companies and start-ups. Cap Digital counts with more than 1,000 members, including 850 start-ups and 70 large groups over 6 main activity sectors. Cap Digital's role is to help startups to develop through preparation for fundraising and internationalizing, design coaching and collaboration with large companies (R&D and innovation projects), and to support large organisations in their digital transformation.
EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.