Turku’s startup ecosystem has it all for entrepreneurs willing to innovate and succeed. Our startup ecosystem is open to everyone, supportive, truly international, and full of opportunities in different fields of business. From guidance on how to get your startup off the ground to collaborating with major players, we offer support to startups at every step of the way.

Turku’s key strengths are its strong university ecosystem and the diversity of its business sectors. The ecosystem of over 120 startups covers for instance ICT, healthcare and medical technology, cleantech and energy, gaming, and experience economy. We warmly welcome you to join our bold and burgeoning startup scene!

Startup Kit

Take advantage of the Startup Kit when starting your business in the Turku region.

1) Permits and Registration 2) Relocating to Turku region 3) Establish a Startup 4) Develop your Business 5) Build your Network

SparkUp Startup Community

SparkUp brings together start-up companies, networks and events in the Turku region under one roof. The premises house Business Turku’s services for new businesses, as well as the student-run Boost Turku and the Humak Creve incubator for creative industries. SparkUp also offers open workspace. Their services are free and confidential.


SparkUp Startup Community

Get to Know the Startup Ecosystem in Turku

Want to know more about the startup ecosystem in the Turku region? Follow our startup news and inspiring success stories from our local startups, such as CYF Digital, the nanotechnology company Comptek Solutions, Silo AI, Tablebed, or the bioprinting startup Brinter, to name just a few.


Turku Startup News and Stories Dealroom – explore the Turku ecosystem

“Turku is great for startups! Firstly, the University of Turku ensures a big pool of (international) talents, which is very useful for our science-based business. Also, Turku is a suitably small city where services for startups are easily accessible, and various business networks are always open for collaborations and partnerships.”

Arjun Mandal from Comptek Solutions

Growth opportunities

Get to know new avenues for growth through accelerator programmes and international collaboration projects.

StartingUp workshops BusinessUp and Startup Journey accelerators Northbound Scaleups growth programme Scale-Able matchmaking Exports to international NGOs

Life is not all about business

With close connections to the capital city Helsinki and as a gateway to and from Finland, Turku is an excellent location to call home. Moderate living costs, easy logistics, closeness to nature and a vibrant culture scene ensure that life is pleasurable also out of office. Check out our Career in Southwest Finland website for more information on Southwest Finland.

Career in Southwest Finland website