Functional City for People

Multirank 2021It is estimated that by 2050 up to 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. New solutions are required for sustainable development of cities.

The aim of the innovation hub - Functional City for People - is to bring together regional, national and international stakeholders from the academia, industry, public sector and civil society to learn together and co-create innovations to make life better for us all. Together we can bring new solutions to the challenges of urbanisation as well as to grasp new arising opportunities.

At the core of our innovation activities are Helsinki XR Center and Turbiini Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Helsinki XR Center

XR Center is an incubator for talent, an inspiring cultural hub of co-creation and learning for artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts. The aim is to create an XR hub, where students and other operators can come together with XR experts, collaborators, companies and visitors.

Turbiini Campus Incubator

Turbiini helps business ideas transform into teams, startups and growth companies focusing especially on supporting entrepreneurship in creative, technology, healthcare and well-being industries.


Mona Roman.

Mona Roman
Innovation Director
mona.roman [at] (mona[dot]roman[at]metropolia[dot]fi)
tel. +358 40 555 1044

Anna-Maria Vilkuna.

Anna-Maria Vilkuna
Director, RDI
anna-maria.vilkuna [at] (anna-maria[dot]vilkuna[at]metropolia[dot]fi)
tel. +358 40 334 7929