Metropolia returns gradually to normal operations - the situation will be confirmed in early August

More information on the impact of coronavirus on Metropolia's operations.

It 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.U-Multirank:Co-Publications with Industrial Partners

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.

The central themes for research and development in Metropolia are

  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Participation and communality
  • Future work and competences

At the core of our activities are Helsinki XR Center and Turbiini where new ideas become innovations.

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 supports students to become entrepreneurs. The students can develop and test their business ideas in Turbiini business incubator. After Turbiini they can start their business as part of Helsinki XR Center. More info on Turbiini coming soon


Mona Roman.

Mona Roman
Innovation Director
mona.roman [at]
tel. +358 40 555 1044

Anna-Maria Vilkuna.

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