Today’s story will take you to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. What’s there? A fascinating story involving public institutions, students, researchers and… coworking!
Business Models - Started by Institutions - Value Creation
In the previous 52 digital releases, you've encountered diverse motives behind the inception of coworking spaces. And now, here's yet another intriguing one, featuring… public institutions! Right in the heart of Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, two institutions have united their efforts to establish coworking spaces that are freely accessible to its citizens. Why embark on such an endeavor? How does it practically function? What’s in it for both institutions? Join us in exploring the story of Helsinki Think Company.
➡️ A little refresher
Who’s behind the featured space?
Helsinki Think Company is an initiative started by both the University of Helsinki and the city of Helsinki. Both entities recognized a need for a space dedicated to entrepreneurship, learning by doing, and co-creating ideas.
The story goes a bit deeper than this, make sure to scroll down below to read our follow-up interview with the Helsinki Think Company team.
➡️ Key Figures
- Opening year: 2013
- Size when they started: 1 space in Helsinki
- Size today: 4 spaces across the city
➡️ A little tour around Helsinki Think Company
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