A job cluster at the heart of Turku
Turku Science Park is one of the biggest and oldest science parks in Finland. Unlike most other science parks in the country, Turku Science Park is integrated into the urban structure and is located within a walking distance from the city-centre, in the immediate vicinity of the Kupittaa railway station and the Turku–Helsinki motorway.
Institutes based in the area include the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences and over 400 other organisations and companies which employ a total of nearly 16,000 people. There are around 35,000 students and over 400 professors in the universities. Some 200 doctors graduate from the local universities annually. Turku University Hospital is also located in the Turku Science Park area.
Turku Science Park fosters active start-up culture which is promoted by the start-up community SparkUp based in ElectroCity. SparkUp arranges events and provides guidance to growth companies. The activities of SparkUp are run by Turku Science Park, the student organisation Boost Turku, and Creative Venture Creve.