Vantaan Innovaatioinstituutti Oy: ”In the heart of an evolving area”

Vantaa Innovation Institute has the objective of growing the city’s attractive potential. At Plaza Business Park they found just the premises to facilitate this objective.

The non-profit development company Vantaa Innovation Institute was founded in 2009 to develop the business environment of Vantaa, to support companies’ growth and globalisation and to facilitate their placement in the area. All this requires collaboration with companies, universities, research institutes and educational establishments.

Plaza Business Park was a natural choice for the company’s location. “Our premises are located in the centre of the metropolitan area, and the airport is near. We find the constantly evolving environment to support our strategy”, CEO Ritva Alatalo says.

Premises matter

According to Alatalo, Vantaa is one of Finland’s major international innovation clusters. The city has a common border with the Finnish capital and connects easily with the rest of the world, be it by air, rail or road. From Vantaa, the Vuosaari central harbour and even St Petersburg can be accessed without difficulty.

The nearby Helsinki-Vantaa airport is Finland’s only international airport. It ensures good connections with Europe, Asia and America. This is very important, as the Innovation Institute has frequent visitors from abroad. In addition to good location, functionality and smart appearance are important qualities of the company’s business premises.

“Here we don’t need to hesitate to invite our VIPs. The location is excellent. Our well-lit and beautiful paces are always a subject of admiration. The entire neighbourhood and Plaza Business Park together make a dynamic and evolving impression”, Alatalo acknowledges.

A dream come true

Plaza’s excellent location, nearby accommodation services, smart appearance, and conference and seminar facilities contributed to the decision to move, but so did the company’s growing space demands due to the increasing number of personnel. Hehku offers enough room for all and allows for future growth.

”We have been extremely satisfied with NCC. At the design phase all our wishes were catered for”, Alatalo says.

”Job well-being has improved considerably after the moving. Plaza Business Park was an excellent choice. Now we can feel that we are located in the heart of an evolving business environment.”