New year, new vibes

First impressions and news from our new office!


The move to A Grid took place mid-January and now the companies have settled in and (almost) everything has found its place. The new office has three and a half floors but currently only two and a half are in use, as the rest of the premises are being renovated for the use of ESA BIC Finland.

The feedback for our new premises from our startups and visitors has been only positive. We have almost 30 startups in our portfolio now and there’s still room for more. Also, ESA BIC will open its first call for space tech startups in February. We are eagerly looking for the Europe’s first United Nations Technology and Innovation Lab (UNTIL¬†Finland) to open, right next door to us!

We are currently adding finishing touches to our acceleration program and will tell you more about it when ready. We have also welcomed three experienced startup advisors, joining our staff from the Aalto University Innovation services: Perttu Juntura, Jari Rantala and Tapio Siik.

You are welcome to visit us and contact our staff to learn more!

First things first – morning coffee on the first morning before any of the moving crates were unpacked.


The honor of giving the first presentation in our brand new showroom went to¬†Entrepreneur-in-Residence at ETH Zurich, Anil Sethi, who is also the author of book “From Science to Startup”.

Our cafeteria area is for relaxation and fun, as well as fruitful ad hoc meetings.

Startup lounge area is great for informal discussions and working, showroom in action on the background.