We’re eager to create new international contacts, so please don’t hesitate to contact us about cooperation possibilities!

Our goal in research, development and innovations is to share our knowledge and create innovative projects with professionals in different fields, and connect with
interesting companies that share our values and ideas of urban farming and circular economy.

Metropolia Urbanfarmlab is a separate co-learning space for experts, companies and students utilizing the expertise, facilities and laboratories of the local and other campuses of Metropolia UAS. Urbanfarmlab consists of show-room and co-working space as well as urbanfarming ecosystem space. Physical environment is connected with business development activities.

Furthermore, Metropolia connects all five Innovation Hub activities which are:

In finding solutions for well-being and better human life on earth, questions such as ”What makes consumers to choose urban farmed food products?” or What prejudices or misconceptions exist?” will be raised for public discussions. Metropolia will also work with other urban food stakeholders to address potential legislative obstacles.

Outcomes of Metropolia Urbanfarmlab activities:

Piloting, testing and prototyping new solutions in the ecosystem environment with circular economy and ecosystem modelling aspects
Generating new commercialized urban food technologies and solutions via new startups
Generating new business models
Generating and supporting new urban farming startups
Sharing information and eliminating prejudices around urban farming
Raising awareness and general know-how about the methods
Raising awareness about obstacles and enablers
Creating new urban food based public-private partnerships
Increasing related project portfolio
Developing and delivering training and education solutions around urban farming
Raising the interest of venture capitalists towards urban farming start-ups and growth companies
Increasing public and private funding activities around Metropolia-linked startups, growth ventures and RDI projects
Studying and sharing information for all members of the value chain about urban farming market needs and potential