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The Kuopio region is home to business and research environments of high international standards. We offer businesses a constantly developing business environment combined with versatile education and research expertise.
Leverage the entire community of growth entrepreneurship in Kuopio and the extensive network of contacts. The business ecosystem in the Kuopio region is constantly evolving, and business environments are developed in close cooperation with companies. Multi-level cooperation is done on a national and an international level.
Check out the network search and find suitable partners! Multi-level cooperation is carried out at the national and international level.
The business ecosystem in Kuopio region is active and undergoing continuous development. A great example of how new collaborations and growing businesses are being created and developed is Kuopio Health, an open innovation ecosystem. Newer Water and Energy Clusters are also growing fast in the area.
More information: Anu Häiväläinen, Contact Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, + 358 44 718 2036
Ecosystem agreements are part of the government’s efforts to make Finland the world’s most functional experiment and innovation environment by 2030. Ecosystem agreements between the state and cities are also an integral part of the new partnership model of the national research, development and innovation (RDI) roadmap, which aims to strengthen RDI cooperation between the public and private sectors.
The startup projects of the Kuopio City Ecosystem Agreement received funding decisions and started their operations in September 2021. There are two startup projects, one for each priority area of the ecosystem agreement:
The priority areas are: Water and Health and wellbeing technology.
Kuopio has 16 sister cities. The primary starting point of twinning activities is to strengthen cooperation between cities, support the internationalization of the Kuopio region, and promote business development of companies and cooperation between companies. An exceptionally close cooperation network has formed in Kuopio for this purpose. In particular, Kuopio and Shanghai Pudong’s twinning activities are particularly close, as is the Nordic twinning cooperation.
More information: Johanna Liukkonen, Business Coordinator, email@example.com, +358 44 718 2089