Business Joensuu

Finland: North and East Finland
Juha Purmonen

Overview

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About us

Smart specialisation – Joensuu region invests in selected productive sectors. One of the goals is to increase enterprises’ international competitiveness and know-how in the region.

Fossil oil free region – Emerging bioeconomy and climate change consideration provide good opportunities for resource efficient activities in Joensuu region. The objective to become a region that is free from fossil oil is demanding but realistic.

The programme includes the chosen operational and production priorities of development, development foci of the operating environment as well as special themes to be considered.

The region’s production priorities are Photonics, creative industries, forestry and bioenergy,  as well as technology industry, plastics and metal industry, materials technology and ICT.

These fields will be developed by strengthening the competitiveness of business life, different skills, internationalisation and resource efficiency. The objective is especially to utilise the geographical location in proximity to Russia. Furthermore, special focus will be on the youth, local development of rural areas and promotion of the region’s attractiveness and image.

In regard to the development of operating environment, the focus is on the functionality of transport and communications systems and on high-quality of education and research. The region will invest in effective service system, availability of services and in service entrepreneurship. Environmental issues become emphasised especially as the region invests in low-carbon economy and also in the quality of housing and living environment.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 50
    Cluster Members
  • 35
    SME's
  • 7
    Large Companies
  • 6
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Juha Purmonen
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020

Name & description

Project name

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Japan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Italy
Spain
Sweden

Transnational support activites

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International support activites

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Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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