What is Business Center North Savo?

Business Center North Savo is a novel service network aiming to strengthen the know-how and international competitiveness of the region, its economic life and various organizations. We invest in entrepreneurship, innovation and development of new services and products. Learn more about our services.

Our team members are experienced in entrepreneurship and innovation, yet highly approachable and laid-back professionals. We appreciate each and every customer. Our complete independence of any sector enables cross-pollination. We have wide contacts and networks with education institutions and businesses in the region and beyond! With our hands-on approach we are just as comfortable in a fur hat as in shirt and a tie, our main focus being on ensuring that the customers get the support they need.

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In the next few years, one of the most prominent competence clusters and innovation ecosystems of the country will be established in Savilahti, in the immediate neighborhood of the university, university hospital, Savonia UAS, research organizations and companies of the area. Area’s educational institutes will be introduced a joint entrepreneurial learning environment combined with an open innovation commercialization process. The North Savo area will also get a concrete entrepreneurial education strategy shared by all three education levels.

Business Center North Savo development work is coordinated by Savonia UAS together with its partners Savo Vocational College Sakky, City of Kuopio, Navitas Business Services in Varkaus and University of Eastern Finland. Other collaborators are City of Iisalmi and Ylä-Savo Vocational College YSAO.

From September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020 Business Center operates by means of project funding from the ELY Centre of South Savo (ESR) and the Regional Council of North Savo (EAKR). Total budget of the project is EUR 2,2 million.

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