Business Center

What is Business Center North Savo?

Business Center is a novel service network in the North Savo region of Finland. We invest in the development of entrepreneurship, innovation, new services and products.

Our network comprises University of Eastern Finland UEF, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Savo Consortium for Education Sakky, Ylä-Savo Vocational College YSAO and the municipal business services of Pohjois-Savo region. Additionally, the network collaborates with a wide range of other organizations developing entrepreneurship and business activity. Among those organizations are Business Finland, Finnish Enterprise Agencies, investors, other start-up hubs and other educational institutions of the region.

Our goal is to boost business activities and economic growth in the North Savo region by offering entrepreneurship education and training together with services generating growth, innovation and increased networking of businesses. Educational institutions and entrepreneurs in all business sectors and those planning to launch a business in North Savo are provided with shared:

  • learning environment for entrepreneur skills
  • start-up community
  • business accelerator
  • services for licencing and commercialization of innovations
  • viable strategy for entrepreneurial education for entire North Savo.

Our values are:

By the year 2025 Business Center is an innovative network with international connections aiming at developing entrepreneurship and businesses in Pohjois-Savo on a wide scale.