Business Center North Savo serves all actors interested in entrepreneurship, from individual inventors to businesses, projects, organizations and different research and development communities.

Services promoting innovation

The innovation promoting services help creative individuals and teams with fresh ideas evaluate their ideas and proceed through different stages of the innovation process. With our methodology and tools, we act as facilitators guiding both individuals and groups in the process.  Our toolkit also contains an innovator’s idea map helping you set off your own development process.

For further information, contact 
Anu Häiväläinen (, +358 44 718 2036).

Entrepreneurial services

We help businesses and other organizations develop their innovation processes by arranging a multitude of events and opportunities for networking. New brainstorming events are organized 3-4 times a year. These innovation forums generate concrete action in promotion of innovation and creation of future products and services. Check future events here.

Contact persons:
BusinessKuopio: Anu Häiväläinen (, +358 44 718 2036)
Navitas: Tuula Kokkonen (, +40 512 7901).

Entrepreneurial learning environment

Our network produces sustainable future entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-friendly citizens. The educational institutions in Savilahti focus on teaching and practicing entrepreneurship and working life skills by means of diverse events, programmes and new educational models (e.g. Demola, Draft, Epic Challenge).

In the future, Business Center’s range of services will be complemented with an entrepreneurial learning environment to be shared by three educational levels, encompassing entrepreneurial educational models and innovation commercialization processes.

Contact persons at your own institution:

Sakky: Risto Räsänen (, +358 44 785 3310)
Savonia: Jarkko Pellikka ( +358 44 785 6057)
UEF: Anu-Riikka Kolari (, +358 50 471 3097).