Business Center – Strenghtening the growth and vitality of the area of Northern Savonia by developing the ecosystem
The project is funded by European Social Fund (ESF).
The project is implemented by University of Eastern Finland, Savonia University of Applied Sciences (coordinator), City of Kuopio, Navitas Business Services, Savo Consortium for Education
South Savo Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
This project strenghtens the county of Northern Savonia by developing the international competitiveness and know-how of the small and medium sized enterprises in the area. This is done by developing new entrepreneurship education possibilities and innovation commercialization services. High, knowledge based expertise is utlilized in new Entrepreneurship Learning Environment, common for Savonia and Savo Consortium for Education. New, open innovation commercialization process (based on coming ISO/TC 50501 standard) for the use of companies and research organizations in the area is developed and introduced in this project. Entrepreneurship Learning Environment is then integrated with the innovators and company founders to find the teams for new startups. The strategy for entrepreneurship education in the area guides the work.
Group members - UEF
Soili Makkonen Director of Planning and Development , Development Services, Performance Management and Quality