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3 February 2022

Accelerating Industrial Renewal – Case Jyväskylä

Business Jyväskylä and Synocus, together, have crystallized how to further leverage upon the manufacturing strengths of the Jyväskylä region. There is a strong commitment from industry to develop the next generation manufacturing collaboration practices in Central Finland. The focus is now on four leading themes around which the development will be accelerated: energy transition, advanced coating, fiber diversification, and manufacturing digitalization

At the end of January, Business Jyväskylä invited representatives from industry, research, and the public sector to discuss how to continue the work around the four spearhead themes. Leading companies, such as DB Santasalo, Spinnova, Tana, and Valmet provided their input for how to take the collaboration to the next level. This work is also supported by the University of Jyväskylä and VTT. The next phase will concentrate on developing project proposals that could be eligible for public funding on regional, national, and EU levels. This work will be done in close collaboration between the companies and the research community in Central Finland.

Timo Harju of Business Jyväskylä sees the greatest potential for the ecosystem in strengthening the engagement of the companies in both forming and implementing the common industrial agenda. Business Jyväskylä will take the role of orchestrating the collaboration and ensuring the identified development themes are promoted in the selection of new regional projects. “The Synocus team has brought an extensive know-how to the table from MEX Finland and the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities that has enabled us to leapfrog and raise the ambition level of the development”, states Harju.

You may download the project report here (pdf).