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Industry renewall ecosystem

The manufacturing industry is the cornerstone of Central Finland, and leading industrial companies contribute significantly to the region's export income. In Jyväskylä, companies such as Valmet, Tana, DB Santasalo, and Moventas Gears operate. By 2030, Jyväskylä will establish the most advanced digital service cluster for manufacturing industries in Europe, called Eteläportti, which will be located south of the city. This area will provide a business environment for approximately 60 growth companies in the industrial sector and related fields.

The goal of City of Jyväskylä Business Development Services is to identify the development needs of industrial companies in the region, understand the interests of leading companies, and bring together actors from research, development, and innovation networks for collaborative development. The aim is to promote the transformation and research, development, and innovation activities of the industrial sector. It also involves implementing solutions enabled by digitalization and the latest research in companies, as well as attracting funding to accelerate transformation.

The rapidly advancing transformation in the industry creates an even greater need for innovative solutions, networks, data utilization, various collaboration and testing platforms, and skilled professionals of the new era.

Expertise areas of the ecosystem

The agenda of the evolving industrial ecosystem also includes accelerating smart manufacturing and promoting the green and digital transition, as well as creating conditions for the realization of Industry 5.0 - all while ensuring cyber-secure digital solutions and the resilience of industrial companies. Development work is carried out in collaboration with industrial companies in the region, Jyväskylä University and University of Applied Sciences, and other research and educational institutions.

The key areas of expertise in research and development in the region:

1) New production and manufacturing technologies:

  • Hydrogen economy: Improving fuel cell technology and hydrogen purification
  • Energy production and storage, including new CO2-free battery technologies
  • Resource-efficient and carbon-neutral manufacturing technologies

2) New material and circular economy solutions

  • Low-carbon solutions, utilization of biomass, and recovery of critical raw materials
  • Characterization of material flows for improved utility
  • Development of functional coating for bio-based materials
  • Promotion of the use of bio-based materials
  • Functionalization of bio-based textiles

4) Intelligent manufacturing and Industry 5.0

  • Computational decision-making
  • AI-guided systems, robotics, digital twins, resource efficiency, and production efficiency perspectives

5) Cyber-secure digital solutions for industry and society

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Collaborative ecosystem work leads to, for example, cooperation between research and business fields, bold experiments, strengthening of knowledge and expertise, new business opportunities and financing possibilities, new jobs, and globally opening doors.

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Timo Harju

Timo Harju

project manager, industry renewall ecosystem
 050 595 9198

Jyväskylä has entered into an innovation ecosystem agreement with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment for the years 2021-2027. These agreements between the state and university cities outline strategic growth areas and innovation activities for the coming years. The strategic focus areas of Jyväskylä's ecosystem agreement are sports, health promotion, well-being, and renewable industry. The ecosystem agreement supports the city's innovation-driven growth, internationalization, competitiveness, vitality, employment, and expertise. It also strengthens Jyväskylä's reputation as an internationally attractive city for high-level education and research. The agreement aims to contribute to the Finnish government's target of increasing R&D investment from 2.7% to 4% of the gross domestic product by 2030. The Regional Council of  Central Finland is the funding body for this agreement.