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 Business Jyväskylä 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.