The ICT and Cybersecurity sectors emerging from the trend of digitalization, are some of the most rapidly growing areas of business in Jyväskylä. The excellence of the companies in this field is focused on e-business, mobile and security technology, and on solutions for the IoT environment.
There are currently about 500 companies in the region, employing around 6000 people. The combined annual volume of business is approximately €1b.
Jyväskylä is also home to a significant cluster of public ICT. The ICT service centre of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland Kela, the main office of the Government ICT Centre Valtori and the Finnish Defence Forces C5 Agency are all located in the city. The scope of these authority activities has brought Jyväskylä not only jobs, but also active cooperation, new business and new start-ups.
The University of Jyväskylä and the JAMK University of Applied Sciences play a central role in developing the know-how in information technology and cybersecurity. As a pioneer in the field, Jyväskylä has in recent years strongly profiled itself as a test environment for new digital services, experiments and pilot projects, in both public and private sector organizations.
ICT and Cybersecurity are in many ways linked to the surrounding society and other areas of our region, such as well-being and renewable industry. Digitalisation is also one of the most important ways of producing sustainable development.