Kuopio Highlights


Kuopio is a forerunner in health, environment and wellbeing expertise. Kuopio combines a constantly developing operating environment with versatile education and research knowledge.

“Strongly emerging areas of expertise in Kuopio
represent world-class excellence.”

Jukka Pitkänen, Director of Economic Development,
City of Kuopio

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Priorities of Development

Savilahti – The future lives here

Savilahti in Kuopio is an inspiring urban planning project. The new Savilahti will be a modern, comfortable and close-to-nature area where you can live, study and work by the lake, in the middle of Kuopio.

Kuopio Health – Open innovation ecosystem

Kuopio Health, Open Innovation Ecosystem, is a network that is committed to promoting wellbeing, food and health technology knowhow, research, business and health awareness.

Neurocenter Finland

The Finnish government has funded the establishment of Neurocenter Finland as part of implementing its growth strategy for health research and innovation. The preparatory phase and the cooperation network are coordinated by the University of Eastern Finland.

Invest in Kuopio – Business ecosystems in Kuopio as partners for growth

The Kuopio region offers many opportunities for business activities and growth. Kuopio brings together a diverse range of expertise: big business, innovative start-ups, world-class research and cooperation platforms that serve as a pathway to the global market.
total investments in city's development projects
export companies
import companies
from secondary education
Kaija Savolainen
We need to attract global talent to Kuopio and as well as be able to retain this talent.
Kaija Savolainen
Kuopio Region Chamber of Commerce
Kirsi Soininen
Kuopio is home to exceptional expertise in wellbeing, health and safety, which is linked to Savilahti in Kuopio.
Kirsi Soininen
Marketing Director
City of Kuopio
Jarmo Pirhonen
Our aim is to be able to make our data open as a public player. Open data is an asset that also creates business opportunities for companies and reflects positively on the image of Kuopio and its role as a pioneer.
Jarmo Pirhonen
Mayor of Kuopio
City of Kuopio
Jukka Pitkänen
Savilahti is a district of the future. It will be a unique living environment in many ways also in the years to come. Savilahti combines diverse living, studying, research and jobs.
Jukka Pitkänen
Director of Economic Development
City of Kuopio

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