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Smart Specialisation in North Karelia

Smart Specialisation in North Karelia – the easternmost region of Finland


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North Karelia is the easternmost region of continental Europe. It has always been a place where east and west meet. In our region, 89% of the total land area is covered by forests. Our traditional strong fields of business include the forest, metal, extractive and food industries.


On a practical level, North Karelia's strong areas of expertise are developed by several different actors. Educational organisations, research institutes, companies and business development companies are involved in numerous networks and projects that make North Karelian know-how known both domestically and internationally.



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Have a look at our expertise

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Smart Specialisation in North Karelia


Forest Bioeconomy in North Karelia

Kaivannaisala video

Extractive Industry Research in North Karelia

Fotoniikka video

Photonics in North Karelia

Puurakentaminen video

Wood Construction in North Karelia

Tarkkuustekniikka video

Precision Technique in North Karelia

Puun ja puujalosteiden tutkimus video

Wood and Biorefining Research in North Karelia

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Fotoniikka video etusivu

Did you know that here in North Karelia we excel in photonics - the study of light?

Kelluu video

Did you know that North Karelia has its own airship factory?

Koivunmahla video

Did you know that North Karelia exports millions of liters of pure birch sap annually?

Metsäkone video etusivu

Did you know that the world's biggest manufacturer of forest equipment operates in Joensuu?

Puukerrostalo video etusivu

Did you know that Finland´s tallest wooden building is located in Joensuu?

Etusivun kumppanuus-linkkilista


Contact information

Maarit Siitonen
Maarit Siitonen Regional Development Manager +358 40 066 8149

ICT video

Did you know that roughly 100 ICT companies employ more than 1000 experts in North Karelia?