Bioeconomy Business Accelerator launched in Saarijärvi

Oct. 10, 2019 | Central Finland, Finland

Bioeconomy Business Accelerator is under development in the City of Saarijärvi in Northern Central Finland. The accelerator will support SMEs in product development and commercialization of globally significant solutions to combat climate change. Rural innovations in bioeconomy are central in the accelerator’s operations.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences will lead a project that creates the operating model for the Business Accelerator. The Bioeconomy Business Accelerator works in a network model and is developed in co-operation with City of Saarijärvi, and strategic partnerships, Baltic Sea Action group, Finnish Forest Centre, Pro Agria Central Finland (Rural Advisory Services), KasvuOpen Ltd (Growth accelerator) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. The aim is to build a sustainable operating model that creates value to the business and has a self-reliant financing model.

The nearly million Euro project will boost the development of Bioeconomy Campus as a significant innovation hub that leverages digital solutions and platforms as well as involves students into the research, development and innovation actions. The Bioeconomy Business Accelerator will also capitalise on the Biobord Network to support the SMEs in accessing talent, expertise and new markets.

The work starts right away!