JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Bioeconomy

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JAMK is a developer of business and promoter of export activity within bioeconomy. It creates new material economy and circular economy saving natural resources. Several areas of expertise are connected to bioeconomy (e.g. forestry, agriculture, circular manage­ment of material and energy flows, renewable energy production, business economics and tourism). 

Activities focus especially on the food chain, on the forest industry and its byproducts and on energy production. JAMK is a producer of new resource-smart solutions for the new city district of Kangas and a promoter of the business activities created by the biofactory investment in Äänekoski. JAMK strengthens the bioeconomy campus in Saarijärvi and the position of the Bioeconomy Institute as a regional centre of excellence together with businesses, the Vocational Education Institute of Northern Central Finland and the City of Saarijärvi.