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In Bioeconomy Campus, every day is about co-operation, together with local companies, educational institutes and municipality.

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The Institute of Bioeconomy is located in Saarijarvi, lively and exceptionally scenic city in the northern part of Central Finland. Our premises include modern learning ja RDI facilities, laboratories, library and also space for students to collaborate and enjoy. The learning and testing environments are surrounded by beautiful nature!

We are experienced in developing and facilitating business-oriented and business needs -based projects and research. We have strong networks: research institutes, companies and other educational institutes, to co-operate with locally, nationally and internationally.


Poke Vocational College is located in northern parts of Central Finland: in Aanekoski, Laukaa, Viitasaari and Saarijarvi, but also elsewhere when needed.

Studying natural resounces in Bioeconomy Campus

In Poke you can become a professional in natural resources both for youth and adult, as well as indenture education. Professionals in bioeconomy chain are needed all the way from forest and barn to industry. Also building and maintenance knowledge is needed.

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City of Saarijärvi

City of Saarijärvi is entrepreneur’s partner. We help beginners, support the development of companies and inform about local know-how. We act in the middle ground, creating networks and binding partnerships.

Our partners are i.e. projects in Central Finland area, Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Poke Vocational College and Jyvaskylä University. We have also co-operation with employment agency and ELY Centres (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment).

Our specialist can evaluate the needs of premises for your enterprise, and is able to inform about suitable free local premises.

More information: Business Manager Jyrki Rahkonen, tel. +358 40 581 5964,