Smart specialisation is the response to the wishes of the European Commission and the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy to name the regions competitive fields of research and innovation. It will be the basis for directing development funding to the region and creating international partnerships. The objective of smart specialisation is to utilise the region’s competence potential.

Smart Specialisation Strategy for South Savo has been updated for the years 2018-2021. Our focus of specialisation for the coming years will be Wood, Water and Food, specifically Forest biomass based new products and production processes, Clean water and environmental safety technologies and Organic products and food safety innovations. Smart Specialisation Stategy 2018-2021 will soon be added in Smart Specialisation Platform (link below) but fow now the page has our previous Smart Specialisation Strategy (years 2014-2017).

Smart Specialisation Platform S3 (link to new page)

Smart Specialisation Strategy 2018-2021 in Finnish (pdf)