Factsheet: Innovative cities (INKA) Bioeconomy, Jyväskylä

Innovative cities (INKA) Bioeconomy, Jyväskylä

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Innovative cities (INKA) Bioeconomy, Jyväskylä
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
INKA-ohjelma, Jyväskylä ja biotalous
Description: 
The aim of the Innovative Cities program is to generate new business and new companies from high-quality competence, thus creating more jobs. The program is underpinned by close local cooperation and pooling of resources between science, education, companies and the government. The methods used will include new development environments, creating pioneering markets, and national and international cooperation in leveraging expertise. This program support the cities to smart specialization and strengthen the cooperation between the cities and the state, and encourages the actors to international cooperation. Vision: Sustainable bioeconomy solutions are the base for Finland’s wellbeing and competitiveness Jyväskylä has a focus in bio products (especially on fiber based solutions), biomass burning technologies, building and forestry machinery
Goal/Aim: 
- Innovative public procurements - Building infrastructure for companies R&D development - Demonstrations and pilot - National bioeconomy brand and new business concepts - sustainable processes and logistics - high added value bioproducts - users and foresight in bioeconomy value chain
Connection with National Policy: 
Direct connection to national bioeconomy strategy http://www.biotalous.fi/facts-and-contacts/finnish-bioeconomy-strategy/?lang=en
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of employment and labour, City of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä Regional development company

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2014
Year Instrument & Measure Ended: 
2020