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Frequently asked questions

Below you will find answers to the questions we are asked most often. By giving the list a quick glance, you will find out about all the things Joensuu Science Park can offer.

Where is the Joensuu Science Park located?

The Joensuu Science Park is located in North Karelia, in Joensuu, at Länsikatu 15. There are facilities also at Karjalankatu 3. The properties of the Science Park are owned by Joensuu Science Park Ltd. which is also in charge of renting out the facilities.

Which companies operate at the facilities of the Joensuu Science Park?

Around 120 companies in various fields of operation operate at the facilities of Joensuu Science Park. You can find out more about the companies in Finnish here: www.tiedepuisto.fi/yritykset.

What does Joensuu Science Park do?

Joensuu Science Park Ltd. offers companies growth and internationalisation services, business incubator services and is in charge of renting out its properties and services related to its facilities. Joensuu Science Park Ltd. also plays an important role in developing and activating the local innovation environment and increasing the attractiveness of the area. Our special competence areas include forest bioeconomy, photonics and ICT.

Joensuu Science Park Ltd. is an independent limited company that is part of the Joensuu city group. The company currently employs 30 employees (situation in June 2017).

How does Joensuu Science Park develop the region´s innovation environment and ability to attract new businesses?

We must operate in several fields in order to develop the local innovation environment and attractiveness:

  • We offer growth-seeking companies innovative operating environments in order to grow their business. In practice, it means high-quality, secure and functional facilities and services that promote innovation, networking and business opportunities.
  • We support the commercialisation of research results and create cooperation environments and forms for knowledge transfer between companies and education and research institutions.
  • We link competence in the Joensuu region nationally and internationally and aim to increase the attractiveness of the area on specific focus areas.
  • With the help of our investment in operations, growing companies, investment targets and investors can come together.
  • We bring together operators and various fields of operation. We aim to combine competence interfaces in demo environments, for example, in order to create new innovations and businesses.
  • We are the main party responsible for creating a global forest bioeconomy centre in the Joensuu region.

How does Joensuu Science Park Ltd. serve companies?

We offer strategy-oriented growth and internationalisation services to small and medium-sized companies that are based on competence and aim to grow in North Karelia. We are also there to help companies when they are just getting started: Our business incubator services assist individuals and teams who are planning business operations as well as companies at their initial stages in developing their business idea and planning their business operations.

Whether a company is a growing company or at its initial stages, we wish to have long-term and continuous cooperation – we are a strategic partner in developing our customers' business operations. Our competence covers several fields of operation and our networks complemens our expertise.

In addition to expertise, we also offer companies functional space solutions along with versatile services. Currently, around 120 companies operate at the Joensuu Science Park.

How does Joensuu Science Park Ltd. serve private individuals or local residents?

Joensuu Science Park does not only operate for companies. Anyone can rent a facility from us for a sauna evening or a family occasion, for example – our Meeting World provides plenty of other kinds of facilities as well in addition to meeting facilities. Check out the alternatives in the Meeting facilities section – the wide range of options may surprise you!

On weekdays, the Joensuu Science Park is open to everyone for lunch and coffee. During lunch break, you can select from as many as three restaurants  and coffee is served from early morning until the afternoon. Mehtimäki Restaurants are in charge of restaurant services at the Joensuu Science Park.

Several companies also operate in the Joensuu Science Park that provides services for all of us. Our facilities contain a hairdresser, a beauty salon and a massage clinic.

How can I make a reservation for meeting facilities?

There are two options for making a reservation for meeting facilities. Make a reservation

  • independently through the reservation system or
  • by contacting Lobby Services

Where can I find more information on available office premises?

You can get started by browsing through the Facilities section of our website. You can receive more information by contacting Anna-Maija Kivi or Anu Halonen; their contact details can be found on the Contact details page.

Where can I find more information on expert services available for companies?

Did you already have a look at the Business development services section on our website? It contains basic information on the services that we provide.

When you wish to have more information on expert services, but you are not sure who to contact, please call the Sscience Park's Lobby Services. Your call will be forwarded to the appropriate representative.

You can find direct contact details of our experts on the Contact details page.

Where can I find more information on services related to the facilities?

You can browse through our facility services in the Facility services section of our website.

When you wish to have more detailed information on services related to facilities but you are not sure who to contact, please call the Science Park's Lobby Services. Your call will be forwarded to the appropriate representative.

You can find direct contact details to our staff members on the Contact details page.

When was Joensuu Science Park Ltd established?

Joensuu Science Park Ltd.'s start-up document was signed on 7 September 1989 and the Board held an organising meeting on 25 September 1989. The company was registered on 11 April 1990.

What is the invoicing address for Joensuu Science Park Ltd.?

Our invoicing address can be found here.

Any further questions?

We will surely find an answer to any question you may have. Contact us: tiedotus@tiedepuisto.fi.