About us

Business Center Pohjois-Savo is a joint service network of six organizations for the development of entrepreneurship and business ideas and for strengthening the vitality and competitiveness of Eastern Finland.

The Business Center consists of: entrepreneurship and business development coaches and experts from Savonia University of Applied Sciences, the University of Eastern Finland, Savo Vocational College, the cities of Iisalmi and Kuopio, and Varkaus Navitas Kehitys Oy.

With the help of our extensive national and international network, we find our customers the best help and support for starting and developing their business. We also work in close cooperation with the ecosystems and clusters of Northern Savo.

The Business Center operated with project funding between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2021. The total budget of the project was 2.2 million euros. The project was financed by Ely-Keskus Etelä-Savo (ESR) and the Federation of Pohjois-Savo (EAKR).

The project was found to be very necessary and successful as a whole, so the Business Center’s services were established.

our Vision, Misson and values

Vision 2025

Business Center is an internationally networked, innovative community that extensively develops entrepreneurship and business in North Savo.


We increase business activity and the growth of the regional economy in Pohjois-Savo by offering entrepreneurship education and training services, business growth and innovation services and networks.