The Joensuu region has a lot of world-class top expertise, offering excellent investment opportunities. The strong industrial history of the European Forest Capital and its modern network of photonics provide an excellent setting for your company to thrive.
World-class top expertise in Joensuu
More than 80% of the Joensuu region is covered by forests. The Joensuu region is, without a doubt, among the best ones in the world in the forest bioeconomy expertise, especially in the utilisation of digital solutions.
Metal and plastic industry
The world’s largest forest machine factory operates in Joensuu. In connection to the factory, a state-of-the-art subcontracting network has emerged, and it is one of the most significant metal industry networks in Finland at the domestic level. Heavy steel, high-precision products and technology are produced in the Joensuu region.
One of the leading photonics research, education and business clusters in Europe is in Joensuu. For 50 years already, extensive and high-quality research in photonics has been carried out in Joensuu. The region's core competence includes, in particular, AR and VR technologies, 3D printing and the applications of diffractive and modern optics.
The Joensuu region has a particularly strong ICT network with international companies and future top experts. As a pioneer of the industry, the local business sector focuses on areas such as remote sensing of natural resources, international software business, care management systems for health and social care, innovations in the industrial internet and the advanced development of ICT environments. Every year, hundreds of professionals and experts graduate from the universities and vocational schools in Joensuu.