Business Kuopio


Product Development Services

The Kuopio region has various platforms and options for product testing and product development.

Services of Kuopio Living Lab

Kuopio Living Lab is a co-creation concept formed by the City of Kuopio, the wellbeing services county of North Savo and the Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Kuopio Living Lab makes it possible for health and wellness technology companies to test their products or services in authentic customer and expert environments. Kuopio Living Lab serves companies at different stages of product development.

Browse the opportunities of Kuopio Living Lab.

Patenting, IPR and licensing

IPR Clinics and the advisors of the Enterprise Agency provide free help with patents, trademarks and the protection of designs for new and established businesses in the Kuopio region. IPR Clinics help you assess various protection options and provide personal advice on how you should proceed to protect your intellectual property. Participate in the IPR Clinics.

After it has been patented, a product can be licensed. Read more about licensing on the website of PRH (in Finnish)

Contact the Enterprise Agency and book a one-on-one meeting. Contact details on the website of the Enterprise Agency of Kuopio

If you have already patented the product you want to license, you will probably need help from a lawyer who specializes in licensing agreements. Advice on running a business based on licensing and innovations is available from the experts at Business Center:

  • Marja-Leena Laitinen, Business advisor, Business Development Services & Business Center,, +358 44 718 2044
  • Maarit Manninen, Business promotion officer, Business Development Services & Business Center,, +358 44 718 2087