Kuopio has highly developed telecommunications. A highly international and service-oriented culture provides an ideal environment to establish or consolidate service centers. Education programs deliver diverse, skilled, dynamic and productive workforce to our key industries.
Savo Vocational College, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, and the University of Eastern Finland have comprehensive education programs, and hundreds of experts in business services graduate annually from these institutions. This diverse talent pool in business services has attracted several companies to expand their presence in the Kuopio region, e.g., Ropo Capital and Osuuspankki call centers.
“There is a lot of knowledge and expertise on healthcare and wellbeing areas of ICT and research in Kuopio area. Over the times this has created a community of health ICT and service companies and startups around Kuopio area which again aggregates and attracts professionals and students to this area. The university hospital plays a big role and contributes greatly to Kuopio area knowledge and expertise landscape in healthcare ICT area. Currently Tieto employs 180 people in Kuopio and has good possibilities to engage more ICT professionals if needed.”