Nanoscience and nanotechnology are one of the latest strategic development points of Central Finland's business and research activities. Nanotechnology aims to find applications that combine physics, chemistry and biology and is expected to quickly develop within the next 5–15 years and to have an impact on almost all business fields.
Nationally Central Finland and the City of Jyväskylä is regarded as a highly diverse center of multidisciplinary nanoscience know-how. Businesses have an excellent opportunity to take advantage of high quality local expertise. Nanotechnology and research thrive in the Nanoscience Center (NSC) at the University of Jyväskylä. The University of Jyväskylä already possesses the expertise of almost 100 researchers and professors and the objective is to double this number by the end of 2006.
Nano forum Jyväskylä is a regional informal society of world class business and research. It is a meeting forum for the companies of all sizes, the universities, the research institutions and the developers offering their know-how, conducting common R&D projects, and commercializing new applications. Several new companies have been commenced and new solutions in existing enteprises have been adopted.
Players in Nano Forum Jyväskylä are Ecocat Ltd, Honeywell Ltd, Jykes Ltd, Jyväskylä Innovation Ltd, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Metso Paper Ltd, Moventas Ltd, M-Real Plc, Nanoscience center, Patria Aerostructures Ltd, Pöyry Plc, Regional Council of Central Finland, Succes Factory Ltd, University of Jyväskylä, UPM-Kymmene Plc. and VTT.
Esko Peltonen, Program Manager
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Jyväskylä Heads The Finnish Nanotechnology Cluster Programme
Finland has chosen 13 different themed clusters as its strategic development areas. Nanotechnology is one of the emerging fields, and at the moment Jyväskylä is in the lead of the nationwide Nanotechnology Cluster. Business Finland met Esko Peltonen, director of the Nanotechnology Cluster Programme at the Jyväskylä Innovation Ltd., to find out more... (Business Finland 2009)