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Joensuu Science Park (Finland) is ready to cooperate with a Cherepovets-based technopolis.
Mayor of Cherepovets Yury Kuzin participated in an international conference related to forestry in Joensuu, Finland and presented a project of Cherepovets-based technology park.
According to Mr. Kuzin, 300 hectares of land will be allocated for new facilities of the technology park in the southern part of Cherepovets. The park will house 37 new companies, including 25 industrial enterprises, thus creating more than 1,200 jobs. Being environmental friendly is a must for new companies in the area. The technology park in Cherepovets will host innovative company that will focus on providing products and services in the field of forestry.
The Cherepovets technology park may include a centre of professional competences, a museum of forestry, an engineering centre of timber products, a certification centre, an office of fire protection technologies and other facilities. The new park may provide an adequate innovation ecosystem for the development of pilot innovation initiatives, well in line with the entrepreneurial discovery process that should drive the regional economies towards new, distinctive and competitive areas of activities.
The Finnish colleagues gave a high assessment of the project and they are ready to share lessons learned, best practices, and techniques gained from their experiences. The first cooperation agreement between Joensuu (Finland) and Cherepovets (Vologda Region) is supposed to be signed in October.