Jyväskylä is Finnish a city and municipality in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Key sectors in Jyväskylä include education, healthcare services, paper machinery production, information technology and renewable energy. The city is working on several innovative urban projects, including Eteläportti and the Kangas district. 

Eteläportti is the most advanced digital service hub for the manufacturing industry. It is being built just outside Jyväskylä, offering a modern smart technology environment for companies engaged in industrial manufacturing and the provision of complementary services. Eteläportti promotes sustainable development and smart solutions by creating networks that help companies succeed.

Jyväskylä’s Kangas district is an ecological and a creative neighbourhood, built next to the river Tourujoki. Kangas is situated in the area of an old paper mill, only one kilometre from the city centre. Kangas is an ideal setting for innovative and creative start-ups that wish to take part in developing a new type of business cluster and ecological neighbourhood in Jyväskylä. It combines sustainable urban construction with the latest technologies in living and digital services. In 2040, there will be around 5,000 inhabitants in Kangas, with 2,100 people working there. 

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Vratsa
Vratsa
Bulgaria
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Medellín
Medellín
Colombia
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Phoenix
Greater Phoenix Connective
USA
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Logroño
Logroño
Spain
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Idrija
Idrija
Slovenia
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Métropole Européenne de Lille
Métropole Européenne de Lille
France
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Toronto
Toronto
Canada
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Valongo
Valongo
Portugal
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Padua
Padua
Italy
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Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Slovenia
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Venice
Venice
Italy
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Torrent
Torrent
Spain