ACTIVE AND EASILY APPROACHABLE
The Lahti region welcomes the cooperation of companies and public sector operators: it is easy to do business here. A particular strength in the region are open and active company and cooperation networks which make it easier for companies to relocate to the area, develop their business and find a qualified workforce.
Cleantech and design expertise are the pinnacles of the versatile economic structure of the Lahti region. The most significant cleantech and industrial design companies in Finland operate here. The traditionally strong industrial businesses and clusters, such as mechatronics, grain, wood and furniture industries plus well-being have for years been the driving forces of the area’s growth and development.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
The Lahti region’s top areas of expertise are cleantech, design and practice based innovation. One of the keys to our success is that traditional industries also have a desire and ability to reinvent themselves: the companies in the area follow global trends, create new business and make use of the area’s strengths – cleantech and design – in the development of their business.Industrial design > Cleantech > Innovations >
RISTO KASURINEN – Gymstick International Oy
“Innovation of fitness tool Gymstick by Risto Kasurinen is inspiring success story. Today the company is a global operator that competes with the largest sports product companies in the world.”
RESEARCH & EDUCATION
The Lahti University of Applied Sciences and the Lahti University Campus, combining three universities and operating as a network, form the basis of the region’s high level expertise.
The Lahti University of Applied Sciences is a community of approximately 5,000 students and nearly 400 teachers and researchers. Its international reputation is largely due to its design program and it offers a wide array of education in technology, commerce, culture as well as welfare and health.
TAPIO ANTTILA - Tapio Anttila Design Ky
“All my partners are located within a 50-kilometer radius and it is easy to operate in various sectors.”
SANNA KIVELÄ - Viking Malt Oy
”Päijät-Häme is a nationally significant cluster of grain business competence, measured both in grain usage and processing value of grain products.”
businesses in Lahti Region