Lappeenranta is buzzing with intelligence and innovations
The Skinnarila campus is a regional hub for high-tech companies and higher education built around the land area of Lappeenranta University of Technology. Cross-disciplinary education and research in technology and business produces highly skilled graduates for the local economy. The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (Saimia), also based at the same campus, teaches healthcare professionals alongside business and technology experts. The entire student community comprises approximately 10,000 university students.
Lappeenranta is renowned for the close collaboration between its educational institutions and business sector, which is a real driver for growth and success. The broad educational opportunities and diverse research environment are an excellent resource for local businesses. In addition to a highly skilled workforce, the campus is also generating new business activity through start-ups. The young and vibrant atmosphere offers an excellent setting for knowledge-based businesses.
Currently, a number of educational, research and technology businesses at Skinnarila Campus employ around 2,000 persons. Skinnarila is a first-rate platform for growth, particularly for companies in the energy and environmental sectors.