Jyväskylä Human Technology City

Winter/Spring 2014

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Published twice yearly, Human Tech Center Finland magazine showcases the expertise, culture and people to be found in the Jyväskylä Region.

* Information is the crude oil of the future
* Master’s in cyber security boosts career prospects
* Repelling cyber threats at new trade fair
* Companies have to withstand even the worst of threats
* Superhero tempts new heroes to Jyväskylä Smart Kangas Ideas quickly put to the test Producing biofuels from waste
* Impetus for growth from Kasvu Open
* Romance and shrek’n’roll
* World championship sewing skills
* Northern gardens and city lights
* Entrepreneurship studies from service park to chequered flag
* One picture > a thousand words of marketing copy


This publication is brought to you by

The City of Jyväskylä, with a population of 135 000, is one of Finland’s centres of growth. Recognised as a city of high-quality education, Jyväskylä is also internationally known for the architecture of Alvar Aalto. www.jyvaskyla.fi

Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes Ltd. is a business promotion and development company owned by the four municipalities in the Jyväskylä Region. The aim of Jykes is to create a favourable business environment. By offering expertise, support and various networks for companies, Jykes creates opportunities and conditions for profitable business operations. www.jykes.fi

The University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest, most attractive and dynamic research universities in Finland, with about 15 000 students, including international students from some 90 countries. www.jyu.fi

JAMK University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education with a strong international orientation and a student enrolment of 8 000. Our strengths are workplace-driven learning, close cooperation with the labour market and business, as well as extensive international contacts. www.jamk.fi

Jyväskylä Educational Consortium provides vocational and general upper secondary education to young people and adults. The consortium’s educational institutions are attended by over 22 000 students. www.jao.fi


ISSN 2342-1002 (Online)

Editorial Office in this issue
City of Jyväskylä, P.O.Box 193, 40101 Jyväskylä, helina.maenpaa[at]jkl.fi, www.jyvaskyla.fi

Helinä Mäenpää City of Jyväskyla

Editorial staff and layout
Viestintä-Paprico Oy, www.paprico.fi

Editorial board
Satu Heikkinen (City of Jyväskylä), Miikka Kimari (University of Jyväskylä), Taija Lappeteläinen (Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes Ltd.), Niina Luttinen (Jyväskylä Educational Consortium), Heli Toivola (JAMK University of Applied Sciences)

English translation
Peter Gregory and Tony Melville