Wood Joensuu

Network

Joensuu is one of the most significant forest industry concentrations in Europe, with the world’s largest forest machine factory, more than 500 companies in the field and forest education covering all levels of education. The area has a diverse industry related to forest bioeconomy, forest industry and wood processing. Many of the companies are leaders on the World market  or otherwise significant technological players in their respective fields. The research and development activities carried out by the organizations are based on an extensive domestic and international cooperation network, the benefits of which can be channeled to the region.

 

Biopartners

The University of Eastern Finland, the Natural Resources Institute Finland and Karelia University of Applied Sciences together form the product development partners of wood and bioeconomy companies called Biopartners( in finnish Biopartnerit). Bio-partners offer a low-threshold opportunity to access the services and equipment of research institutes in their development work. Activities focus on wood and fiber-based materials and products. Through our networks, we also have good connections with other research organizations in the field in Finland and around the world.

The activities of the bio-partners focus on the beginning of product development, which requires rapid experimentation and testing. Biopartners combine chemistry, physics, biomass processing and expertise in wood and wood products. In addition to individual test runs, Biopartners also enable the implementation of large-scale and multidisciplinary product development projects.

Development and laboratory facilities offered by Biopartners

Biopartners offer a low-threshold opportunity to access the services and equipment of research institutes in development work.

More information about the equipments and instruments.

Contact information

Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Mikko Matveinen
+358 (0)50 370 5830
mikko.matveinen@karelia.fi

University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Antti Haapala
+358 (0)44 520 2849
antti.haapala@karelia.fi

Natural Resources Institute Finland

Veikko Möttönen
+358 (0)29 532 5053
veikko.mottonen@luke.fi

Education, research and development

Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Wood construction is one of the strategic priorities of Karelia University of Applied Sciences. The activities included in wood construction at Karelia UAS include: research and development, teaching and internships. These are a permanent part of the degree programme in construction engineering. Additionally, expertise related to wood material supplements the core competence.

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University of Eastern Finland

University of Eastern Finland has a multidisciplinary research and education network in wood materials science. The network examines the growth of wood and forests, the qualities of wood material, and its use in various value chains.

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Natural Resources Institute

Natural Resources Institute Finland has decades of experience in successful activities, and domestic and international cooperation in research and development projects in the mechanical forest industry and related supply of raw materials.

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European Forrest Institute

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international research network in the forest sector and forest bioeconomy. The network provides comprehensive background information to support forest policy and the mitigation of climate change and other global threats. The EFI headquarters are located at the UEF Joensuu campus.

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Our co-operation network

Fortum built the world’s first pyrolysis oil production facility on a commercial scale to Joensuu.

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Forest technology companies ranging from small innovators all the way to the world’s leading short logging forest machine John Deere Forestry Oy have gained benefits from the competence volume of the forest capital.

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The Enocell pulp mill has reworked its strategy and the future. The company replaced fuel oil with bioenergy and began manufacturing dissolving pulp for the textile industry out of birch. Finland’s only dissolving pulp manufacturer is found at the Stora Enso pulp mill in Uimaharju, Joensuu.

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Genuine wood is an aesthetically pleasing construction and interior design element that can stand the test of time and withstand highly-demanding weather conditions. The carefully selected wood types originate from the best, sustainably managed pine and spruce areas. Over the years, the satisfied customers of Liperin höyläämö have included house building factories, construction companies and enterprises, and naturally private constructors and interior designers in Finland as well as Asia and Europe.

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Aatelitalo Oy is a modern house building factory located in Kontiolahti, North Karelia, specialised in prefabricated house construction. Aatelitalo Oy builds prefabricated houses ready to be moved into at its factory in clean and warm factory conditions. Our goal is to produce high-quality prefabricated houses cost- effectively in a rapid factory process.

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For nearly 30 years, Karelia Ikkuna has been manufacturing energy efficient windows to the highly demanding Nordic conditions. The company’s made-to-measure products are manufactured in North Karelia. The company’s high-quality products bring together Finnish pine, energy efficient glass and weatherproof powder-coated aluminium.

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Woodartist Ltd is a wood processing company designing and manufacturing unique furniture, furniture collections and solid wood interior fittings. While the Woodartist workshop is located in Kontiolahti, the company has nationwide operations and is preparing to enter the international market. To combat mass production and culture, Woodartist aims to create furniture products that withstand time and carry a special meaning from one generation to the next.

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Timber Bros Oy is an engineering agency established in 2012 specialised in wood construction. We rely on the benefits of wood construction that prioritizes prefabrication and environmental friendliness. The designing process is founded on producing additional value to the client and solving any challenges that may arise. Our services include engineering design, wood structure design, CAD/CAM woodworking design for the most common CNC machining centres (log house industry, CLT industry, special working) and wood element design.

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During its history spanning over 30 years, Rakennusliike Purmonen Oy’s construction projects have included several highly demanding special projects, many sites for public administration, industrial buildings, and apartment blocks. Whatever the construction project, the company will always perform high-quality work and stick to the agreed schedule. The company’s long history and solid work quality, good interpersonal relations and high-quality customer service have ensured the company’s good reputation as a reliable constructor.

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Arkkitehtitoimisto Lappalainen & Korjonen Oy Architecture firm was established in 1984 by Jyrki Lappalainen and Markku Korjonen. The company has know-how from over 35 years. Our most well-known designs include Hotel Onnentähti in Tuuri and the Kerubi stadium in Joensuu.

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Our mission is to provide our clients with a proficient and reliable design service in structural design and prefabrication in Eastern Finland and across the country. Our close and motivated team joins decades of experience with an enthusiastic goal for continuous development. We aim to deliver increasingly smart design solutions to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

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Rakennustoimisto K.Tervo Oy construction company has more than half a century of experience as a constructor in Eastern Finland. The company’s highly proficient staff and contemporary working approaches ensure sustainable development, high-quality implementation and occupational safety. We offer high-quality wood construction and all other types of building to both new and renovation construction projects. In recent years, we have served as the main constructor of several wood-constructed day-care centre projects and as a turnkey constructor, among other things.

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Ecotelligent Ltd is a company operating in Liperi designing and manufacturing transmission towers with a wood construction and new generation 5G intelligent poles. The company also performs 5G consultation and smart urban planning. Wood has been used in constructing houses, vessels and bridges for centuries. However, no one had thought of using communication towers built out of timber as part of the telecommunications infrastructure before EcoTelligent announced its first 40-metre Ecopol tower in Hungary in 2015.

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The joy of entrepreneurship and construction radiates from the small Liperi municipality. Rakennustoimisto Eero Reijonen Oy is a construction firm established in 1984 that has grown from a small local business into one of the most significant constructors in the county. The company has gained strong foothold as a constructor in industrial, commercial and public construction projects.

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Arcadia Oy Architects is a company specialised in architectural design from Joensuu. The company’s extensive design service covers education, corporate and healthcare buildings. We are one of the leading companies in Eastern Finland in designing residential units.

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Olotar buildings are manufactured in Oravisalo located in Rääkkylä, the northern shore of Lake Saimaa. The company’s versatile collection includes sunroom kitchens, pergolas, storage rooms and saunas. The buildings are characterised by their element structures and accessibility. Olotar’s individual design and combinations of the buildings in the company’s product line make it easy to pay attention to the construction site and interior design.

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For us, collaboration means better construction. The A-Insinöörit Group is owned by highly experienced partners. Our aim of succeeding in all our projects together with our clients is based on our strong values, “together and better”.

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Attraction from a centre of excellence

Sustainable, intelligent and creatively renewing green growth creates attraction as the Joensuu region is reviving the value chains for forest biomass, decentralising clean energy production, bringing the bioeconomy to the digital era, and innovating new service business in the forest bioeconomy sector through solutions such as photonics.

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