Goal of OSKU 2025 project is to strengthen attractiveness of technology industry in South Savo region and to strengthen the competence of personnel.

The technology sector is a major growth industry and employer in South Savo, employing a total of about 2,000 people. Various challenges in staffing and competence have been found in these companies. The background to this project is the growth of digitalisation, different needs for competence development and related continuous learning as well as the training needs that came up from companies during the TEKOS 2020 project. The project has been prepared in co-operation with the association Technology Industries of Finland, companies in the industry, Xamk – South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Science and Samiedu – Vocational college of Savonlinna. In addition, on preparation of the project has utilized discussions with business network in the sector to analyse expertise needs in both the short and long term.

The objectives of the OSKU 2025 project

Increasing competence of staff and sharing information to production and technology in both management and application.

By developing company-oriented training and the supply of know-how, the future growth and competitiveness of the South Savo technology industry will be ensured by strengthening the competence needed by companies’ personnel.

The project produces various trainings and digital learning content to meet the development needs of companies. These will contribute to the positive productivity and business development of the region’s technology companies and strengthen the sector’s attractiveness.

Strategic themes

  • Efficient operating models for production and design
  • Management
  • Manufacturing technologies and new production technologies
  • Digitalisation
  • The image and attractiveness of the technology industry

More information

Kiti Venäläinen
Project Manager
+358 40 663 0546

Ari Mielo
Project Specialist
+358 50 348 4957

Mari Rasku
Project Specialist
+358 40 627 6036


Competent Technology Cluster 2025 – OSKU 2025

1 November 2020 – 31 December 2022

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Partners: East-Savo Education Consortium (Vocational college Samiedu)

Other partners: ANDRITZ Savonlinna Works Oy, Aquaflow Oy, BLC Telecom / Blue Lake Communications Oy, Control Express Finland Oy, Darekon Oy, Elvera Oy, Franke Finland Oy, JK-Terämet Oy, Joros Oy, Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy, Ket-Met Oy, Makron Engineering Oy, Norelco Oy, Savox Communications Oy, Sioma Oy, Suur-Savon Sähkö Oy, Teknosavo Oy, Uproval Oy, Veisto Oy, Vesihuoltotekniikka Kotilainen Oy, Wetend Technologies Oy and Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of South Savo

Xamk Research Units: Electronics 3K factory


Total budget: € 771 052

XAMK part of the total budget: € 598 149

Financiers and main source of funding: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of South Savo, European Social Fund / Sustainable growth and jobs 2014 - 2020 - Finland's structural funds programme 80%, companies, Xamk and Samiedu