South Savo Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment

The personnel’s email addresses are in the format [email protected] (ä=a, ö=o).

 

National advisory service: Funding for SMEs – Ask experts for advice


​​​​​​​The advisory service offers help to small and medium-sized enterprises in questions concerning funding, internationalisation and competence development. The service is available weekdays from 9.00 to 15.00.

* Call +358 295 024 800 or
* Use the form to submit a request for contact: Request for contact (team.finland.fi)

We will contact you within two working days.

Business development aid and operating environment development aid (ERDF)

•    Tiina Arpola, tel. +358 295 026 131, Kuopio
•    Katja Anderton-Tyers, tel. +358 29 502 4169, Mikkeli
•    Kaisa Hakala, tel. +358 29 502 6553, Kuopio
•    Marko Hämäläinen, tel. +358 29 501 6534, Kuopio
•    Outi Kaihola, tel. +358 29 502 4047, Mikkeli
•    Kristiina Laatikainen, tel. +358 29 502 4261, Mikkeli
•    Tuula Lehtonen, tel. +358 29 502 6072, Joensuu
•    Sari Marttila, tel. +358 29 502 6693, Kuopio
•    Eija Pihlaja, tel. +358 29 502 6610, Kuopio
•    Sari Pikkarainen, tel. +358 29 502 6089, Joensuu
•    Jarkko Rautio, tel. +358 29 502 4164, Mikkeli
•    Antti Räsänen, tel. +358 29 502 4143, Mikkeli
•    Päivi Vaarala, tel. +358 29 502 6020, Joensuu

Business development services

•    Tiina Väärä, tel. +358 29 502 4104, Mikkeli
•    Päivi Vaarala, tel. +358 29 502 6020, Joensuu
•    Jari Vitikainen, tel. +358 29 502 6644, Kuopio

Project funding, European Social Fund Plus (ESF+)

•    Kirsi Komppa, tel. +358 29 502 4154, Mikkeli
•    Sari Marttila, tel. +358 29 502 6693, Kuopio
•    Anne-Marie Mutanen, tel. +358 29 502 6157, Joensuu
•    Pia Pirskanen, tel. +358 29 502 4160, Mikkeli
•    Kimmo Kettunen, tel. +358 29 502 6161, Joensuu
•    Sirpa Raassina, tel. +358 29 502 6159, Joensuu
•    Tuija Tuomela, tel. +358 29 502 6698, Kuopio
•    Niina Suorsa, tel. +358 29 502 6606, Kuopio

Project funding, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

•    Kimmo Kettunen, tel. +358 29 502 6161, Joensuu
•    Niina Suorsa, tel. +358 29 502 6606, Kuopio

Service advice

•    Riitta Pasanen, tel. +358 29 502 4071

Communications

•    Sirpa Leikas, tel. +358 29 502 4197
•    Tiina Arpola, tel. +358 295 026 131

Payment and audits of granted funding

•    Jaana Iivanainen, rural area funding, tel. +358 29 502 4108
•    Matti Paksu, rural area funding, tel. +358 29 502 4111
•    Hannu Lappalainen, business, project and rural area funding, tel. +358 29 502 4117
•    Heli Kauppinen, business funding, tel. +358 295 026 171
•    Mika Tolvanen, business funding, tel. +358 29 502 4134
•    Jemina Koponen, project funding, tel. +358 29 502 4142
•    Jaana Martikainen, project funding, tel. +358 29 502 6676
•    Taija Nurmi, project funding, tel. +358 29 502 6141
•    Samuli Salo, project funding, tel. +358 29 502 4110
•    Nina Vuorisalo, project funding, tel. +358 50 380 6561

Management

•    Kalevi Pölönen, Head of the Structural Fund Services Unit, tel. +358 29 502 6091
•    Timo Ollila, Head of Finance, Project Funding, tel. +358 29 502 6695
•    Pekka Pelkonen, Head of Finance, tel. +358 29 502 6086
•    SME funding – Ask a specialist, guidance service: Kirsi Wendelin-Arponen,
​​​​​​​      Head of Unit, Customer Relationship Manager, tel. +358 29 502 2689
•    Sirpa Lavikainen, Head of Unit, Payment and Auditing Services, tel. +358 29 501 6225

Street addresses and address for submitting electronic documents:

•    Joensuu, Torikatu 36 A, 2nd floor, PO Box 69, 80100 Joensuu
•    Kuopio, Kallanranta 11, PO Box 2000, 70100 Kuopio
•    Mikkeli, Jääkärinkatu 14, PO Box 164, 50101 Mikkeli
•    Address for submitting electronic documents: [email protected]