Into Seinäjoki Ltd. is a development company of the city of Seinäjoki, which employs 28 experts in various fields. The company has a strong track record of over ten years in developing both the operating environment of the area and the business development of start-ups and companies seeking growth. Into Seinäjoki Ltd. Has the experience and skills to build cooperation models to promote entrepreneurship and growth opportunities for companies. The company has been involved in building various networks and operating methods, most recently the network of food experts. The company is able to operate independently of the industry, with the best know-how concentrated in the top areas of the province. Into Seinäjoki Ltd. has developed the innovation environment of the Seinäjoki region in cooperation with universities, the university center, the city and companies. Throughout its history, the company has handled and evaluated over 1,000 business ideas, supported the emergence of numerous growth-oriented businesses, and has created and tested several business development innovation tools. www.intoseinajoki.fi
Role in the project:
The Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki Development Platform (HKS) has its roots in the City of Seinäjoki’s Decreasing Obesity program 2013-2020. The aim of the program is to reduce obesity in children and adolescents and obesity-related diseases through lifestyle guidance, nutrition, exercise and urban planning. The City of Seinäjoki is an example of Health in All Policies, where all sectors of the city promote health and well-being with families and the third sector. In addition, HKS’s multi-disciplinary development platform network includes companies that also contribute to the well-being of the population and the environment. The HKS theme is managed by a steering group appointed by the Mayor and consisting of representatives from the City of Seinäjoki, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and Into Seinäjoki Ltd. The Healthy Kids of Seinäjoki model aims to promote the overall well-being of children and families through multi-sectoral cooperation. Childhood obesity is a global challenge and there is a growing international demand for related solutions.