Päijät-Häme (FI1C3)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Lahti
  • Region size icon 6.255 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 198.565 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 5.290,28 (2009)
  • % of the National GDP 2,91 (2009)
  • % of Unemployment 17.2
  • Regional GERD (%) -
Urban Data Platform

S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Design The region’s major city, Lahti, is famous for its design education and development projects centered around the Lahti Design Institute in Lahti University of Applied Sciences. The companies in the region have utilised local design skills in their product development, which has given them advantage in the market. User-centered design processes help to design better products and services. The region has specialized in classical industrial design and immaterial design in its various forms, including information design and brand.
Sports and Experiences Well-being, sport, tourism, culture and tourism experiences - wrapping all this to an interesting product raise Region’s attraction as a good place to live, travel to and make sustainable business. Päijät-Häme’s assets are high-level knowledge of sport and organizing sport and cultural events and clean and easily attainable nature and lake areas.
Circular economy The circular economy in Päijät-Häme translates into energy and resource efficiency and new solutions. The circular economy will create new business opportunities, products and services. These new services and circular economy education at different levels will develop skills and offer companies new business opportunities and knowledge in the transition to a sustainable economy. Read more about goals and actions: Päijät-Häme Road Map towards Circular Economy: https://paijat-hame.fi/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Roadmap_CE_eng.pdf and Päijät-Häme Bio-based Circular Economy Action Plan https://www.interregeurope.eu/bioregio/action-plans/

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities



  • Email: Juha.Hertsi@paijat-hame.fi
  • Phone: 0035 844 3719442


  • Email: riika.kivela@paijat-hame.fi
  • Phone: 0035 844 3719454


  • Email: Elina.aakko@paijat-hame.fi
  • Phone: 0035 844 3719458