The implementation of the project was aimed at strengthening the preconditions for research and product development activities and expansion of security by increasing the cybersecurity knowledge and risk management of organizations. Main results were first version of RGCE Cyber Range and pilot of National Cyber Security Exercise.

Impact of the project

Thanks to its location and industry, Jyväskylä also has long traditions in the security field as aninformation network junction. The implementation of the JYVSECTEC Project has significantly strengthened the preconditions of security and ICT companies for research and development activities in Central Finland and also for growth.

Thanks to the JYVSECTEC Project, Jyväskylä is recognised as an active developer of cybersecurity because of the articles published in various media, investments realised, partnership agreements signed and social co-operation networks built on a strong presence. In its strategy, JAMK University of Applied Sciences has also committed to the development of cybersecurity by selecting it as one of the focus areas of R&D activities.

The development, testing and training environments built in the project will serve as cybersecurity development platforms both nationally and internationally, and the new operating models developed for special situations will promote cybersecurity and co-operation in the field. The increase in research and development activities due to the project will safeguard the current jobs in the field and enable the creation of new jobs.

The project has promoted the position of the Jyväskylä Region as a national cybersecurity centre of excellence and strengthened the national and international networking and competitiveness of the area.



Funding programme

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Implementing party

JAMK University of Applied Sciences Ltd, Institute of Information Technology


Airbus Defence and Space Ltd, Ajeco Ltd, Descom Ltd, Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes Ltd, Relator Ltd