Timeline

  • 2024

    Vision: Flagship of smart wellbeing and performance

  • 18.12.2019

    Hippos2020 will be carbon neutral – using wind, sun and wood energy.

  • 28.11.2019

    Minister of Science and Culture, Hanna Kosonen provides a grant for Hippos over years 2020-2023.

  • 27.11.2019

    Hippos2020 -project receives a building permit for the first stage.

  • 29.10.2019

    The Finnish Olympic Committee names Hippos2020 as the second most important sport facilities project in Finland.

  • 01.08.2019

    Hippos2020 and The Finnish Automobile Sport Federation, AKK-Motorsport enter into a Letter of Intent to strengthen their cooperation.

  • 18.6.2019

    City of Jyväskylä and Lehto Group Oyj establish a joint real estate and management company to finance and manage Hippos2020-project’s next development phase.

  • 12.4.2019

    Fennia withdrawn from Hippos2020-project and reorganization of the project starts.

  • 04.02.2019

    Norlandia preschool reserves premises from Hippos2020

  • 12.12.2018

    University of Jyväskylä reserves office premises for its researchers and facilities for research in sport and health sciences from Hippos2020.

  • 29.10.2018

    JAMK University of Applied Sciences decides to transfer its School of Health and Social Studies to Hippos and reserve premises with more than 3,000 m2 of space.

  • 28.5.2018

    The City Board and City Council of Jyväskylä gives the green light for Hippos2020 and the project starts.

  • 13.12.2017

    The city council of Jyväskylä decides to initiate the Hippos2020 project together with the consortium of Lehto and Fennia. Consortium takes leadership of the project’s development, planning, contracts and economic model.

  • 26.9.2017

    Procurement decision is made and two innovation partners are selected to the innovation partnership phase.

  • 14.3.2017

    City of Jyväskylä start looking for one or several major investors to Hippos2020-project.

  • 5.12.2016

    The City Board of Jyväskylä decides to start the competitive tendering of Hippos-project.

  • 7.3.2016

    The City Board of Jyväskylä accepts Hippos2020’s development principles and decides to establish ”Jyväskylän Hippoksen Kehitys Oy”.

  • 1.1.2016

    Business Jyväskylä takes leadership of the project management and funding responsibilities.

  • Year 2015

    Preliminary evaluation report of the development of Hippos area is completed and project planning starts.

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