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About Elmo

The regions of East and North Finland (ENF) have long traditions in co-operation. A new phase in the collaboration was launched in early 2018 when the ENF regions were chosen as one of European Commission´s pilot areas to develop new approaches based on smart specialisation. The pilot was called Regions in Industrial Transition or as we like to call it, ELMO.

ELMO collaboration is about shaping the future of the ENF regions together. The core of the collaboration consists of smart specialisation that leads the way to identifying regional strengths and competences. The goal is to develop new practices that help enterprises to utilise the expertise and versatile network of innovation platforms in the ENF area.

The first phase of the ELMO collaboration produced the East and North Finland in industrial transition -smart specialisation strategy 2019-2023. In the second phase, we put the strategy to use in order to support industries, growth and employment in the ENF regions. We welcome you to follow the work that we do for the regions in the East and North Finland.

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East and North Finland to participate in Partnerships for Regional Innovation pilot

East and North Finland to participate in PRI-pilot East And North Finland has been selected, among with 63 regions, seven cities and four member states, to participate in Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI) pilot. Participants in the pilot action are open to share good practices and to co-develop and test tools to mobilise multiple sources ... Read moreEast and North Finland to participate in Partnerships for Regional Innovation pilot

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Collaboration of the ENF regions carry on strong in project ELMO II

Collaboration of the ENF regions carry on strong in project ELMO II Long-term collaboration between the East and North (ENF) regions will carry on in project Smart Specialization in East and North Finland 2022–2027 (ELMO II). As a continuation for Commission’s “Regions in Industrial Transition” pilot, the project aims to support the development of clusters in the ... Read moreCollaboration of the ENF regions carry on strong in project ELMO II

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