Modern cluster work guides collaboration

In the process of setting the common strategic priorities for the East and North Finland regions, a need to develop joint cluster work, was identified. The ENF area hosts strong ecosystem-based development activities that lay a good foundation for cluster operations and their systematic development. The range of innovation platforms can be expanded by adopting the entire ENF area as the operating area. At the same time, a framework is created for meeting the individual needs of enterprises, no matter if they are associated with managing the side-flows of industrial services, tourism, food products of mining. 

The goal of the joint cluster work in ENF regions is to create a cluster development model for the ENF regions that is based on the existing network of innovation platforms in the regions. This new type of cluster thinking lays the foundation for stable collaboration and competitive growth, and links the operators of the ENF area to wider European co-operation networks.