Innovation platforms in East and North Finland
Innovation platforms are services that support the development of companies’ products and services, providing an environment for conducting various experiments and tests, as well as for developing prototypes. Innovation platforms also enable the development of new types of innovation partnerships and links, for example between public and private actors. In the region of East and North Finland, the development of innovation platforms has been systematically financed in recent years. The starting point has been to create new businesses and to support SMEs in producing new or improved products, processes and services.
Ways for East and North Finland to succeed in global competition and to support innovation activities are networking of regional innovation platforms and increasing the awareness of the platforms. Based on the choices of our joint smart specialisation strategy, we have brought together about 45 innovation platforms from East and North Finland. The services provided by the innovation platforms are intended for the benefit of SMEs in the region but also for the use of all business development organisations, educational organisations and national research institutes operating at the business interface.
Search engine for innovation platforms
With the search engine for innovation platforms, you can search for information on the platforms on the basis of our common areas of expertise in accordance with the East and North Finland Smart Specialisation Strategy, as well as on the platform’s geographical location and TRL level.