What are we doing?
Advancement of the strategic goals of Oulu Innovation Alliance is largely based on launching and supporting joint research, development and innovation projects, finding partners, connecting businesses and research, and promoting ecosystem-based innovation activities.
The City of Oulu supports the Innovation Alliance’s goals and projects defined in the Oulu ecosystem agreement with an annually determinable allowance from its development fund through separate ERDF and ESF+ project application processes concerning urban development. Also other funding sources such as Business Finland, the Academy of Finland, and direct EU project funding enable our activities. Interesting funding and project opportunities are communicated between the OIA stakeholders, and synergy benefits are sought between RDI operators and business representatives in Oulu.
The selection of ecosystem services within the OIA entails shared support services as well as ones offered by alliance stakeholders. As some of our ecosystem services we provide various trial and development environments, arrange innovation events bringing different fields and their operatives together, and open doors to national and international networks.