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.