The best kind of innovation partnership equals future excellence and co-creation. Joint services and concrete means of participation are needed as the building blocks.
OIA stakeholders are strong influencers in a wide range of national and international networks of their respective fields. We are building new partnership networks together. Join us!
New leads and opportunities
Oulu Innovation Alliance is at the frontline when it comes to recognising new opportunities in fields such as digitalisation and data economy.
OIA communications operate in two directions: from outside in to alliance stakeholders as well as from inside out, conveying the work and results of the alliance to external bodies. Communication channels of the partner network are utilised in the communications.
Forecasting talent needs
Forecasting the talent needs of stakeholder companies is an integral task in the alliance. Shortage of talents is present everywhere. OIA monitors short- and long-term talent needs of companies while looking for educational opportunities as well. Another strategy is precision training of available workforce for company needs. OIA also organises joint forums for employers and educational institutions for carrying out important dialogue.
OIA creates new, innovative projects out of recognised development needs and builds the necessary consortia for them.
OIA implements challenge-driven events and workshops for developing new solutions based on open innovation.
Product development support and trials
OIA invites companies to accelerate their product development processed together with partners. Co-creation adds to customer understanding and gives you knowledge about what your customer wants. Companies have access to piloting and testing services along with a variety of trial platforms and development environments. With a trial, you will be able to determine what will work and what will not.
Forecasting helps you recognise future needs. Effective utilisation of business forecast data will keep you one step ahead of the competition. Forecast data gives you a wider perspective into your operating environment and market development.