From platforms into business
Vibrant City as a Platfrom (Elinvoimainen kaupunki alustana, EKA) is a platform-based model for new products and services. It is being developed in partnership with the city, enterprises, research institutions, and universities. Platforms and co-development are still a new way of doing things, and that is why one of the goals in EKA is to further enhance cooperation with various institutions and companies in Oulu. The model will be implemented in the everyday life of cities and businesses through pilot projects. In addition, the project and its pilots will contribute to a business model and a business plan that clearly describe the process of a platform-based model, necessary resources and other inputs as well as the results to be achieved.