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News 27.06.2018

Finland to form largest ICT collaboration network in northern Europe

Allied ICT Finland (AIF) creates a network of 11 research institutes, five cities, ten business ecosystems, thousands of researchers and more than 1.200 companies. The target is to achieve a permanent boost in R&D investments and global growth.

Digitalization creates vast opportunities for growth, and to succeed new ways of agility, investments and partnership models are needed. Allied ICT Finland presents a new model of action and investment in order to create a billion euro R&D leap. By combining multifaceted research, resources and R&D environments to a platform economy model, AIF creates a rapid R2B model.

Central focal points in the collaboration are wireless networks and devices, industrial Internet, artificial intelligence and machine learning, drone technologies, augmented and virtual reality technologies, game technologies, systems and platforms, printed electronics, new materials and sensors, cybersecurity and vertical technologies. Financing is secured by utilizing several domestic and European funding instruments, capital investments from the companies themselves, and international partnerships.

Ecosystem is wellcoming hightech companies

Allied ICT Finland is open to all Finland based companies of high-end technology, as well as companies from other industries and top tier research. "International companies and partners are welcome to collaborate with Finnish companies through our ecosystems," says Pasi Tyrväinen, Vice Chairman of AIF board.

"The meaning of this collaboration is to establish a permanent increase in R&D investments, which is necessary to achieve global growth," says Mika Klemettinen, Director of Digitalization in Business Finland, a partner of AIF. A new model is built among the Allied ICT Finland partners, where research, cities and companies will gain from new model of platform economics and growth networks. The essential growth-positive principles are:

  • Shared and combined investments, roadmaps and infrastructures
  • Business development and best practice availability
  • New partnerships between actors and platform economics model
  • Creating business-driven ecosystems
  • Cross-pollination of talent and digital meeting places

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