OIA/ ICT & Digitalization

Finland: North and East Finland
Jari-Pekka Rontu
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Overview

About us

ICT&Digitalization is one of the five distinct ecosystems under Oulu Innovation Alliance. The other ecosystems are Industry 2026, Agile Commercialization, OuluHealth and Northern City with Attractive opportunities. Each ecosystem function as a network of the best talent in their field, but  they also have cross-sectional cooperation, thus making the most out of the synergy that is formed.

ICT & Digitalization is the ecosystem that boosts Oulu’s status as a world-class ICT center and is focused on building Oulu’s reputation as the home city of 5G and as the FinTech center of the future. The ecosystems goals for 2025 are to establish Oulu as a region that attracts and creates ICT specialists, cement the region’s status a 6G center renowned for its intelligent community that utilizes digitalization, and that the region is known globally for its IoT systems and data analytics excellence.

ICT & Digitalization ecosystem has the largest private workforce of Oulu region – approx. 18,000 hi-tech jobs. The ecosystem has chosen financial technology (Fintech) and the digitalization of social and welfare services as its focus themesThe goals are e.g. to increase the visibility and credibility of the Fintech sector and raise Oulu to bo the forerunner in social and welfare service digitalization

Established - 30 November 2015
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 460
    Cluster Members
  • 450
    SME's
  • 305
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 2
    Large Companies
  • 3
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Number of civil society members
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Oulu Fintech sector, 300+ expert level employees

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Other
Languages spoken
English Finnish Swedish

Management team

Jari-Pekka Rontu
Cluster Manager
Heikki Ailisto
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020

Name & description

6G Flagship   (Academy of Finland)

Project name

Several, through partners

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

China
Japan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

- none -

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
Oulu Innovation Alliance
Oulu Innovation Alliance

Finland

Regional

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