We are delighted to announce that AIKAECOSYSTEM has received React EU funding from regional council of Kainuu (Kainuun Liitto, project code A78688) for the project “Development of AIKA Arctic Data Intelligence Ecosystem in Kainuu”. The project has the following goals:
1) develop AIKA ecosystem a competence center (Digital Innovation Hub, DIH) where ecosystem members produce and provide services to companies in North and Eastern Finland and later nationally and internationally.
2) pilot the services of the ecosystem through selected company pilot projects; these pilots help to develop services for the needs of companies (especially for SMEs).
3)build and strengthen the competences of ecosystem actors, especially in Kainuu region.
4)seek new partners to the ecosystem and develop and test new partnership models to drive digitalization and to establish value chains for applying data analytics and artificial intelligence.
5)support and promote the usage of LUMI EuroHPC supercomputer through the ecosystem
6)build a strong brand image for the Kainuu region’s expertise of data analytics and high-performance computing and to combine existing competences from related actors (CEMIS, CSC, KAMK, Vuokatti sports technology ecosystem etc.). in Kainuu. Our purpose is to increase awareness of Kainuu competences on national and international level through the Digital Innovation Hub status given by EU.
The project started 1st of April, 2022 and we have started designing operating model and governance model for the AIKA DIH as well as organized promotion events such as DIH community day (May 6th) and demonstrated our technology competences to other regions (May 31, XR meeting in Kuopio).
Dr. Anas Al Natsheh, Chief Technology Business Adviser