Digi Center Investments

finished. 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021


The project is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The project is implemented by University of Eastern Finland and Savonia University of Applied Sciences (coordinator)


Main funder

Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo

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Digitalisation is a megatrend, which is also called the fourth industrial revolution. As a concept, digitization is enormously wide and difficult to approach. It touches in some way almost every industry and individual. According to industry reports, digitalisation is still a great, and largely untapped, possibility of Finland. For example, digitalisation has been estimated to repair traditional weaknesses in Finland. The distance to the global market diminishes over the Internet.
One of the strengths of Finnish business is in industrial applications utilizing artificial intelligence. At present, however, artificial intelligence is still relatively little utilized in business life of the North Savo region compared to the opportunities it currently offers. Digital technology also provides new means for data collection, such as IoT technologies, which allow the accumulation of large data masses for data analysis and artificial intelligence applications. These technologies provide opportunities to change business practices and production processes with knowledge management, intelligent automation, and robotisation.
“Digitalisation in The Northern Savo“ – operational program has mapped the opportunities offered by digitalisation and aligned strategic priorities of digitalization in the province. Target groups for the action program have been mechanical and energy technology and health. For each of these areas, an innovation ecosystem has been envisaged as a framework for action.
A brand new digital expert center, Digi Center, has been planned for digital technology support for the region’s businesses and innovation ecosystems. Digi Center follows the development of digitalisation and helps innovation ecosystems and companies to solve digitalisation problems. The project is a parallel project of the “Digital Technology RDI Environment (Digi Center)” project and the purpose and main objective of this project i is to implement the planned procurement for Digi Center. The project is accomplished by Savonia University of Applied Sciences and University of Eastern Finland. The project’s main technological competence areas are IoT and artificial intelligence, which also directs equipment purchases to enable these technologies.
The result of the project is the Digi Center, which is equipped with the capacity to act as a regional center of digital competence.

Time period

finished. 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021

Group members - UEF