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Robocoast to boost digitalisation of manufacturing industry

Turku Science Park Ltd is part of an innovation cluster, which was awarded funding by the European Commission. It is a Robocoast EDIH consortium focusing on the digitalisation of manufacturing industry.

Turku Science Park Ltd is responsible for digital maturity and investment issues in the consortium. The activities will help companies to find investors at the stage when they have a proven product and the will to grow and internationalise.

“We coach companies to do things in a certain way to ensure the best possible return for both the company and the investors,” says Michael Lindholm, Network Manager for the TechTurku cluster at Turku Science Park Ltd.

At the same time, funding was also awarded to HealthHub Finland, coordinated by Turku Science Park Ltd. It is a consortium that helps SMEs to digitalise and develop new health data-driven businesses.

Mr Lindholm said that the EDIH funding is particularly important because it allows companies to support digitalisation in a more long-term way than before. He believes that innovation clusters benefit from each other. The Robocoast consortium’s strengths include expertise in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics. It is coordinated by Prizztech Oy, a Pori-based company, and includes universities in the regions of Southwest Finland, Satakunta, Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Central Finland, South Savo and Kymenlaakso.

“We also help start-ups in the health sector to find investment. There are certainly many other kinds of information – and lessons – that can be shared. Data and test platform services can also often be cross-utilised, regardless of industry.”

The aim is to have HealthHub Finland and Robocoast innovation hubs up and running before the end of this year.

For more information and interview requests: Michael Lindholm