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Growth Mill – The path to success begins here

Our Growth Mill function helps your company in finding the right partners, acquire the right expertise, get sparring in consortium financing process, hone the value chain and much more.

Growth Mill is the first part of our Runway process – the part where a lot of hard work gets done before you get to the actual development. Maybe you want to know more of the possibilities in global markets, or find someone who knows about something more than anyone else. Maybe you just want to check that your idea holds water. Or maybe you want to find a smaller company to subcontract for you. Whatever the reason, we have the tools for you.

We host Growth Mill events to spread the word, but if you can’t wait for one in your neighborhood, send us some mail.

Paavo Kosonen

Paavo Kosonen

Growth Mill Director,
+358 50 576 0952
paavo.j.kosonen(at)utu.fi

Shared RDI environments 

Whether you need reduced time-to-market, rapid technology transfer, or just heaps of data – our partners probably have the solution for you.

Marko Jurmu

+358 50 526 4324
marko.jurmu(at)vtt.fi

Marjo Leinonen

+358 46 923 1064
marjo.leinonen(at)oulu.fi

Shared RDI Environments offer your company access through low barrier services. Be it public or privately operated, we maintain a national list of RDI environments and an investment roadmap to ensure that needs from the industry are met through cutting edge infrastructures, built through joint effort and respecting regional competence profiles.

Funding Services

Funding services of the AIF network aims to maximize gathering of external funding.

We are your assistants when you have to find funding. We help you navigate the process to produce a strong and convincing application for your idea. We assist in finding sources of funding and connecting you with our network and partners. Our mission is to use our combined expertise network to acquire external funding.

Matti Kinnunen

Matti Kinnunen

Funding Services Director
+358 50 350 4091
matti.kinnunen(at)oulu.fi

Kirsi Andersson

Funding Services Tampere
+358 40 757 7233
kirsi.andersson (at) tuni.fi

Tiina Heinistö

Funding Services Turku
+358 40 5493 117
tiina.heinisto (at) abo.fi

AIF Funding Services regularly attends EU brokerage events. See the timeline below for information. For more information, contact Matti Kinnunen.

ITS European Congress 2019, 3.-6.6.2019
ECSEL JU Symposium 2019, 17.-18.6.2019
IoT Week, 17.-21.6.2019
EU Brokerage Event on KETs NMBP – Call 2020 & 360°, 27.6.2019
Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing, 43648
H2020 partnering and info day, 3.-4.7.2019
H2020 ICTurkey 2019, 5.7.2019
ITEA: Project outline preparation days, 3.-4.9.2019
ICT Proposer’s Day, 19.-20.9.2019
European Research and Innovation Days, 24.-26.9.2019
Manufacture 2019, 30.9.-1.10.2019
European big data value forum, 14.-16.10.2019
ECS 2019, 5.-6.11.2019
Security Research Event, 6.-7.11.2019
SET-Plan, 14.-15.11.2019
EFECS 2019, 19.-21.11.2019
SMM2019 – Smart Manufacturing Macthmaking 2019, 20.-22.11.2019

ITS European Congress 2019, 3.-6.6.2019

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Link to event:

 

ECSEL JU Symposium 2019, 17.-18.6.2019

Bucharest, Romania

Link to event: https://www.ecsel.eu/events

 

IoT Week, 17.-21.6.2019

Aarhus, Denmark

Link to event: https://iotweek.org/

 

EU Brokerage Event on KETs NMBP – Call 2020 & 360°, 27.6.2019

Strasbourgh, France

Link to event: https://kets-360.b2match.io/

 

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing, 43648

Brussels, Belgium

Link to event:

 

H2020 partnering and info day, 3.-4.7.2019

H2020 ICTurkey 2019, 5.7.2019

Istanbul, Turkey

Link to event: https://icturkey2019.b2match.io/

 

ITEA: Project outline preparation days, 3.-4.9.2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Link to event: https://itea3.org/next-call.html

 

ICT Proposer’s Day, 19.-20.9.2019

Helsinki, Finland

Link to event: https://www.ideal-ist.eu/news/ict-proposers-day-2019

 

European Research and Innovation Days, 24.-26.9.2019

Manufacture 2019, 30.9.-1.10.2019

Helsinki, Finland

Link to event:

 

European big data value forum, 14.-16.10.2019

Helsinki, Finland

Link to event: https://www.european-big-data-value-forum.eu/

 

ECS 2019, 5.-6.11.2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Link to event:

 

Security Research Event, 6.-7.11.2019

Helsinki, Finland

Link to event:

 

EFECS 2019, 19.-21.11.2019

SMM2019 – Smart Manufacturing Macthmaking 2019, 20.-22.11.2019

Fenix

Collaborate, initiate projects, find the suitable partners. Fenix is a tool that connects your company in the most efficient way possible.

With our completely free networking tool Fenix, you can easily browse through companies, research units, projects and funding. Start your own projects with a few clicks, and send out requests to the organizations or people you think might benefit.

Discover business opportunities, solution providers, start-ups, business incubators, funding and financing opportunities, research institutes, shared RDI environments, AIF ecosystems, public tenders….

For flexible matchmaking, why go elsewhere?

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