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Allied ICT Finland (AIF) is a collaboration network of 11 research institutes, five cities, ten business ecosystems, thousands of researchers and more than 1200 companies.

Digitalization creates vast possibilities for growth, but new ways of agility, investments and partnership models are needed in order to succeed. Finland must be in the vanguard of new technologies and business opportunities. Allied ICT Finland offers a new model of action and investment, which aims to create a billion euro R&D leap.

Arto Maaninen

Financing is secured by utilizing several domestic and European funding instruments, capital investments from the companies themselves, and international partnerships.

Arto Maaninen, chairman, AIF national board

AIF will become the junction of large amount of research and business partners, all utilizing latest models of network economics. AIF creates foundation to required critical mass for large international productions of technology and services, and offers significant international contacts to partners and clients in order to create effective project portfolios.

Henry Tirri

Allied ICT Finland invests heavily in developing R&D value production as globally significant businesses.

Henry Tirri, chairman, AIF strategic steering group

The priority meaning of the AIF collaboration is to significantly improve the competitiveness of Finnish companies. AIF creates new solutions by combining usually separate areas of special knowledge, R&D platforms and resources, and uses these to create globally wanted products and services. The potential for company and research institute collaboration and competition requirements will be taken to a whole new level by providing the critical mass and knowledge from the partner talent pool and experience in a business-minded manner. Partners and specialization companies participate in projects with their own talent, tools and R&D environments.

Mika Klemettinen

The meaning of the AIF collaboration is to establish a permanent increase in R&D investments, which is necessary to achieve positive leverage and face the increasing global competition.

Mika Klemettinen, expert board member, AIF National Board

AIF increases Finnish competitive edge by combining business development, shared R&D environments, financing services, research and ecosystems. Allied ICT Finland is open to all Finnish companies of high-end technology, as well as companies from other industries and top tier research.

Pasi Tyrvainen

International companies and partners are welcome to collaborate with Finnish companies through our ecosystems.

Pasi Tyrväinen, vice chairman, AIF National Board

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National Board and Strategy Group Leadership

Arto Maaninen

Arto Maaninen

Chairman of the National Board

Henry Tirri

Henry Tirri

Chairman,
Allied ICT Strategy SG

Jaakko Sauvola

Jaakko Sauvola

Executive Director

Pasi Tyrvainen

Pasi Tyrväinen

Vice-Chairman

National Board Members

Anne Sandelin

Anne Sandelin

Arto Pussinen

Arto Pussinen

Harri Kopola

Harri Kopola

Heini Wallander

Ida Bjorkbacka

Ida Björkbacka

Janne Mustonen

Janne Mustonen

Jukka Riekki

Jukka Riekki

Jussi Paakkari

Jussi Paakkari

Kari Koskinen

Kari Koskinen

Mika Klemettinen

Mika Klemettinen

Niko Kyynäräinen

Niko Kyynäräinen

Sami Paatero

Sami Paatero

Sasu Tarkoma

Tapio Virkkunen

Tapio Virkkunen

Ville Leppänen

Ville Leppänen

National Board Deputy Members

AIF Placeholder

Timo Antikainen

Juha Ala-Mursula, National Board Deputy Board Member

Juha Ala-Mursula

Tanja Oksa, Deputy Board Member

Tanja Oksa

AIF Placeholder

Johan Lilius

Pauli Kuosmanen, National Board Deputy Member

Pauli Kuosmanen

Pasi Raiskinmäki, National Board Deputy Member

Pasi Raiskinmäki

Tommi Mikkonen, National Board Deputy Member

Tommi Mikkonen

Mikko Merimaa

Mikko Merimaa

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