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Functions – What we do and how

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

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.

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. 

Use the map below to see how our SREs are located. Zoom in to see individual markers. Place your mouse on a marker for a short description, click on the marker for a longer description (opens in a new window).

See all SREs

Marjo Leinonen

Shared RDI Environments
+358 46 923 1064

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.

Pirjo Rousu - Funding Services Oulu

Pirjo Rousu

Funding Services Oulu
+358 50 573 4763

Eero Huttunen

Funding Services Oulu
+358 50 591 8859

Kirsi Andersson

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


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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