THE ROBOTICS CLUSTER IS GROWING
The companies in our robotics cluster are growing rapidly. The average annual growth in turnover has been 15%, which means new vitality for both companies and the region as a whole. More traditional industries will also benefit from the development, as it will be easy to increase business efficiency and competitive advantage through automation and with the help of a local network of experts. The universities in the region prepare technology and business professionals for the needs of industry. Academies in robotics and artificial intelligence, as well as up-skilling and re-skilling, provide a significant addition to the availability of a skilled workforce.
GROWTH FOR START-UPS
Our growing robotics cluster also offers growth opportunities for start-ups. The SAMK Business Accelerator and Start-up community can provide sparring for your idea from the very beginning to starting a company. In addition, the knowledge community offers diverse research, development and innovation services. The region's industrial companies and public sector actors form an innovation platform and are looking for new solutions to increase the efficiency of operations, for example through hackathons and living lab environments. The services allow start-ups to develop their products and services in real environments and receive credible references to support growth.
GAMECOAST – THE POTENTIAL OF GAMIFICATION
Gamification can be a solution to make your business more efficient or the basis for a new business idea. The gamification network Gamecoast in Pori region combines gamification, artificial intelligence and other modern technologies (e.g. AR, VR) to accelerate product development, commercialization and the development of new technological innovations. The core of the network consists of the business development company Prizztech, the University Consortium of Pori and companies in the creative and technology sectors. Utilization of gamification in the manufacturing industry, for example in the workforce skills development, job orientation, occupational safety and well-being, is at the heart of the Gamecoast network. With Gamecoast, it’s good to start making a new kind of future.
THE ROBOTICS CLUSTER PROMOTES INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING
The robotics cluster in Pori region is strongly and internationally networked. This means the opportunity to make the best networks of experts available to companies in the region. In addition, the cluster provides access to significant international business opportunities. The Robocoast center of expertise is one of the most important European research and expert networks. In addition, Robocoast has international cooperation with China.