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West Finland European Office (WFEO) is the regional office of West Finland, representing the interests of Ostrobothnia, South Ostrobothnia, Satakunta and Central Finland in Brussels. We follow closely EU policies and provide information on EU funding programmes and co-operation opportunities for our stakeholders.

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S3 Strategy

Based on the smart specialisation strategies in West Finland, we focus on automation and robotics, energy, food and bioeconomy, cyber security, education and health. In automation and robotics the focus is, especially in the manufacturing industry. Cybersecurity provides solutions, including cyber security auditing and security, for various target groups; e.g. healthcare sector, banks, SMEs etc. Education is a crosscutting theme, where regions have excellence in all educational levels and there is a strong focus on lifelong learning. Energy includes smart grids, battery technologies and renewable energy. Bioeconomy strengths are in food production and in forestry, where regions provide novel solutions in products and processes. Circular economy is the core of bioeconomy. Health and wellbeing focus is on prevention, and enabling technological solutions.

Strategic R&I Projects

IRIS Smart Cities

The project is developed around three lighthouse cities who will work as collaborators and test-beds for four follower cities. Each city will draw upon a mix of partners to accelerate communities to adopt energy, mobility and ICT initiatives.

 

Horizon 2020

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IHMEC

IHMEC project creates and exports joint indoor hygiene solution of Central Baltic area SME’s into the Saudi Arabian construction market using indoor hygiene (IH) as a competitive edge.
 

Interreg Central Baltic

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  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Smart Specialisation in Smart Region

First newsletter of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project LARS - Learning Among Regions on Smart specialisation. It aims at strengthening the regional innovation systems by transnational learning. LARS  helps the public sector lead Smart specialisation processes in their regions and connects innovation networks across regions.