Oulu, Finland, 5 May 2015 - Digitalization and emerging technologies such as 5G networks promise to radically transform today’s cities, but there is one great hurdle to cross before citizens can fully enjoy the benefits of digitalization. Cities will have to open up their services and data, and...
Northern Scandinavian investment opportunities at the MIPIM property investment market in Cannes, France
With a solution for independent encrypted remote connections, Tosibox of northern Finland is seeking to ride the crest of the industrial Internet Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. This patented solution brings reliability and cost savings to global remote connections. The company’s products are already used in 70 countries, with sales now also beginning in North America.
A significant number of international corporations relocated to Oulu during the second half of 2014. This surely must be a record in the Finnish industrial history that such a major contribution was made to the field of development in hi-tech in such a short period of time. Eleven of these corporations are in ICT and almost the same number in other fields. Over the past couple of years the ICT ecosystem in Oulu has diversified considerably: While it earlier depended on two drivers, the mobile phone and mobile network knowledge and knowhow, it is complemented by clusters producing finance, health tech and automotive solutions.
European Union funded FICHe (Future Internet Challenge eHealth) accelerator program has selected 80 European health technology companies out of more than three hundred applications to the first phase of the project. Participation was open to all European eHealth small and mid-sized enterprises and startups eager to develop innovative applications in the eHealth domain using FIWARE technology (www.fiware.org). In the coming next weeks the 80 SMEs and startups are offered bootcamps, coaching and webinars. By the end of February they all have to deliver a clear business model of their innovation, present their team to the review committee and develop a plan to execute in the next phase of the program.