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AI-TIE – AI Technology Innovation Ecosystems for Competitiveness of SMEs.

The AI-TIE project is coordinated by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and it aims to support SMEs in developing and growing their business through the use of AI solutions to innovate, sell and deliver new products and services to their customers.

The objective of the project is to move the AI discussion from a general level to industry-specific training, mentoring and accelerator operations. The project targets the fields of cleantech and wellbeing, social and health industry.

The AI-TIE project

  • develops an AI innovation ecosystem as a new collaboration arena where SMEs, large companies and corporations, and other key stakeholders can collaborate synergistically and offer their products and services with the objective of increasing sales.
  • produces and offers to SMEs training, materials and web content on the business use of AI to help increase AI competence among SME staff. The project’s AI accelerators foster the development of new immaterial digital products and services based on data and AI.
  • builds the AI competence of management consultants and other experts working with SMEs to improve their ability to communicate effectively about the possibilities of AI.

    AI-TIE – AI Technology Innovation Ecosystems for Competitiveness of SMEs

    Project manager: Anna Ruohonen
    Duration: 2021-2023
    Partners: Haaga-Helia (coordinator), Laurea University of Applied Sciences (co-implementor), Finland’s Artificial Intelligence Accelerator FAIA, MyData Global, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Länsi-Uusimaa Chamber of Commerce, Posintra OY, Uudenmaan yrittäjät ry, NewCo Helsinki, Central Uusimaa Business Development Center – KEUKE, Health Capital Helsinki, Healthtech Finland, The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and Sailab MedTech Finland.
    Funding: European Regional Development Fund (REACT-EU), Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council. The project is funded as part of the European Union’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Senior Researcher
    Senior Researcher, Entrepreneurship and Business Renewal
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