Developing and strengthening RDI cooperation in the Uusimaa region

The Developing and strengthening RDI cooperation in the Uusimaa region -project develops research, development and innovation competences particularly in bringing more EU funding into the region.

The project develops multi-stakeholder cooperation particularly with companies and creates a framework for forming RDI partnerships with an emphasis on international perspectives. This seeks to ensure sufficient innovation funding for actors in the Uusimaa area, improving capabilities that help in securing EU funding. At the same time, the COVID pandemic has a significant effect on the Uusimaa economy, which as a region is heavily international and reliant on exports.

The project consists of three interlinked components:

  • Developing EU impact and visibility for RDI activities and actors in the Uusimaa region.
  • Developing funding competences for actors in the Uusimaa region.
  • Surveying project interests and ideas for RDI actors in the Uusimaa region, their connections with the Horizon Europe funding programme, and implementing joint application preparations based on these shared interests.

The impact of the project is measured in the successful securing of European RDI funding, which in turn is reflected in the economic recovery of the Uusimaa region. Horizon Europe, the EU’s leading RDI funding programme, promotes long-term innovation and increases networking and internationalisation while helping to increase competitiveness and funding opportunities.

The project is implemented by 3UAS, which is a strategic alliance of three major universities of applied sciences in the capital region – Haaga-Helia, Laurea, and Metropolia. The project is coordinated by Laurea University of Applied Sciences. Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is responsible for the EU impact and visibility development component of the project.

Developing and strengthening RDI cooperation in the Uusimaa region

Project manager at Haaga-Helia: Anniina Palmu
Duration: 1.3.2021-30.9.2023
Funding: Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
Partners: Haaga-Helia, Laurea UAS and Metropolia UAS

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