Research, Development & Innovation Activities

CSC proactively seeks out opportunities to innovate and develop new services for our customers. To fulfill our special task to support the higher education and research we systematically monitor what can be future key technologies and services, and we initiate and take part in collaborative Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) projects to benefit research and education. CSC seeks much of its external RDI funding from Academy of Finland, Business Finland, Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC).

We take part in nearly 50 externally funded RDI projects together with our partners. This collaboration brings direct benefits to Finland as it enables us to offer state-of-the-art services, such as world-class computing capacity and data services, directly to the researchers. In addition, the projects allow us to bring our stakeholders views into international discussions on common standards and policies. All with the aim to enhance the competitiveness, performance and quality of European science, and society at large.

Content with Funding ERDF .

AIKA

The AIKA project will facilitate digital transition of the Kainuu region by establishing new data-driven solutions for business and industry, by building connections to national and international networks, and by planning for long-term exploitation of the AIKA Ecosystem.

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DKDCE

The project's aim is to significantly strengthen Finland's and especially Kajaani's role in the European and global high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem. The main goal of the project is to strengthen the data center ecosystem in Kainuu by attracting new companies and investments to the Kainuu region.

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Finished RDI Projects

Content with Funding ERDF .

HYTELI

The aim of the project is to develop technologically advanced innovation platforms and environments in order to increase the international level of technology expertise and boost the competitiveness of the Kainuu region. The project utilises the interdisciplinary knowledge base of the regional CEMIS-consortium.

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