The project project aims to establish innovation ecosystem to Kymenlaakso that promotes the area of digitalisation and start-ups.

South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences is a strong higher educator of game programming and cyber security. The project will combine this expertise with student projects and the needs of local business. New type of innovation ecosystem is generated during the project to take advantage of, game programming, cyber security, virtual reality, 3D-modelling and game design.

Digital Innovation Ecosystem project corresponds to growth companies in the challenge to find the right skilled labor. The project will bring together young professionals and companies in co-working projects. The idea is that the young professionals get to know potential employers and companies to promote their future career.

The project established an innovation ecosystem as part of Datariina-center in Kotka, which provides project work spaces and events. South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences is responsible for the entity for the development and implementation of learning environments and company orientated projects.

In co-operation projects students and companies confirm the development, where there will be new services, products, pilot projects and experiments in education. Action to ensure that the Kymenlaakso remains on the crest of digitalisation of development.


  • Digital innovation ecosystem, that offers services to companies.
  • New learning environments through experimentations and pilots.
  • For students Digiverstas offers experience from team working, project working, working in multidisciplinary teams, networking as well as credits for studies.

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Maarit Vahvanen
Project Manager
p. 044 702 8428

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1 September 2017 – 31 December 2019

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Partners: Cursor Oy


Total budget: € 348 628

XAMK part of the total budget: € 230 048

Financiers and main source of funding: Uudenmaan liitto, Euroopan aluekehitysrahasto (EAKR)

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