Improving competitiveness of SMEs and attractiveness of the cross-border region by developing King's Road's ecosystem and offering new digital tools

Project goals:

  • To improve the competitiveness and competence, to identify new business opportunities for SMEs related to the project theme
  • To increase awareness and attractiveness of King’s Road among companies, tourism sector and users; to improve cross-border cooperation in King’s Road regions.
  • To improve and modernize existing King’s Road ecosystem and cooperation conditions; to develop new methods and digital tools for preserving and enhancing experiences of common historical heritage as a base for cooperation of business and social societies.

Expected results:

  • Better competitiveness, capacity and competences of SMEs operating in the King’s Road area due to increased awareness and attractiveness of the area for start-ups, investors and customers.
  • The model of effective functional King’s Road ecosystem modernized in close cooperation with regional authorities, business and cultural stakeholders.
  • Methods and digital solutions for enhancing the potential of sustainable business collaboration and preserving the shared historical heritage have been developed, tested and evaluated. Efforts to reach a new dimension of the whole King’s Road ecosystem have been enhanced and the possibilities and competences of using technology for business, tourists and public and regional organizations are expanded.

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Project manager
Katja Gorelkina
+358 50 468 4626


King's Road Renascence - New Dimension and Digital Tools

01.01.2021 - 30.11.2022


Administrator: South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK)

Partial implementers: Metropolia UAS, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, European-Russian InnoPartnership (ERIP)

Other partners: Kuninkaantie ry

Fields of expertise: Digital economy


Total budget: 573 877 €

XAMK part of the total budget: 197 024 €

Financiers and main source of funding: Kaakkois-Suomi – Venäjä CBC 2014–2020