Invest In Kainuu | IIK

The Invest in Kainuu team is dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of inward investment to the Kainuu region in central Finland. Our aim is to develop and raise the international profile of this region as a place in which to invest across a range of industries.

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Data Centers & Digital Business

Kainuu's most significant growth industry is the data centre ecosystem, centered on the Renforsin Ranta Business Park, formerly a UPM paper mill until its closure in 2008. Kajaani's first anchor case was the Finnish government's CSC – IT C...

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In recent years, biofuels from residues and wastes have gained greater attention in low-carbon fuel regulations. Such fuel have a substantial potential role in reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector. The EU has set a t...

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The mining industry has been a growth sector in Kainuu. Finland has a long history of mining activity, and Finnish metallurgical technology and manufacturers of mining equipment are well known throughout the international mining community. Kainu...

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Tourism has a great significance to Kainuu's economy. The development of the tourism industry is a vital factor for Kainuu and at the same time it presents great opportunities. According to WTTC, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism to Fin...

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The region of Kainuu has been going through a major structural change. In years gone by, the region’s trade has been centred on agriculture and wood, as a rural region; recently however, high technology, mineral extraction and tourism have seen...

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The Arctic Connect Project to Power Business in Northern Finland


The Arctic Connect Project to Power Business in Northern Finland

Regional Council of Kainuu is strongly involved in the Arctic Connect project, exploring the possibilities to...

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Invest in Kainuu at Grand Opening of Cinia’s Northern Digital Highway in Frankfurt 19th May


Invest in Kainuu will join the celebration in Frankfurt on 19th May as Cinia connects Frankfurt to Finland with its new Baltic Sea Data cable. Joining Invest in Kainuu in Frankfurt are some of...

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Kainuu lands FDI Strategy Award


Kainuu has been awarded a top 10 award for FDI Strategy in an external assessment by the Financial Times'; fDi Intelligence as part of their European Cities and Regions of the future 2016/2017...

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Invest in Kainuu at Datacloud 2015 with Invest in Finland


Invest in Kainuu will participate in Datacloud 2015 in Monaco on June 3-4 together with Invest in Finland and Finnish companies. Invest in Kainuu will be meeting a number of perspective investors and...

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Germany´s Hetzner invests in Baltic cable - The cable construction will increase Kainuu´s potential as a data centre location


German company Hetzner Online AG announced its plans to situate a new data centre in Finland, highly likely to be located in the south of Finland. German company Hetzner Online AG announced its...

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Nordic Digital Business Summit 2015 takes place in Kaapelitehdas on 24.9 with a key theme of the Internet of Things!


Continuing from the success of the Nordic Digital Business Summit 2014, a new Kainuu based company Onyx Group Oy was established to pick up where Invest In Kainuu and DIGITICE Finland left off,...

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The natural beauty of the Paljakka area made a deep impression on British investor George Hand during his first visit to the Kainuu region in Northern Finland. In May 2019, two and a half years...

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