Companies and organisations
The Regional Council of Kainuu
The regional council of Kainuu has the key role in promoting the region’s interests with two main functions: regional development and regional land use planning.
The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) promote regional development by managing the central government’s implementation and development tasks in the areas coming under them.
Employment and Economic Development Centre
Finances SME investment and development projects.
Invest in Finland
Service organization with the goal of accelerating internationalization of Finnish businesses. Have expertise in Finnish industry, in the international market and in local business practices in different countries.
Finnish National Fund for Research and Development
The Fund aims to promote Finland’s economic prosperity by encouraging research, backing innovative projects, organizing training programs and providing venture capital to companies at the early stage of their existence.
Owned by the Finnish government, providing financing services to promote the domestic operations of Finnish businesses, and to further exports and internationalization of enterprises. Provides loans and guarantees for business development and growth as well as export credit guarantees for covering against credit risks of exports.
Finnish Industry Investment Ltd.
A government-owned investment company, engaging in equity capital investment and investing in venture capital funds, private equity funds and directly in selected target companies.
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences focus on contacts with working life and train professional in response to labour market needs whereas traditional universities conduct scientific reasearch and provide instruction and postgraduate education based on it.