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OTHER NEWS 27 Jul 2016

Pöyry, Cursor, and OP Cooperative Bank in Kymenlaakso launch new business accelerator in Kotka, Finland

Pöyry has joined with two other companies to launch a business accelerator in Kotka, Finland. The programme will aim to develop business start-ups, assist with financing arrangements, and have a particular focus on creating digital concepts within the industrial internet.

"Our strategic goal is to find and develop new business opportunities, for example, by utilising the diversity and opportunities of digitalisation,” says Pasi Tolppanen, Pöyry’s President of Regional Operations Northern Europe. “This cooperation serves these purposes well and certainly further strengthen our presence in south-east Finland."

The programme will be launched in October 2016 with an early search in the autumn for the first 5 to 10 companies. The start-up teams will work mainly in Kotka, however Pöyry will also offer them the opportunity to work at Pöyry Headquarters in Vantaa during some modules.

“We will bring a strong knowledge of the industry, energy and infrastructure sectors at domestic and international level to this collaboration” says Jani Rautkoski, Head of Pöyry’s office in Kotka. “We’re also able to give the business accelerator a great view of both domestic and global markets.”

“We can all learn from the start-up culture and digital business” he concludes. “Co-operation with this project will certainly give us a lot.”

Read the full story (in Finnish) at www.poyry.fi.