Mobility innovation and development center CEVT partners up with Kaira Clan in Oulu, Finland
Since the middle of 2018, CEVT (China Euro Vehicle Technology AB) has been active in the vibrant start-up ecosystem of Oulu. At the beginning of 2020, a test-car was dispatched in Oulu to increase the possibilities to collaborate and recently the test-car has been upgraded and CEVT will now take the next step. Up until today, CEVT has had great support from Business Oulu to scout and organize events in Oulu, and now we would like to announce the additional collaboration with a very innovative and agile company, Kaira Clan.
“Through what we call open innovation we want to explore what happens if we create a co-creation culture and combine two vibrant high-tech ecosystems – Israel, and Finland. We also have a test-car in Tel Aviv, Israel. Three different cultures, two world-leading innovation hubs with CEVT in the middle as a facilitator, enabler and a way into the mobility market. Win-win!” – Peter Stavered, Head of Innovation at CEVT
“Our goal as facilitators for the Oulu based CEVT Innovation Hub, is to offer Finnish startups and innovation research companies a clear path for the productization of their solutions in the automotive industry.” –Janne Siltari, Kaira Clan Chairman
Kaira Clan will provide educational content, mentoring, and best practices through lectures, master lessons, workshops, webinars, and other supporting services such as rapid prototyping. The focus for the talents will be to push their ideas from their earliest stages, all the way to market readiness.
“We are proud to see Kaira Clan get recognition for the way we innovate and build solutions. We feel it is important to encourage the collaboration of SM Es, large enterprises, and local ecosystems. This collaboration with CEVT Innovation Center will benefit the existing Kaira Clan innovation lab network as well as the local community, businesses, and future startups.” –Tero Blomqvist, Kaira Clan CEO
“Opening of CEVT’s innovation hub in Oulu marks a new milestone in our collaboration which started already in 2018. Companies and researchers in Oulu have globally unique expertise in radio technologies, printed electronics, embedded software, loT solutions and 6G research. We are looking forward to creating new and sustainable solutions for future mobility with CEVT. ” states Juha Ala-Mursula, Director of BusinessOulu.
The innovation center will offer even more possibilities to Oulu. “I’m especially proud to see another significant international company set foot in Oulu and see the possibilities we have to offer. The CEVT Innovation Hub will offer local companies and startups a great opportunity.” –Päivi Laajala, Mayor of Oulu
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