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Research and development in Business and Innovations

Business and Innovations competence is comprised of business, education and development skills. Business and Innovations trains students as business and information technology professionals working in management and expert positions and as entrepreneurs. Development activity creates a productive environment for young entrepreneurs and supports the development of businesses in Kainuu region.

Business and Innovations development activity emphasises

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Supporting entrepreneurship among young people

 Learning by doing

Innova - Center for development and learning Support entrepreneurship among young people

Entrepreneurship among young people


Mission: RYE Connect is a passion to promote innovative thinking that inspires young people to create unique business opportunities across the Northern Europe and Arctic.

RYE Connect is a transnational programme delivered by project partners in Finland, Greenland and Northern Ireland and a wider Associate Network spanning the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region. The programme seeks to offer an extensive RYE model, which will provide better transnational business opportunities, services and solutions for young entrepreneurs operating within the NPA region.

Funding: Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, Finnish ministry of employment and the economy, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Ltd (KAMK), Greenland Business, Northern Ireland Rural Development Council (RDC) and Advantage Northern Ireland.

Duration of the project: 1.3.2015 - 28.2.2018

Contact person (KAMK): Kalle Pakalén (


Facebook Groups: RYE Connect Finland and RYE Connect

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Innova - Center for development and learning

Innova is an operational concept and a place. It is a centre for learning by development and promotion and it helps students and staff in their innovative ideas and business start-ups. Students and staff from different subject areas innovate together in various projects. The goal is that students can cooperate with companies through efficient research and development activities already during their studies. Theses, projects, work placements and diverse cooperation with companies create new ideas, successful products and businesses to Kainuu region.

Contact for collaboration and joint projects

We are actively seeking collaboration on international research, development and innovation projects that advance the growth of business competence, enterprise capability and entrepreneurship.

For inquiries and proposals, please contact us.