Digitisation means a great opportunity for small and medium-sized companies to renew their operations. At the same time, new skills are needed in the organization and the challenge of easily and practically finding partners who can contribute with technical expertise to apply new solutions and integrate them with other systems. ProcessIT Innovations and their partners in the Midih project hope to facilitate this with a digital, open marketplace where companies can botanize among collaboration opportunities and competence resources from institutes and universities that are at the forefront of technology in Europe.
ProcessIT Innovations, a center formation at Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University, has been a driving force in realizing the project. Petter Kyösti, project manager within ProcessIT Innovations, believes that they saw an opportunity for small and medium-sized companies in Norrbotten and Västerbotten to strengthen their competitiveness. In a geographical area where distance is a challenge that complicates classic networking, a digital platform can expand and make more alternatives available to companies. At the same time, the expertise available in research here can be helpful to more people, by reaching companies in other regions.
– To support the companies' competitiveness and at the same time contribute with our long experience of creating meetings between business and academia, was obvious to us. It feels great to launch Dihiware after almost three years, says Petter Kyösti.