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Entrepreneurship and business

Our team focuses on supporting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education, developing business, organizations and workplace readiness of personnel and students.

About our work 

Our work is centered on the needs and aspirations of organizations, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and students. We specialize in commercialization, business development, organizational resilience, service design, internationalization of SMEs, sustainable business, entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship education. 

In addition to RDI experts, our team includes teachers from the fields of business and production technology. Development work is carried out through national and international projects, services and training. The Makerspace in Kokkola, our open development environment, serves as a hub for innovative exploration, enabling experimental development through the application of prototyping and service design methods. 

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Our development environments


Centria Makerspace

Centria Makerspace is a multidisciplinary creative space where ideas and experiences are put into practice and tested using various prototypes and service design methods.


Johanna Jansson