Frequently asked questions
How can my company become a partner?
We are happy to get new partners to our ecosystem. Whether you are providing AI or data analytics expert services, looking for a data center investment target, or in a need of help in exploring the great possibilities of data in your business, do not hesitate to contact us. For general partnering questions contact Marko at CEMIS, for piloting needs Laura at KAMK and for data center related topics Mikko at CSC. You can find the detailed contact information here.
I have an idea to utilize data in our business. Can you help?
Yes, we can. Please contact Laura or Marko for further steps (see details here) They will go through your idea and needs together with you, and suggest how to proceed. One way is to test your idea in a pilot project with our ecosystem partners and experts. We will help you in finding right experts and also with possible funding sources.
Is there a limit how big or small the project can be? Is there other limitations?
Cooperation with AIKA partners can vary from short consultation meetings to pilot or development projects of various size. Depending on you needs and goals we can proceed in joint public funded projects including several partners, or in more focused confidential projects. In public funded projects the results must usually be public. There are also some restrictions in using CSC’s computing environments for company specific projects especially when results should be confidential, but also this restriction is fading away with the new industrial access track of LUMI EuroHPC. Please, feel free to contact us so that we can together find the best solution to support your needs.
How much does this cost?
Becoming a partner in AIKA is free of charge. Membership agreement is required for new partners. In cooperation projects the costs depend on the project type, size and the results targeted. Joint public funded R&D projects offer an easier and lower-cost way to get acquainted with the domain and partners, but if company specific work and results are needed, we recommend to negotiate a commercial company specific project order.
What is your track record? What have you done with data?
Locally here in Kainuu region we have been helping several companies in exploring the possibilities of data. We have been working mostly with SMEs, but also with larger companies, like with a energy company. Data and data analytics have also got increasing role in regional RDI projects of CEMIS. In these projects data analytics is applied in process control, predictive maintenance and sports measurements. In national and international level, CSC especially has a long history in data analytics and AI for research institutes and organisations, and in EU level cooperation (for more information visit here). However, on the whole we are just in the beginning of our journey in AIKA and we expect a fruitful and productive cooperation with our partners in the ecosystem.
I am interested in site visit in Kajaani? Can I visit and see your data canter and labs?
We are glad to host visits in Kajaani. For visits in CEMIS laboratories at KAMK, University of Oulu in Kajaani, and University of Jyväskylä in Vuokatti, contact Marko at CEMIS or Laura at KAMK. Delegation visits to LUMI EuroHPC data center are welcome starting at Autumn after the main construction phases are ready. For more information on the schedule and arrangements here.