The Digitalisation Academy is a new model tailored to the acute need for talent, aiming to open up new solutions to the talent shortage of the digitalization experts. The Digitalisation Academy supports the attractiveness and success of the energy cluster of the Vaasa region locally and internationally. The aim is to attract more experts from abroad to work and study in Vaasa and to retain them in the region.
The DA-PITO project analyzes the operation of the Digitalisation Academy's pilot season (2018–2020) and creates a model for the development of the Academy and its conception and scaling. In the spirit of the Talent Boost program, the project also explores how Digitalisation Academy can support the placement of foreign experts who have received training in Finland in the Finnish labour market. The project is carried out by the InnoLab and funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Project: Digitalisaatio-Akatemia: Pilotointi, toiminnan kehittäminen ja valtakunnallisen mallin luominen (DA-PITO)
Project leader: Mari K. Niemi (InnoLab)
Date: 1.6.2019–31.12. 2020.
External funding from: Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö (TEM)
Amount of external funding: 98 000 euroa
Budget: 149 000 euroa
Research Platform: InnoLab
Contact person: Mari K. Niemi
Researchers and other personnel in the project: Sorin Dan, Khuram Shahzad, Shah Rukh Shakeel, Johanna Kalliokoski, Rathan Alagirisamy.