EUROPE DIRECT, Regional Council of Kainuu’s EU Information service, organised on 26.10.2021, a kick-off event for the new term of office of the European Commission's information points. The event was hosted by the Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. The event has been streamed and saved. Access to the whole event is available at:

The event was opened by Jouni Ponnikas, Regional Development Director. He presented the forthcoming Kainuu regional development, the 2021-2027 S3 with references to digital transformation (Theme 4), as well as the INNO PROVEMENT project outputs, i.e. the Industry 4.0 SME uptake roadmap and the part of the feasibility study with focus on big data management and lots benefits for SMEs, prepared by VTT during 2020.

Maria Kokkonen, Head of the EC Representation in Finland, introduced EU next steps and collaboration orientation options.