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Supporting the Resilience, Digitalization and Green Transition of SMEs (REACT Western Finland)

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Nationally total of 22 UAS will work together to provide fast track actions to SME’s to promote recovery and resilience especially under themes of green transition, transformational capabilities and digitalisation.


Supporting the Resilience, Digitalization and Green Transition of SMEs (REACT Western Finland)

The aim of this project is to support the SME’s of Western Finland in the Covid-19 and other crisis recovery, renewal and resilience (RRR) development by offering micro-credentials and sparring to promote the required skills and competences of the staff and management in the changing environment. The project is implemented by network of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in the region of Western Finland. Project implementation includes themesrelated to green transition and sustainability.

The target groups of the project are the micro- and SME’s and start-up communities of Western Finland (Tampere Region, Southern and Central Ostrobothnia, Central Finland, Satakunta, Southwest Finland) and especially the staff and management of these organizations.

As a result of this project the resilience and transformational capability of companies is improved, and they will get more competences to renew their operations. Furthermore, micro- and SME’s the threshold of cooperating with UAS’s is lowered and companies can identify and utilize UAS’s even better as development partners in terms of competence development, funding applications and operational development.

The project is implemented simultaneously with the similar projects in Southern and Eastern Finland and Lapland. Project actions and work packages are synchronized with the corresponding actions in other areas of Finland and the nationwide part of the project is coordinated by Karelia UAS. The project in Western Finland is implemented in collaboration with Tampere University of Applied Sciences (UAS, coordinator), Centria UAS, Jyväskylä UAS, Novia UAS, Seinäjoki UAS, Satakunta UAS, Turku UAS and Vaasa UAS.

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Funding source

Euroopan sosiaalirahasto (ESR) 2014-2020

Contact persons

Suvi Liljeqvist
suvi.liljeqvist [at]