MAINIO (Methods And Innovation Networks In OULLabs) is a two and a half years (2012/1-2014/6) project financed by Council of Oulu Region and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), University of Oulu (CIE and MediaTeam Oulu), Oulu University of Applied Sciences, City of Oulu, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
The project is administered by CIE.

Research objectives

MAINIO aims to enhance the concept of user-driven product development, strengthen user-driven innovation methods and research processes, develop relevant infrastructures and networks, and productize OULLabs (Oulu Urban Living Labs) services in collaboration with citizens, organizations and companies. During the project, a diverse, open one-stop-shop principle based Living Lab will be created.
By bringing together user-driven innovation activities under the same umbrella, the MAINIO project will facilitate regional innovation activities and strengthen overall competitiveness of Oulu region.

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