STORM – Businesses’ Resilience, Green Transition, and Digitalization in Western Finland

Project sponsors

Project type
Development project
Focus area
Innovative Learning
Implementation time
1.11.2022 - 31.12.2023
Project unit
School of Business
Financing program
European Social Fund (ESF)
Project description
The goal the Myrsky [Storm] project is to create rapid actions for businesses in the themes of green transition, resilience, and digitalization through collaboration among universities of applied sciences. Objective and Tasks: STORM [MYRSKY] - Businesses' Resilience, Green Transition, and Digitalization in Western Finland (REACT ESR) aims to support companies in the Western Finland region in recovering from the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The project offers micro-learning modules and mentoring to businesses through collaboration among universities of applied sciences, with the goal of enhancing the capabilities, skills, and resilience of companies and their personnel. The project's activities aim to support the participating companies and their staff in adapting to and taking advantage of changes in their operating environment. Additionally, the project promotes green transition and sustainable development by offering participants micro-learning modules and mentoring on related topics. 

The target group of the project includes micro and small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Western Finland region (Pirkanmaa, South and Central Ostrobothnia, Central Finland, Satakunta, and Southwest Finland) that have a need to develop their expertise and business in general to overcome the challenges of the coronavirus crisis. The project also welcomes individuals interested in entrepreneurship and are planning to start a business. The project targets both company management and personnel. Through the implementation of these rapid actions, companies' resilience improves, and they receive support and expertise for renewing their operations. As a result of the project, micro and SMEs will better recognize universities as partners for their development activities, funding applications, and competence development. The project is implemented simultaneously with the same projects in Southern Finland, Eastern Finland, and Lapland. It includes joint national sections coordinated by Karelia University of Applied Sciences. 

The implementing partners in the Western Finland region are TAMK (coordinator), Centria, Jamk, Novia, SeAMK, SAMK, Turku University of Applied Sciences, and VAMK. Funding Source: European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 Partners: Turku University of Applied Sciences, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK), Centria University of Applied Sciences, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK), Yrkeshögskolan Novia.

Contact persons:
Project Manager: Petri Liukkonen
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Communications specialist: Reeta Kunelius 
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Project results

The results are updated as the project continues.