Kainuun Etu OY was established in November 2000. It is a public equivalent organisation, owned by the municipalities of Kainuu. By its articles of association it is a policy implementer and policy adviser (to the regional authority of Kainuu). The purpose of Kainuun Etu is to develop the competitiveness of the private sector in the region as well as to contribute to the development of the region as a whole. KE serves & coordinates the clusters of key sectors of the Kainuu economy, i.e. ICT & metals, Wood processing, Mining & stone, Tourism, food processing and experience industry. The sectoral activities are complemented by cross cutting cluster activities and interregional cooperation actions.In 2011, Kainuun Etu absorbed Snowpolis OY which is a science park dealing with professional sports (measurement and life sciences) and well being in tourism. Starting 2010, Kainuun Etu is coordinating the development of an ICT & environmental knowledge cluster supporting a data centre operation.
Contact person for ECOTOUR project:
Mrs. Ninetta Chaniotou, International Cooperation Projects Director
Lonnrotinaku 1, 87100, Kajaani, Finland