Regional Innovations and Experimentations (AIKO)

Launching regional innovations and experimentations (AIKO) involves three tools:

  1. measures for anticipated structural change (ERM),
  2. growth agreements between the state and selected cities, and
  3. establishing nationally important growth zones.

Management of anticipated structural change means active renewal of business approaches. Regions are encouraged to specialise and introduce pilot projects based on their own strengths.  Renewal of business operations, growth, internationalisation and pilot projects promoting employment and entrepreneurship play a central role in this process.

For more information, please contact:
Development director Ms. Tiina Rajala
tel. +358 40 685 4033, Email: tiina.rajala(at)

Development manager Ms. Päivi Keisanen
tel. +358 50 431 0605, Email: paivi.keisanen(at)