The N4S consortium includes the ideal mix of partners, providing both research expertise and practical business experience. It comprises 13 large industrial organizations, 16 SMEs, and 11 research institutes and universities. Hence it forms a balance of industry members (70%) and research organizations (30%).


Established in 2010, the Aalto University is a new university with centuries of experience. The Aalto University was created from the merger of three Finnish universities: The Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and The University of Art and Design Helsinki. The Aalto University is strongly future-oriented while, at the same time, building on the combined 300-year-history of three highly regarded universities. Only the best students and researchers are admitted to study and conduct research at the Aalto University.

Telephone number: +358 9 47001
Contact person:  Casper Lassenius


Active Life Village Ltd. is a privately owned company that offers wellbeing solutions for people living at home or in care homes. The company has offices at Urban Mill in Espoo, Finland and at Aalto-Tongji Design Factory in Shanghai, China. The company’s solutions help people with dementia, sleeping disorders, poor mobility and other aging related health issues.

Betonimiehenkuja 3, 02150 Espoo
+358 44 345 5690
Contact person:  Juha Lipiäinen


BA Group Ltd. is privately held Finnish IT Services and Solutions company. The company’s mission is to bring immediate business value to its customers in phased deployments whether it concerns business process change, solution renewal or IT technology upgrades.

Mikonkatu 2 D, 00121 Helsinki
Contact person:  Juhana Revonta


Cargotec Corporation is a leading provider of cargo handling solutions. Its business areas are MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab. MacGregor is the world’s leading brand of solutions and services for marine cargoes and offshore loads. Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions, handling one in every four containers. Hiab is the global market leading brand in customer driven on-road load handling products and solutions. Cargotec operates in more than 100 countries.

Porkkalankatu 5, 00180 HELSINKI
+358 20 777 4000
Contact person:  Matti Sommarberg

Solteq is a new breed of marketing and technology company. We build customer journeys using smarter technologies. We are small enough to care, and big enough to carry through. In 2013, our turnover was 41 million euros. We have 240 employees in Finland, Sweden and Poland.

Vuorikatu 14 B, 00100 Helsinki
Contact person:  Harri Ilvonen


Digia is a Finnish software and service provider that helps leading organizations in developing services, steering operations and utilizing information – at home and abroad. Our development is guided by the changing everyday life.  Digia employs around one thousand experts in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, China, Russia and the United States. The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V).

Headquarters: Digia Plc, Valimotie 21, 00380 Helsinki
+358 10 313 3000
Contact person:  Kimmo Tokkari


Bittium is specialized on developing reliable and secure communications and connectivity solutions using the latest technologies and deep knowledge on radio technology. Bittium provides innovative products and customized solutions based on its product platforms, and R&D services for customers in various industries. Bittium also offers high quality information security solutions for mobile devices and portable computers. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Tutkijantie 8, 90590 Oulu
+358 40 344 2000
Contact person:  Jari Partanen


Elisa Appelsiini Oy is an innovative IT service provider based in Finland. Appelsiini delivers a rich variety of high quality IT services, such as consulting, software development, IT outsourcing and productivity services. IT services are based on high customer satisfaction, deep expertise of chosen technologies and customer centric operations. Appelsiini was established in 1999 and has grown strongly every year. Today Appelsiini has 310 employees. Appelsiini is a subsidiary of Elisa. Elisa is a data communications, ICT and online service company with 2.3 million customers, consisting of consumers, companies and public administration organisations.

Kaarlenkatu 11, 00530 HELSINKI
Contact person:  Tapio Hämeen-Anttila


Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry.

Hirsalantie 11, 02420 Jorvas
+358 9 2991
Contact person:  Christian Engblom


People use multiple devices with multiple connections, and leave themselves open to multiple threats. F-Secure has been providing solutions for millions of homes and businesses to enhance their digital environment for more than 25 years. But our innovation goes beyond traditional anti-virus products. By delivering protection, privacy and cloud software no matter the device, our solutions enable consumers and business users to get out the most of the digital, mobile world without limits. For F-Secure, privacy is a cultural value that underlies our creation of the best protection in the world. We switch on freedom.

F-Secure Corporation
Tammasaarenkatu 7, 00181 Helsinki
+358 9 2520 0700
Contact person:  Janne Järvinen


Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is a research and specialist organisation in the field of well-being at work and occupational safety. It is a national governmental institute covering relevant research aspects of work life and conditions of work, including working conditions, psychology and stress, and organisation of work.

Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki
+358 30 4741
Contact person:  Arja Ala-Laurinaho

We help our customers to establish effective product development business. This is based on solid experience in new business development, Lean and Agile in practice and leading change.

Kaisaniemenkatu 1 Ba, 00100 Helsinki
Contact person:  Ari Tikka  +358 400 308 304



Inno-W is specialised in implementing service concepts, processes and work practices that combine modern methods of communication, intelligence of collaborative networks and online information. The company helps its customers to promote sales activities, streamline installation, repair and maintenance services, implement networked business solutions and use tools for fostering ideas and managing innovations.

Hämeentie 157, 00560 Helsinki
Sellukatu 5 c 2, 33340 Tampere
Contact person:  Henry Palonen +358 40 743 7433


Invenco is focused on Enterpise Performance Management (EPM) consulting and education. Our main technology skills are on Cognos-, Oracle-, Informatica- and Microsoft-areas and main functional skills on BI/DW/DI-area.
We deliver especially different kind of DW/BI/DI-solutions, but because of connections and partners and backgrounds, we have expertise on many other areas of technology too.
We have long work experience about data management from the vendor and customer perspective.
Our services include definition, implementation, education, dba-work, advicing and workshops of DW/BI/DI-projects.

Äyritie 18, 01510 Vantaa
Rautatienkatu 21 B, 33100 Tampere
Tietotie 2, 90460 Oulunsalo
Contact person:  Esa Ronkainen +358 40 546 0465


JAMK University of Applied Sciences is an international higher education institution with expertise in 8 different fields of study. JAMK is an attractive, internationally oriented higher education institution with a strong role among the developers of the Jyväskylä region and Central Finland. The number of students is 8,000. We offer first- and second-cycle degree education, open studies, continuing education, and vocational teacher education.

PO BOX 207, 40101 Jyväskylä
+358 20 743 8100
Contact person:  Jouni Huotari


Jutel is one of the oldest and most experienced suppliers of radio station automation and digital radio broadcast solutions in the world. It is a supplier of digital radio broadcast and radio automation software providing solutions for managing media assets, radio workflow and radio broadcasting content to various delivery channels.

Teknologiantie 11, 90590 Oulu
Tel: + 358 20 7476 200
Contact person:  Jorma Kivelä +358 400 954 596


Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) has been a pioneering scientific university, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. The international community is comprised of approximately 6,500 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.

Skinnarilankatu 34
, 53850 Lappeenranta
Telephone number: +358 294 462 111
Contact person: Andret Maglyas


Valmet is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries.

Fabianinkatu 9 A, 00101 Helsinki
+358 20 484 100
Contact person:  Mika Karaila


Nokia is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.
With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 11.3 billion euros in 2013. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.

Karaportti 3, 02610 Espoo
+358 71 400 4000
Contact person:  Marko Setälä

BigHill Companies has established itself as the leader in delivering innovative digital media solutions globally. PacketVideo’s expertise in all things media means that its unique technology has the highest performance and reliability in digital media solutions for mobile and consumer electronic products and services. This expertise and experience enables rich media experiences for consumers across the globe. PacketVideo is the most advanced and trusted digital media solution provider in the industry.

Hallituskatu 8, 33200 Tampere
Contact person:  Jarno Kallio


Qentinel is an unbiased Finnish service company specializing in the quality assurance of IT systems. We assure the success of our customers’ IT investments. With our services we test, measure and improve the quality of IT systems, implementation projects and business processes. Our customers are companies and public organizations, to which the quality of IT systems is an important success factor.

Bertel Jungin aukio 7, 02600 Espoo
Telephone number:
Contact person: Eero Talonen +358 40 523 6461



Reaktor is a creative technology company. We construct exceptionally well-functioning services. To achieve the finest quality, we keep design and production tightly together. The digital services Reaktor brings to life are not only extraordinarily beautiful but also a pleasure to use. And they are equipped with all the right features.
We help established businesses think and act like a startup: deliver results and make a good business even better. The experience we’ve gained works both ways. Our funding arm Polte offers our vast expertise to startups.
Reaktor’s team of 250 professionals consists of service designers, interaction designers, art directors, software architects, developers and coaches. We have everything required to deliver full end-to-end solutions.

Mannerheimintie 2, 00100 Helsinki
+358 9 4152 0200
Contact person:  Joonas Lyytinen


Solita is a Finnish digital business consulting and services company. Solita develops new businesses and services through its public and corporate customers. Solita combines business processes, contents and technologies in a way that revolutionizes its customers’ business operations. By creating solutions for digital business and enterprise information management, Solita helps its customers to succeed. Solita is a growth company employing more than 320 technology and digital business experts.

Arkadiankatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
Contact person:  Timo Lehtonen

Roger helps companies to improve their business by effective use of customer data. Steeri is an experienced, strongly growing and developing CRM partner with customer dialogue tools as well as business intelligence, customer data mastering and system integration expertise.

Tammasaarenkatu 5, 00180 Helsinki
+358 10 217 6430
Contact person:  Rui Carrilho


Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides higher education within these fields. The University operates in close collaboration with business life and other facets of society and produces high-standard services within its range of tasks. TUT is Finland’s most international university of technology in researcher and student exchange. Leading-edge fields of research at TUT are signal processing, nanophotonics and intelligent machines.

Korkeakoulunkatu 10, 33720 Tampere
+358 3 3115 11
Contact person:  Tommi Mikkonen


Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. We boost wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors. Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects, and almost 600 public research projects at universities, research institutes and universities of applied sciences.

Kyllinkinportti 2, PL 69, 00101 Helsinki
+358 29 505 5000
Contact person:  Antti Saloranta


Tieto is the largest Nordic IT services company providing full life-cycle services for both private and public sectors. The company has global presence through its product development business and the delivery centers. Tieto is committed to develop enterprises and society through IT by realizing new opportunities in customers’ business transformation. At Tieto, we believe in professional development and results. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and with approximately 15 000 experts, the company operates in approximately 20 countries.

Contact person:  Susanna Relander


Tribeflame is one of the first tablet games companies in the world having launched more than a dozen games, and topped the charts multiple times on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The best known Tribeflame game is Benji Bananas, which has been downloaded over 30 million times.

Tykistökatu 4 D, 20520 Turku
Contact person:  Torulf Jernström +358 40 828 9882


The University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations.

Contact person:  Tomi Männistö


The University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The seven faculties are today hosting some 15 000 students from all over Finland and from nearly 100 countries around the world. The University of Jyväskylä is an internationally renowned research university and an expert in education that focuses on human and natural sciences.
We are a leading expert on teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only of its kind in Finland. Our core fields in research and education are basic natural phenomena and the structure of matter; education, learning, and teaching in the future; languages, culture, and social change processes; physical activity and wellbeing; and human technology.

Contact person:  Lauri Frank


Located in the city of Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is an international, multidisciplinary university whose areas of expertise include Arctic affairs and tourism research. Furthermore, three multidisciplinary focus areas are emphasized within the profile areas of service design, northern welfare and changing work, and sustainable development, law and justice.University of Lapland has more than 10 000 students, 626 staff members, and 66 professors. Originally established in 1979 to provide higher education opportunities for those living in the far reaches of northern Finland, the university has now become an important educational institution for the entire country. The University of Lapland has turned out every fourth lawyer, every third university-educated expert in art and design, close to ten percent of the social scientists, and many talented educational professionals in Finland.

Yliopistonkatu 8, 96300 Rovaniemi
PO Box 122, FI-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
+358 16 341 341
Contact person:  Satu Miettinen


The University of Oulu is an international research and innovation university engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland with an exceptionally wide academic base. Founded in 1958, our research and education community is 16 000 students and 3000 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The nine faculties, the many departments and the specialized research units of the University of Oulu create the foundation for multiscientific research, innovation and training of experts for demanding professional tasks.

Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90570 Oulu
+358 294 48 0000
Contact person:  Markku Oivo


Vaadin is the largest open source product company in the Nordics. As a product, Vaadin is a Java framework for building modern web applications that look great, perform well and make you and your users happy. Vaadin’s userbase today is around 150,000 developers all around the world, and Vaadin’s vision is to become the most used user interface technology for building business apps in the world.

Headquarters: Ruukinkatu 2-4, 20540 Turku
Contact person:  Jurka Rahikkala


VIA Group is a management consulting, leadership development, coaching and service company with aspiration to be a productive development partner. VIA Group’s mission and purpose for existence is making management and leadership a competitive advantage for its customers and capturing value for its customers. VIA Group has 39 years of experience. Through the company’s partner network, there are over 50 offices in 30 countries at the service of its customers.

Keilaranta 19 D, 02150 Espoo
+358 20 740 2800
Contact person:  Pertti Aaltonen


Vincit provides system, application and user interface development for mobile, web and embedded devices. Our employees are software enthusiasts with great technical and social skills. We use agile and lean development methods. Vincit is the winner of Great Place to Work 2014 competition.

Hermiankatu 3 A, 33720 Tampere
+358 40 589 8316
Contact person:  Jarkko Järvenpää




VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest multitechnological applied research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services thus improving its clients’ competitiveness and competence.

Metallimiehenkuja 2, 02044 Espoo
+358 20 722 111
Contact person:  Raija Kuusela


Åbo Akademi University offers both undergraduate and graduate studies and extensive research opportunities to some 7000 students on three campuses. Our university is located in Åbo (Turku in Finnish), on the south west coast of Finland and in Vasa (Fi. Vaasa). Åbo Akademi University has an acknowledged position at the forefront of research in such areas as biosciences, computer science, democracy, human rights, material sciences, process chemistry and psychology.

Tuomiokirkontori 3, 20500 Turku
+358 2 215 31
Contact person:  Ivan Porres