To bring growth to the South-Eastern Finland’s industrial base

Development of the multidisciplinary educational, business and RDI opportunities for the Finnish-Russian automotive and motorsport industry ecosystem

1.5.2020 – 31.10.2022

Race4Scale aims to renew and bring growth to the South-Eastern Finland’s industrial base and aid in planning for the future industrial needs by means of R&D and education. As for Saint Petersburg and North-West region of Russia, the project creates opportunities for development from assembly level in the automotive industry to automotive and motorsport innovations.

The Project objectives are

  • Establishing and strengthening the long-term partnerships among businesses, educational institutions and government-based organizations and associations in the Finnish-Russian cross-border automotive and motorsport industry ecosystem.
  • Increasing co-operation between SMEs and research institutions.
  • Increasing skilled and lifelong learning – via training future professionals.
  • Creating new cross-border curricula.

Project Partners

Xamk is the lead partner of the project. Three of the other partners are from Saint Petersburg region and  KSAO and Taitaja from Kouvola, Finland. Partners represent universities, educational centers and the automotive industry.

The project is co-funded by SOUTH-EAST FINLAND- RUSSIA CBC PROGRAMME 2014-2020, Cross-border cooperation programme supporting EU’s external actions with the financing from the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.