Pori is a city and a municipality on the west coast of Finland. While historically an industrial city, Pori started taking actions in the early 2000s to increase the resiliency of the local economy in the face of economic downturns. First, it began to diversify its economic activities and second, strengthen the local university education. More recently, Pori has started undergoing a digital transformation. 

Pori is one of the global leaders in the areas of automatisation and robotics, with several companies focusing on further developing this sector. The city also hosts dynamic and innovative firms in the area of artificial intelligence. 

Pori aims to foster the development of burgeoning automatisation and Al industries, to provide cost effective and high-quality public services and to serve as a platform for testing and developing new products for industries. 

Pori was a participant city in the DCC.
 

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Skopje
Skopje
Republic of North Macedonia
  • Mentor
Porto
Porto
Portugal
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Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania
  • Mentor
Phoenix
Greater Phoenix Connective
USA
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Padua
Padua
Italy
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Guimarães
Guimarães
Portugal
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Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ventspils
Ventspils
Latvia
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Molina de Segura
Molina de Segura
Spain
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Szombathely
Szombathely
Hungary
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Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
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Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Spain