Pori is a city and a municipality on the west coast of Finland. Traditionally an industrial city, Pori began diversifying its industry at the beginning of the millennium, and developing its university education to give it a better resilience against economic turmoil. The city is currently undergoing digital transformation but still lacks a real startup culture.
However, it is one of the global leaders in the areas of automatization and robotics. There are several companies in the area focusing especially on automatization processes. In addition to this, Pori also has several evolving companies in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Despite excelling in these fields, neither the traditional industry nor public services have been able to fully utilize this knowledge for their development.