The Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce awards the Digi Project of the Year prize every spring. The award is given to the most meritorious or significant digitalization-related development or research project between students and one or more companies. The collaborative project may, for example, aim to increase efficiency in a company’s operations, create a new digital business activity, provide a competitive advantage to a company by using digital tools, tackle workforce shortage, or enhance knowledge among students.
The purpose of the Digi Project of the Year competition is to provide students with the opportunity to collaborate with companies and inspire companies to benefit from partnerships with educational institutions. The competition also raises awareness of and promotes the popularity of the ICT industry and digitalization within the Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce’s area.
The Digi Project of the Year is selected by the Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce’s Digitalization Committee. Winners are awarded diplomas and receive visibility in the chamber’s own media and possibly in other regional media outlets as well.
The competition is open to projects that:
- are carried out in collaboration between students and one or more companies.
- utilize digitalization to streamline company operations, create new business areas, provide competitive advantages for the company, tackle workforce shortage, or enhance knowledge among students.
Projects where the educational institution and the company are both located in Ostrobothnia or Central Ostrobothnia can be nominated.
The application period for the Digi Project of the Year is 15.12.2023–8.3.2024. Pitching opportunities in Teams for proposed projects will be held on 4.4.2024. Further details about the pitch will be sent after the proposal deadline. The Digi Project of the Year 2024 prize will be awarded in April-May.
Alternatively, you can submit your proposal as a PowerPoint presentation or video via email to: mia.brannbacka [at] chamber.fi. Please ensure that your potential presentation or video in the email covers all the questions in the form.
For more information, contact Mia Brännbacka, Communications Manager of the Chamber, at 050 309 2331 or mia.brannbacka [at] chamber.fi.