Robocoast – Digital Innovation HUB

ROBOCOAST is a center of excellence that is managed by regional development non-profit agency Prizztech Ltd. The form of the organization is a network comprising around 100 SMEs in the Satakunta Region of West Finland in the field of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) and two local universities specialized in robotics and AI. 

Robocoast combines the needs of enterprises in order to promote modernization of the industry and services by developing new robotics solutions together with a large network of industrial and research partners. The mission of Robocoast is to increase industrial competitiveness by providing modernization and simulation services, RDI support for SMEs, business development, education and training.

The Robotics Academy is part of Robocoast. The Robotics Academy is an educational platform coordinated by Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK). Prizztech Ltd and SAMK jointly form Robocoast DIH, which is a member of the European Digital Innovation Hub Network (robotics) coordinated by the European Commission DG Connect.

On the international level, Robocoast is a partner in several networks and programs related to robotics and artificial intelligence, such as DIH and Robot Union. 

Made in China 2025 (MIC2025) is a national development program in China. The goal of MIC2025 is to comprehensively upgrade Chinese industry and make it more efficient. The City of Ningbo is selected as the pilot city of MIC2025 and Robocoast is Ningbo’s strategic partner in implementing the program. The role of Robocoast is to identify and convey European robotics experts and knowledge to MIC2025. 

Robocoast continually identifying new concrete regional, national or international robotization and modernization challenges e.g. by utilizing The Robocoast Challenge Bank process. The Robocoast Challenge Bank process aims to help as many industry and service companies as possible to quickly and efficiently find the best skills and existing solutions. Thererfore it helps enterprise-specific modernization projects. The most interesting robotization and modernization challenges will be solved in MatchINDUSTRY LAB, Robocoast R&D Demopaja workshops and/or Living Lab environments with the best robotics experts. At its best, the result is the prototype of the new robot or highly improved production line or service.

Robocoast is a unique global gateway combining both Chinese and European excellence, networks and partners in the field of industrial modernization, AI, automation and robotics!

Three case examples of DIH activities 


For further information, please contact

Mikko Puputti

Head of Robocoast

+358 44 710 5343