CIE – Center for Internet Excellence

This morning I read from Kauppalehti about CIE [Center for Internet Excellence], a newly established center in Oulu Finland, where academics, researchers and business people can do collaborative work. If you’re interested, read more from their site

I think the idea is great and believe we really need more things like this in the contemporary world. Let research and business world unite!

After reading I began to wonder, why haven’t I heard about this before? Is it again, that Finns have [accidentally] tried to hide this before they launch it, a stupid mistake they often like to do here with new innovations and ideas? It can’t be that I don’t follow my field’s news, because I know I sometimes do it even too much. So, why haven’t Finnish news sites written about this? This is important!

In cases like these we could learn so much from the Americans; they know how to do the hype and know how to talk about their stuff, with head up.

If I understand correctly, one mission of CIE platform is to help start-ups to grow and evolve. I sure hope there are people who can open their mouths and really market them correctly.

CIE had their grand opening yesterday and I wish the best of luck to them!