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Expert services

Centria’s range of expert services includes support for developing services for businesses and communities. Our experts will support you in line with your specific needs.

We can also help you to organise your company’s participation in trade fairs on a turnkey basis. Our development project preparation service assists growth and development orientated SMEs and micro-enterprises prepare research and development funding applications. The Lean service seeks solutions to the efficiency challenges of companies’ production processes.

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska


Development project preparation service

Making it easy to start a development project and apply for funding

We help growth and development-orientated SMEs and micro-enterprises to apply for operational development funding from national and international funding channels. Our service makes the work of entrepreneurs, government representatives, CEOs, and development officers easier by providing expertise and resources for planning a development project and preparing a funding application.

Advice and work to get a development project off the ground with national or international funding

Our service allows your business to focus on its core activities. Our experts will work with you to identify the key areas for development and advise on what kind of funding is available to support your company’s development. We offer the input of our experienced experts to assist you in preparing your project plan and funding application. If necessary, we can also assist in financing negotiations with donors and potential partners. If needed, we can also provide assistance with project management.

Our service promise

We make your work easier, speed up the process of applying for funding for your development project, and increase the likelihood of securing funding.

References

Our experts have extensive experience in preparing and applying for funding for research and development projects. We manage 70-100 projects a year and prepare dozens of funding applications. We work in close cooperation with the ELY Centres, Business Finland, and various international funding bodies.

Contacts

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




Quality expert service

Management and leadership systems to support your business development

Are you considering implementing management systems in your company or are your current systems in need of an upgrade? Need new insight or additional resources to develop your systems? Our service helps you to build, develop, and maintain your company’s quality and environmental management systems (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) using practical methods. Our service is suitable for all industries, from micro-businesses to SMEs.

Investing in a quality system to build for the future

Management systems help you to systematise your organisation’s activities and embed the results of your development activities in the day-to-day running of your business. They help you build a better quality culture and create the conditions for the long-term success of your business. By certifying your systems, you can also reach new markets.

We are an impartial partner whose goal is to add value to our customers’ processes. As a customer, we provide you with a professional and reliable service based on your needs.

Contacts

Sakari Kinnunen

0406280087

Ylivieska


Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska




Trade fair and event service

Comprehensive trade fair services for all needs – large or small

Centria implements turnkey trade fair participations with over 20 years of experience and outstanding professionalism. We are also happy to design and implement an exhibition stand according to your wishes, from start to finish, through our comprehensive exhibition service package. It includes everything from design and delivery to catering and maintenance. Our clients include micro, large, and multi-tiered companies. We are expert partners for a wide range of events and industries.

We plan and implement your company’s participation in domestic or foreign trade fairs with your own or a joint stand.

We can tailor a section to your needs or put together a suitable joint section for both domestic and international events. We are familiar with the right venues, operators, and practices. We take into account visibility issues and are at the service of companies throughout the entire exhibition project, including on-site at the event.

References

Contacts

Katariina Heikkilä

0444492719

Ylivieska


Johanna Ojala

0444492667

Ylivieska




Service planning

Making service design work for your organisation

Multidisciplinary expertise to develop services

Our experts can help you develop better services, whatever your industry. Service design can help you make more efficient use of your organisation’s resources, improve business and service quality, increase the expertise of your personnel, and enhance the customer experience you offer.

Our clients are companies and organisations in different sectors that need to improve their own processes or services. Service design methods can be used to develop both internal and external services and processes.

Added value for the customer through more efficient service processes

Our goal is to develop smooth and customer-oriented services together with the customer organisation. Working through the development process is all about delivering an interactive and holistic design for the customer and employee experience. Development work is done through participation, visualisation, and experimentation using service design methods.

The development objective can be, for example, to increase customer satisfaction, reach new customers, and improve the organisation’s performance. Clearly defining the focus of development and involving key people is essential for effective work. Centria’s experts provide an outside perspective, new tools, and methods for effective development work. Our experts are highly experienced in developing processes and services.

We specialise in service simulation and empathy experiments.

References

Contacts

Jani Rättyä

0444492577

Ylivieska


Johanna Hautamäki

0406316754

Kokkola




Information security and data protection services

As a neutral player, our goal is to add value to businesses and communities by providing continuous and reliable security and data protection services. Our powerful tools enable us to detect vulnerabilities before unwanted intruders from outside your internal network, hardware, or software do.

Dedicated training of our own team of experts and our advanced testing equipment have made us a sought-after partner for needs of all sizes, both regionally and globally. We have become a regular partner for prestigious international security forums. We always work ethically by solving today the as yet unidentified threats of tomorrow.

We are currently expanding our expertise in international projects.

We offer the following tailored and personalised solutions to meet our customers’ needs:

Testing internal networks. Our report sets out measures to improve security and highlights key actions. Our findings are based on the national vulnerability database, which is updated weekly.

Software testing. The software to be tested is brought into a real environment on a virtual server in the lab. The testing software checks the services provided by the software and their timeliness and is able to suggest corrective actions.

Device testing. Networked devices can also be tested wirelessly via its interfaces. Our powerful software can find security-critical threats on your device.

Training. A competent staff member is the strongest link in the security chain. We are able to provide different levels of training, in line with your needs. Target groups include company employees, IT managers, and corporate leaders.

Verifying security awareness. Our external assessment provides a true picture of your company’s current level of data security and makes recommendations for improvement.

We want to increase security awareness among businesses and communities in our region. Our aim is to increase their competitiveness by increasing the adoption, visibility, and uptake of security practices.

References

CABB, OSTP, NordicLights, Pedersöre

Contacts

Tom Tuunainen

0406817207

Pietarsaari


Joni Jämsä

0444492524

Ylivieska




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