The pandemic brought to the fore new demand for various kinds of new competencies, and the DigiReactor project responds to this demand by creating a digital product development platform. The platform will be facilitated in English, and it will cater to different demographics (wage-earners, entrepreneurs, international students) creating a varied network of digital product development in the region.
The pandemic has challenged both companies and their staff to develop their competencies and come up with new ways of doing business, which match consumer behavior that has also undergone a similar change during the pandemic. The DigiReactor project brings skilled experts to the fore and, at the same time, brings in new digital product development knowhow to help with developing business operations. As a quantifiable result of the project, 100 completely new skill profiles will emerge to produce digital solutions for businesses in Southwest Finland.
As a qualitative result, a digital product developer’s handbook will be created in two languages. The guide compiles our experiences with successful implementations of the digital shift in a networked environment. Activating companies and talents results in more stability and hope in securing the continuity of business operations and work through digital product skills.
In the long term, DigiReactor’s impact will mostly be felt in the cultural shift that emphasizes collaboration and openness.