Sponsors & Partners

One of our most special sponsor and supporter is someone you all know:


They were with us last year and they came on-board for NGS 2013 as well.

Over the last three decades, Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play and connect through great technology. We are inspired every day by the genuine belief that we can change the world for the better.
Microsoft is still a young company. We’ve been at the centre of the revolutionary changes that technology has brought to every aspect of our lives and we’ll be at the centre of tomorrow’s transformations. The best is yet to come.


Wooga is a social network game and mobile developer located in Berlin, Germany. The company develops free-to-play browser-based games for social networks like Facebook and is currently the world's 7th biggest game developer (by monthly active users) on the Facebook platform.

The name "Wooga" is a contraction of the sentence "world of gaming".


The Invest in Kainuu team is comprised of 3 FDi professionals dedicated to promoting and facilitating inward investment. We are fully integrated into the municipality owned, non-profit regional development company Kainuun Etu Oy, which operates across multiple business sectors and utilises approximately 50 sector specialists. Our aim is to develop and raise the international profile of the Kainuu region as a place in which to invest by assisting in the creation of investable local companies, assisting existing local companies to ready themselves for investment and making the introduction between investor and target investment case. The majority of our work currently is in the Data Center, ICT and Gaming sectors.

We are always happy to hear from new companies who need a helping hand to establish themselves, find local support and ultimately FDI (Foreign Direct Investment).

Invest in Kainuu

VirtualKajaani 2.0. project, managed by Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KUAS), seeks to expand the already created virtual model of the city of Kajaani and make sure the environment is from its functionality rich, gamified experience for the needs of many user groups. The environment offers to the region`s companies a chance to develop new business models and to game developers a platform for developing business. Furthermore, the model serves Kajaani tourism marketing. The project`s mission is to expand the existing virtual Kajaani model - to develop a multipurpose and interactive environment as well as design and create business concepts and business models and also integrate activities to KUAS` research development and innovation activities.

Virtual Kajaani 2.0

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