CEVT partners up with Kaira Clan in Oulu, Finland

by | Sep 9, 2021 | Innovation

Credit : Mikko Mäkelä

CEVTs Oulu-based innovation hub

OULU, Finland September 8th, 2021 Since the middle of 2018, CEVT (China Euro Vehicle Technology AB) has been active in the vibrant start-up ecosystem of Oulu. At the beginning of 2020, a test-car was dispatched in Oulu to increase the possibilities to collaborate and recently the test-car has been upgraded and CEVT will now take the next step. Up until today, CEVT has had great support from Business Oulu to scout and organize events in Oulu, and now we would like to announce the additional collaboration with a very innovative and agile company, Kaira Clan.

“Our goal as facilitators for the Oulu based CEVT Innovation Hub, is to offer Finnish startups and innovation research companies a clear path for the productization of their solutions in the automotive industry.” -Janne Siltari, Kaira Clan Chairman

Kaira Clan will provide educational content, mentoring, and best practices through lectures, master lessons, workshops, webinars, and other supporting services such as rapid prototyping. The focus for the talents will be to push their ideas from their earliest stages, all the way to market readiness.

Leif AxelssonCEVT and Janne Siltari- Kaira Clan

“We are proud to see Kaira Clan get recognition for the way we innovate and build solutions. We feel it is important to encourage the collaboration of SMEs, large enterprises, and local ecosystems. This collaboration with CEVT Innovation Center will benefit the existing Kaira Clan innovation lab network as well as the local community, businesses, and future startups.” -Tero Blomqvist, Kaira Clan CEO

”Opening of CEVT’s innovation hub in Oulu marks a new milestone in our collaboration which started already in 2018. Companies and researchers in Oulu have globally unique expertise in radio technologies, printed electronics, embedded software, IoT solutions and 6G research. We are looking forward to creating new and sustainable solutions for future mobility with CEVT. “ states Juha Ala-Mursula, Director of BusinessOulu.

The innovation center will offer even more possibilities to Oulu. “I’m especially proud to see another significant international company set foot in Oulu and see the possibilities we have to offer. The CEVT Innovation Hub will offer local companies and startups a great opportunity.” -Päivi Laajala, Mayor of Oulu

Kaira Clan

Kaira Clan is a project office run by a team of digital experts with over 100+ years of combined experience. Specializing in digital transformation and innovation center development, Kaira Clan acts as an entry point into an ecosystem of over 1200 Nordic companies, innovation centers, and research facilities.

Kaira Clan creates and manages complete solutions for every project as well as, providing services to innovation centers such as consultation, operation, education, and management. By using due and lean R&D processes Kaira Clan provides a unique blend of lean Startup methodology with rock-solid best practices on New Product Development. www.kairaclan.com


China Euro Vehicle Technology AB, CEVT, is an innovation center for Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, developing mobility solutions for a different tomorrow. Modular development, advanced virtual engineering, and software development enable CEVT to deliver world-class technology to all Geely Group brands. The most well-known Geely brands in Europe include Volvo, Polestar, Lotus, and the London taxi. www.cevt.se

Oulu City

Oulu is well-known for its technology infrastructure, innovative startups, and highly educated young professionals. With a community mindset of innovation and entrepreneurship, Oulu is the best place to offer support to researchers, innovators, information technology experts, and businesses. www.ouka.fi

For more information, please contact:

Kaira Clan
Harri Paadar
Innovation Program Manager
+358 40 7375281

Virpi Juusola
Community Manager
+358 50 5563298

Leif Axelsson
Innovation Strategy Director