Anticipated structural change

Anticipated structural change measures accelerate structural changes in regions, launch swift new pilot procedures and strengthen the ability to adapt to changes in business structure (resilience). Renewal of business operations, growth, internationalisation and pilot projects promoting employment and entrepreneurship play a central role in this process.

The funding allocated for the launch of regional innovations and pilots (AIKO) was used to support these region-centred anticipated structural change measures. The funding was used to support the swift launch of important development initiatives and to implement extensive development processes.

Regional Councils made decisions on AIKO funding for anticipated structural change projects on the basis of the implementation plan for regional strategic programmes. The plan for anticipated structural change i.e. the anticipatory plan is part of the implementation plan. AIKO funding was intended as a quick way for regions to launch initiatives for the area's renewal.  Use of this funding was to be planned and based on the national regional development priorities, the regional strategic programme and the strategy of smart specialisation.


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