Finnish research expertise in Tampere created pull
For PowerVision, the main reason to locate in Finland is the Finnish expertise in the research fields, that suit well for the research and development work of the drone company. Finland has a long tradition in the development of wireless technologies, imaging, sensors and location technologies, which are all essential in the eyes of PowerVision.
“Finland has amazingly strong R&D resources in the technology areas that PowerVision need for researching and developing world class drones and consumer robots. And Finnish experts are very credible and loyal to company. That’s also a plus.” commented by Huber Hu, CEO of Powervision Oy.
Furthermore, the corporate cooperation of the Finnish universities in PowerVision’s fields of interest have impressed the Chinese drone manufacturer.
The final decision to come to Tampere followed comprehensive investigations, during which Finpro’s Invest in Finland and Tampere Region Economic Development Agency Tredea presented the benefits of the region as an R&D site to the Chinese company.
“The process, where R&D and business opportunities were developed for PowerVision, is a good example how the cooperation between the company, Finpro’s international activities and the regional development agency can work. This fast and effective process created possibilities that foreign companies rarely see without local help.” says project manager Katja Koponen from Finpro.