In May 2008 TIKKA, a new and vast cross-scientific project coordinated by Technology Centre Hermia was started. It will enhance the technical skills and knowledge of the people working in SMBs in Pirkanmaa area, so that the companies will be able to face the challenges of the global competition.
The project will produce versatile, first-rate and low-cost training, consulting and other means of developement for increasing the technical know-how of the personell and for other areas of business the companies feel need to be worked on.
The open source sub-project aims to train SMBs to take advantage of the technological and business possibilities the open source -technologies offer. Open source concerns more and more also the companies outside ICT-field. This training includes both long term and short topical training.
Sub-project also organizes consultation projects and events outside Finland.