An ecosystem is a continuously developing and open functional system in which communities, individuals, services and technologies are connected by customer needs. Ecosystem actors complement each other’s capabilities and skills, generating added value that could otherwise not be provided.
Digital ecosystems use information technology to connect public administration, companies and the non-profit sector, as well as products and services. All these actors form interdependent networks. A digital ecosystem connects existing ecosystems.
At the moment, there are no comprehensive digital ecosystems or shared digital platforms between companies and public administration in Finland. Actors mainly exchange information on a mutual basis, which is not cost-effective.
The Real-Time Economy project will lay the foundations (strategy, agreements and administration models) for a digital ecosystem of companies by the end of 2023. In a digital ecosystem, financial information can be transmitted between parties and services supporting the data produced. A common ecosystem and infrastructure will ensure that no sector-dependent solutions are created. Easy-to-use services designed to meet companies’ needs will be made available.
During the project, we will only build one component of the digital ecosystem of companies. Development of the digital ecosystem will also continue after the project.