The aim of this work was to activate the innovation platforms operating in North Karelia and to support co-operation which would contribute to the development of a stronger innovation ecosystem. Activation and the strengthening of collaboration encompassed three main themes: 1. Understanding customer and market needs, 2. Identifying influential interfaces and structures, and 3. Building trust, cross-sector knowledge and networking. Two workshops were held in May and in the autumn of 2019. In addition, an electronic survey was conducted for GreenHub operators, the results of which was presented in their workshop.