A look back on 2020 - memorable highlights through the year

December 22, 2020

As we get ready to welcome the coming new year 2021, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the past twelve months through some memories and highlights that make us feel especially grateful and proud.


1. UROS Innovation Center opened

Exactly a year after the plans were initially announced, we opened the UROS Innovation Center in Oulu, Finland. Due to the current pandemic, the official opening ceremony will take place when the situation allows it to be executed in a safe manner.


2. Naming rights to UROS LIVE Arena announced

We secured the naming rights to the new state-of-the-art UROS LIVE arena, set to open in the City of Tampere in December 2021.


3. We were awarded the AAA creditwortiness rating

We are proud to have been awarded the AAA creditworthiness rating for the third consecutive year. The rating is the highest a company can achieve, demonstrating financial strength and stability.


4. Industry Insights on eUICC technology

Our Chief Strategy Officer Oscar Falkman wrote about the challenges and solutions for unlocking the benefits of the eUICC technology for achieving global connectivity freedom. Read the full piece here.


5. Double Awards for UROS Sense and UROS Flow

Our water solutions UROS Sense and UROS Flow received recognition in the APAC region in the form of two awards; the HKB Technology Award for IoT Utilities in Hong Kong, as well as the 2020 PCM Biz IT Excellence Award.


6. Embarking on a partnership with the University of Oulu

We announced a new long-term strategic partnership with the University of Oulu, focusing on IoT connectivity and IoT related business verticals, covering research and business development.


7. Vauhtijuoksu 2020 digital charity event

We had the chance to support the Vauhtijuoksu 2020 hosted by the Information Guild of the University of Oulu benefiting MIELI Ry, an organisation promoting mental health and preventive mental health care in Finland.


8. Taking care of wellbeing at work

To maintain a fresh approach to the problems we work hard to tackle each day, we kept not only our minds flexible, but also our bodies with remote yoga sessions.


9. UROS Live Platform launch with Oulun Kärpät 

We launched a pilot of the UROS Live Platform together with Oulun Kärpät hockey club to enhance the fan experience and create new value for partners.


10. Industry Insights on a having a winning mindset in digital transformation

Our Vice President, Sales & Business Development Mika Pohjola wrote about the effects of the rapidly changing digital field and how its challenges can simultaneously be viewed as opportunities. Read the full piece here.


11. Lahti Aqua selected UROS Sense for Sanitation Safety Planning

The regional water supply company owned by the Finnish City of Lahti deployed UROS Sense liquid quality monitoring solution to systematically identify and manage risk along sanitation chain.


12. We welcomed Aamulehti to get to know us better

Aamulehti newspaper from the City of Tampere, the home town of the UROS LIVE arena, visited us to get a better idea of who we are and what we do. Read the full story on their website or on Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish, for subscribers).


13. We met new people at career events

Before Covid-19, we got to meet some interesting people at various career events organised in Oulu, Finland. Hopefully we’ll meet again soon!


14. Work life introduction to students

In Finland, during the final years of secondary school, students usually spend a week at a workplace of their choice, gaining experience and insight that will help guide them at the beginning stages of their future careers. Among the students we got to host was Veeti, who was particularly interested in ICT subjects, and would like to work in tech after finishing his studies.


15. UROS Family grew by many friendly faces

We were excited to welcome many new team members who joined the company over the course of the year, some of whom are pictured here.

Finally, we would like to extend a big thank you to all of our customers, partners and our entire global team for the past year. 

Here’s to a healthy and successful 2021.

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