Welcome to Sustainable Industry Ecosystem (SIE) Project's Closing Seminar on 8th December, 2022 at 9.30−15.30

Ecosystems need industry and research&education among other players, there are multitude of challenges we can together answer. Come to listen Academy of Sciences Sustainable Industry Ecosystem (SIE) project results, and further develop ideas for European Commission funded project proposal.

The mission of the SIE project (2021-2022) is to support Green, Circular Economy oriented, and Sustainable Digital Transformation of Finnish Manufacturing SMEs.

SIE project is one of the projects building national SIX – Sustainable Industry X initiative. SIE project is forming SIX Research Ecosystem (SIRE), an open neutral research actors collaboration network. SIRE is focusing activities on how national research actors can help Finnish industry to achieve the vision statement ”Finland is the sustainable winner in the twin transition” as defined in Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Employment of Finland program “Artificial Intelligence 4.0”.


When: 8 December 2022 at 9.30−15.30
Where: Tampere University, Korkeakoulunkatu 7, Hervanta Campus, Kampusareena, auditorium

9.00 Coffee
9.30 SIE Introduction (15 min), Prof. Minna Lanz
9.45−10.45 SIE Results

  • SIRE – Research forum (tutkimusfoorumi) (Riikka Virkkunen/Harri Nieminen) 10 min
  • Future education needs (Prof. Heidi Kuusniemi/Prof. Ahm Shamsuzzoha) 10 min
  • Pilot Lines and digital infrastructures – awareness & visibility (Prof. Antero Kutvonen) 10 min
  • SRIA – Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Jaakko Paasi/Juhani Heilala) 10 min

10.45 Coffee

11.00−12.00 Concrete actions forward (SRIA), Harri Nieminen, Riikka Virkkunen and Jaakko Paasi

  • Introduction to Manufacturing roadmap
  • Few words about the importance of EU collaboration
  • Workshop/panel discussion of concrete actions

12.00−13.00 Lunch break

13.00−15.30 EU afternoon session, Prof. Antero Kutvonen and Markus Aho

  • Company talks about needs for & success in EU collaboration
    • Company keynote 1 (10+5 min): Ponsse, Samantha Kiljunen
    • Company keynote 2 (10+5 min)
    • Company keynote 3 (10+5 min)
  • Snapshots from science (robotics, AI, circular economy, energy)
    • EU projects solutions & trends
      • Robotics (5 min Minna Lanz – mainly videos)
      • Digital Twins & Simulations (5 min Antero Kutvonen – videos)
      • Pathways to digitalisation & circularity (5 min – Riikka Virkkunen)
      • Green transition and culture (5 min – Ahm Shamsuzzoha)
      • TAMK Fieldlab (5 min Markus Aho)
  • Upcoming calls and EU matchmaking

15.30 Closing words and farewell coffees

Registration for the event is open (Microsoft Forms).