Technology Centre Hermia Ltd strengthens the growth, development and competitiveness of technology companies.
The company prepares, coordinates and implements development projects in cooperation with companies, universities and research institutions and builds national and international networks for the development of leading-edge expertise.
The company promotes the development of the business environments, networking and competitiveness of technology-based companies.
Technology Centre Hermia Ltd is responsible for the coordination of the Tampere Region Centre of Expertise Programme and, in 2007-2013, for the implementation of Centres of Expertise in five fields.
The mission of Technology Centre Hermia Ltd is to develop new business activity and expertise in pivotal high-technology industries in the central Tampere Region. The company promotes the improvement of competitiveness in the region’s key clusters.
The company coordinates the Tampere Region Centre of Expertise Programme and is responsible for the coordination of the related national clusters of intelligent machines and ubiquitous computing.
The company is also responsible for the implementation of the cluster programmes in digital content business, future energy technologies, and nano- and micro systems and adaptive materials in the central Tampere Region.
Technology Centre Hermia furthers the activity and competitiveness of these key clusters by implementing a variety of development projects and networking initiatives.
Technology Centre Hermia is a member of the Finnish Science Park Association TEKEL.
The Tampere Region Centre of Expertise Programme coordinated by Technology Centre Hermia Ltd is one of 21 centres of expertise in Finland.
The purpose of the Finnish Government’s Centre of Expertise Programme is to focus measures on key industries of national importance.
The programme is founded on the utilization of regional expertise which is of an internationally high standard.
The national programme is implemented by 13 nationally significant expertise clusters and 21 centres of expertise in different regions.
The Tampere Region Centre of Expertise Programme is a participant in seven expertise clusters. Technology Centre Hermia Ltd has been implementing the national Centre of Expertise Programme in the central Tampere Region since 1995.
The Centre of Expertise Programme’s national website www.oske.net
Hermia participates in five clusters
The Tampere Region Centre of Expertise has been expanded to cover seven fields of expertise for the years 2007-2013.
The centres of expertise receive half of their basic funding from the state and half from cities and municipalities. The main part of their volume is constituted by the projects they launch.
The expertise clusters in the central Tampere Region during the centre of expertise period are:
Intelligent Machines (National coordination)
Ubiquitous Computing (National coordination)
and those implemented by Finn-Medi Research Ltd are
ElTRIO e-learning network in the area of metal industry, mechanical engineering and automation
elTRIO – concept Education organizations Industry STUDENT Networking TRIO-Techonology program pedagocical & IT support Coordination Learning- material databank FMS systems Welding Controll & IT networking Mobile working machine Machine Vision etc.. Development groups
elTRIO is co-operation network of technology industries for educational institutes and authorities for taking care of not wasting time and money by doing same eLearning materials in several institutes. The main idea in elTRIO is that the network tries to find ways to share eLearning materials instead of creating own versions of materials and learning objects which already exist.
The elTRIO partnership in the consortium may consist of
Global suppliers in the technology industry, such as Fastems (flexible manufacturing systems, www.fastems.com) and Metso (process industry machinery and systems, www.metso.com)
Supply networks of SMEs in electronics and electro-technical industry, automation, mechanical engineering, and metals industry
Technology centres that coordinate the elTRIO network and promote the emergence of new, technology-oriented business and developing competitiveness in key clusters, including mechanical engineering and automation
Research units with expertise and support in implementation and localization of products and services developed in the project
Educational institutions (from vocational education to universities) that are responsible for education and training in the field of technology industry
eLearning and software companies to localize and market project results
elTRIO (www.eltrio.fi) is a national e-learning network for technology industries, metals industry, mechanical engineering, electronics and automation . It is a major national actor that is looking for European cooperation to support the international activities of the technology industries.
We are looking for possibilities for cooperation with similar European networks in the technology industry and an opportunity to benefit from the results of European research and development projects. We are especially interested in projects that design and develop innovative methods, tools and services for simulations and virtual manufacturing, knowledge management, distributed collaboration at work and learning at work, in both mobile and fixed environments .