Hermia & Tampere University of Technology Interfacing the Future <ul><li>Technology Centre Hermia Ltd strengthens the growth, development and competitiveness of technology companies. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The company promotes the development of the business environments, networking and competitiveness of technology-based companies. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
Key information <ul><li>Employees 41 (04/2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Turnover and other revenue EUR 6.2 million (B 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>The company is part of the City of Tampere corporate group (100%) and is the key implementer of business development policy in the City of Tampere and the surrounding region. </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the Finnish Science Park Association TEKEL and the International Association of Science Parks IASP. </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the pan-European Manufuture and Artemis technology communities. Manufuture focuses on production and manufacturing technologies and Artemis on the development of embedded systems. </li></ul>
Services <ul><li>Technology Centre Hermia Ltd promotes the emergence of new technology-based business and the development of competitiveness in the mechanical engineering and automation, ICT and energy technology industries.Services, development projects and company networks are directed to companies, and they provide support for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>product development, the utilization of new technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>training and professional skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing knowledge and experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>well-being at work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>foresight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>funding </li></ul></ul>
Business networks Centre of Game Business, Research and Industry www.neogames.fi COSS (Centre for Open Source Solutions) www.coss.fi Centre for Sustainable Energy Solutions - Sentre www.sentre.fi LCC Finland (Laser Competence Centre) www.lccfinland.fi CUBIQ (Centre for Ubiquitous Computing) www.cubiq.fi FIMA (Forum for Intelligent Machines) www.fima.fi Company network or minicluster activities concern in-depth development cooperation between companies and research institutions. The activities are concentrated on focused business areas. The aim is to advance competitiveness and business. Minicluster activities are based on membership and the active commitment and participation of members in development cooperation.
Centre of Expertise Programme <ul><li>The purpose of the Finnish Government’s Centre of Expertise Programme is to utilise top level knowledge and expertise as a resource for business operations, job creation and regional development </li></ul><ul><li>The programme is founded on the utilization of regional expertise which is of an internationally high standard. </li></ul><ul><li>The national programme is implemented by 13 nationally significant expertise clusters and 21 centres of expertise in different regions. </li></ul><ul><li>The Tampere Region Centre of Expertise Programme coordinated by Technology Centre Hermia Ltd is one of 21 centres of expertise in Finland. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The Centre of Expertise Programme’s national website www.oske.net </li></ul><ul><li>Hermia participates in five clusters </li></ul><ul><li>The Tampere Region Centre of Expertise has been expanded to cover seven fields of expertise for the years 2007-2013. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The expertise clusters in the central Tampere Region during the centre of expertise period are: </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent Machines (National coordination) </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous Computing (National coordination) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Nanotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>and those implemented by Finn-Medi Research Ltd are </li></ul><ul><li>Health Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul>
Clusters and the Centres of Expertise Living Business Competence Cluster Joensuu, Hämeenlinna, Lahti, Helsinki Digibusiness Finland Hämeenlinna, Helsinki , Tampere, Kouvola Food Developent Competence Cluster Kuopio, Helsinki, Seinäjoki , Turku Forest Industry Future Competence Cluster Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola, Mikkeli, Lappeenranta , Turku HealthBio Red Biotech Competence Cluster Kuopio, Oulu,Helsinki, Tampere, Turku Health and Well-being Competence Cluster Kuopio, Oulu, Helsinki, Tampere Ubiquitous Computing Comptence Cluster Jyväskylä, Oulu, Pori, Helsinki, Tampere Nanotechnology Competence Cluster Joensuu, Jyväskylä , Kokkola, Mikkeli, Oulu, Helsinki, Tampere Energy Technology Comptence Cluster Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Vaasa, Pori ja Tampere Cleantech Cluster Kuopio, Lahti , Oulu, Helsinki Intelligent Machines Competence Cluster Hyvinkää, Hämeenlinna, Lappeenranta, Seinäjoki, Tampere Tourism and Experience Management Competence Cluster Helsinki, Rovaniemi , Savonlinna, Turku Maritime Competence Cluster Lappeenranta, Pori, Turku , Vaasa Centre of Expertise Programme 2007-2013
Digibusiness <ul><li>Main themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>social media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ubimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The chosen areas are existing and future growth engines in digital media business that have significant new business prospects </li></ul><ul><li>The centre of expertise utilizes the region’s wide-ranging expertise foundation and generates projects, events and new network structures that support the emergence of new growth business and strengthen the expertise and growth of companies in the region. </li></ul>The Digibusiness Cluster focuses on the development of content business expertise by providing companies with services related to business expertise, product and service development and internationalization. Three entities that are important to the industry have been selected as joint themes: the promotion of internationalization, the accumulation of business expertise and acceleration of research and development activities in the SME sector, and the gathering of data related to the industry.
Energy technology <ul><li>Main themes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boiler and gasification technologies and their applications in power and heat plants and in energy-intensive industry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-fuel plants, the effects of the co-use of several different fuels on incineration processes, emissions, material and structural solutions and process control. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial energy solutions, the efficient and economical utilization of industrial by-product flows, heat load and waste heat. </li></ul></ul>The Energy Technology Cluster focuses on industry that produces machines, equipment and services needed for energy production, distribution and use. Pressures for change in the energy industry generate opportunities for the Finnish energy technology industry, particularly in the market for clean energy and climate change control. The aim is to achieve significant growth in the development and competitive capacity of Finnish companies in the cluster.
Ubiquitous computing <ul><li>Technology Centre Hermia Ltd is responsible for the national coordination of the ubiquitous computing cluster programme in 2007-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Main themes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human-centred technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks and network elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software engineering and open source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Tampere Region Centre of Expertise for Ubiquitous Computing accelerates the growth of the ICT sector in the central Tampere Region </li></ul>In the future ICT will be increasingly embedded as an integral part of applications and business in various industries. The cluster’s main task is to generate new, globally competitive ICT business activity. Our vision is to transform Finland into Europe’s leading concentration of expertise in the development, commercialization and utilization of intelligence that is human-centred, de-centralized, mobile and embedded in the built environment.
Nanotechnology <ul><li>The Tampere Region Centre of Expertise in the Nanotechnology Cluster Programme is divided into </li></ul><ul><ul><li>photonics (incl. nanophotonics, optoelectronics and laser technology) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>future composite materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both areas of expertise are closely linked to the core of the cluster programme </li></ul>The Nanotechnology Cluster is formed by the internationally strong Finnish research and technology areas of nano- and microtechnology and future materials based on them. The cluster’s vision is to turn Finland into one of the key EU centres of applied research and business related to nano- and microtechnologies and new materials based on them. The cluster aims to achieve regional, national and international cooperation and networking.
Intelligent Machines <ul><li>Technology Centre Hermia Ltd is responsible for the national coordination of the intelligent machines cluster programme in 2007-2013 </li></ul><ul><li>The content areas for which Tampere is responsible include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligent machines and systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Factory automation and mobile machines </li></ul></ul>Intelligent machines are machines and machine systems which have significant added value brought by information technology, electronics, software and telecommunications. The cluster aims to answer key future challenges in the industry by utilizing and increasing leading-edge expertise. The intelligent machines expertise cluster is a strategic network of companies, research and educational institutions and public players which develops technology, business models, innovation environments, competitiveness and efficiency.
Tampere, The Most Important Industrial City in Finland … Why ?
Tampere High Tech History 1911 1. attempt to fly 1911 1. mechanical clothing factory- Pukutehdas 1916 1. electric melting furnace- Lokomo 1921 1. enterprise in plastic industry - Sarvis 1923 1. radio broadcasting 1909 The largest tapestry factory in Nordic Countries - Winter 1837 1. multi-storey factory building + steel pillars - Finlayson 1843 1. paper machine - Frenckell 1875 1. shoe factory - Aaltonen 1878 2. phone connection (1. in Helsinki 1877) 1882 1. electric light (in Nothern Europe)- Edison generator number 3 1888 1. street lights - 30 arc lamps 1908 1. automatic weaving machines in Finland - Tampereen puuvillatehdas 1959 1. on machine covering for paper 1821 Finlayson factory activities start IN FINLAND IN FINLAND 1929 Gold metal for Lokomo of chrome steel anvils in world exhibition in Barcelona 1779 City of Tampere is founded , rights for free trade
Achievements of Information and communication technology 09.06.09 First in the world
09.06.09 <ul><li>Kalmar Industries over 50% container handling machinery </li></ul><ul><li>Sandvik Mining and Costruction 35% mining and construction </li></ul><ul><li>Metso Automation over 15% automation for process industry </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(paper industry) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Metso Minerals 15% mobile rock crushers </li></ul><ul><li>Kvaerner Pulping 10–50 % Boilers </li></ul><ul><li>PCE-engineering 70 % Hollow core slab machinery </li></ul><ul><li>Tamglass over 70% safety glass machinery (architectural and automotive) </li></ul><ul><li>Timberjack 30% forest machinery </li></ul><ul><li>Bronto Skylift over 60% fire and rescue platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Fastems 70% multilevel FMS </li></ul><ul><li>Ata Gears 50% spiral bevel gears for marine applications </li></ul><ul><li>Gardner Denver 30 % ship compressors (Tamrotor) </li></ul><ul><li>Avant Tecno 40% mini loaders (max. one ton) </li></ul>Global market leaders in the Tampere Region Global Market Share
But How ? … by working together with Industry, Development Organizations, Universities and Education
09.06.09 The Cluster of Mechanical Engineering in Tampere Region TAMPERE VOCATIONAL ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE Research & Education Component suppliers System suppliers End users Cluster leaders COMPONENTS Steel constructions Power transmission Hydraulic. Tools Castings, Forgs Technical rubber & plastics CONTROL SYSTEMS C ontrolling /measuring and monitoring Automation Electronic Programming VTT TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE TAMPERE AND PIRKANMAA POLYTECHNIC VOCATIONAL COLLEGES SERVICES CAE Prototyping Factory services MOBILE MACHINES Container handling systems Stone crushers Drilling machines Forest machines Hoisting apparatus ENERGY AND PROCESS Power plants Flue gas cleaning Machines of electricity delivery Stock preparation Paper mill automation FACTORY AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS Glass machines Machine tools, FMS Material handling Factory automation Washing machines MINING, FOREST, SERVISES & MAINTENANCE Forest, Construction Transportation Real estate Hoisting services PROCESS INDUSTRY Forest Paper Food Chemistry Energy OTHER INDUSTRY Workshops Construction Electronics and electro technical Plastics Safety glass PART ASSEMBLY PRODUCT ASSEMBLY PARTNER NETWORKS
09.06.09 OSKE ROVIR GIM WORK GROUPS FORUMS TAC –automation centre, Electronic production, Machine vision, Trio programme HYNÄ SISU ORC Technology Centre Hermia, Mechanical Engineering and Automation FIMA Mini clusters LEARNING ENVIROMENTS Fastems FMS – training center TP Welding Center LASSI – Light assembly club Automaint CAM –forum 5 axis milling environment ValuAtlas for Foundry institute elTrio- eLearning network PROJECTS Wellness at work (HyNä) AHA -automation Vahva -job rotation elTrio –West-Finland Pirel+ -electronics Olavi -laser technology KoMe 2020 –foresight SERVICES FOR KEY CLUSTERS Foresight services Programme and project preparations Mini-clusters Centre of Expertise programmes Fully comprehensive project implementation Development services Expert and Training services Venture Garage Laser LCC Factory Automation Energy Mobile machines Components Laser LCC Factory Automation Mobile machines Components
FIMA – Forum for Intelligent Machines <ul><li>A new technology platform for mobile work machines, which brings together Finnish specialists in the industry and research </li></ul><ul><li>36 members: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>global market leader companies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>suppliers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>research organisations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>universities </li></ul></ul></ul>
Forerunners in work machine automation and unmanned operations
<ul><ul><li>To find the common targets of applied basic research in the industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To direct the research in accordance with needs of the industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To invest in strategic long-range research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote the allocation of public funding in intelligent mobile work machines. </li></ul></ul>Objectives
Applied basic research Basic research Applied research Product development Companies Group of companies Research organisations Universities FIMA 10 – 20 % 80 – 90 % 100 % 30 – 50 % Share of public funding Research initiator
<ul><li>The annual general meeting ratifies the research targets and agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Operative decisions are made in FIMA board </li></ul><ul><li>Main activity in Working Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- 4 working groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- specialists meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- open for all members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- research project planning and supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Separate steering groups for each projects </li></ul>FIMA activity
FIMA working groups Energy efficiency Measurement Design methods Machine group control
Human-machine Interface Grade of intelligence Machine systems Sensing & Perception Drive line Work Tools Power & Energy Navigation Communication Control & software Diagnostics Machine Structure Machine design Product processes Smart Machine Control Autonomous Machine Machine Groups Maintenance and lifecycle Software design Testing Simulation Safety Environment FIMA research areas
elTRIO e-learning network in the area of metal industry, mechanical engineering and automation www.eltrio.fi
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 <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
The elTRIO partnership in the consortium may consist of <ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>Supply networks of SMEs in electronics and electro-technical industry, automation, mechanical engineering, and metals industry </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Research units with expertise and support in implementation and localization of products and services developed in the project </li></ul><ul><li>Educational institutions (from vocational education to universities) that are responsible for education and training in the field of technology industry </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning and software companies to localize and market project results </li></ul>
FMS Training Center <ul><li>www.fms-ajokortti.fi: (fms driving licence) </li></ul><ul><li>Theory in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle e-learning environment (material, exercisies, study info) </li></ul><ul><li>Real training environment </li></ul><ul><li>Training using FMS-simulator </li></ul><ul><li>Working at real life </li></ul>FMS Driving Licence FMS ”Scooter” Driving Licence
Web 2.0 & Learning => elTRIO www-pages, ning social media platform => workplace learning => virtual company www.eltrio.fi
elTRIO is looking for European cooperation <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
Case Teknokas, Innovation Education Cooperation
Teknokas Education Center in Ylivieska <ul><li>TEKNOKAS, the first nationwide technology education center in Finland, is developing general technology education in primary and secondary schools. </li></ul><ul><li>The center develops the contents and methods of technology education as well as teaching materials and equipment for technology education. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the main activities of the center is to arrange primary and secondary school teachers updating training in technology education, to support them to take into account the cross-curricula theme of technology education in their teaching and school culture. </li></ul>
National level Technology Education Cooperation <ul><li>TEKNOKAS supports educating children, via teachers, to understand, value and develop further the environment that man has built for his purposes, i.e. technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The content areas include automation and robotics, mechanics, structures, electricity and electronic as well as the basic issues related to the production, storage and utilisation of energy. </li></ul><ul><li>As technology often develops through innovations, important goals of technology education also include the development of skills to observe and solve problems related to the built environment and encouragement of creativity </li></ul>
Teknokas community in Internet http://teknokas.ning.com http://www.teknokas.fi Structures Mechanisms and machines Electrics and electronics Automation and robotics Energy
Tampere Inno Centre Primary/Secondary School High School Vocational schools University Industry Travel Hobby&Happy Technology education Real components Industry systems innovation Technology Education curricula Teknokas clubs at School Competitions Learning by doing Learning at the workplace Web 2.0 & Social Media Company visits for schools Simulations On Job Training