Projects and programs
The BELT program is a Cross-border co-creation for smart city. It is a EU-funded co-creation project where multiple nations join forces to generate new startups in the Baltic Sea Region. New Factory is part of the program in collecting the most talented individuals from Demola and New Factory Startups with a goal to accelerate the growth, and to co-create new sustainable, growing startups in the Baltic Sea Region. There will be 4 intensive bootcamps organized where the participants get coaching, connections and community spirit! The winners of the program are awarded with investor meetings with the most prominent VCs and angel investors from Finland and internationally.
CLUSME project strives to increase export volumes and the competitiveness of Estonian and Finnish mechanical engineering and mechatronics sectors through cluster initiatives and joint marketing efforts. The project aims to create preconditions for successful export activities to new and expanding markets of Georgia, Uzbekistan, South Africa, and Mexico. The project focuses on doing market analysis and research, developing entry strategies, finding contacts and partners in target markets, and investing in equipment needed to adapt products and services to the needs of the target markets (e.g. measuring machine and digitalisation software). Activities will also include seminars presenting research outcomes and possibilities in target markets, as well as business visits and B2B contacts in target markets.
The goals of the DigiSyke project are (1) to conduct industry pilot projects in order to concretise possibilities of the change to technology industry; (2) to find needs of organizations and based on that collect information of the digital working methods, tools and effect of the change to business, its processes from workshop -level to management and working life; (3) to launch, coordinate and facilitate the national level development network to support SME-digitalization.
The Doctoral School of Industry Innovations supports effective progress towards doctoral degrees, offers companies a new avenue for addressing research questions that are relevant in terms of their future competiveness, and generates new scientific knowledge. DSII is the first doctoral school that employs modern innovation platforms. DSII’s innovation platform is Demola. The first seven doctoral students started their studies at DSII in 2014. The company partners included Sandvik, Wärtsilä, Bosch Rexroth (Germany), Volvo CE (Sweden), Tamlink Ltd, FIMA ry and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
FIMA is a network for mobile work machine manufacturers, specialist companies, system integrators and research institutes. It promotes and outlines research and product development in the field in accordance with this industry’s needs. Mobile work machines represent one of Finland’s most significant fields of industry. Work machines for a wide variety of purposes and environments are manufactured in Finland. Much of the technology in these machines is similar, however, and intelligence is often implemented using the same basic solutions.
Urbanisation and growing volumes of traffic create new challenges for transport. Intelligent transport solutions improve people's ability to move about smoothly, safely, and in an environmentally friendly manner. In ITS Factory, solutions are sought for these challenges through the close cooperation of the public and private sectors. ITS Factory is an innovation, experimentation, and development environment cooperated by the city of Tampere and companies from relevant sectors.
ReconCell is an EU project aimed at developing a new type of robot workcell, its required process infrastructures and the economic framework for automated robot assembly, especially designed for the needs of SMEs. ReconCell is closely working together with the end-users to secure a user-friendly design. Three SMEs from Slovenia, Lithuania and Austria are included in the consortium and will help to create three different use cases, where the partners will identify how the ReconCell platform can satisfy their specific needs.