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Reboot Final Seminar: 100+ lessons learned in digitalisation of manufacturing


Reboot company and research team


What technologies and solutions one should invest in to make a viable business case? What are the most disruptive digitalization ideas?

Seminar that was held 26.8.2021 highlighted the research and practical implementations of manufacturing industry digitalisation made in rewarded Reboot IoT Factory project. In the overall course of a project, 100 scientific and 100 proof-of-concepts were created showing that both research and more applied results can flourish simultaneously in ecosystemic project such as Reboot. The main results can be found from the future factories visual platform premiered at the event.


10:00-10:10  Welcome and agenda, Marko Jurvansuu VTT and Susanna Pirttikangas  University of Oulu

10:10-10:30  Finnish manufacturing Rebooted!  Marko Jurvansuu

10:30-10:45  Digitalisation experience sharing web platform premiere, Erkki Siira, Marko Jurmu VTT


10:45-11:15  New business with a digital twin of a thruster, Joni Keski-Rahkonen KONGSBERG

11:15-11:30  Assisting customers in their decision making with product configurator, Mikko Koho Ponsse

11:30-11:45  Robotic Process Automation in procurement – Virtual Buyer, Sami Tervo Scanfil

LUNCH 11:45-12:30 


12:30-13:00   AI foreman: improved employee wellbeing and production planning, Mikko Jukkanen ABB (presentation) and Esa-Matti Sarjanoja Nokia (presentation)

13:00-13:15   Company strategical change enabled by big data collection, Markus Broman ABB

13:15-13:30   Improving productivity using novel robotic solutions, Frederick Teye GE

13:30-13:45  Advanced MES solution piloted in Sulzer, Kalle Lehti Sulzer, Pekka Saarelainen Leanware

13:45-14:00   BREAK  


14:00-14:30   Digitalisation in manufacturing, Klaus Beetz, CEO EIT Manufacturing

14:30-14:55   Roundtable: “Solving manufacturing grand challenges with leaner company-academy collaboration“, chair Susanna Pirttikangas

14:55-15:00  Next steps for Reboot ecosystem, Marko Jurvansuu, Susanna Pirttikangas

15:05   Teams photo 

The main content of agenda was presentations from each company of the ecosystem. Clearly, research results have paved way to strategical change in companies that are now leading in many areas of digitalisation at global level providing competive edge on the market. Practical solutions and deployment have followed after the research stage both in Finnish and global factory networks boosting the impact through corporations. SME companies have gained 2.1 Meur new revenue and vertical understanding through factory collaboration as well as new products and services. Future research session started with a talk by invited speaker Klaus Beetz from EIT manufacturing followed by a roundtable discussion. Seminar ended with a group photo.

During the seminar day, 135 participants from companies, academia and public authorities were present.


Marko Jurvansuu, VTT (

Susanna Pirttikangas, University of Oulu (

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