Smart solutions, new ideas and co-creation: Digital Fiber Innovation Day 2017

More than 30 people participated in the Digital Fiber Innovation Day 2017 on 26th of October 2017. The event combined inspirational presentations, networking, pitches, panel discussions, ideation and co-creation.

The Digital Fiber Innovation Day was the first of its kind to take place in Finland. It brought together innovators of all sizes and industries, ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations, with a common goal: to digitalize forest industry by developing new fiber products and processes. The event took place in Bioruukki pilot centre, that serves as VTT’s innovation and demonstration platform for bio- and circular economy businesses.

The event included a workshop session, that focused on process design, engineering, and IoT development. Topics such as plant design systems, simulation and modelling, IoT platforms, cloud solutions and connectivity were discussed. Participants were encouraged to ideate on ways new digital solutions can transform the fiber industry, and create new business from data. New business models, internationalization, integration to existing systems and process lifecycle data management were also in focus.

During the day, participants got a glimpse of the forest industry’s future – first round of Digital Fiber partnerships was announced. The first partner batch included: Blend Media, CollectiveCrunch, Distence, HitSeed, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Process Genius, PrometecTools, Semantum, Sofecta, TreLab

Following the successful launch, Digital Fiber Innovation Day is set to become a reoccurring event in 2018, follow us for the updates or Tapio Poutiainen for more details.