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Opportunities for SMEs in Horizon 2020

2.10.2019 9:00 - 2.10.2019 12:15 Business Finland, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki, Finland

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations.

The day after the Manufuture 2019 Conference - Sustainable Smart Manufacturing VTT, Tampere University and FundingBox organise a side event at Business Finland premises in Helsinki.

Several European initiatives offer technological and financial support to manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps to experiment with ICT and other enabling technologies. Hundreds of experiments have been realised and new open calls are to come. Innovative technology suppliers also participate in these experiments, where they can mature their existing technologies and ultimately open new markets and services.

If you are representing a smaller company in manufacturing or an actor working closely with SMEs, come and join us to see and discuss what opportunities there are for you.

Venue: Business Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki (see from the google maps)

Programme of the side event:

  • ICT Innovations for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS): general overview, Merete Norby, Manufacturing Academy of Denmark
  • 3D printing technology (INTEGRADDE), Fernando Sánchez, AIMEN, Spain
  • Additively Manufacturable (AMable), Ulrich Thombansen, Fraunhofer ILT
  • Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber security for Agile Production (TRINITY), Minna Lanz, Tampere University
  • Boost innovation for SMEs in search of leading-edge digital solutions for customized and low-energy computing (Tetramax), Jari Nurmi, Tampere University


10:20-10:40 Break (coffee)


  • C-voucher: circular economy-Merete Norby, Manufacturing Academy of Denmark
  • Agile production and robotics: network of robotics hubs (DIH2 and L4MS) Harri Kuusela, VTT
  • Robotics for inspection and maintenance (RIMA) and European SMEs Robotics Applications (ESMERA), Sotiris Makris, LMS, Greece
  • Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre, ADMA, Minna Kansola, VTT

12:00 Discussion
12:15 End of the day


Please register HERE.

Lanz Minna

Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Production Systems and Technologies
Tampere University


Roca Maria
Project Manager