TÄRY - Collaboration for smart industrial solutions


Collaboration for smart industrial solutions

A deficiency of skilled labour, who are experts in industrial operation and maintenance management in Kainuu region and Northern Ostrobothnia has been widely acknowledged. The lack of such expertise currently restricts business growth in various companies, such as mining companies, companies working in the field of mechanical engineering and machinery, and bio-based industries, as well as companies providing industrial services to the aforementioned industries.

The aim of this project is to strengthen the competitiveness of the target group companies by developing KAMK's expertise and education in industrial operation and maintenance management. The project provides the required education to the target group companies directly, and after the project completion, the education continues as a regular education of KAMK for degree students as well as continuing education students.

The project is accomplished in solid collaboration with industry. In addition to educational objectives, the project also improves the target group companies' sustainability by providing tools to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes. One further objective is to emphasize KAMK's strategy as a leading university in smart industrial solutions. In fact, there is a raising need of education in industrial operation and maintenance management, but very few Finnish universities are able to offer such education.

The project is a joint effort with CSC- IT Center for Science Ltd. The role of CSC is to develop new methods to analyze complex condition monitoring data. The project execution is supported by two members of CEMIS (Centre for Measurement and Information System), Measurement Technology Unit of University of Oulu and VTT - Technical Research Center Ltd. They develop process measurements and flow simulation techniques in their parallel CEMIS- project.