null TÄRY - Collaboration for smart industrial solutions


Collaboration for smart industrial solutions

There has been recognized a deficiency of skilled labour who is expert in industrial operation and maintenance management in Kainuu region and Northern Ostrobothnia. The lack of such expertise restricts currently the growth of business in several 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 such education to the target group companies directly, and after the project completion, such 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 energy-efficiency of industrial processes. One further objective of the project is to emphasize KAMK's strategy as a leading university in smart industrial solutions. In fact, there is a raising need of the 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.