The MFG40 project is a collaboration between seven research groups that are represented by five working packages (WP) in the project.

WP1 Future Research University of Turku (UTU)

“We create tools for identifying emerging fields of technology that have potential for revolutionary products and in which of these are suitable for Finland.”

Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja, University of Turku (UTU)
[email protected]
+358 41 753 024

WP2 Automation and distributed manufacturing, LUT University

“We investigate the emerging technologies of Manufacturing 4.0 that empower humans in manufacturing. These include industrial automation, remote operation technology, additive manufacturing and smart materials solutions.”

Prof. Heikki Handroos (Laboratory of Intelligent Manchines)
[email protected]
+358 405107599

Prof. Heidi Piili  (Laser Materials Processing and Additive Manufacturing Laboratory)
[email protected]
+358 40 5510710

Prof. Kari Ullakko ( Material Physics Laboratory)
[email protected]
+358 50 410 53 76

WP2 Automation and distributed manufacturing, LUT University

“We study business models and information fusion for Manufacturing 4.0 Future manufacturing business models will combine digitalization and additive manufacturing on a global scale with many existing industries and in many new ways.
Smart new ways to fuse information allow us to make better and more accurate judgments and better predictions to support manufacturing decision-making and automation.”

Prof. Mikael Collan, LUT University
[email protected]
+358 505567185

WP4 - Education, University of Jyväskylä (JYU)

“We concentrate on educational needs of those adults who have difficulties to meet the new demands of working life due to the increase of level of automation. Education systems are analyzed and developed to create a better match for the future demands of labor.”

Prof. Juhani Rautopuro, University of Jyväskylä (JYU) [email protected] +358 40 805 4936

WP5 Reshaping social policies, University of Helsinki (HEL)

“How should digital disruption change the current Social Security system in Finland and which are the upcoming challenges and new ways of delivering fl exible, innovative, transparent and bespoke social security solution by 2030?”

Prof.  Heikki Hiilamo, University of Helsinki (HEL)
[email protected]
+358 403587203

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