Welcome

Introducing an international conference “Manufuture 2017 – Moving up the Value Chain” taking place on 24-25 October, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. This will be the 9th time since 2001 that we have imagined the future of manufacturing.

Manufuture 2017 will focus on smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 in practice, the factories of the future, robotics, the internet of things and smart products. The programme is taking shape here at the conference website and the registration is opened. Please find the registration terms and form below.

Manufuture 2017 will take place in autumn 2017, during the second half of Estonia’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) and at a time when the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020, will be reaching its halfway point.

Manufuture 2017 will thus serve as a forum for stakeholders from industry, universities, research institutions and government to discuss opportunities for better implementation of the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation as well as respective national initiatives.

In the course of its EU presidency, Estonia will be paying attention to how to shape the positions of different stakeholders regarding general and sectoral industrial policies in the context of the European Union.

European Commission

This conference has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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Programme

MONDAY 23 October 2017

Smart Machines Welcome Reception

Energy Discovery Centre

Welcome reception takes place in a historic powerplant that used to power the whole Tallinn. Now a museum, it features 100 years old machinery and a lot other to see. We bring the powerplant back alive with great atmosphere, music, food and of course the wonderful guests.

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19:00 – 21:00
Smart Machines Welcome Reception at the Energy Discovery Centre
TUESDAY 24 October 2017
8:30 – 9:30
Registration

Karen Coleman

Broadcaster, Journalist & Author

The award-winning Irish journalist, Karen Coleman is one of Ireland’s most accomplished journalists who now specialises in European issues. Karen is the Editor of EuroParlRadio which reports on stories from the European Parliament. A former BBC foreign correspondent, she has been covering international affairs for radio and television for over two decades. She has worked for both the public and commercial broadcast industries including a ten-year stint with the BBC. For many years Karen presented the award-winning international affairs radio show The Wide Angle on Newstalk in Ireland. Karen regularly moderates high-level conferences that cover a wide range of topics from complex EU issues to economic, environmental, health and other topics. She is also a published author.

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9:30 – 9:40
Conference opening by Chairperson of the Conference
Karen Coleman
, Broadcaster, Journalist & Author

Opening of the Presidency Event Manufuture 2017

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of the Republic of Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid graduated from the University of Tartu in 1992 in the field of genetics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and completed master’s studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in 2001.

From 1994 to 1999, she worked in various Estonian companies –  Eesti Telefon, Hoiupank Markets and Hansapank Markets and as an Associate in investment banking. From 1999 to 2002, Kersti Kaljulaid was Prime Minister Mart Laar’s Economic Advisor, afterwards she was the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant of state-owned energy company Eesti Energia. From 2004 to 2016 she was a Member of the European Court of Auditors. As of 2016, she is the President of the Republic of Estonia.

In addition, Kersti Kaljulaid was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Genome Center from its foundation until 2002. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Tartu from 2009 to 2011 and the Council Chair of the University of Tartu since 2012. Kersti Kaljulaid has been a co-author of the social-political radio talk show Keskpäevatund (Midday Hour) in radio station Kuku from 2002 to 2004 and the editor of the Eurominutid (Euro-minutes) radio show from 2007 to 2016 in the same station.

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Video greeting

Carlos Moedas

EU Commissioner of Research, Science and Innovation

Mr Carlos Moedas has been Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation since 2014. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked for Goldman Sachs and Eurohypo Investment Bank. Elected a Member of Parliament in 2011, he was appointed Secretary of State working directly under the Prime Minister. In this capacity, he was Portugal’s chief interlocutor with the Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

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e-Estonia Success Story

  • Things to be proud of in e-Estonia
  • What e-Estonia offers to the world
  • Reinforcing brave and radical innovations

Academician Jaak Aaviksoo

Rector

Tallinn University of Technology

Academician Jaak Aaviksoo was nominated as the Rector of Tallinn University of Technology in September 2015. Former roles have included being the Minister of Education and Research and the Minister of Defence of Estonia. He has also been elected twice as the Rector of Tartu University and serving as EUA Board member. Before becoming the Rector of Tartu University he was Professor of optics and spectroscopy at Tartu University heading the Institute of experimental physics. In 1994 he was elected to the Estonian Academy of Science. Rector Aaviksoo has worked in many foreign institutes as a guest professor: Novosibirsk Institute of Thermal Physics, the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Osaka University and Paris Diderot University.

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9:40 – 10:15
Keynote speeches
  • Opening of the Presidency Event Manufuture 2017
    Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia
  • Video Greeting
    Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner of Research, Science and Innovation
  • e-Estonia – a Success Story
    Academician Jaak Aaviksoo, Rector, Tallinn University of Technology

Moving up the Value Chain – ManuFuture 2030: Strategic Vision

  • Importance of manufacturing for the value-added, tax revenues and financing of government tasks
  • European targets: Juncker Plan and Moedas 3Os
  • Challenges and opportunities for the manufacturing of the future
  • Manufuture Vision 2030: Scenarios for Future Manufacturing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Flegel

Chairman

ManuFuture High Level Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich A. Flegel has a Ph.D. in applied computer science from Karlsruhe University and has also studied mechanical engineering at the University of Aachen. From 1981 to 1996 he worked in Mercedes-Benz AG as a director of machining technology, director of process engineering and director of manufacturing and materials technologies. In Daimler AG he was a director of advanced manufacturing engineering and from 2003-2013 he was a Member of the Supervisory Board. Since 1991 he has lectured in computer science at Stuttgart University. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich A. Flegel has been Chairman of the ManuFuture High Level Group since 2004, re-elected 2009, and President of DVS (German Welding Society) since 2007.

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Realising Europe’s Industrial Potential

  • How competitive and sustainable is manufacturing today?
  • The importance of understanding current and future challenges and opportunities.
  • Realising the future of manufacturing through the European Union’s Factories of the Future partnership – Factories 4.0.
  • Leveraging research & innovation.
  • Harnessing the potential of national and regional initiatives across Europe.
  • Europe’s competitive and sustainable future.

Maurizio Gattiglio

Chairman

EFFRA

Maurizio Gattiglio is Executive Vice-President of Prima Industrie S.p.A., a leading engineering corporation operating worldwide in the field of industrial lasers, sheet metal machinery and electronics. Mr. Gattiglio is also CEO of Prima Electro North America.

At the European level, Mr. Gattiglio is Chairman of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), a non-for-profit, industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies. EFFRA is the official representative of the private side in the European Union’s ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership.

Mr. Gattiglio has worked within the Prima Group since 1986 where he has occupied many different positions in R&D&I, customer support, manufacturing and management. He holds several patents in coordinate measuring machines and high-power laser technology.
Maurizio Gattiglio obtained a degree in mechanical engineering in 1984 from the Polytechnic of Turin.

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Capturing Silent Knowledge of Machine Whisperers

  • Aging of the workforce is impacting a number of industries
  • Retirement of experienced workers is expected to create a skills gap
  • How data and intelligent automation of processes will help fulfilling this gap
  • Using data to secure profitability for manufacturers and creating new business models for machine builders

Ergin Tuganay

Partner & Head of Industry 4.0

Nortal Oy

Ergin has over 10 years of personal experience on wide range of responsibilities in Manufacturing Operations Management and industrial ICT domain including solution scans, blueprints, roadmap design, sales support, training and implementation tasks based on industry standards.

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EU Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a Smart, Innovative and Sustainable Industry

  • A Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy to make European industry sector more competitive
  • Steps towards a smart, innovative and sustainable industry
  • European Commission’s efforts in putting strategy into practice together with Members States

Lowri Evans

Director-General of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

European Commission

Lowri Evans was appointed Director-General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs on 1 September 2015. She has been Director-General in DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, she has worked in several policy areas in the European Commission notably Competition and Employment. She started her professional career in audit and accountancy with Deloitte.

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10:15 – 11:15
Plenary Session 1: Competitiveness and Sustainability of European Manufacturing, incl. Digitisation
  • Moving up the Value Chain – ManuFuture 2030: Strategic Vision
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Flegel, Chairman, ManuFuture High Level Group
  • Realising Europe’s Industrial Potential
    Maurizio Gattiglio, Chairman, EFFRA
  • EU Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a Smart, Innovative and Sustainable Industry
    Lowri Evans, Director-General of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
11:15 – 11:45
Networking break and Partner presentation
  • Capturing Silent Knowledge of Machine Whisperers
    Ergin Tuganay, Partner & Head of Industry 4.0, Nortal Oy
Stream 1:
Industry 4.0 in Practice
Stream 2:
Sustainability & the Circular Economy
Stream 3:
Collaborative Technological Innovation

Becoming a digital industrial company – The Brilliant Factory initiative

  • GE’s Digital Thread
  • Becoming a Brilliant Factory
  • Best practices from Germany and France

Claudio Kantner

Brilliant Factory Leader

GE Power

Claudio Kantner leads Brilliant Factory program @ GE Power Conversion in Berlin, Germany. Owning Lean and Digital to develop Berlin Site towards a Brilliant Factory. 
Brilliant Factory is one key element of GE´s digital threat to become #1 digital industrial company. Beside that he works as GE Multi-Site Lean Leader transferring supply chain learnings to France, Brazil and India. Claudio participated in one of GE´s Leadership programs, taking different assignments among Global Supply Chain within Europe and Middle East. He graduated as Diploma Engineer in Business Administration and Engineering at the Technical University of Cottbus and is a certified Business Coach.

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Turning ideas into reality: The journey of one leading manufacturer into the Industrial IoT

  • Industrial IoT / Industry 4.0 @ Bosch
  • Industry 4.0 Lead user: Realized projects in Bosch plants
  • Industry 4.0 Lead supplier: Connected Automation solutions
  • Next steps and future activities

Hans Michael Krause

Director Market and Product Management PLC and IoT

Bosch Rexroth AG

Hans Michael Krause is the Director Market and Product Management PLC and IoT Systems at Bosch Rexroth AG in Lohr am Main, Germany. He has got a diploma degree of Electrical Engineering and a master degree in Industrial Management and started his professional career in Argentina working as an independent automation engineer. Since 2007 he has been working with Bosch Rexroth’s packaging machine building and FMCG customers. Since July 2017 he is responsible for Bosch Rexroth’s PLC Automation and IoT Solution business.

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Have Europe lost the B2C revolution & will Europe be the winners of the B2B digital industrial revolution?

  • Analyse cons and pros on the chances of Europe becoming very good at digitalization of the big SME base
  • Where is Europe now
  • Building the connected society
  • Digitising verticals
  • Harnessing opportunities of data economy
  • Digital skills
  • 5 cases of great digitalization of concrete companies

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Director General

DIGITALEUROPE

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl was appointed Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the association for the digital technology industry in Europe, in April 2017. Formerly she has been Executive Board member of DIGITALEUROPE, where she also served as a member of the association’s high level Digital Advisory Council. Ms Bonefeld-Dahl has served as board member of the Danish Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Board of the Danish ICT association (ITB) where she has developed policy positions on Digitalisation of Business, ICT security, disruptive business models, telecoms and education.

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry. She previously held international positions for IBM and Oracle as well as with SMEs building business across Europe and China, and founded the cloud provider GlobeIT. She has deep insight into the digitalisation of Business and Society.

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Industry 4.0 – Where to go

  • Digitalisation in health and care
  • Free flow of data
  • Geo-blocking

Joost van Iersel

President of the ECO Section

EESC

Joost P. van Iersel (1940) started his professional career in 1967 as a civil servant in the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Subsequently, he was secretary of a Dutch Employers Association. From 1979 till 1994 van Iersel was MP (christian-democrat), in particular responsible for trade and industry and EC-matters, amongst others also as President of the European Movement. From 1992 till 2002 he was chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of The Hague with a special interest for regional infrastructural and spatial development in the Randstad. Van Iersel acted as commissioner in several companies and was on the board of various social organisations. From 2002 he is Member of the European Economic and Social Committee. From 2006 till 2010 he chaired the EESC Consultative Committee on Industrial Change. Subsequently, he presided the EESC Steering committee Europe2020. Since April 2013 Van Iersel chairs the EESC Section EMU and Regional and Cohesion policy. His main fields of interest as a rapporteur in the EESC are industrial policy – notably value-chains and digitisation in industry (4.0) -, good governance of the Eurozone, and European metropolitan areas. Van Iersel gives lectures and writes articles on political economy and Europe.

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Future work and social sustainability of manufacturing in the age of digitalisation

  • What will be the impact of digitalisation and automation on future manufacturing work?
  • How can we handle the paradoxes of automation?
  • How can social sustainability of manufacturing be achieved in future manufacturing?

Johan Stahre

Chair Professor and Head of Division Production Systems,
Department of Industrial and Materials Science

Chalmers University of Technology

Professor Johan Stahre heads the division of Production Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. Professor Stahre is codirector of the national Swedish programme of manufacturing research and innovation, Produktion2030. He is deeply involved in European manufacturing research policy efforts like EFFRA and Factories of the Future. Stahre’s scientific publications and background is focused on manufacturing systems research, specifically the interaction and collaboration between automation and people. Presently, his research is targeting the potential and impact of digitalization and future communication technology like 5G on human operators and manufacturing system performance.

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Dr. Dimitris Mavrikios

Senior Research Manager

Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras

Dimitris Mavrikios holds a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras (2000). He received a diploma (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Patras (1995). His research interests and expertise lie in the fields of Virtual/Augmented Reality, Virtual Prototyping, Computer-Aided Ergonomics, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Factory, Cyber Physical Systems, Manufacturing Education, Industrial Learning, Teaching/Learning Factories.

He has been working at the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS), University of Patras since 1995. He is currently mainly involved in activities related to strategic European research co-operations, European manufacturing research & innovation initiatives (e.g. Manufuture ETP, FoF PPP, EFFRA etc.), EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities, European initiatives on novel manufacturing education paradigms and skills development. He is a member of the Industrial Research Advisory Group of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA), being in charge of the research domain “Human-centric Manufacturing”. He has been an additional expert in the Ad-hoc Industrial Advisory Group (AIAG) of the Factories of the Future (FoF) Public-Private Partnership (PPP), actively contributing to the preparation of the FoF Research Roadmaps 2010-13 and 2014-20. He is currently a complementary member of the FoF Partnership Board.

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Adapting education and continuous training to industrial needs

  • Making factories socially sustainable is good, but before that maybe we need to have enough people in there and we are struggling in Europe with that aspect. How can we make more attractive manufacturing companies to young people? Do we need to consider that as in other jobs we will need to have in mind people from outside Europe?
  • Continuous training/Plug-In people, how to make the factory robust enough to the changes in workers for different reasons
  • Adapting Master/Degrees and workers to social changes and industrial needs
  • How to make lairing more productive, efficient: Learning factories?, Teaching with Project Oriented Base Learning?

Pedro-José Arrazola Arriola

Head of Machining Research Group

Mondragon Unibertsitatea-Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Pedro-José Arrazola Arriola is a Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering and the Head of the Machining Laboratory at Mondragon University. He received his PhD in 2003 at Nantes University. He is also an Associate Member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering).

He has been active in metal machining during the last 2 decades, publishing over 125 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has been awarded with 2 patents (Temperature Measurement in Drilling, On-line Measuring of Component Distortions) and one I.P.R. (Finite Element Model of Chip Formation Process). He has supervised 13 PhD and 99 Master thesis and has participated in more than 45 scientific and industrial projects (EU, National and Regional) for automotive, aeronautical, railways and medical sectors. He has continously been involved in training activities related to metal cutting.

His current research interests are: cutting fundamentals (modeling and experimental), machinability, process monitoring and machining optimization. In recent years he has focused his research on the machining of aeronautical applications.

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European initiatives to support skills in manufacturing

  • Collecting current and future challenges faced by companies in the manufacturing sector: What are the future skills needs? How to train future workers in these industries?
  • The ‘Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition’ to support co-operation among education, employment and industry stakeholders.
  • The ‘Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills’ to improve skills intelligence and address skills shortages in specific economic sectors.
  • The creation of a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on ‘Added-value manufacturing’ to play an important role in re-shaping the education landscape.

Doris Schröcker

Head of Strategy Unit for Industrial Technologies

Directorate General Research and Innovation, the European Commission

Doris Schröcker is heading the Strategy Unit for Industrial Technologies in the European Commission, Directorate General Research and Innovation. Her background is business administration with marketing and industrial management, and she has worked in different positions in EU transport and R&I policy and programme management in the European Commission.

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Industry 4.0, jobs for the future versus future with no jobs

  • The role of international qualifications in adjusting professional skills to industry needs.
  • The evolution of training and qualifications in the welding sector to match skills needs.
  • Flexibility of the workforce for long life careers

Luísa Coutinho

Executive Director

EWF- European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting / IST-University of Lisbon

Luísa Coutinho has coordinated and participated in more than 100 national and international research, transfer of technology and training projects since 1986 and has published more than 200 books, papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings. Her work has been recognized internationally in different forums through two honorary doctorships and ten international awards. Luísa Coutinho has been involved as an entrepreneureur in the start up companies Lasindustria, a laser job-shop, 1989, Intersis, development of industrial automation systems, 1990, SAF, multimedia training materials, 1992 ,QS&S, management and technical consultancy, 1995

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ManuFUTURE-EU Vision 2030

  • Process towards MANUFUTURE VISION 2030
  • Main results of the work done so far

Dr. José Carlos Caldeira

President

ANI Porto

José Carlos Caldeira is the President of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação, the Portuguese National Innovation Agency. He is also a member of the High Level Group of the MANUFUTURE Technology Platform and Chairman of its National and Regional Technology Platforms Group. He is National Delegate of HORIZON 2020’s NMP+B Programme Committee and, since 2012, DG Regio RIS3 expert. From 2001 to 2014, he was a member of the Board of Directors at INESC TEC – Associated Laboratory coordinated by INESC Porto. Until 2014, he was the Executive Director of PRODUTECH – Pólo das Tecnologias de Produção – a cluster of more than 90 organizations targeting the development of production technologies for the manufacturing industry.

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Dr. José Carlos Caldeira

President

ANI Porto

José Carlos Caldeira is the President of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação, the Portuguese National Innovation Agency. He is also a member of the High Level Group of the MANUFUTURE Technology Platform and Chairman of its National and Regional Technology Platforms Group. He is National Delegate of HORIZON 2020’s NMP+B Programme Committee and, since 2012, DG Regio RIS3 expert. From 2001 to 2014, he was a member of the Board of Directors at INESC TEC – Associated Laboratory coordinated by INESC Porto. Until 2014, he was the Executive Director of PRODUTECH – Pólo das Tecnologias de Produção – a cluster of more than 90 organizations targeting the development of production technologies for the manufacturing industry.

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Priorities for Industrial Technologies in Horizon 2020

Seán O’Reagain

Deputy Head of Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies

DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Sean O’Reagain is Deputy Head of Unit, “Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies” at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation. In this capacity he implements policy and actions under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to promote sustainable industrial innovation by incorporating knowledge in high-value-added products and highly-efficient processes. In this regard, Mr. O’Reagain oversees the contractual Public-Private Partnerships on Factories of the Future, Energy-Efficient Buildings and the Sustainable Process Industry.

Mr. O’Reagain was previously responsible for the Joint Technology Initiatives with industry and the European Technology Platforms. Prior to that, he managed the benchmarking for competitiveness and innovation programme in the Commission’s DG GROW.

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Produktion2030: the Swedish platform for research and innovation in production

  • The manufacturing industry faces a large number of challenges, Produktion2030 focuses on these challenges by supporting innovation in resource efficiency, digitalization and education

Cecilia Warrol

Programme Director, Produktion 2030

Swedish Association of Engineering Industries (Teknikföretagen)

Cecilia Warrol, MSc. Is the Programme Director of Produktion2030, the Swedish platform for innovation in production and manufacturing technology. Produktion2030 was initiated in 2013 and is funded by industry and by Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for innovation. Ms. Warrol is based at the Swedish Association of Engineering Industries, organizing 4000 Swedish manufacturing companies, such as ABB, Atlas Copco, SAAB, Scania and Volvo.

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ManuFUTURE-DE 2030

  • ManuFUTURE-DE drove a structured process to combine societal megatrends with scientific visions and future industrial needs
  • With a broad involvement of stakeholders in Germany technological trends and research themes have been identified
  • The result is a Strategic Research Agenda for manufacturing technologies with a time horizon around 2030

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl

Director

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

 

Since September 2011, Professor Thomas Bauernhansl has been director of the Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management (IFF) at the University of Stuttgart and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, Germany. Additionally, he was temporary director of the Institute of Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP) at the University of Stuttgart, from October 2012 until January 2015.

Prof. Bauernhansl has eight years of working experience in the German automotive and mechanical engineering industry. As researcher at the RWTH Aachen as well as in industry he was involved in numerous R&D-projects and the application of new manufacturing technologies and concepts. Before September 2011 he was Head of Global Process Technology with Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (among others, an automotive supplier) at worldwide 50 facilities.

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Industrial View on ManuFUTURE Perspectives in FP9

  • Importance of industrial pillar in FP9
  • Importance of European research for the innovation of manufacturing industry
  • Growing relevance of European cooperation between industry and science
  • Digitisation is a game changer, but mechanical engineering needs also other sources of innovations

Dietmar Goericke

Managing Director RTD

VDMA

Dietmar Goericke is Managing Director RTD of VDMA – German Engineering Federation, responsible for precompetitive RTD between industry and science and RTD politics of VDMA. VDMA represents more than 3.200 member companies in 38 branches of mechanical engineering, 90% of these companies are SME.

Goericke is also the managing director of the VDMA Forum Industrie 4.0 and member of the German Plattform Industrie 4.0. On national level he is active in several national research committees with wide contacts to German BMBF (Ministry of Education and Research) and BMWi (Ministry of Economics and Energy). He is member of several advisory boards on association level and with relevance on mechanical engineering industry. In the European research context Goericke represents VDMA in the ORGALIME RTD-group. Since 2002 he works in the ManuFuture High Level and Support Group. He is member of the EFFRA Managing Board, acting as Vice-Chair since June 2013. Goericke holds a Diploma in Aero- & Astronautics of the Technical University of Berlin (1987).

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11:45 – 13:15
Digital Manufacturing: Advancing the Digitisation of European Industry (Stream 1: Industry 4.0 in Practice)
Chairperson Karen Coleman

  • Becoming a Digital Industrial Company – the Brilliant Factory Initiative
    Claudio Kantner, Brilliant Factory Leader, GE Power
  • Turning Ideas into Reality: The Journey of One Leading Manufacturer into the Industrial IoT
    Hans Michael Krause, Director Market and Product Management PLC and IoT, Bosch Rexroth AG
  • Has Europe Lost the B2C Revolution & Will Europe Win the B2B Digital Industrial Revolution?
    Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Industry 4.0 – Where to Go
    Joost van Iersel, President of the ECO Section, EESC
Social Manufacturing: Life-long careers, role of education etc. (Stream 2: Sustainability & the Circular Economy)
Chairperson Dr. Dimitris Mavrikios

  • Future Work and Social Sustainability of Manufacturing in the Age of Digitalisation
    Johan Stahre, Chair Professor and Head of Division Production Systems, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Adapting Education and Continuous Training to Industrial Needs
    Dr. Pedro-José Arrazola Arriola, Head of Machining Research Group, Mondragon Unibertsitatea-Faculty of Engineering
  • European Initiatives to Support Skills in Manufacturing
    Doris Schröcker, Head of Strategy Unit for Industrial Technologies, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Industry 4.0, Jobs for the Future Versus a Future with no Jobs
    Luísa Coutinho, Executive Director, EWF- European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting / IST-University of Lisbon
Manufuture 2030 – Panel Discussion (Stream 3: Collaborative Technological Innovation)
Chairperson Dr. José Carlos Caldeira
  • ManuFUTURE-EU Vision 2030
    Dr. José Carlos Caldeira, President, ANI Porto
  • Priorities for Industrial Technologies in Horizon 2020
    Seán O’Reagain, Deputy Head of Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Produktion2030 – A Swedish Platform to Strengthen Innovation in Production
    Cecilia Warrol, Programme Director, Produktion 2030, Swedish Association of Engineering Industries (Teknikföretagen)
  • ManuFUTURE-DE 2030
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA
  • Industrial View on ManuFUTURE Perspectives in FP9
    Dietmar Goericke, Forum Industrie 4.0 Director, VDMA

From digitalization to transformation in manufacturing business

  • Building a digital capability by merging existing business, production and operational environments
  • Factory-wide data and analytics offer new insights that encourage process improvements in real-time
  • Transformation of manufacturing as a business: factory management, business operations and customer service
  • Smart manufacturing as a source of industrial competitive advantage
  • An example how companies have created a completely new operating environment, operating model, performance indicators, and management model

Glen Koskela

CTO and Head of New Business Development

Fujitsu Nordic

Glen is CTO and Head of New Business Development at Fujitsu Nordic. He drives co-creation activities with customers and helps them to digitalize their business and operations with Fujitsu’s R&D capabilities. Glen was granted the title of Fujitsu Fellow in 2015. Being passionate about industrial innovation methods and processes, he participates actively in the work of national innovation system and serves as Chairman of Innovation Working Group for the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries.

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Telia Eesti approach to IoT and Manufacturing

Presentation will cover:

  • Telia’s current relation to B2B sector
  • Strategic Approach towards IoT
  • Project Example in Digitized Product
  • Approach towards Digitized Manufacturing

Toomas Kärner

IoT Business Area Manager

Telia Eesti AS

Toomas Kärner is leading the IoT Business area for Telia Estonia, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the Baltic states and the member of Telia Company. He has deep dived into exploring the trends and corporate side of the business and also collaborates with startups and new businesses in search of the most suitable solutions. Toomas holds a bachelor’s degree in IT Management from the Estonian Business School.

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13:15 – 14:15
Lunch and Partner presentations
  • From Digitalisation to Transformation in Manufacturing Business
    Glen Koskela, CTO and Head of New Business Development, Fujitsu Nordic
  • Telia Eesti Approach to IoT and Manufacturing
    Toomas Kärner, IoT Business Area Manager, Telia Eesti AS

Chris Decubber

Technical Director

EFFRA

After obtaining his master of electro-mechanical engineering at the University of Leuven, Chris got involved fairly quickly in European research and innovation programmes. At EFFRA, Chris Decubber aims at generating consensus on research and innovation priorities among the industrial and research community for the ‘Factories of the Future’ PPP. Chris is coordination the monitoring of the outcome and progress of the ‘Factories of the Future’ PPP and works on knowledge transfer mechanisms that enhance the impact of the FoF PPP. Chris also coordinates the ConnectedFactories Coordination Action which focuses on the stimulating the digitisation of manufacturing.

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Digitising European Industry – Digital industrial platforms for the smart connected factory of the future

  • The Digitising European Industry initiative aims to reinforce the EU’s competitiveness in digital technologies and to ensure that every industry in Europe, in whichever sector, wherever situated, and no matter of what size can fully benefit from digital innovations.
  • To achieve this, a number of actions are being executed on European level, for instance on Digital Innovation Hubs and Digital Industrial Platforms. Digital Innovation Hubs facilitate the take-up of digital technologies by SMEs. Digital Industrial Platforms integrate various functions implemented by different technologies via clearly specified interfaces, and make data available for use by applications. Standardisation of platform components and interfaces enables interoperation within and among factories.
  • With a focus on smart manufacturing Max Lemke will explain in more detail the concept of digital industrial platforms and the 300M€ programme under Horizon 2020, which is planned to support platform building.

Max Lemke

Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry

European Commission

Dr. Max Lemke is the Head of Unit for “Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry” in Directorate General CONNECT of the European Commission. He had a leading role in developing and putting in place the strategy for Digitising European Industry under Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. Max Lemke is now responsible for the co-ordination and governance of the Digitising European Industry platform of national initiatives and several of the core action lines of this strategy, namely Digital Innovation Hubs and Digital Industrial Platforms. In the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Programme HORIZON 2020, Max is responsible for the areas embedded and cyber-physical systems, advanced computing, and ICT for manufacturing. Max is co-responsible in CONNECT for the Joint Technology Initiative ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership) and the Public Private Partnership Factories of the Future. In the latter context he has gradually built the I4MS initiative (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs). Max is particularly devoted to establishing a pan-European network of digital innovation hubs covering all of Europe and to strengthening European leadership on digital industrial value chains and platforms.

Max has worked in various areas in the European Commission Research and Innovation Programmes since 1995. Before joining the Commission, Max has worked in research and industry in Germany, the US, and the UK. With a Doctorate in Natural Sciences, he has a scientific background in numerical mathematics, parallel computing, and software engineering.

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Building Secure Data Exchange in Industries According to Estonian X-Road Model

  • What does a trusted data platform provide for its users/stakeholders?
  • Lessons learned form Cybernetica’s use-cases: energy, bioeconomy, business intelligence. Domain requirements?
  • Where we strive today where the future lies – the future of the platform.

Oliver Väärtnõu

CEO

Cybernetica

Oliver Väärtnõu joined Cybernetica as the Chairman of the Management Board in 2014, having previously served as the Strategy Director of the Government Office of the Republic of Estonia and as the CEO of ELIKO Technology Competence Centre. He has also worked in Sweden and Denmark, focusing on international relations and management consulting. Currently, Mr Väärtnõu is the Member of the Research and Development Council to the Prime Minister of Estonia, Member of the Board at the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Member of the Supervisory Board at Smartmatic-Cybernetica Centre of Excellence for Internet Voting. He has a MSc in Technology Governance from the University of Sussex.

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How the Internet of Things inspires new ways we do business and run companies

  • Industry 4.0 is only the beginning
  • Values shift and impact the way we do business
  • Things move center stage
  • The dawn of a new business platform

Dr. Albrecht Ricken

Vice President

SAP Research

Albrecht Ricken is vice-president for future business network applications at the SAP Innovation Center Network. He started his career in 1994 as a logistics applications consultant. From 1998 to 2002 he managed the Supply Chain practice of SAP Latin America. Subsequently he was co-founder of two startups. In 2008 he returned to SAP in charge of business development for several internal incubation teams and, as of 2013, joined the Innovation Center Network. Albrecht is a contributor to Acatech’s “Smart Service Welt” report and heads the special interest group Product Lifecycle Operations Reference (PLCOR) of the APICS-Supply Chain Council.

Albrecht is an Industrial Engineer and received his Doctorate in Computer Science at Karlsruhe University. His research interests include business networks as well as innovation and incubation management.

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Using the concept of Industry 4.0 in modern factories. Factories 4.0.

  • Industry 4.0 and Factory 4.0 – Major trends
  • Transition Technologies as the example of company taking part in projects using the idea of Industry 4.0 (manufacturing, energy, gas sectors)
  • Exaples of ready solutions – digital automation, data science and BI, optimization, Augmented Reality
  • Examples of implementations- Energy and manufacturing sectors
  • Transition Technologies in Horison 2020- Project „Factory of the future”
  • The future of Factory 4.0

Adam Gąsiorek

Vice President

Transition Technologies PSC

Adam Gąsiorek, MSc – R&D Director at Transition Technologies PSC heading research activities in computer software industry regarding international cooperation with R&D teams around Product Lifecycle Management, Augmented, Mixed and Assisted Reality, Internet of Things and Information Retrieval solutions supporting Industry 4.0 concepts. Mr. Gąsiorek is a strong advocate of agile methodologies and culture of innovation. He focuses on applied research towards smart & connected products and operations with multi-user collaborative virtual environments for industrial use-cases leveraging the concepts of Digital Twins. Mr Gąsiorek is also in charge of participating in EU funded projects within H2020 program in ICT, FoF (Factories of the Future), LCE (Low Carbon Energy) work streams.

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Digitalisation and co-operation in process automation

  • Hyrles experience about co-operation in creating industy 4.0 revolution
  • Digitalisation effects to the process automation
  • Real time and integreated systems value in money for the Business
  • Integrated systems benefiits for process management

Urmo Sisask, CEO, Hyrles OÜ

Hyrles OÜ specializes in producing thin sheet metal components. In accordance with customers’ wishes, they make products at a competitive price and with stable quality. Close cooperation with customers – from designing the product and choosing suitable materials, up to guaranteeing the delivery schedules – creates a good basis for long-term cooperation with them. In production they use contemporary ERP systems, modern technologies and plan continuously to invest in the purchase of new equipment.

Andres Kostiv, User experience (UX) designer, Tieto Estonia

Tieto Estonia’s UX designer Andres Kostiv has 15+ years of experience in retail, eCommerce, business driven digital customer service and experience development. Multidistsiplinary expert in user experience (UX) design and service design (CX) and digital product and services marketing in omni-channel experiences from telecom/mobile, internet services, automotive, manufacturing and logistics. His UX design work won Estonian Design Gold Award. He recently submitted first design work that was designed with artificial intelligence to Estonian Design Awards competition. Andres recent work fields have also included work environment user interfaces and enterprise UX design, as part of employee experience design.

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Personalised Manufacturing from an automation point of view

  • Business & Service models: customer journey, solutions and services
  • Production systems: agile manufacturing adaptive to changing needs
  • Working environment: human machine interaction and new skills

Björn Sautter

Research Cooperations Manager

Festo AG & Co. KG

Björn Sautter is responsible for strategic research cooperation at Festo, a leading global supplier of automation technology. He works closely with science and industry partners in the ManuFuture community and represents the industry side vis-à-vis the European Commission in the Public-Private Partnership board for Factories of the Future. Before he joined Festo in 2015, he has been working as EU project manager and strategic adviser at an international technology transfer and consulting enterprise. In this time, he supported collaborative strategy processes (e.g. developing strategic research agendas, roadmaps, etc.) in various industries. Björn received his PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Stuttgart and holds a degree as Certified Corporate Foresight Professional from the EBS University for Business and Law in Germany.

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Fraunhofer IFF experience in transferring Industry 4.0 knowledge to emerging countries

  • Industrial Data Space in the context of Industry 4.0
  • Data sharing in global supply chains and productivity gains
  • Fraunhofer IFF Experiences from Kazakhstan, Thailand and China

Kay Matzner

Head of International Projects

Fraunhofer Institut for Factory Operation and Automation IFF

Kay Matzner is working as Head of International Projects for Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation. His work is centered on international scientific policy and industrial cooperation and collaboration issues in thematic areas such as: Energy Consulting for Companies, Industry 4.0, Transport (incl. Low Carbon Transport f.g. E-Mobility), Logistics, Information, and Communication Technologies.

Furthermore, he is very experienced in managing of, acquiring of and contributing to public and private funded research, development and training projects in China (incl. Hong Kong), India, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Ukraine, Thailand, Kazakhstan and European Union.
Due to his experience, he is one of the German Federal Ministry of Education, Research’s (BMBF) officially appointed strategy advisors supporting, and facilitating policy consultations aimed at developing Germany’s international research cooperation’s with China.

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Circular Economy and the Digilization of Industry: The FUTURING project

  • The three “Re-” pillars of manufacturing in the context of circular economy: Re-use, Re-manufacturing and Re-cycling
  • Digital manufacturing as an enabler for circular economy
  • Production processes and product development in the context of circular economy in digital manufacturing

George Chryssolouris

Professor

Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras

George Chryssolouris is Professor (1993-) and was the Chairman between 2003 and 2007 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras in Greece. He was, for 2006-2007, the President of CIRP, the Paris based leading International Academy for Production Engineering. He is a member of the High Level Group of the European Technology Platform on Manufacturing (Manufuture) and former Vice Chairman of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA).

Professor Chryssolouris worked at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the USA between 1980 and 1993. He led a research group for the development of information systems and automation for industrial applications. He taught at MIT undergraduate and graduate level subjects related to manufacturing, systems, design and automation. He worked (1976-1980) as a research associate at the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tools at the University of Hannover in Germany.

Professor Chryssolouris has more than 400 publications in international scientific journals and refereed conferences. He is the author of two books published by Springer Verlag. He was granted the Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal by SME (2001) for his outstanding contributions to manufacturing research. He was also the recipient of SME/s Young Outstanding Manufacturing Engineer Award (1986).

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Cecilia Warrol

Programme Director, Produktion 2030

Swedish Association of Engineering Industries (Teknikföretagen)

Cecilia Warrol, MSc. Is the Programme Director of Produktion2030, the Swedish platform for innovation in production and manufacturing technology. Produktion2030 was initiated in 2013 and is funded by industry and by Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for innovation. Ms. Warrol is based at the Swedish Association of Engineering Industries, organizing 4000 Swedish manufacturing companies, such as ABB, Atlas Copco, SAAB, Scania and Volvo.

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To what extent can digitalization change collaborative innovation?

  • Basic principles for innovation collaboration still valid to succeed
  • To share information and knowledg
  • Personal relations and involvement versus a digital working set
  • Innovation both in products, process and organisations
  • Management issues in digitalized collaborative models for Innovation

Odd Myklebust

Research Director

SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing

Dr. Odd Myklebust, Research Director, SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing
Odd Myklebust has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing research and management of industrial and research projects. His doctor degree is in the area of ICT for manufacturing. He has long experience within EU projects and is the Norwegian contact point for EU’s Technological Platform within Manufacturing (Manufuture) and leader of the new Manufuture Sub platform for Zero Defect Manufacturing. Odd Myklebust is President for the Curatorium in the German Norwegian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

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Exploring University-Business Partnership and Identifying the Best Fit to Maximise Research Impact

  • Collaboration models that have been effective/ineffective
  • Finding common ground and aligning the major drivers for both partners
  • Building and maintaining effective communication channels
  • Accessing the major collaborative support programmes

Prof. Renno Veinthal

Vice-Rector for Research

Tallinn University of Technology

Renno Veinthal is a professor in composite materials at the Department of Materials Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). In September 2015 Prof. Veinthal became a Vice-Rector for Research of the same university. His main research interests are related to different multiphase materials and coatings, materials for aggressive environments and various wear applications (erosion, abrasion, fatigue and impact wear) and development of test methods for wear characterization. His recent research portfolio includes development of production technologies for RE based magnetic materials, novel manufacturing methods applied in powder metallurgy (additive manufacturing methods, spark-plasma sintering, reactive sintering), development of wear parts for tunnelling applications, multi-scale structured ceramic-based composites for extreme applications etc. He has been active as a co-organizer or member of several international conferences in materials engineering Baltmattrib, DAAAM, AMM etc.

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How could Europe increase the impact of RDI-investments via P4.0?

  • DIMECC – the most effective innovation in Europe
  • Leading with the visions – case Baltic Sea
  • How PPPs can be enlarged towards P4.0?

Dr. Harri Kulmala

CEO

DIMECC Oy

Dr. Harri Kulmala graduated from Tampere University of Technology in 1999, and finalised his doctoral studies on the industrial management in 2003. In 2005, Dr. Kulmala was nominated as Associated professor in Lappeenranta University of Technology. The career as a scientist ended in 2008 in the role of Research Professor for Technology Business at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland.

In 2008, Dr. Kulmala started as the CEO of FIMECC Ltd., which was the primary platform for precompetitive research in Finnish manufacturing industries until 2016. FIMECC was the 1st high-volume industry-driven PPP implemented in EU countries. In 2016, digitalization led to the merger of DIGILE Ltd. (ICT, media, and telecom) into FIMECC. Dr. Kulmala continues as the CEO of the new DIMECC Ltd.

Dr. Kulmala has been appointed to the EC’s high level group for maximizing the impact of R&I programs. Dr. Kulmala is a Fellow of The Technology Academy of Finland (Helsinki) and The Royal Society of Arts (London).

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The digitisation of manufacturing: challenges and opportunities for European advanced manufacturing

  • Shifting from incremental to disruptive innovation
  • Transformation from machine supplier to manufacturing process partner
  • Developing data-driven solutions together with customers
  • Policy action to support this change

Filip Geerts

Director General

CECIMO – European Association of the Machine Tool Industries

Mr. Geerts is Secretary General of CECIMO since 2008. He is a professional in EU public and regulatory affairs with long-standing and extensive experience in the management of companies, national and EU trade associations. Mr. Geerts was previously Deputy Director for the largest Belgian association for the technological industry, FITCE. He was also public and regulatory affairs manager for IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Secretary General for numerous European trade associations dealing with manufacturing and the engineering sector. A commercial engineer, Mr. Geerts obtained further degrees in EU economic policy, law as well as financial and business management from Insead Fontainebleau and Singapore, London School of Economics, Vlerick, College of Europe, The Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and the Catholic University of Leuven.

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14:15 – 15:45
Manufacturing 4.0: Digital Platforms, incl. Data security (Stream 1: Industry 4.0 in Practice)
Chairperson Chris Decubber

  • Digitising European Industry – Digital Industrial Platforms for the Smart Connected Factory of the Future
    Max Lemke, Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, European Commission
  • Building Secure Data Exchange in Industries According to Estonian X road Model
    Oliver Väärtnõu, CEO, Cybernetica
  • How the Internet of Things Inspires New Ways to Do Business and Run Companies
    Dr. Albrecht Ricken, Vice President, SAP Research
  • Using the Concept of Industry 4.0 in Modern Factories. Factories 4.0.
    Adam Gąsiorek, Vice President, Transition Technologies PSC
Digitalisation of Manufacturing (Stream 2: Sustainability & the Circular Economy)
Chairperson Karen Coleman

  • Digitalisation and Co-operation in Process Automation
    Urmo Sisask, CEO, Hyrles OÜ
    Andres Kostiv, User experience (UX) designer, Tieto Estonia
  • Personalised Manufacturing from an Automation Point of View
    Dr. Björn Sautter, Research Cooperations Manager, Festo AG & Co. KG
  • Industry 4.0, Industrial Data Space and the Need for Transforming Manufacturing in Emerging Economies
    Kay Matzner, Head of International Projects, Fraunhofer Institut for Factory Operation and Automation IFF
  • Circular Economy and the Digilization of Industry: The FUTURING project
    George Chryssolouris, Professor, Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, University of Patras
New collaborative models for Technological Innovation (Stream 3: Collaborative Technological Innovation)
Chairperson Cecilia Warrol

  • To What Extent Can Digitalisation Change Collaborative Innovation?
    Dr. Odd Myklebust, Research Director, SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing
  • Exploring University-Business Partnership and Identifying the Best Fit to Maximise Research Impact
    Prof. Renno Veinthal, Vice-Rector for Research, Tallinn University of Technology
  • How Can Europe Increase the Impact of RDI-investments via P4.0?
    Dr. Harri Kulmala, CEO, DIMECC Oy
  • The Digitalisation of Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities for European Advanced Manufacturing
    Filip Geerts, Director General, CECIMO – European Association of the Machine Tool Industries

Turning data into business value with MindSphere IoT

  • Open, cloud-based, IoT operating system
  • Refining data into business value
  • Closing the loop of a digital value chain

Ilmari Veijola

Service Manager, Plant Data Services

Siemens Osakeyhtiö

Mr. Ilmari Veijola (M. Sc. Process Engineering) has extensive experience in the execution, management and development of various value based engineering solutions and services for the industrial sector globally. In his current position as the Head of Sales, Data Services within Siemens Osakeyhtiö since February 2016, he is responsible for Siemens’ MindSphere IoT deployment and related digital service development in Finland and the Baltic regions.

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15:45 – 16:15
Networking break and Partner presentation
  • Turning Data into Business Value with MindSphere IoT
    Ilmari Veijola, Service Manager, Plant Data Services, Siemens Osakeyhtiö

On the way to Industrie 4.0: Driving the Digital Enterprise

Digitalization changes everything. It changes the way we stay informed, the way we travel, the way we buy things. Besides our private lives, digitalization is also disrupting business. As the world becomes increasingly connected, digitalization is becoming the key differentiator that will enable companies to remain competitive. With the Digital Enterprise Suite, Siemens has created the market’s most comprehensive portfolio of software-based systems and world-leading automation technologies. By using digital twins of product, production and performance, the company is bringing together the virtual with the real world, based on a common integrated data model and connected by MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system. This offering helps manufacturing companies from the discrete industry to master their digital transformation, thus securing their future competitiveness.

Dr. Jan Michael Mrosik

CEO

Siemens Digital Factory

Dr. Jan Mrosik has been Chief Executive Officer of the Siemens Digital Factory Division since June 2016. Jan Mrosik, who holds a doctorate in electrical and industrial engineering, has served Siemens in a variety of capacities over the last 20 years. He began his Siemens career at Information and Communication Networks (ICN) in 1996. In 1998, he took over the responsibility for the Siemens Communications business with Vodafone D2. In 2002, Mrosik transferred to Siemens Telecommunications Pty (Ltd) in South Africa, where he was responsible for the communications business of Siemens in Southern Africa. Between 2007 and 2016, Jan Mrosik held various management roles within the company’s energy department, including being CEO of Energy Automation, Smart Grid and Power Transmission. Prior to his current role, Jan Mrosik was CEO of the Energy Management Division of Siemens AG.

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How ICT innovations are adding to efficiency in energy sector?

  • The digitalisation experience of Eesti Energia
  • How did smart grid and smart metering influence the business of the Group along with the growth of consumer awareness of energy sales and opportunities with digital channels
  • How does Eesti Energia make the production processes of the oil shale industry more efficient through the digitalisation process

Hando Sutter

Chairman of the Management Board

Eesti Energia (Estonian Energy Company) 

Mr. Hando Sutter has been Chairman of Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Eesti Energia AS since December 01, 2014. Mr. Sutter has served as the regional manager of Nord Pool Spot power exchange in the Baltics and Russia and he has previously worked in ESS Group (renamed to G4S Estonia), Tolaram Investments, Olympic Entertainment Group and US Invest. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Tallinn Technical University and has taken a MBA course in business administration from Estonian Business School.

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16:15- 17:15
Plenary Session 2: Digitalising the Future
Chairperson Karen Coleman
  • On the Way to Industrie 4.0: Driving the Digital Enterprise
    Dr. Jan Michael Mrosik, CEO, Siemens Digital Factory
  • How ICT Innovations are Adding to Efficiency in Energy Sector?
    Hando Sutter, Chairman of the Management Board, Eesti Energia

Industry 4.0 Seasons Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

Gala Dinner takes place in seaplane harbor that was home for seaplanes and now serves as a museum. A centerpiece of this unique building is a 30’ies Estonian Navy submarine. The program is inspired by Vivaldi and takes audience through four seasons in Estonia with help of top Estonian artists.

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19:30 – 20:00
Gathering starts at the Seaplane Harbour
20:00 – 23:00
Industry 4.0 Seasons Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour
WEDNESDAY 25 October 2017
8:30 – 9:00
Morning coffee
Stream 1:
Industry 4.0 in Practice
Stream 2:
Collaborative Technological Innovation
Stream 3:
Pitch-presentations from ‘Factories of the Future’ projects
Stream 4:
Site Visits

Seán O’Reagain

Deputy Head of Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies

DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Sean O’Reagain is Deputy Head of Unit, “Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies” at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation. In this capacity he implements policy and actions under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to promote sustainable industrial innovation by incorporating knowledge in high-value-added products and highly-efficient processes. In this regard, Mr. O’Reagain oversees the contractual Public-Private Partnerships on Factories of the Future, Energy-Efficient Buildings and the Sustainable Process Industry.

Mr. O’Reagain was previously responsible for the Joint Technology Initiatives with industry and the European Technology Platforms. Prior to that, he managed the benchmarking for competitiveness and innovation programme in the Commission’s DG GROW.

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Innovation collaboration between start-ups and established players

  • Design of smart robotic systems across hardware and software
  • Successful collaboration between startups and established players
  • How to use agile methodologies in partnerships

Lauri Väin

VP of Engineering

Starship Technologies

Lauri is running Starship’s engineering troops on daily basis. An experienced tech industry executive, he has been working for years for Skype, Microsoft and Ericsson.

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Factories of the Future – Manufacturing in Horizon 2020 and beyond

  • FoF is a benchmark cPPP with experience in both FP7 and H2020
  • FoF is a part of the mid-term review of the cPPPs – status on the review will be given
  • Finished projects still provide data on impact, both through clustering and through the EFFRA innovation portal
  • Manufacturing industries will need to show continued relevance, and openness towards society and national/regional policies
  • Currently (in October) in a phase of look post Horizon 2020 to assess the place of industry in research funding, and the FoF community will need to play a central role

Dr. Gustaf Winroth 

Research Programme Officer

European Commission

Dr. Gustaf Winroth is working in the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Prior to joining the Commission, he was working as a research project leader in process engineering for integrated circuit manufacturing. He holds a PhD in Physics from University College London, and a MSc in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköping Institute of Technology.

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Estonian case study about product innovation through clustering

  • From where Protex has came from – the story of the company
  • Turnaround, getting IT companies horizontally involved, the cluster project, mindset, education, intrapreneruship, startups
  • Where are we now, the products, the growth, the bottom line
  • The future, our suggestions on how to make it happen

Helena Almqvist

Managing Director

Protex Balti

Helena Almqvist is the Managing Director of Protex Balti AS, leading provider of advanced textile solutions to Scandinavian market. The company is a subsidiary of Protex AS (Norway) and currently employs 230 people in Tallinn and Pärnu. Today Protex technical/ smart portfolio is fast-growing and represents 49 % of total turnover, the company has also strong partnerships with several prestigious research institutes and innovative start-ups. Helena started her career in Protex as Chief Business Development Officer in 2012, implementing a broad restructuring of the business portfolio towards high profile technical customers.

Helena has a diversity of public appointments such as Chairman of Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Board member of Foreign Investors Council in Estonia (FICE), and a background from Business Sweden, Wireless Car, and Swedish Foreign Ministry. She has a M. Sc. in Business Administration from Gothenburg University of Economics and Commercial Law and she has finished Strategic Management Programme at Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education (SSE Riga).

She is passionate about innovation, business development, and entrepreneurship.

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Günter Hörcher

Head of Research Strategy

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

Günter Hörcher is Head of Research Strategy in the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, Germany. With a diploma in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Physics from Stuttgart University (Dr.rer.nat), he was head of R&D departments for optical and industrial communication at Hirschmann Automation and Control for 12 years before joining Fraunhofer in 2001.

He is expert member of various organisations such as the European Technology Platform ManuFUTURE, the European Factories of the Future Research Association EFFRA and the Factories of the Future PPP Partnership Board.

He actively participates in national and international committees for standardisation, is convenor of IEC SC65C WG15 »High Availability Automation Networks« and of the WG »Standardisation Roadmap Industrie 4.0« in the German Standardisation Council Industrie 4.0. Günter Hörcher received the IEC 1906 Award in 2008.

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Regional Collaborative Innovation for meeting Global Manufacturing Challenges

  • Supporting companies accelerating innovation through knowledge sharing & information analysis: the CRIT experience
  • H2020 Success factors and local collaborative innovation: findings from the FoF-Impact CSA
  • The future vision: new business models for meeting the digitalization challenge in regional manufacturing clusters

Enrico Callegati

R&D Funding Manager

CRIT

Holding a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property Management from Bologna Business School, he started working for the Council of the European Union and the Italian Institute for Industrial Promotion, where he contributed to the design and implementation of public funding initiatives to support research, innovation and technology transfer. Since 2010, he works for CRIT, a technology brokerage company belonging to a cluster of large manufacturers located in Northern Italy (including Ferrari, ALSTOM, CNH Industrial, Tetra Pak), where he is responsible for all activities related to R&D funding, including open innovation projects design, research results valorization, and support to innovative start-ups.

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Renewable energy: How can you save and make money using it?

  • Ways of using renewable energy in manufacturing companies.
  • Industrial revolution and its impact on the manufacturing companies in the Baltic states.

Vidmantas Janulevičius

Chairman of the Board

Global BOD Group

Vidmantas Janulevičius is the Chairman of the Board at Global BOD Group. He has worked for UAB Solitek cells, UAB BOD Group and UAB Baltic Optical Disc. Since 2008 he became interested in solar cell manufacturing facilities in Lithuania and is in constant contact with the solar cell production lines suppliers, coordinating the signing of contracts with vendors, participates in negotiations, monitoring production lines in the acquisition process.

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Developments in manufacturing technologies research and co-operation between RTU and CERN

Latest developments in Additive Manufacturing technologies:

  • The latest developments in area of additive manufacturing
  • RTU’s collaboration with CERN and what does it entail

Toms Torims

Scientific Associate

CERN

Toms Torims has master degrees in mechanical engineering (2001) and in social science (2003). He holds a PhD degree in engineering sciences from Riga Technical University – RTU (2006). He started his professional career in 1994 as a Technologist in a ship repair enterprise. Subsequently, he became an Engineer and the Managing Director of the ship repair company. He continued his career in a public administration sector and worked for more that 10 years in the European Commission, where the last assignment he held was Maritime Security Inspector in the DG for Mobility and Transport. Since 2006 he joined RTU academic staff and is elected Full Professor in RTU, where he is continuing research and teaching activities. He is author of some 50 scientific articles and co-author of 5 university textbooks. Prof. Torims is Advisor to the rector of RTU, Advisor to the Minister of Education and since and sine 2017 is Scientific Associate at CERN. He is leading RTU Centre of High Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies.

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Patrick Kennedy

Communications Advisor

EFFRA

Patrick Kennedy is responsible for the communications activities of EFFRA. In this capacity, Mr. Kennedy is responsible for shaping and implementing the communications and outreach strategy of EFFRA. He is also responsible for support to the communications activities of the European’s factories of the future community within and beyond the EU’s ‘Factories of the Future’ research and innovation partnership. Mr. Kennedy also represents EFFRA in strategic projects.

Mr. Kennedy holds a BA in History and Politics from the University of Limerick and an MA in Political Communications from DIT.

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Use-It-Wisely: Innovative continuous upgrades of high investment product-services

Use-It-Wisely contributing to:

  • new business models, tools and applications which extend the lifespan of industrial products
  • knowledge sharing across six distinctive industries
  • development and improved use of technologies
  • principles of Circular Economy

Riikka Virkkunen

Research manager

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd.

Riikka Virkkunen’s main responsibilities at VTT are the preparation of the Industrial Renewal strategy and boosting activities in European research (Factories of the Future, ICT). Previously, she worked as Head of research area System Engineering, leading a hundred-twenty-experts-strong department with a significant international portfolio. Before that, she was Technology manager in Systems engineering and Group leader in Simulation and virtual modeling. Since 2017, Virkkunen is coordinating the activities of FIIF, Finnish Industrial Internet Forum, with ca. 250 member organizations of which about 200 are companies. She is also heavily involved in the Digitalizing European Industries (DEI) discussion, in European Factories of the Future Association (EFFRA) and a member of the Factories of the Future partnership board. Virkkunen holds a PhD in computational materials physics.

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CAxMan: Computer aided technologies for additive manufacturing

  • Cloud services and algorithms for AM
  • Trivariate representation for AM
  • Standardization

Dr. Georg Muntingh

Research Scientist, SINTEF Digital / Quality Assurance Coordinator, CAxMan project

As a Research Scientist at SINTEF Digital, Georg Muntingh is currently the Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Factories of the Future project CAxMan: Computer-aided technologies for additive manufacturing. Previously he worked as Core Management member of the Factories of the Future project CloudFlow, which concerned engineering workflows in the cloud for manufacturing industries. Georg Muntingh holds a PhD degree in mathematics (2011, University of Oslo), and worked from 2011 to 2015 as a Postdoctoral Researcher on various topics in geometric modelling at the Centre of Mathematics for Applications and at SINTEF.

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FORTAPE: Research on efficient integrated systems for the manufacturing of complex parts based on unidirectional tapes for the automotive and aeronautical industries

  • Use of UD tapes in automotive and aeronautical sectors
  • Innovations in FORTAPE project
  • Expected impact

Raquel Ledo

Head of Materials Innovation Area

CTAG – Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia

Raquel Ledo has a MSc in Telecommunication Engineering by the University of Vigo with a degree of Research Proficiency and Advanced Studies and a Master in Automobile Enterprises Management by the University of Vigo. With more than 13 years of experience, she is currently working as Head of the Materials Innovation Area in CTAG (Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia). Before joining CTAG, Raquel worked as a Continuous Improvement and Development Manager in Prevent Vigo S.A., a textile seat covers automobile supplier, and afterwards she worked in PSA Peugeot Citröen France and Spain as Assistant Body‐in‐White Manager, coincident with the launch of Citröen C4 Picasso and Citröen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner. Last 9 years Raquel has used her project management experience for R&D project management in CTAG. She has been directly involved in more than 10 EU projects, 3 of them within 7FP and 4 of them in H2020, and she is the coordinator of FORTAPE project (H2020‐FoF) and Expert Evaluator in H2020 – SME Instrument and other programs.

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ReconCell: A reconfigurable robot workCell for fast set-up of automated assembly processes in SMEs

  • Robotics in manufacturing SMEs
  • Reconfigurable robotic workcells
  • Efficient programming of automated manufacturing processes

Aleš Ude

Head of Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics

Jožef Stefan Institute

Aleš Ude studied applied mathematics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and received his doctoral degree from the Faculty of Informatics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He was awarded the STA fellowship for postdoctoral studies in ERATO Kawato Dynamic Brain Project, Japan. He has been a visiting researcher at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan, for a number of years and is still associated with this group. Currently he is the head of the Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics, and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he leads research in the area of robotics. His research focuses on robot learning, perception of human activity, humanoid robots and cognition, collaborative robots, and applications of robotics in manufacturing. He has been a principal investigator in several European, national, and industrial projects. Currently he is a coordinator of Horizon 2020 project ReconCell (A Reconfigurable robot workCell for fast set-up of automated assembly processes in SMEs).

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ConnectedFactories: Industrial scenarios for connected factories

Chris Decubber

Technical Director

EFFRA

After obtaining his master of electro-mechanical engineering at the University of Leuven, Chris got involved fairly quickly in European research and innovation programmes. At EFFRA, Chris Decubber aims at generating consensus on research and innovation priorities among the industrial and research community for the ‘Factories of the Future’ PPP. Chris is coordination the monitoring of the outcome and progress of the ‘Factories of the Future’ PPP and works on knowledge transfer mechanisms that enhance the impact of the FoF PPP. Chris also coordinates the ConnectedFactories Coordination Action which focuses on the stimulating the digitisation of manufacturing.

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HUMAN: Human-centred manufacturing

  • Co-creation of manufacturing solutions
  • Adaptive manufacturing workplaces to human cognitive and physical skills
  • Digital enhanced operators

Manuel Oliveira

Senior research scientist

SINTEF

Manuel Fradinho Oliveira is senior research scientist at Sintef. His research interests include learning, social media, serious games, user engagement, gamification, user behaviour change, virtual environments, and mixed reality. He has more than 100 refereed conference and journal publications to date. He founded HighSkillz in 2012, a start-up specializing in rapid competence development using serious games and gamification. He is working on the use of serious games, simulation and virtual reality in attracting young talent to manufacturing education.

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CTC project – Local flexible manufacturing of green personalized furniture close to the customer in time, space and cost

  • Customized low cost products
  • A new Production System Model – Factory in the Mall
  • Desing to manufacturing
  • Local integrated supply chain

Giuseppe Lucisano

SCM Group

After graduating Bologna University in Mechanical Engineering Giuseppe Lucisano worked in Aetna Group R&D. Since 2001, he has been member of the managerial team for the coordination and funding of Innovation of SCM Group. In that role, he organized and managed several R&D cooperation projects on local, national and international level within Eureka! Framework, FP7 and H2020. He is President of the Regional Platform “ER.Amiat – Emilia Romagna – Advanced Mechanics and Industrial Automation Technology” since 2014. He is “Independent expert” for the evaluation of research and innovation projects promoted by the European Commission since 2011. He has been member of the ”Expert Committee” of the Coordinating Action PROsumer.NET financed by the EC in the FP7 NMP programme; member of the ”Advisory Board” of the Project “PRIME – Plug and Produce intelligent Multi-agent Environment based on Standard Technology funded by the EC in the P7.FOF.NMP.2012-3; member of the ”Advisory Board” of the Project “Pathfinder – Pointing the way to the future of manufacturing” financed by the EC in the FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF; elected member of the board of the Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale Fabbrica Intelligente from 2014. He is holding intellectual property of several patents.

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BLRT Grupp

www.blrt.ee

BLRT Grupp is one of the largest industrial corporations in the Baltic Sea region acting in the field of heavy machinery and ship-building. The Holding Company provides quality vessel servicing during the entire life cycle and is a reliable partner in the manufacturing of complex steelwork, mechanical engineering, metal processing and sale, gas production and sale, scrap metal processing, transport and port services.

Group is full

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Ericsson Estonia

www.ericsson.com

Ericsson Estonia Supply Site in Tallinn is one of the company’s largest manufacturing units, including volume production and R&D related activities. The main products are part of the Ericsson Radio System family and the unit is also engaged in the development and launch of new digital and radio products, product industrialisation and test system development.

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KARL STORZ Video Endoscopy Estonia

www.karlstorz.com

KARL STORZ Video Endoscopy Estonia is a production facility specializing in video endoscopes, their components and endoscope repair. Thanks to a positive growth trend, the KARL STORZ management decided to enlarge the Tallinn location. A new and multi-functional production building has been established in which 170 employees are now hard at work. The location offers a modern and motivating work environment in order to realize high quality medical products.

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Saku Metall Allhanke Tehas

www.sakumetall.ee/allhanketehas

Saku Metall Allhanke Tehas is a an Estonian company with more than 25 years’ experience in the metal processing industry, specializing in up to 8mm sheet metal cold-rolled, galvanized (electro, hot dipped), stainless steel and aluminum processing using modern technology and flexible production organization.

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Saku Õlletehas (Saku Brewery)

www.saku.ee

Saku Õlletehas (Saku Brewery) is a modern and rapidly growing beverage producer with a rich history going back almost 200 years. Since 2008, Saku Brewery has been 100% owned by Carlsberg Group, thus joining the premier league of international breweries. The company operates according to ISO 9001 standards and the quality of the production is guaranteed by extremely high in-house and Carlsberg Group regulation.

To the registration

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Tallinn University of Technology

www.ttu.ee

Tallinn University of Technology is a modern university of technology, whose strength lies in the synergy between technological, natural, exact, social and health sciences. TTÜ is responsible for ensuring the next generation of engineers and advancing engineering culture in Estonia, contributing to the sustainable development of the society and increased national prosperity with its innovative services. During the visit you get a chance to see different testing labs and Innovation and business Centre Mektory.

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9:00 – 10:30
Industry 4.0: From Theory to Practice (Stream 1: Industry 4.0 in Practice)
Chairperson Seán O’Reagain
  • Innovation Collaboration Between Start-ups and Established Players
    Lauri Väin, VP of Engineering, Starship Technologies
  • Factories of the Future – Manufacturing in Horizon 2020 and Beyond
    Dr. Gustaf Winroth, Research Programme Officer, European Commission
  • Estonian Case Study About Product Innovation Through Clustering
    Helena Almqvist, Managing Director, Protex Balti
Combining New technologies with New Business Models (Stream 2: Collaborative Technological Innovation)
Chairperson Günter Hörcher
  • Regional Collaborative Innovation for Meeting Global Manufacturing Challenges
    Enrico Callegati, R&D Funding Manager, CRIT
  • Renewable Energy: How You Can Save and Make Money
    Vidmantas Janulevičius, Chairman of the Board, Global BOD Group
  • Developments in Manufacturing Technologies Research and Co-operation between Riga Technical University and CERN
    Toms Torims, Scientific Associate, CERN
Achieving Factories 4.0: Collaborative Success Stories (Stream 3: Pitch-presentations)
Chairperson Patrick Kennedy
  • Use-It-Wisely: Innovative Continuous Upgrades of High Investment Product-Services
    Riikka Virkkunen, Research manager, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd.
  • CAxMan: Computer Aided Technologies for Additive Manufacturing
    Dr. Georg Muntingh, Research Scientist, SINTEF Digital / Quality Assurance Coordinator, CAxMan project
  • FORTAPE: Research on Efficient Integrated Systems for the Manufacturing of Complex Parts Based on Unidirectional Tapes for the Automotive And Aeronautical Industries
    Raquel Ledo, Head of Materials Innovation Area, CTAG – Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia
  • ReconCell: A Reconfigurable Robot WorkCell For Fast Set-up of Automated Assembly Processes in SMEs
    Aleš Ude, Head of Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute
  • ConnectedFactories: Industrial Scenarios for Connected Factories
    Chris Decubber, Technical Director, EFFRA
  • HUMAN: Human-Centred Manufacturing
    Manuel Oliveira, Senior research scientist, SINTEF
  • CTC Project – Local Flexible Manufacturing
    of Green Personalized Furniture Close to the Customer in Time, Space and Cost
    Giuseppe Lucisano, Coordinator of Innovation and R&D, SCM Group
(Stream 4: Site Visits)Insight into selected Estonian companies – info and registration here

  • BLRT Grupp
  • Ericsson Estonia
  • KARL STORZ Video Endoscopy Estonia
  • Saku Metall Allhanke Tehas
  • Saku Õlletehas (Saku Brewery)
  • Tallinn University of Technology
10:30 – 11:00
Networking break

Željko Pazin

Executive Director

EFFRA

EFFRA is an industry driven-association, promoting the development of innovative manufacturing technologies through the European Union’s ‘Factories of the Future’ Public-Private Partnership, an initiative jointly set up by the European Commission and EFFRA. As head of the EFFRA office, Željko Pazin is responsible for the overall management of the association.

Željko Pazin is also Director at the European Engineering Industries Association ORGALIME, which represents the overall interests of the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Metalworking & Metal Articles Industries. He is in charge of International Trade, Legal Affairs, Publications as well as R&D and Innovation.

He previously worked at the European Commission, at a Chamber of Commerce and at the Economic Policy Department of the University of Paderborn.

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Digital4Industry in the UK

  • What is the national landscape for digitalisation in the UK?
  • What is the strategy for digitalisation?
  • Support for SMEs and technology adoption.
  • Innovation and development.

Dr. Lina Huertas

Head of Technology Strategy for Digital Manufacturing

Manufacturing Technology Centre

Lina is a chartered engineer with significant experience in defining, framing, developing and demonstrating digital systems and the business models around them. Her experience includes a PhD in the application of simulation and informatics solutions to support quality improvement in manufacturing and 12 years’ experience delivering industrial projects that generate business benefits on the back of digital technologies, such as operational simulation, embedded prognostics systems and self-adaptive machines. This work has led to multimillion pound savings in industry. In the past three years Lina has put together and led different teams in the area of Digital Manufacturing, offering unique capabilities to develop and mature technological solutions for the UK manufacturing sector. Currently, she is the Head of Technology Strategy for Digital Manufacturing, leading the corporate strategy in the area and advising the national government and the European Commission in interventions for digitisation of industry.

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EIT Innovation Community on Added Value Manufacturing

  • Lessons learned from the EIT’s 2016 Call
  • Selection criteria for the EIT’s 2018 Call
  • Timeline for the 2018 Call for KICs

Mathea Fammels

Head of Policy and Communications Unit (acting)

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Mathea Fammels is acting Head of the Policy & Communications Unit at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. The Unit realises the ambition of the EIT as an Institute for Europe by generating benefits for citizens and EU Member States beyond those individuals and partners who take part in the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The Unit is responsible for strategy development and impact analysis, for developing and implementing policies to enhance stakeholder engagement, translating codified experience emerging from the KICs into studies and analyses, specific EIT outreach initiatives, and communications and dissemination activities.

Before joining the EIT, Mathea was responsible for stakeholder relations as well as all issues related to the economics of network and information security at the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) between 2006 and 2010. Prior to this, from 2000 to 2006, she worked as Economic Affairs Advisor with the German Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) at their European Office in Brussels and, from 1997 to 1999, was a Policy Advisor at the Northern Ireland Centre in Europe (NICE), the Regional Representation of Northern Ireland to the EU.

Previously, she worked at the European Commission Representation in Germany as well as the Directorate-General Regional Policy and Cohesion (DG REGIO) in Brussels. Mathea studied Political Science at the University of Cologne (Germany) and European Studies at University College Cork (Ireland).

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I4MS initiative and futher perspectives

Johan Stahre

Chair Professor and Head of Division Production Systems

Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology

Professor Johan Stahre heads the division of Production Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. Professor Stahre is codirector of the national Swedish programme of manufacturing research and innovation, Produktion2030. He is deeply involved in European manufacturing research policy efforts like EFFRA and Factories of the Future. Stahre’s scientific publications and background is focused on manufacturing systems research, specifically the interaction and collaboration between automation and people. Presently, his research is targeting the potential and impact of digitalization and future communication technology like 5G on human operators and manufacturing system performance.

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Digitising European Industry – Digital Innovation Hubs helping SMEs and mid-caps in their digital transformation

  • The Digitising European Industry initiative aims to reinforce the EU’s competitiveness in digital technologies and to ensure that every industry in Europe, in whichever sector, wherever situated, and no matter of what size can fully benefit from digital innovations.
  • To achieve this, a number of actions are being executed on European level, for instance on Digital Innovation Hubs and Digital Industrial Platforms. Digital Innovation Hubs facilitate the take-up of digital technologies by SMEs.
  • With a focus on the manufacturing sectors, Max Lemke will explain Europe’s policy and investments in Digital Innovation Hubs (300M€ planned from 2018 – 20), and as well tack stock of what has been put in place, and what is in the pipe for initiatives like I4MS (ICT for Manufacturing SMEs) and alike.

Max Lemke

Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry

European Commission

Dr. Max Lemke is the Head of Unit for “Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry” in Directorate General CONNECT of the European Commission. He had a leading role in developing and putting in place the strategy for Digitising European Industry under Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. Max Lemke is now responsible for the co-ordination and governance of the Digitising European Industry platform of national initiatives and several of the core action lines of this strategy, namely Digital Innovation Hubs and Digital Industrial Platforms. In the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Programme HORIZON 2020, Max is responsible for the areas embedded and cyber-physical systems, advanced computing, and ICT for manufacturing. Max is co-responsible in CONNECT for the Joint Technology Initiative ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership) and the Public Private Partnership Factories of the Future. In the latter context he has gradually built the I4MS initiative (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs). Max is particularly devoted to establishing a pan-European network of digital innovation hubs covering all of Europe and to strengthening European leadership on digital industrial value chains and platforms.

Max has worked in various areas in the European Commission Research and Innovation Programmes since 1995. Before joining the Commission, Max has worked in research and industry in Germany, the US, and the UK. With a Doctorate in Natural Sciences, he has a scientific background in numerical mathematics, parallel computing, and software engineering.

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Luis Usatorre

Smart Systems Projects Manager

TECNALIA

Luis Usatorre, Industrial Engineer by the Basque Country University and Master in Production Plants Management and Master in Energy Efficiency in Industry, works in Tecnalia as Smart Systems Projects Manager. He is a specialist on automation and simulation, and has worked on the implementation of AI algorithms in industrial scenarios. Previous experience of more than 15 years on Industrial companies management and over 10 years as project manager on Automation of Production Lines on automotive industry in Sweden, USA, UK, France, India and China, leading work teams and managing projects. Since joining R&D activities in 2007, has worked as Engineering Manager in EUVE (European Virtual Engineering) research centre and has a large experience on research projects being Internal manager and WP manager of 7 FP7 European projects –amongst others KAP and VFF on the FOF domain-, 3 H2020 projects (ICP4LIFE, SCORPIUS and CONNECTED FACTORIES on the FOF domain) and numerous Basque and Spanish projects. Member of EFFRA.

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Metrology: a key enabler for national Industry 4.0

  • The role of metrology in manufacturing
  • The economic impact of metrology
  • The role of metrology in Industry 4.0

Paula Knee

Head of Analysis and Evaluation

National Physical Laboratory

Paula’s career has spanned industrial & public sector R&D and science & innovation policy consulting. After a physics degree, she started her career in applied R&D in a Silicon Valley start-up and then at NPL, before moving into science and innovation policy consulting. She has delivered innovation consultancy projects for key UK and international public institutions such as the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the European Commission and European Space Agency and has worked directly with technology start-ups as a business adviser and investment broker.

At the National Physical Laboratory she is responsible to demonstrating the impact of NPL’s measurement science. Until recently she was the Impact Manager for EURAMET responsible for capturing and assessing the impact of two large-scale pan-European metrology research programmes. She firmly believes that metrology is a use-focused technology that delivers significant impact to the economy and society.

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IPC smart factory standards

 

  • IPC and global standardization
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industry due diligence in selecting format
  • Standard status and future plans

David W. Bergman

Vice President Standards & Training

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries

David W. Bergman has worked at IPC for more than 37 years of which more than 30 leading the staff team responsible for IPC standardization efforts, education and certification programs. David is also responsible for joint activities with related sister organizations and was selected to serve 10 years as Secretary General of the World Electronic Circuit Council. In recognition of his efforts to identify alternatives to CFCs for defluxing Printed Wiring Board Assemblies, David was awarded the U.S. EPA’s Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award as well as EPA’s “Best of the Best” Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award. He is also a recipient of Soldertec Global’s Lead Free Solder Award. David has degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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Strategic development of innovation policy in Finland

The presentation summarizes the recent efforts to:

  • make the 100-year-old Finland attractive and competent environment for experiment and innovation
  • transform Finland into the digital era
  • capitalize on European collaboration

Riikka Virkkunen

Research manager

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd.

Riikka Virkkunen’s main responsibilities at VTT are the preparation of the Industrial Renewal strategy and boosting activities in European research (Factories of the Future, ICT). Previously, she worked as Head of research area System Engineering, leading a hundred-twenty-experts-strong department with a significant international portfolio. Before that, she was Technology manager in Systems engineering and Group leader in Simulation and virtual modeling. Since 2017, Virkkunen is coordinating the activities of FIIF, Finnish Industrial Internet Forum, with ca. 250 member organizations of which about 200 are companies. She is also heavily involved in the Digitalizing European Industries (DEI) discussion, in European Factories of the Future Association (EFFRA) and a member of the Factories of the Future partnership board. Virkkunen holds a PhD in computational materials physics.

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EuroVR initiative and VR&AR possibilities in personalised product/services/ manufacturing

  • Virtual & Augmented Reality (Opportunities and Strength in Europe)
  • Product & Process Customisation
  • Flagship Project

Marco Sacco

Head of Division, Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, National Research Council of Italy
President, EuroVR

Mr. Marco Sacco is responsible of the three Virtual Lab of ITIA-CNR (Milan, Lecco and Bari) created for transfer the AR/VR technologies to the Italian industries through active collaboration on research and industrial projects. Main research sectors are: Virtual and Augmented Reality, Simulation. Semantic Web and Ontologies.

He is the coordinator of 4 EU projects and manager for ITIA-CNR of 30+ research projects among them some international with Chinese, Canadian and Brazilian partners. The projects (National and European) are both in the Manufacturing (Factory of the Future) as well as in Health/Well-being and AAL sectors.

He has more than 130 publications, including papers in academic journals and conference proceedings on the following topics: Virtual & Augmented Reality, Applied Robotic, Semantic Web & Ontology, Simulation and Training.

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INDUSTRY 4.0 giving new opportunities for innovative cooperation

  • Progress from the 3rd Industrial Revolution
  • Company-level activities from SME-s to multinational companies
  • Interregional level in Hungary
  • National level – ManuFuture-HU, IPAR4.0 NTP,…
  • EU-regional, Smart Specialization
  • HORIZON 2020, Teaming, ManuFuture-EU, EUREKA,…
  • Global level – innovative cooperation
  • Personal experiences

Dr. Géza Haidegger

Senior CIM research engineer at MTA SZTAKI / ManuFuture-HU Board-member

Mr Géza Haidegger graduated the Technical University of Budapest in 1978 and begun to work at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, (CAI) Computer and Automation Institute, Mechanical Engineering Automation Department. He obtained his second MS diploma on Metrology Technics in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in 2002, on Open Systems in Factory Automation. He has been in charge of the design of industrial control systems, CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) such as CNC, distributed PLC systems, robot controllers, industrial cell-controllers. He studied production management in Japan, and obtained the title of Eur Ing. EURO-engineer by FEANI. His attention was directed towards standardized communication methods, and focused on MAP (standards based industrial) computer networking. He has initiated the East-European MAP/TOP Interest Group, has been elected as Steering Committee member of EMUG and EEMIG, (User’s groups for MAP) and has directed the operation of the MAP Training Center at CAI (presently renamed to Institute for Computer Science and Control). Member in Scientific Societies, (IFIP, IFAC, GTE, BATCH-AUTOMATION-FORUM, Robotics) author and co-author in numerous publications (over 150++). Main field of interest: communications in CIM systems, networking with real-time needs and multimedia in industrial architectures. Car recycling, production technologies for micro- and nano-products, robotics are the recently related R&D topics. Since the early appearance of embedded industrial control systems intensively got involved in Cyber-Physical productions systems. Nowadays, these topics are covered by the INDUSTRY4.0 international and national platform-development activities.

Géza has participated in the ManuFuture European Technology Platform throughout the last decade. He is lecturer at the Institute of Technology and Economics Budapest, on topics like Factories-of-the-Future, modeling factories and innovation management. He has lead several Hungarian and joint European projects, presently managing a German-Hungarian EUREKA-based Industry4.0 development. From August 2017 he is the Honorary Professor at AMITY University, India.

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Poland on the way to Industry 4.0. Existing preconditions and undertaken measures.

  • Vision of the Industry 4.0 in the Polish manufacturing sector
  • Preconditions of transformation in Poland
  • Initiatives for transformation of Polish manufacturing sector
  • Concept of the Polish Platform of the Industry of the Future

Andrzej Soldaty

Founder

The Initiative for Polish Industry 4.0

Andrzej has a major experience in the field of industrial automation. In the years 1986-1990 while managing the Robotics Department at ROBRA “Chemoautomatyka” he participated in the development and implementation of industrial robots’ applications in chemical industry. Since 1991 he worked for Festo, the global supplier of solutions and components for industrial automation. During this period he participated in working-out the automation solutions and realized automation projects in various sectors of industry. He contributed to the development of Festo subsidiary in Poland and has also conducted international projects in Central and Eastern Europe. In the years 2010-2015 he was the General Manager of Festo sp. z o.o. In 2016 Andrzej created the “Initiative for Polish Industry 4.0” – a social movement which brings together representatives of industry, business and science. In 2017 he was invited by Polish Ministry of Economic Development to lead the government project, which is about to create body supporting transformation of the Polish industry to the level Industry 4.0.

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Collaboration as a driver for success in the digital era

  • Digitalization for the benefit of company and workforce
  • Collaboration as a driver for success
  • Continuous growth in the digital era

Dr. Minna Lanz

Associate Professor of Production Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

Associate Professor Minna Lanz works at Tampere University of Technology, Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems. Her research area includes three research themes; strategic development of capabilities among SMEs and networks, Smart and re-configurable production systems and their control, and safe human-robot collaboration in heavy metal/ discreet part manufacturing. She is a member of MANUFUTURE High Level Group under EFFRA. She is author of 50+ academic publications and books.

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11:00 – 12:30
Digital Innovation Hubs for Manufacturing: National & Regional Initiatives (Stream 1: Industry 4.0 in Practice)
Chairperson Željko Pazin
  • Digital4Industry in the UK
    Dr. Lina Huertas, Head of Technology Strategy for Digital Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology Centre
  • EIT Innovation Community on Added Value Manufacturing
    Mathea Fammels, Head of Policy and Communications Unit, The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
  • I4MS Initiative and Futher Perspectives
    Johan Stahre, Chair Professor and Head of Division Production Systems, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Digitising European Industry – Digital Innovation Hubs Helping SMEs and Mid-Caps in Their Digital Transformation
    Max Lemke, Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, European Commission
Strategies for Industries (Stream 2: Collaborative Technological Innovation)
Chairperson Luis Usatorre

  • INDUSTRY 4.0 Giving New Opportunities for Innnovative Cooperation
    Dr. Géza Haidegger, Senior CIM research engineer at MTA SZTAKI / ManuFuture-HU Board-member
  • IPC Smart Factory Standards
    David W. Bergman, Vice President Standards & Training, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries
  • Strategic Development of Innovation Policy in Finland
    Dr. Riikka Virkkunen, Research manager, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd.
Leveraging Innovation (Stream 3: Pitch-presentations)
Chairperson Karen Coleman

  • EuroVR Initiative and VR&AR Opportunities in Personalised Product/Services/Manufacturing
    Marco Sacco, Head of Division, Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, National Research Council of Italy / President, EuroVR
  • Poland on the Way to Industry 4.0. Existing Preconditions and Measures Undertaken
    Andrzej Soldaty, Founder, The Initiative for Polish Industry 4.0
  • Collaboration as a Driver for Success in the Digital Era
    Dr. Minna Lanz, Associate Professor of Production Engineering, Tampere University of Technology
(Stream 4: Industry Visits)

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch

European and national (Finnish) experience in collaboration on R&D in manufacturing

  • EU added value and value for companies: collaborative industrial research (notably through the FoF PPP)
  • Benefits and drawbacks of the Finnish PPP experience
  • Towards FP9 and the role of manufacturing

Tomas Hedenborg

President

Orgalime

Tomas Hedenborg is Group CEO of Fastems, a leading independent manufacturer of factory automation systems with a strong emphasis on software. He is currently also the President of Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association. Mr. Hedenborg previously held the position of President and CEO of both Finn-Power Oy (machine tools) and HBPO (front end modules for the automotive industry). He has a strong background in mechanical engineering, specifically in the automotive and machine tool sector. Having spent half of his professional life in management positions in the R&D area, the last 15 years he has managed companies with high development potential, through times of radical strategic renewal. Mr. Hedenborg has numerous positions of trust, incl. Board member of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Chairman of the Board of DIMECC Ltd. and Chairman of the Finnish Industrial Internet Forum FIIF.

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Renault’s interest in collaborative projects

  • Renault strategical plan and how it works in technology cooperation
  • Examples of our actual collaborative projects
  • Collaborative production engineering, flexibility and rapid changes in factories, quality control in smart manufacturing

Philippe Montfort

Expert leader, Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering

Renault

Philippe Montfort is a manufacturing engineer and has worked in Renault for already 32 years. He has been part of different new car projects and worked in plants across the world – France, Spain, Slovenia, Brazil, Argentina and Columbia. Recently he was supervising projects at Romanian, Turkish and Russian production plants.

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Research and Innovation in European Manufacturing – present and future

  • Insights about the strategies for the future of manufacturing in both China and USA.
  • Some highlights of a collective brainwork from a group of policymakers, business leaders, and academic scholars from the World Economic Forum Global Future Council (WEF/GFC) on the Future of Production.
  • Key factors and drivers affecting the future development of global manufacturing industries.

Dr. Jun Ni

Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan

Dr. Jun Ni served as the founding Dean of the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute located in Shanghai, China since 2006. He is also the director of the Wu Manufacturing Research Center and the co-director of a National Science Foundation sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems at the University of Michigan. Professor Ni has published over 450 technical papers, and supervised 84 PhD graduates and 58 MS graduates.

Selected honors and awards that Professor Ni received are 2015 Stephen Attwood Award from the University of Michigan, 2014 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education by Institute of International Education, 2014 Alexander Schwarzkopf Award for Technology Innovation by NSF-IUCRC Association, 2013 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award from the People’s Republic of China, 2013 Gold Medal from Society of Manufacturing Engineers (the first Chinese to receive this award), 2013 S. M. Wu Research Implementation Award from North American Manufacturing Research Institute, the 2010 Magnolia Gold Medal from Shanghai Government, 2009 Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award from American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and 1994 Presidential Faculty Fellows Award. He is an elected Fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management, International Society for Nanomanufacturing, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Professor Ni has been invited to serve as a guest/advisory professor at many institutions, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, and 10 other institutions. He served in the International Expert Advisory Board of the Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC to consult for the strategic planning in advanced manufacturing. He served as a consultant for Korea Institution of Materials and Machinery, and South African’s Department of Science and Technology’s Advanced Production Roadmap. He served as a member of the External Advisory Board at Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute and as a member of the International Advisory Board of the State of Michigan. He served as a Vice Chairman of Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing at the World Economic Forum since 2010 and is very active in various national and international studies of policy recommendations for advancing manufacturing competitiveness globally.

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13:30 – 14:45
Plenary Session 3: Approaches to Technology Collaboration at European, National & International Level
Chairperson Karen Coleman
  • European and National (Finnish) Experience in R&D Collaboration in Manufacturing
    Tomas Hedenborg, President, Orgalime
  • Renault’s Interest in Collaborative Projects
    Philippe Montfort, Expert leader, Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering, Renault
  • Future of Manufacturing – China and USA Perspective
    Dr. Jun Ni, Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
14:45 – 15:15
Networking break

Rapporteurs’ Reports from the Different Programme Streams

Prof. Reijo Tuokko

International Cooperation Manager

DIMECC Oy

Prof. Reijo Tuokko has 40 years’ industrial and academic experience in discrete manufacturing, robotics and manufacturing automation. After retirement in 2014 from 26 years’ full professorship at Tampere University of Technology he has worked at DIMECC Ltd. as a manager on international cooperation. He is member of MANUFUTURE High Level Group (HLG) and Implementation Support Group (ISG), and has been Board member of EFFRA in 2009-2013. Prof. Tuokko is author of over 300 technical and scientific publications in magazines, journals and conference proceedings, and has organized and chaired numerous international manufacturing related seminars, conferences and summits.

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Ensuring competitiveness through digitalisation

  • Digitalisation and integration of vertical and horizontal value chains, digitalisation of product and service offerings and the development of new digital business models and customer access platforms ensure long-term competitiveness and increase productivity.
  • Big data and servitisation are keywords for future success. Free movement of data is necessary also in the context of ensuring the competitiveness and sustainability of European manufacturing.
  • Reskilling and upskilling allow to engage different population groups it is also an opportunity for the public sector to create a more innovative labour policy.

Urve Palo

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia

Minister Palo has been in the public sector since 2007. Between 2015–2016 Ms Palo was a member of the 13th Riigikogu, in 2015 she served as the Minister of Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Estonia. She was a member of the 12th Riigikogu between 2011-2014 and the deputy chairperson of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu. Ms Palo served as the Assistant Mayor of the Viimsi Rural Municipality Government between 2009-2011 and as the Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs of the Republic of Estonia between 2007-2009.

Prior to joining the public sector, Minister Palo was the director of Saint-Gobain Isover AS between 1997-2007. Before that, she worked as an accountant, head of export, and head of advertising at the same company.

Minister Palo graduated from Värska Secondary School and the University of Tartu with a Master’s degree (MBA) in Economy.

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Research and Innovation in European Manufacturing – present and future

  • Collaboration between the EC and industry on manufacturing R&I.
  • Current progress in the Factories of the Future cPPP.
  • Prospects for the future – the second half of Horizon 2020 and beyond.

Dr. Peter Dröll

Director for Industrial Technologies, Directorate-General Research and Innovation

European Commission

Peter Dröll is in charge of Industrial technologies in the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Department. In this capacity, he oversees the optimal integration of Research and Innovation in the design and implementation of relevant EU policies that contribute to Europe’s industrial and technological leadership. His previous positions in the European Commission include financial control of the Joint Research Centre, enforcement of EU environmental legislation, accession negotiations with Poland and coordination of the environment negotiations with all accession countries, Innovation Policy and European Research Area Policy. He was a Cabinet member of Enlargement Commissioner Günter Verheugen and Head of Cabinet of the Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik. Peter is a lawyer by training with a doctorate degree in German constitutional law and European law. Before joining the European Commission in 1991, Peter worked as a lawyer in a German law firm.

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Closing of the Presidency Event Manufuture 2017

Jüri Ratas

Prime Minister of Estonia

Jüri Ratas was born on 2 July 1978. He has finished Nõmme Secondary School in Tallinn, graduated from Tallinn University of Technology in the area of Business Management and obtained his Master´s degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Technology. He also holds a Bachelor´s degree in Law from the School of Law at the University of Tartu.

Jüri Ratas has broad work experience in different areas. His first positions were Analyst of the Building Research Institute and Market Researcher of ANR Amer Nielsen Eesti OÜ, then he was appointed to the Chairman of the Management Board of the car service Värvilised OÜ (1999-2002) and worked as Sales Representative of the insurance company Sampo Eesti Kindlustus (1999-2000). He has also contributed to the development of Estonian basketball, in 2001-2002 as the Head of Youth Basketball of the Estonian Basketball Association and from 2012 to 2016 in the position of the President of the Estonian Basketball Association.

His service in Tallinn administration started in 2002 when he was elected the Economic Adviser to the Tallinn City Office (2002-2003). During 2003-2004 and in 2005 Jüri Ratas served as the Deputy Mayor of Tallinn and from 2005 to 2007 as the Mayor of Tallinn. He has been elected to Tallinn City Council in 2005, 2009 and 2013. In 2007-2016 Jüri Ratas held the position of the Vice-President of the 11th, 12th and 13th Estonian Parliament.

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15:15 – 16:30
Plenary Session 4: 2020 and Beyond
Chairperson Karen Coleman
  • Rapporteurs’ Reports from the Different Programme Streams
    Prof. Reijo Tuokko, International Cooperation Manager, DIMECC Oy
  • Ensuring Competitiveness Through Digitalisation
    Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia
  • Research and Innovation in European Manufacturing – Present and Future
    Dr. Peter Dröll, Director for Industrial Technologies, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Closing of the Presidency Event Manufuture 2017
    Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia
16:30
Handing over of the Manufuture flag and closing the conference

Registration

The registration to the conference is closed due to high interest.

Cancellation
If you have registered for the event but cannot attend, please make sure to notify the conference information desk info@manufuture2017.eu .

Information
You can find venues and locations info from Venues and locations section and selection of hotels from Hotels section.

Please contact the conference information desk info@manufuture2017.eu with any information request you might have regarding the conference, welcoming reception or gala dinner.

Site visits

The second day of the conference (October 25) starts with four streams – three streams take place at the Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) and the fourth stream is a chance for our conference guests to gain real insight into selected Estonian companies. During your visit you will get an overview of a company and tour in its production, facilities etc.

Site visits registration is now closed and registered participants are kindly asked to meet at 9:00 at the TTÜ Conference parking lot where buses depart to different sites, bringing you back by lunchtime.

If you have registered for a visit but cannot take part, please inform info@manufuture2017.eu.

BLRT Grupp is one of the largest industrial corporations in the Baltic Sea region acting in the field of heavy machinery and ship-building. The Holding Company provides quality vessel servicing during the entire life cycle and is a reliable partner in the manufacturing of complex steelwork, mechanical engineering, metal processing and sale, gas production and sale, scrap metal processing, transport and port services.

Ericsson Estonia Supply Site in Tallinn is one of the company’s largest manufacturing units, including volume production and R&D related activities. The main products are part of the Ericsson Radio System family and the unit is also engaged in the development and launch of new digital and radio products, product industrialisation and test system development.

KARL STORZ Video Endoscopy Estonia is a production facility specializing in video endoscopes, their components and endoscope repair. Thanks to a positive growth trend, the KARL STORZ management decided to enlarge the Tallinn location. A new and multi-functional production building has been established in which 170 employees are now hard at work. The location offers a modern and motivating work environment in order to realize high quality medical products.

Saku Metall Allhanke Tehas is a an Estonian company with more than 25 years’ experience in the metal processing industry, specializing in up to 8mm sheet metal cold-rolled, galvanized (electro, hot dipped), stainless steel and aluminum processing using modern technology and flexible production organization.

Saku Õlletehas (Saku Brewery) is a modern and rapidly growing beverage producer with a rich history going back almost 200 years. Since 2008, Saku Brewery has been 100% owned by Carlsberg Group, thus joining the premier league of international breweries. The company operates according to ISO 9001 standards and the quality of the production is guaranteed by extremely high in-house and Carlsberg Group regulation.

Tallinn University of Technology is a modern university of technology, whose strength lies in the synergy between technological, natural, exact, social and health sciences. TTÜ is responsible for ensuring the next generation of engineers and advancing engineering culture in Estonia, contributing to the sustainable development of the society and increased national prosperity with its innovative services. During the visit you get a chance to see different testing labs and Innovation and business Centre Mektory.

Organisers

Tallinn University of Technology
DIMECC
EFFRA
IMECC
ITL
Innovate UK homepage
Manufuture-EU
European Commission

Partners

Republic of Estonia Ministry of Education and Research
Republic of Estonia Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Deutsch-Baltische Handelskammer in Estland, Lettland, Litauen
Enterprise Estonia
Estonian Electronics Industries Association
EML
Telia
Helmes
ABB
Nortal
Fujitsu
Siemens
Baden-Württemberg International
SimPlan AG
EIT RawMaterials
 
Enefit

If you are interested in participating as a partner, please find the expo packages and contact information here.

 

News

Conference registration is open

07.04.2017

We are pleased to announce that registration for the conference “MANUFUTURE 2017 – Moving up the Value Chain” is now open. You can find the topics, program structure and participation terms at the conference website: http://manufuture2017.eu/READ MORE

Three focus areas of MANUFUTURE 2017 conference

28.12.2016

We met with Mr Tauno Otto, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Tallinn University of Technology to enquire about the topics for the upcoming MANUFUTURE 2017 conference in Tallinn. “We are well underway with content preparation,” said Mr Otto who continued: “After our first brainstorming sessions, we agreed the three main topics that will be pillars of the program. First, Energy and Resource efficient manufacturing. This will look at how the emerging circular economy and energy measures can help reduce costs whilst at the same time potentially creating READ MORE

Venues and logistics

Manufuture 2017 guests have a wonderful oppurtunity to discover three interesting venues in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. To get to know the venues and smoothly get around in Tallinn, please find the information about the venues and the locations map below. Information about attractions and things to do in Tallinn, can be found here.

Manufuture 2017 conference will be hosted by Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) in the period of 24-25 October 2017. TTÜ is one of the leading technical universities in the region with a strong focus on high-level research in engineering, technology and innovation-related fields. TTÜ is a modern and internationally successful university, with a long academic history since 1918.

Conference takes place at TTÜ main building, aadress Ehitajate road 5, Tallinn. Please note that in addition to other areas, also the student cafe Nohik is open throughout the conference and waits for you in front of the Stream 3 Hall.

From the conference hotels by free shuttle bus
Free shuttle bus service will be provided between conference hotels and Tallinn University of Technology on 24-25 October and also to and back from the site visits on 25 October. Please find the detailed schedule in the Transfer section.

From the airport Once arrived to Lennart Meri international airport in Tallinn you can get to the city center by taxi or by public transportation, or take a taxi that takes you directly to Tallinn University of Technology.

You are very welcome to ask information from the Manufuture 2017 Welcome booth which is opened in Arrivals from October 23 morning to October 24 noon. Here you can also get the public transportation card as a gift which gives you a permission to use public transportation in Tallinn free of charge. Just remember always to register the card while entering the vehicle. Or, the tickets can also be purchased either from “R-kiosk” situated in the airport building, or directly from the bus driver.

Transportation from airport to city center:

  • Bus No. 2 stop is in front of the airport. Please find the timetable and bus route here.
  • Tram no. 4 stop is next to the terminal. Please find the timetable and bus route here.
  • Taxies are available right at the airport. The official partners of the airport are Tulika Takso, Tallink Takso, Airport Taxi and Tulika Premium, alternatively you can always use Taxify app or call the taxi you prefer. – Tulika: phone +372 612 0000 / +372 1200 – Tallink: phone +372 640 8921 / 1921

We recommend to have a look at Tallinn map to find the closest public transportation stop for the hotel you are staying in.

From the harbor Once arrived to Tallinn harbor you can easily call and order a taxi from the list above. Tallink takso and Tulika takso are available right in the harbor.

From Tallinn Bus Station You can take bus No. 23, about 20 min ride to the stop “Üliõpilaste tee” (300 m walk to the main building).

From Baltic Station (railway) You can take trolley No. 4, about 20 min ride to the stop “Ehitajate tee” (300 m walk to the main building).

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Getting there

Smart Machines Welcome Reception takes place on 23 October in a historic powerplant that used to power the whole Tallinn. Now a museum, it features 100 years old machinery and a lot other to see. We bring the powerplant back alive with great atmosphere, music, food and, of course, the wonderful guests.

Energy Discovery Centre is located near the sea and Tallinn Old Town, address Põhja pst 29, Tallinn.

From the airport
Once arrived to Lennart Meri international airport in Tallinn you can get to city center and to the Energy Discovery Centre by taxi or by public transportation but keep in mind that you have to switch lines inbetween.

The tickets can be purchased either from “R-kiosk” situated in the airport building, or directly from the bus driver.

Transportation from airport to city center and to the Energy Discovery Centre:

  • Tram No. 4 stop is next to the terminal and takes you to city center (stop “Hobujaama”) where you have to switch trams and take tram No. 1 or 2 to stop “Linnahall.” Please find the timetable and tram routes here.
  • Bus No. 2 stop is in front of the airport and takes you to city center (bus stop “A. Laikmaa”) where you have to cross the road and switch to the tram No. 1 or 2 that will take you just near the centre (stop “Linnahall”). Please find the timetable and transportation routes here.
  • Taxies are available right at the airport. The official partners of the airport are Tulika Takso, Tallink Takso, Airport Taxi and Tulika Premium, alternatively you can always use Taxify app or call the taxi you prefer.
    – Tulika: phone +372 612 0000 / +372 1200
    – Tallink: phone +372 640 8921 / 1921

We recommend to have a look at Tallinn map to find the closest public transportation stop for the hotel you are staying in.

From the harbor
Once arrived to Tallinn harbor you can easily call and order a taxi from the list above. Tallink takso and Tulika takso are available right in the harbor.

From Tallinn Bus Station
The tram stop is about 150 m from the main entrance. You can take tram No. 2, about 15 min ride to the stop “Linnahall.” The venue is about 200 m from the stop.

From Baltic Station (railway)
Energy Discovery Centre is about 15-minutes walk from Baltic Station. You can also take tram No. 1 or 2, about 5 minute ride to the stop “Linnahall”, the venue is about 200 m from the stop.

Free shuttle bus to conference hotels
Free shuttle bus service will be provided from Energy Discovery Centre to the conference hotels after the Welcome Reception at 21:15. Please find detailed schedule in the Transfer section.

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Getting there

Industry 4.0 Seasons Gala Dinner takes place on 24 October in Seaplane Harbour that was home for seaplanes and now serves as a museum. A centerpiece of this unique building is a 30’ies Estonian Navy submarine. The program is inspired by Vivaldi and takes audience through four seasons in Estonia with help of top Estonian artists.

Seaplane Harbour is located by the sea, address Vesilennuki tee 6, Tallinn.

Free shuttle bus from conference hotels
Free shuttle bus service will be provided between conference hotels and the Seaplane Harbour on 24 October before and after the dinner. Please find detailed schedule in the Transfer section.

From the airport
Once arrived to Lennart Meri international airport in Tallinn you can get to city center and to the Seaplane Harbour by taxi or by public transportation but keep in mind that you have to switch lines inbetween.

The tickets can be purchased either from “R-kiosk” situated in the airport building, or directly from the bus driver.

Transportation from airport to city center and to the Energy Discovery Centre:

  • Tram No. 4 stop is next to the terminal and takes you to city center (stop “Viru”) where you have to cross the road and switch to bus No. 73 and it takes you to in front of the Seaplane Harbour (stop “Lennusadam). Please find the timetable and bus route here.
  • Taxies are available right at the airport. The official partners of the airport are Tulika Takso, Tallink Takso, Airport Taxi and Tulika Premium, alternatively you can always use Taxify app or call the taxi you prefer.
    – Tulika: phone +372 612 0000 / +372 1200
    – Tallink: phone +372 640 8921 / 1921

We recommend to have a look at Tallinn map to find the closest public transportation stop for the hotel you are staying in.

From the harbor, Bus Station and Baltic Station (railway)
Once arrived to Tallinn harbor, Bus Station or Baltic Station you can easily call and order a taxi from the list above. There are no direct public transport lines to the Seaplane Harbour

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Getting there
TTÜ campus map

Transfer

Free shuttle bus service will be provided between conference hotels and Tallinn University of Technology on 24-25 October and also to and back from the site visits on 25 October. Please find the detailed schedule below.

The conference hotels are: Hilton Tallinn Park, Swissotel Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn, Tallink City Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn, L’Ermitage, Hotel Palace, Savoy Boutique Hotel.

23.10.2017

  • 21:15 Transfer from the Energy Discovery Centre to the conference hotels.

24.10.2017

  • 08:10 Transfer from the conference hotels to the conference venue (TTÜ, Ehitajate road 5)
  • 17:45 Transfer from TTÜ to the conference hotels
  • 19:15 Transfer from the conference hotels to the Gala Dinner (Seaplane Harbour, Vesilennuki road 6)
  • 23:15 Transfer from Gala Dinner to the conference hotels

25.10.2017

  • 08:30 Transfer from the conference hotels to the conference venue (TTÜ, Ehitajate road 5)
  • 09:00 Transfer from TTÜ to the Site visits (for the registered Site visits participants): BLRT Grupp, Saku Metall Allhanke Tehas, KARL STORZ Video Endoscopy Estonia, Ericsson Estonia, Saku Õlletehas (Saku Brewery). TTÜ visit starts from TTÜ foyer at 9.00.
  • 12:00 Transfer from Site visits to TTÜ
  • 17:00 Transfer from TTÜ to the conference hotels

Hotels

We have an excellent range of accommodation options for our conference guests – kindly arrange your accommodation directly with the hotel. Please note that rooms with promotional codes are now only subject to availability and the hotels can not guarantee room with this price. For rates and info, please click on the corresponding hotel’s Rates and booking.

Located on the edge of Politsei Park just steps away from the city centre, Hilton Tallinn Park ensures an unforgettable stay. Take in the spectacular views of the enchanting Old Town and harbour showcased to their fullest by the hotel’s captivating modern glass structure. Enjoy spacious guest rooms, warm and professional service, and amenities designed with guests in mind. With an impressive range of flexible, state-of-the-art business and meeting facilities close to all the major attractions, it is an ideal venue for business and leisure travellers alike.

Hilton Tallinn Park welcomes Manufuture2017 delegates with special rates from 23.-26.10.2017:

Single 139 EUR / Double 154 EUR.
Rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Rate includes:
Full buffet breakfast
Use of Eforea spa and health club
Complimentary WiFi on property

Bookings can be made by contacting the Reservations team:
E-mail: tallinn.reservations@hilton.com
Phone: +372 630 5333
Online booking: http://eventsathilton.com/showV2/5880d07cf7cdcb6602a856c0
Promotional code: GTTUA

Hotel address: Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn

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Rates and booking

Tallink City Hotel is located in the heart of Tallinn, amid the popular downtown shopping and business areas and just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town. Residing in a fully renovated 1970s-era shopping arcade, the modern hotel today serves as an ideal base for exploring Estonia’s beautiful capital city.

Room rates – a special accommodation rate applies for the Manufuture 2017 participants during the period 23-26.10.2017:

Standard single/double room: 85 EUR.
Rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Rate includes:
Buffet breakfast
Free WiFi

Bookings can be made by: 
E-mail: hotelbooking@tallink.ee
Phone: +372 6300808
Web:www.tallinkhotels.com
Promotional code: manufuture17

Hotel address: A. Laikmaa 5, 10145

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Rates and booking

Step into a world of ease and luxury at Swissôtel Tallinn, the tallest building in the city, boasting impressive views of the old town and the Baltic Sea. Tallinn’s International Airport is only 15 minutes away, while the beautifully restored medieval old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with distinctive cobblestone streets, is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
The 238 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites feature state-of-the-art technology, exclusive amenities and services that cater to the needs of the discerning business and leisure traveller. Executive rooms and the Swiss Executive Club lounge provide additional luxury and exclusivity. The facilities of this deluxe hotel leave absolutely nothing to be desired, including three exquisite restaurants and two bars, a heated indoor pool with sauna and steam room and a well-equipped fitness club.

A special accommodation rate applies for the Manufuture2017 participants during the period 23-26.10.2017:

Standard single/double room: 150EUR/165EUR.
Rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Rates include:
Rich buffet breakfast
Access to Pürovel Spa & Sport facility
Free WiFi

Bookings can be made by:
Web: http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/tallinn/
E-mail: reservations.tallinn@swissotel.com
Phone: +372 624 4444
Promotional code: MANUFUTURE 2017

Hotel address: Tornimäe Street 3, 10145 Tallinn

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Rates and booking

Hotel L’Ermitage has a wonderful location in the centre of Tallinn right next to the Old Town in the quietest and greenest part of the city centre. At the distance of a 5 minutes’ walk is the historic Town Hall Square – the very heart of the Old Town. Hotel L`Ermitage has a modern architecture and contemporary furnishings with carefully designed detailing. The building can be recognized from afar by its unique facade clad with copper. The hotel has comfortable rooms, a sauna, a conference room and an à la carte restaurant with attentive service. There are altogether 122 rooms in Hotel L’Ermitage, including Standard and Business rooms, Superior and Familiy rooms, Junior Suites and Suites with Sauna.

A special accommodation rate applies for the Manufuture2017 participants during the period 23-26.10.2017:

Standard single/double or twin rooms – 75 EUR/85 EUR.
Rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Rates include:
Buffet breakfast
Free WiFi

Bookings can be made by:
E-mail: reservations@lermitagehotel.ee
Phone: +372 6996400
Promotional code: Manufuture2017

Hotel address: Toompuiestee 19, 10137 Tallinn

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Rates and booking

Located in the heart of the capital, this modern Tallinn hotel offers easy access to Old Town and the Parliament of Estonia. Guests stay only a short distance from many city centre attractions, including shopping, theatres and restaurants. Stylish and contemporary, the hotel welcomes guests with 465 tastefully decorated rooms that include tea and coffee provisions and air conditioning. Dine on site at Grill250 restaurant serving grilled specialities and relax at the pastry cafeteria Mademoiselle or have drinks at Cubano bar. Guests also enjoy Free Wireless High-speed Internet, convenient outdoor and garage parking, extensive spa and sauna areas, and a Sports Club with personal trainers available. This hotel features expansive meeting facilities, including 14 versatile conference rooms. All conference rooms provide Free Wireless High-speed Internet and modern audiovisual equipment to ensure comfortable and productive meetings.

A special accommodation rate applies for the Manufuture2017 participants during the period 23-26.10.17:

Standard single/double rooms: 95 EUR/105 EUR.
Rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Rates include:
Rich buffet breakfast
Usage of Aqua and Sauna Center at 08-21.30
Usage of fitness center at 08-21.30
Coffee and tea making facilities
Free WiFi

Bookings can be made by:
E-mail: reservations.meriton.tallinn@rezidorparkinn.com
Phone: +372 6677111
Promotional code: Manufuture2017

Hotel address: Toompuiestee 27 / Paldiski mnt 4, Tallinn

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Rates and booking

Rising above the Estonian capital, the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel provides sweeping views of the city. Our location in Tallinn city center lets visitors walk to many cultural attractions, including the historical Old Town, and the Tallinn Airport is only 4 kilometers away. Choose from 280 rooms and suites with amazing views of either the cityscape or the Gulf of Finland. Start your day with the amazing spread at Seasons Restaurant’s Super Breakfast Buffet, and finish with a nightcap at one of our on-site bars. A fitness center, private sauna and beauty spa let guests unwind or pamper themselves, while our business center and well-equipped conference rooms help them meet their business goals.

A special accommodation rate applies for the participants of Manufuture2017 during the period 23-26.10.17:

Standard single/double room: 144 EUR.
Rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Rates include:
Super Buffet Breakfast
Access to fitness centre with gym and sauna
Wi-Fi
Club Carlson points

Bookings can be made by:
E-mail: reservations.tallinn@radissonblu.com
Telephone: +372 682 3500
Promotional code: MANUFUTURE 2017

The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment. Cancellation of an individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty not later than 72h before the arrival date. All non-guaranteed reservations are kept till one week before the arrival date.

Hotel address: Rävala Puiestee 3, 10143 Tallinn

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Rates and booking

Savoy Boutique Hotel, located in Tallinn Old Town was built in 1890, and Hotel in romantic art deco style was opened in 2006. The capital city’s most noteworthy business, entertainment and shopping centers are nearby, in short walking distance. Small and cozy Hotel has 44 rooms only, there is fireplace in the lobby. Restaurant MEKK is a flagman of modern Estonian cuisine and high-rated in White Guide Nordic. From Tallinn Airport you can take a tram #4 which brings you almost next to the Hotel.

Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2017: Top 10 Hotels — Estonia #2. Top 10 Hotels for Service — Estonia, #3.
Estonia’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2012-2015 by World Travel Awards™

There are no available rooms.

Hotel contacts:
+372 680 6688
savoy@tallinnhotels.ee
Suur-Karja 17, 10148 Tallinn, Estonia

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Rates and booking

Hotel Palace, located at Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) in vicinity of Old Town was opened in 1937 and is one of the most exciting, glamorous and spectacular buildings of this time. Hotel was totally renovated and reopened in June 2014. The Old Town of Tallinn, a modern business quarter, shopping centers and multifaceted cultural establishments are only a few minutes’ walk away. Restaurant Konrad offers a mix of Asian, Mediterranean and Estonian cuisine and is rated in prestigious White Guide Nordic. From Tallinn Airport you can take a tram #4 which brings you almost next to the Hotel.
Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, Top 10 Hotels — Estonia #1 in 2016 & 2017
Top 10 Hotels for Service — Estonia, #1 in 2015, 2016 & 2017
Hotel Palace, Estonia’s Leading Hotel 2016 by World Travel Awards™

There are no available rooms.

Hotel contacts:
+372 680 6655
palace@tallinnhotels.ee
Vabaduse väljak (Freedom square) 3, 10141 Tallinn, Estonia

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Rates and booking

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With any information request you might have regarding the conference, welcoming reception or gala dinner, or In the event you can not attend, please contact the conference information desk info@manufuture2017.eu

Tauno Otto
Programme Chairman

Mati Lukas
Conference Project Manager

Doris Põld
Programme Coordinator

Merili Deemant
Contractor Relations

Margot Ots
Communications

Liina Vahaste
Event Management and
Partner Relations

Endrik Randoja
Speaker and Partner Relations

Ragne Kalamees
Volunteers Coordinator

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Thank you for participating the Manufuture 2017 conference! We hope that you had a great time, got a chance to network and new insight from the conference programme and you are already waiting for the next event. To start making plans for the next event, please take a few minutes to give your feedback and impressions filling the form below.

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