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Aalto University invests 200 000 euros in the Industrial Internet Campus

The money will be used to develop infrastructure and machinery. Jari Juhanko has been nominated as COO of the Aalto Industrial Internet Campus.

Vice President Tuija Pulkkinen has granted a 200 000 euro strategic investment to the Aalto Industrial Internet Campus AIIC. This is a significant acknowledgement of the campus’s role in Aalto’s research and innovation strategy. The money will be used to develop AIIC’s infrastructure and machinery. Also the School of Engineering finances the COO of the campus.

Jari Juhanko nominated as COO

AIIC’s chief operating officer starting from 1 May, 2016 is Jari Juhanko. Jari has previously worked at Aalto as mechatronics research manager. He got his doctoral degree from Aalto in 2011.

- There’s a great need for multidisciplinary research in Industrial Internet and for this AIIC offers a great playground with devices and skilled tutors. We will invest in the development of both digital and physical infrastructure, like a smart crane from Konecranes, automation system from ABB and the deployment of 5G network. Together with partner companies and students we are ready to start quick experiments to develop products and services connected to the Internet, says Jari Juhanko.

AIIC Steering Board will consist of representatives from the current partner companies ABB, Elisa, Ideal PLM, Wärtsilä and Konecranes.

What is Aalto Industrial Internet Campus?

Aalto Industrial Internet Campus enables multidisciplinary research, education and innovation together with industrial partners. In the AIIC facilities at Puumiehenkuja in Otaniemi students, researches, and companies innovate and co-create smart, connected products and services using the devices and open interface solutions offered by companies.

What is Industrial Internet?

Industrial Internet has been described as the next industrial revolution, a significant re-shaper of markets and a global impetus for growth. For the world economy the Industrial Internet presents a 30 trillion euro opportunity! 

Industrial Internet denotes the next significant transformation of industry and its products enabled by data generated from ubiquitous sensors, wireless and wired networking, cloud technologies and data analysis. Industrial Internet will manifest itself as smart and connected products enabling continuous 24/7 link between the manufacturer, service providers and the users of the products. This will create added value to the customer while providing dramatic opportunities for the manufacturer to improve performance, lower operating costs, and increase reliability. 

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