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Aalto University invests in international cooperation in digital twin research

The MACHINAIDE project explores the prerequisites for collaboration between digital twin devices made by various manufacturers and for the efficient combination of information from them.
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Aalto University is part of the international MACHINAIDE project, which is exploring the possibilities of creating new innovative activities and services created by the interaction of digital twin devices and the accumulation of information. The project strengthens Aalto University's industrial Internet capabilities and research on the potential of the digital transformation. Aalto University Industrial Internet Campus (AIIC) has been researching digital twins that can bring information directly from the end user and existing products into the design, use, and lifecycle management of new products.

'The MACHINAIDE project brings us a strong international dimension as we continue to develop the digital twin concept. We will continue our research by expanding the use of the digital twin to new applications, communication interfaces and user interfaces. The applications build innovative user interfaces between machines and humans with the aim of making product use and life cycle management more efficient and smoother, 'says Professor Kari Tammi, who coordinates the research done by the Finnish partners.

The results of this research will determine how data produced by digital twins in multiple ecosystems can be effectively combined. In addition, options for future business models are being explored. The business is expected to come from managing digital twin data and providing value-added information to multiple parties. The aim is to increase our understanding of the ecosystem platform and value creation required by digital twins.

MACHINAIDE is an international EUREKA ITEA3 project with 17 participants from Finland, The Netherlands and Turkey. The international project is coordinated by Konecranes Global. Participants from Finland also include Ideal PLM, Remion, RollResearch International and VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. 

The research volume of Aalto University is approximately EUR 900 000, of which Business Finland funds EUR 630 000. The total volume of research and business projects is EUR 9 million and that of the Finnish participants totals EUR 3.5 million.

Contact information: Professor Kari Tammi

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