DIMECC Prize is donated by Konecranes Plc. It is explosion-proof crane end carriage wheel made from solid brass.



What is DIMECC Prize?

DIMECC Prize is an annual prize given to the best DIMECC act. Last four years the competition has been about the best result in our programs.


DIMECC Prize winners


CEO Harri Kulmala, DIMECC, Research and Innovation Director Matti Kemppainen and Senior Research Engineer Juhani Kerovuori, Konecranes, Program Director Seppo Tikkanen, DIMECC. Photo Kari Muranen

Konecranes: Active Participation in the InDEx Program and Exemplary Co-creation in Programs and Ecosystems

Research and Innovation Director Matti Kemppainen and Research Engineer Juhani Kerovuori, Konecranes

Find the related press release here.







Brighthouse Intelligence’s Managing Director Markku Sahlström (center) received the DIMECC Prize from DIMECC’s CEO Harri Kulmala (left) and Dr. Seppo Tikkanen.

Brighthouse Intelligence: Developing the Smart Fairway and Remote Pilotage Technologies

Managing Director Markku Sahlström, Brighthouse Intelligence

Find the related press release here.







DIMECC CEO Harri Kulmala handed the prize to Professor Antti Haapalinna VP, External Research and Partnering, R&D of Orion Pharma.

Orion Pharma: Systemic use of PoDoCo program to speed up building competencies in R&D

Professor Antti Haapalinna VP, External Research and Partnering, R&D, Orion Pharma

Find the related press release here.







Glaston and Tampere University: collaboration between an industrial company and the University at its best

Digitalization Manager Kai Knuutila from Glaston Corp. and Professor Heikki Huttunen from Tampere University received the prize from DIMECC CEO Harri Kulmala.

The collaboration has been effective especially in DIMECC MIDAS Project

Kai Knuutila, Digitalization Manager, Glaston Corp.

Heikki Huttunen, Professor, Tampere University

Find the related press release here.





Tuomas Riski and Risto-Juhani Kariranta, accepted the Prize handed by Harri Kulmala.

NAPA and Norsepower collaborated in data verification and analysis of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution

Michael Haranen, NAPA
Pekka Pakkanen, NAPA
Antti Salovaara, NAPA
Tuomas Riski, Norsepower
Jarkko Väinämö, Norsepower


Find the related press release here.




Markku Korkiakoski (right), receiving the prize from DIMECC CEO Harri Kulmala (left).

Cyber Trust Program Paved the Way for The Finland-USA Cyber Partnership (Cyber Trust)

Markku Korkiakoski, Bittium
Tapio Frantti, University of Oulu

Read more about the program at www.cybertrust.fi, or take a look at related press release.






On the picture left to right: Jaakko Hakulinen, Eija Kaasinen, and Pontus Blomberg.

Knowledge sharing solutions for mobile field service personnel (S-STEP)

Pontus Blomberg, 3D Studio Blomberg
Joona Elo, Konecranes
Jaakko Hakulinen, TAUCHI
Juha Parviainen, KONE
Jouni Törnqvist, Bronto Skylift
Eija Kaasinen, VTT

Read more e.g. here.




On the picture from left to right: Magnus Gustafsson, Kalle Kantola, Katri Valkokari, and Harri Kulmala.

Uber of the seas (REBUS)

Åbo Akademi:
Magnus Gustafsson
Anastasia Tsvetkova
Tomi Nokelainen
Magnus Hellström
Kim Wikström

Learn more on press release, FIMECC Newsletter, result video and its press release.



Timo Paananen with the DIMECC Prize

Higher material efficiency in iron making – More sustainability in steel making (ELEMET)

Timo Paananen, SSAB
Olli Mattila, SSAB
Jarmo Söderman, Åbo Akademi






On the picture: Nadine Pesonen and Jinsong Song, VTT

Zero Power Sensor Network (EFFIMA)

Nadine Pesonen, VTT
Jinsong Song, VTT
Ville Viikari, VTT
Ilkka Marttila, VTT
Kaj Nummila, VTT
Heikki Seppä, VTT

The presentation of this result can be found here.



On the picture: Harri Kulmala, Juho Talonen, Outokumpu, and Seppo Tikkanen.

Understanding and controlling delayed cracking of low-nickel austenitic stainless steels (LIGHT)

Juho Talonen, Outokumpu
Suvi Papula, Aalto
Risto Ilola, Aalto
Hannu Hänninen, Aalto

Result related press release here.





On the picture: Matti Nurminen, Fastems

With gesture controll farewell to buttons (UXUS)

Matti Nurminen, Fastems
Markku Turunen, TaU
Pertti Saariluoma, JU
Mika Käki, Idean

Related video here.



On the picture: Seppo Tikkanen, Matti Linjama, TUT, and Harri Kulmala.

Digital microhydraulics – solenoid-actuated micro valve concepts (EFFIMA)

Tapio Lantela, Aalto
Maarit Juhola, TUT
Matti Karvonen, TUT
Matti Linjama, TUT
Lasse Söderlund, TUT

Read also related press release and animation.




On the picture: Ismo Vessonen, VTT and Jukka Ylijoki, Metso

FIMECC act: Significant work done for EFFIMA program’s launch

Ismo Vessonen, VTT
Jukka Ylijoki, Metso