Intelligent Industry

March 22, 2018

Intelligent Industry is an innovative ecosystem focusing on value co-creation and connecting leading Finnish equipment manufacturers and digital solutions providers to drive and realize the immense opportunities in the industrial data economy and digital transformation.

Digitalization and the digital revolution are currently shaping the value chains of industrial companies. They will become company wise shorter, but more integrated with other players in the value chain.

Value creation in tomorrow’s world will take place in ecosystems, to drive new ways of finding significant competitive edge. Effective networked collaboration can result in an overwhelming ecosystem, whose competitive advantage is extremely difficult to copy from outside.

The Intelligent Industry vision of the world is one where people, products, appliances and services, production systems and communities are seamlessly connected forming intelligent environments meeting people with their individual needs anytime and anywhere.

Intelligent Industry Ecosystem is taking the driver’s seat in implementing and innovating data driven business. And we, as leaders in our prospective fields, are here to make sure the advance has only just begun.

Intelligent Industry ecosystem is not boosting only the renewal of its core partners, but also the surrounding SME network. SME companies participate in the Intelligent Industry R&D&I programs either via subcontracting or as direct partners



Intelligent Industry Ecosystem is leading the way towards a new era of networked, information driven and autonomous value systems that flexibly adapt to changing operating environments and user needs.

Intelligent Industry Ecosystem aims to unleash a new era of intelligent industry through following collaborative core activities, in connection with our thematic focus areas:

Ecosystem thematic focus areas in more detail:


The growing volume of data forms the basis of the intelligence industry. However, the industry level of intelligence is achieved only if data is shared and utilized across organizations. At the moment only a fraction of the value of data has been captured. Novel solutions facilitating exchange, connection, analysis and utilization of data between organizations are needed to unlock the value of data and to enhance development of integrated ecosystems.


Intelligent Industry will shift the basis of competition from individual products and services towards value networks built around customer needs. In the era of intelligent industry value networks are built around customer needs and competitiveness is based on the power of ecosystems and ability to harvest the resources of ecosystems to deliver customized solutions. Such value co-creation requires novel ways to create value as well as new business and revenue sharing models.


Smart, connected machinery is at the center of the transition into the intelligent industry era and will lead the way in building networks of companies and actors capable of realizing the necessary process. Autonomous systems integrating computational and physical resources are at the center of the transition into the intelligent industry. Future systems will continue to improve in terms of adaptability, autonomy, functionality, reliability, safety and usability.


In the intelligent industry human collaboration will be combined with smart machines and artificial intelligence affecting the content of the future work and competences required. Companies need to harness the technology to improve worker productivity, safety and working conditions by automating tasks that machines and systems can do at lower costs and higher quality levels and by amplifying and augmenting distinctive human strengths. This co-creation performed by humans and machines will transform and enrich society and industries.



Finnish Advanced Manufacturing Network was formed on the basis of Intelligent Industry Ecosystem.