InDEx – Industrial Data Excellence

September 10, 2019

The Industrial Data Excellence, DIMECC InDEx –  program is the first program initiative under the Intelligent Industry ecosystem. The vision of the InDEx-program is to unlock the value of data as an enabler for the next industrial revolution centered around artificial intelligence in the Finnish manufacturing industry.

Unlocking the value of data is much more than one enterprise making better use of their existing data. It requires that the entire industry will operate all through the intelligent use and sharing of data. InDEx-program will take this unique perspective and opportunity focusing on data sharing in manufacturing networks between multiple partners.

Currently only a fraction of the value of data has been captured in manufacturing sector and for this reason InDEx (Industrial Data Excellence) aims to build a data community and Common Data Space for industry in Finland. This requires effective data sharing, including adequate analytics, between the value network partners. The InDEx-program drives effective data sharing between value network partners with the aim to unlock the value of data in the manufacturing sector.

The Common Data Space defines tested and verified rules and methods as well as practicalities for data sharing in manufacturing networks.

Three strategic targets:

  1. Drive Finnish Industrial Data Community
  2. Enable Novel Value Creation
  3. International & Scalable



Industrial partners

Konecranes, Cargotec, Danfoss, Elekmerk, Fastems,
HT Laser, Nokia, PrimaPower, Raute, SSAB and Tieto

Research organisations

Aalto University, Tampere University , University of  Turku, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, University of Vaasa and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Facilitation and funding partners

The InDEx-program is funded by the companies and Business Finland.  DIMECC facilitates and organizes program realisation.


The program work will be driven by two industry led application domains: smart chain and smart factory. The application domains form the full chain of operations for smart manufacturing, full digitalized industrial practices with connectivity in the entire value chain between smart equipment, facilities, products and processes.


Smart Factory

  1. Smart Factory Connectivity
  2. Prescriptive Maintenance
  3. Manufacturing process excellence with AI

Smart Chain

  1. Material information flow in value chain
  2. AI-assisted demand-order-delivery process
  3. Manufacturing logistics


  1. Novel connectivity solutions & technologies for collecting and delivering data
  2. Advanced analytics methods for processing data
  3. Ecosystem business models for creating data-intensive solutions in ecosystem


Contact Program Manager seppo.tikkanen(at)dimecc.com  Tel: +358 (0) 40 840 2780


Schedule: 2019-


Read more in STT Info press release in Finnish and English 


Industrial partner links:

Comments are closed.