AI Powering Product Development – DIMECC’s 17th Annual Seminar in Collaboration with Aalto Design Factory

The event AI Powering Product Development – DIMECC’s 17th Annual Seminar in Collaboration with Aalto Design Factory will take place on November 12th at Aalto Design Factory in Espoo. We will start with lunch at 11:00 and continue with the seminar, followed by the new Product Development Award by Aalto Design Factory, ceremony and cocktails until 19:00.

The seminar will feature AI keynotes, foresight insights, and industrial cases on AI powering product development. We will explore AI from various perspectives, including better business planning and resilience, improved process efficiency and quality, and enhanced customer process performance.

There will be facilitated workshops with group working sessions on selected AI themes based on participants’ preferences (specific interests will be collected closer to the seminar). Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend Aalto Design Factory exhibition tours.

The new Product Development Awards will be given out at a ceremony after the working sessions, prior to the networking cocktails. More information can be found from https://designfactory.aalto.fi/award. Please, consider sending and application or distribute the information to persons and organisations that might be interested to send an application during 15.8.-13.9.2024.

The event is free and open to Aalto Design Factory and DIMECC stakeholders.

Please register for the event using this link https://link.webropol.com/ep/AIpoweringPD.


Preliminary program

Welcome words, Harri Kulmala & Pekka Pokela

Keynote: AI in product development, TBC

AI use cases in product development, Tero Hämeenaho, Etteplan

Industry X/FAMN use cases, Juha Kuusela, Danfoss Drives

Company case, Esko Mertsalmi, Unikie

DIMECC today, Sini Metsä-Kortelainen, DIMECC


AI Hot Spots for Product Development, TBC

Selected AI Hot Spots for the workshop: what, why, how?

Working in parallel groups, each having a specific AI theme: “Scoping and organizing the product development work with a specific AI intent”

Each WG reporting its findings







Tero Hämeenaho, Etteplan
Esko Mertsalmi, Unikie
Sini Metsä-Kortelainen, DIMECC
Juha Kuusela, Danfoss Drives
Pekka Pokela, Aalto Design Factory
Harri Kulmala, DIMECC