“Shaping the Future through Co-Creation – DIMECC’s 15th Anniversary Seminar”


We are thrilled to invite our stakeholders to “Shaping the Future through Co-Creation – DIMECC’s 15th Anniversary Seminar”.

Over the past 15 years, DIMECC has been at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries of collaboration and technology. We are excited to commemorate this milestone with you and look forward to sharing insights, fostering new connections, and exploring the exciting future of co-creation. Together, we will continue to drive innovation and shape the future of our industries.

Event details:
Date: Tuesday, November 21st at 14.00-21.00 (registration starts 13.30, dinner starts at 18.00)
Location: Sokos Hotel Torni, Tampere



Opening Words, Dr. Harri Kulmala, CEO, DIMECC


“How Collaborative Innovation between Companies and Research Institutions Has Changed During the Last 15 Years”
Panel moderated by Harri Junttila, Editor in Chief at Alma Talent (Tekniikka&Talous, Mikrobitti, Tivi)
Dr. Laura Juvonen, Senior Vice President Strategy, VTT
Tapani Kiiski, Business Executive
Ilkka Rytkölä, Ecosystem Lead, Meyer Turku Shipyard
Professor Jukka Kömi, University of Oulu

Surprise Program


Coffee Break


Breakthrough innovations forming the future

Dr. Jukka Saarinen, Technology expert, Nokia Technologies,

Santeri Varis, Additive Manufacturing Manager, ANDRITZ Savonlinna Works

Matti Saarinen, R&D Project and Portfolio Manager, Fastems

Toni Luomaranta, Lead Sustainability Activist, Origin by Ocean


DIMECC Today & Future of Innovation

Rauno Hatakka, Head of Ecosystems, DIMECC
“To Market Faster and Better Together Through Ecosystems”

Dr. Tero Ojanperä, Executive Chairman of Silo.ai
“AI-Driven Transformations: Future Industry Perspectives”

Karno Tenovuo, Chairman of the Board, DIMECC and CEO of Awake.ai
“The Next Big Thing that DIMECC Will Bring to the European Innovation Landscape”

The DIMECC Prize

Evening program with dinner starts at 18.00


Join us for a special afternoon as we toast to our journey and the exciting road ahead!


The location of the event is Sokos Hotel Torni, Tampere, and you can enter the event space through Paja Congress Center doors. (The event place is located next to the railway station. The nearest parking hall is P-Tullintori, the entrance of which is located behind the hotel at Åkerlundinkatu 10. There are also other parking halls like Hämppi close by. ).