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IoT Compass Hub (DIH) IoT Compass Hub (DIH)

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Contact Data

Coordinator (University)

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK)

Coordinator website

https://www.seamk.fi/en/

Year Established

2016

Location

SeAMK, School of Technology, Kampusranta 9 A, FI-60320, Seinäjoki (Finland)

Website

https://www.seamk.fi/en/iot-compass-hub/

Social Media

Contact information

Ari Sivula
Ari.Sivula@seamk.fi
+358 40 830 0360

Contact information

Juha Palomäki
Juha.Palomaki@seamk.fi
+358 40 830 4247

Contact information

Juha Hirvonen
Juha.Hirvonen@seamk.fi
+358 40 830 0340

Description

Description

The mission of the Manufacturing Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) "IoT Compass Hub" is to support the utilization of Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Digital Manufacturing and Robotics in SMEs and MidCaps in order to increase their productivity and competitiveness and to gain economic benefit for the South Ostrobothnia region. The DIH offers a variety of services from a one-stop shop. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University provide technical competencies and infrastructure. IoT Compass Hub has close cooperation with organizations offering funding for SMEs development projects and investments.

 

IoT Compass Hub is open and free to join to new partners. DIH centralize knowledge of the partners, for instance, from companies, education, and research and development institutions to enhance digital transformation in manufacturing industries. This holistic and non-profit based approach for DIH increase and optimize the digital performance in organizations. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is a higher education institution and efficient actor in education, research and development in the region of South Osrobothnia in West Finland. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (School of Technology) manages the IoT Compass Hub.

 

IoT Compass Hub has several objectives and activities, which are, for instance, digital manufacturing ecosystem development, digital maturity assessment and mentoring, digital factory academy and IoT pilots.

 

Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem Development

IoT Compass Hub is developing an ecosystem around digital manufacturing and industrial internet in the region, to support the digital transformation of manufacturing industry, particularly SMEs, in the region. The ecosystem supports cooperation between manufacturing SMEs and technology, automation and IT-providers.

 

Digital Maturity Assessment and Mentoring Services

The manufacturing SME companies needs to have sufficient understanding of their current digitalization status in order to proceed to the next steps towards to Industry 4.0. The digital maturity assessment mapping can be implemented within the IoT Compass Hub (DIH). Companies can develop the use of digital manufacturing and industrial internet in their production, products, services and businesses based on results of the assessment. IoT Compass Hub offers mentoring for these type of development projects.

 

Digital Factory Academy

The Digital Factory Academy has been launched for the development of companies’ personnel competencies. The SeAMK’s Industrial Internet Laboratory (CPS factory) is available to companies and offers workspace and software’s. The company can utilize the laboratory in developing its own industrial internet and digital manufacturing solutions. The upgrade of competence is supported by experts of the DIH. Digital Factory Academy helps students and company personnel network with each other.

 

IoT Pilots

Companies can present themes for fast IoT piloting in the Industrial Internet Laboratory. The laboratory environment can be used for testing companies’ ideas before investing.

 

KUVAUS

IoT Compass Hubin missio on edistää teollisuuden kilpailukykyä ja tuottavuutta Etelä-Pohjanmaalla lisäämällä eri tavoin digitaalisen valmistuksen ja teollisen internetin osaamista ja tukemalla kehitystyötä.

 

Uudet toimijat ovat tervetulleita osallistumaan ja liittymään IoT Compass Hubin toimintaa. IoT Compass Hubin yhtenä tavoitteena on keskittää toimijoita muun muassa yrityksistä ja korkeakouluorganisaatioista tukeakseen digitaalista murrosta valmistavassa teollisuudessa. Tämä kokonaisvaltainen lähestymistapa mahdollistaa digitaalisen murroksen tukemisen ja optimoinnin valmistavan teollisuuden organisaatioissa, jotka pyrkivät nostamaan digitaalista kyvykkyyttään. IoT Compass Hubia ylläpitää ja johtaa Seinäjoen ammattikorkeakoulun Tekniikan yksikkö.

 

IoT Compass Hubilla on useita tavoitteita, joita ovat mm. digitaalisen valmistuksen ekosysteemin kehittäminen, digikyvykkyys ja mentorointi, digital factory academy ja IoT pilotit.

 

Digitaalisen valmistuksen ekosysteemin rakentaminen

IoT Compass Hub kehittää digitaalisen valmistuksen ja teollisen internetin ekosysteemiä tukemaan valmistavan pk-teollisuuden modernisointia. Verkosto tukee pk-teollisuuden sekä IT-, automaatio ja teknologiayritysten yhteistyötä monin eri tavoin.

 

Digikyvykkyys ja mentorointi

IoT Compass Hubissa on mahdollista tehdä digitaalisen kyvykkyyden kartoitus, jonka tulosten pohjalta yritys voi kehittää digitaalista valmistusta ja teollista internetiä tuotannossaan, tuotteissaan ja liiketoiminnassaan. IoT Compass Hub tarjoaa kehitystyöhön mentorointia.

 

Digital Factory Academy

Seinäjoen ammattikorkeakoulun Tekniikan yksikön teollisen internetin laboratoriossa yrityksellä on mahdollisuus nostaa henkilökuntansa osaamista. Osaamisen päivitys toteutetaan asiantuntijan ohjaamana. Yritys voi hyödyntää laboratoriota omassa teollisen internetin kehitystyössään. Laboratorio on myös insinööriopiskelijoiden ja yritysten kohtaamis- ja verkostoitumispaikka.

 

IoT pilotit

Yritys voi esittää teemoja laboratoriossa toteutettavia nopeita IoT-pilotteja varten. Laboratorioympäristöä voi myös käyttää yrityksen omaan testaukseen.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Strategy for Smart Specialisation of South Ostrobothnia Region (RIS3) and South Ostrobothnia's Future Path: Regional strategy

The RIS3 of South Ostrobothnia focuses on 3 main focus areas. Smart and energy efficient systems in the focus area that IoT-Compass Hub is aligned with. The region is committed to the regeneration of industry, construction and the service sector to be smarter and more resource efficient. The region is also commits to develop its own trade and industry through interaction with key private and public stakeholders to develop region’s business life, innovation and internationalization as a synergic entity.

 

The DIH's business plan was developed under I4MS initiative in BeInCPPS-project (Horizon2020) and mentored by Milano Polytechnic. The project gave third party support to SeAMK for this development work. I4MS mission is to support the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT-technologies.

 

SeAMK School of Technology is partner in ongoing Interreg Europe -project DEVISE Digital tech SMEs at the service of Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies. DEVISE aims to give response to the current challenge that 10 European regions are facing to unlock and exploit the potential that digital tech SMEs have as enabler for the competitiveness of other SMEs belonging to sectors included in their Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3).

 

SeAMK School of Technology is also partner in ongoing Interreg EUBSR flagship project InnoCAPE – Industry 4.0: transforming innovation ecosystem through better capacity of public enablers. The InnoCAPE project designs a cooperation model to develop a digital innovation ecosystem in the Baltic Sea region by exploiting the potential of the continuous digitalisation of value chains called Industry 4.0. The project helps public authorities create favourable conditions for digital innovation hubs (DIHs) that serve as intermediary bodies bringing together Research & Development and industry into digital industrial platforms. By bridging existing gaps, DIHs can efficiently implement Industry 4.0 policies, contribute to a better connected digital single market, and improve competitiveness of the region.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of wood and wood products
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment

Services provided

  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Digital Maturity Assessment

Client profile
Manufacturing SMEs.

 

Client needs
Understand the current status and future needs of digitalization in the organization. Evaluate the importance of digitalization collectively in the organization.

 

Provided solution
The companies, especially SMEs, needs to have sufficient understanding of their current digitalization status in order to proceed to the next steps towards to Industry 4.0. The Digital Maturity Assessment is a model for analyzing a company’s current and target level of digitalization. The utilization of the digital maturity assessment model is implemented with the assistance of IoT Compass Hub personnel. The implementation begins with a brief introduction and an initial discussion among the participants (3-6 persons). The persons from the company 1) evaluate the importance of digitalization goals for the business 2) form a collective assessment of the current status of the company as for the best practices in digitalization 3) set collective goals regarding digitalization processes. The results are reviewed at the end and collective conclusions are drawn by the basis of the results. The company will receive a structured final report that includes all the information produced during the process.


Designing machining robotization with the help of a digital twin

Client profile
Manufacturing SMEs.

 

Client needs
Development of manufacturing processes and simulation of real world situation. Development of more effective production lines based on digital twins. Provide information concerning future investments (e.g. machines and production lines).

 

Provided solution
Digital twin is a replica of the real world object in manufacturing, which can be utilized, for instance, to optimize and provide information from real world objects (e.g. machines) and production processes. Manufacturing SME companies and other organizations can support their investments and development activities with digital twins in various ways. Digital twins can be utilized, for example, to test several layout solutions and notice the effect on production line capacity. The digital twin indicates, for instance, the impact of the machining batch size on the turnaround time by varying the layout solution where the robot either moved on the track, serving multiple machines or servers only a single machine as fixed. The result provides information about the profitability of different solutions for robotization investments. The digital twin is implemented with 3D simulation software and is used to execute the actual production program and notice the impact of variations on the turnaround time.


Digital Factory Academy

Client profile
Manufacturing SMEs.

 

Client needs
Development of an organization’s personnel competences. Commonly requirement of highly skilled personnel in digitalization, technology and digital manufacturing.

 

Provided solution
Highly skilled personnel are essential and critical for SME companies. Manufacturing SME companies and other organizations requires constantly skilled personnel especially in the field of digitalization and technology. The Digital Factory Academy (DFA) has been launched for the need of the companies, which requires highly skilled personnel with several digital manufacturing competencies. The DFA supports students and company representatives to network with each other. DFA offers engineering students possibility to specialize on digitalization from multiple angles. The studies can add up to 67 ECTS, including preparatory studies, an alternative module focusing on either digital manufacturing or industrial internet, deep learning and internship in companies plus the final thesis. Thus, DFA is answering the knowledge needs of the manufacturing companies.


Data collection and process development with the simulation model

Client profile
Manufacturing SMEs.

 

Client needs
Manufacturing process piloting with digital twins. Data collection from simulation models and digital twins. Development of cloud systems and data collection. Piloting and modelling of data collection.

 

Provided solution
Piloting and testing of simulation models supports development of manufacturing SME company’s processes. Manufacturing SMEs can gain a major benefit from data collection from the simulation model. The data can be utilized, for instance, to develop a company’s digital twins. ERP systems (e.g. Odoo) can be utilized with cloud services (e.g. Siemens MindSphere) with simulation modelling in various ways. Simulation model can be, for example, a digital twin of the small production line located at the laboratory of the industrial internet at the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (School of Technology). Moreover, applications and scripts (e.g. Python) can be developed during piloting to support digital twin development and data collection to the cloud. Moreover, entire manufacturing process can be piloted with the digital twin with different applications and ERP systems.

Organization

Organizational form

(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)

Turnover

250.000-500.000

Number of employees

1-9

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

Regional

Funding

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Private funding
  • Partner resources
  • Other

Customers

Number of customers annually

26-50

Type of customers

  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)

Partners

The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://teknologiateollisuus.fi/en


Tampere University (TAU)

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.tuni.fi/en


Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia

Partner Type

Regional government

Website

http://www.epliitto.fi/frontpage


Pesmel Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.pesmel.com/


Hydroll Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.hydroll.com/en/


Markki Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.markki.fi/en/


Teuvan Keitintehdas Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.teuvan.com/?lang=en


Jucat Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://jucat.fi/?lang=en


Lapua-ketjut Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.lapua-ketjut.fi/en/


Pohjanmaan Rakennuspelti Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.prp.fi/


Beckhoff Automation Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.beckhoff.fi/


Caplan Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.caplan.fi/


Develop Train Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.developtrain.fi/


Ideal Product Data Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://ideal-plm.com/


JAPO Palvelut Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.japo.fi/


Veikkola Nextage Group Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://nextageadvisory.com/


Neviso Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.neviso.fi/site?node_id=227&language=en


Oiwa Solutions Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.oiwasolutions.fi/


Omron Electronics Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://omron.fi/fi/home


Siemens Osakeyhtiö

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://new.siemens.com/fi/fi.html


Valakia Interactive Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.valakia.fi/


LC Logistics Center Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.lclc.fi/


Insinööritoimisto Comatec Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.comatec.fi/en/comatec-finland/


Elobit Automation Oy

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://elobitautomation.wixsite.com/website


Wapice Oy

Partner Type

MidCap

Website

https://www.wapice.com/

Technological competences

  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Simulation and modelling
Last updated: 11/10/19 08:47