Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre opened in KampusareenaThe all new Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre, SMACC, started its operations in Kampusareena on Tuesday, 1 December. Approximately a hundred cooperation partners attended the opening ceremonies.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Tampere University of Technology have entered into agreement on extensive strategic partnership which will form the most significant alliance between research parties in the field of production, manufacture and material technology in Finland. The alliance now culminated in a concrete manifestation of the cooperation on the first floor of Kampusareena at TUT: a joint workspace was opened for VTT and TUT.
Research expertise for companies on a ’single window’ principle
The new expertise hub will contribute to the future development of Finland-based manufacturing industry by offering fast solutions, versatile competence and a broad cooperation network for the use of SME enterprises, in particular.
– SMACC will significantly boost ecosystem development in the field and offer a ’single window’ solution for the purpose of utilizing high-level research competence, commented Professor Kari T. Koskinen from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems.
The facilities in Kampusareena will be used for meetings between students and companies as well as corporate cooperation, for example. Some of the latest research will also be put on display at the premises.
In addition to other programme, the opening ceremonies involved a presentation of topical research areas, such as digital designing and modelling, new digital service innovations and 3D printing.
Professor Kari T. Koskinen, TUT, kari.t.koskinen (at) tut.fi, tel. +358 (0) 400 634 242
Business Development Manager Risto Kuivanen, VTT, risto.kuivanen (at) vtt.fi, tel. +358 (0) 40 511 6699