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5 March 2021 - 12 March 2021
Turku, Finland
TechTurku Week 2021
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Open until 23 April 2021

Friday 5.3.
Futuristic Interactive Technology (FIT) Competence Centre Opening


10th anniversary edition of Tech Turku Week has a bonus day: we celebrate the opening of Futuristic Interactive Technologies (FIT) Turku Competence Centre. FIT is a joint innovation environment for public and private sector to develop XR related solutions and services, equipped with the latest technologies. The lab is going to be a playground for tryouts, research and development. Join to explore the student projects and see how your organization can utilize the new world of interactive technologies!

We will also have a virtual fair space open for the occasion, where you can explore the exhibition of Augumenta, MeKiwi, Kudos, Ade, Adesante, Kiwa, Market Entry Partner and Turku University of Applied Sciences. 

Moderator: Jan Erola
Market Entry Partner

9.00 – 9.10

Opening Words

Tero Reunanen
Head of Education and Research
Turku University of Applied Sciences

Session 1: Introduction to FIT Turku Research Activities

9.10 – 9.30

FIT Turku Competence Center – Now Open

Dr. Mika Luimula
Research Group Leader, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Mika Luimula works as a Research Group Leader of Futuristic Interactive Technologies and as a Head of FIT Turku Competence Center for Turku University of Applied Sciences. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Turku and is a Senior Advisor to the Board of Ade Ltd. His research group has won various awards especially in the field of virtual safety training.

9.30 – 9:50

IC xRP Project – Cooperation between Finland, Germany, and Tunis
Prof. Dr. Fahmi Bellalouna
Karlsruhe UAS

Prof. Fahmi Bellalouna obtained his PhD degree in computer integrated mechanical engineering from the Ruhr University Bochum. He worked for automotive manufacturer Daimler AG in the area of the digital product design for more than 10 years. In 2015 he was appointed as a Professor for digitization in the
product lifecycle at University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe and he is director of the xR-Lab at the
faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe.

9.50 – 10:10

First Experiences of FIT Turku Training Center
Pasi Porramo
CEO, ADE Ltd.

Pasi Porramo is an entrepreneur, CEO of ADE and founder of med tech company Adesante. Pasi has been involved in creating several success stories and is currently deeply involved in virtual reality training.

10.10 – 10.30

Break – Virtual Coffee and Demonstrations in the Exhibition Hall and Rooms

Session 2: Virtual Reality in Maritime and Marine Industry

10.30 – 10.50

Maritime Immersive Safe Oceans Technology
Prof. Dr. Evangelos Markopoulos
Business Champion, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Eng. Evangelos Markopoulos is an expert, entrepreneur and scholar on Process and Project Management, Enterprise Engineering, Knowledge Management and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. As a Computer Scientist he worked mainly in the USA and at ΙΒΜ, at Siemens and at Bell Laboratories of AT&T.

10.50 – 11.10

Remote Controlled Tugboats

Mr Hans-Christoph Burmeister
Head of Department 
Fraunhofer CML

Hans-Christoph Burmeister is heading the Department ‘Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions’ at Fraunhofer-Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML in Hamburg, Germany. He coordinated the internationally known European research project MUNIN on unmanned vessels and currently active in the German project FernSAMS developing a remote and autonomous controlled tug.

11.10 – 11.30

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Remote Operation Solutions
Anton Westerlund 
Vice President, Remote Operation Solutions, Kongsberg Maritime

Anton Westerlund is Vice President of the Remote Operation Solutions in Kongsberg, leading the Remote Operations Solutions department and heading the Kongsberg Maritime Turku site in Finland. Responsible for the product development in the remote operations domain. 

11.30 – 12.00

Lunch Break – Demonstrations in the Exhibition Hall and Rooms

Session 3: VR Applications Here and There

12.00 – 12.20

Mixed Reality across individuals, cities and organizations

Dr. Andrea Bellezza
Co-founder & VP Enterprise Strategy, OSC Innovation

Specialized in strategic innovation and new 4.0 technologies and mixed reality media. OSC Innovation’s founder and manager for projects as Luxottica, ENEL, Q8, MSD, Maserati, American Express, working in USA, China, Mexico, Nigeria. PhD cum laude in Education at the Universidad de Burgos.

12.20 – 12.40

Simulandia – New Learning Environment for Vocational Training
Teemu Lähde
Development Manager, TTS Finland

Lähde has 15 years of experience in transport and logistics training and managerial positions as well as simulation development. Five years of experience in developing e-learning environments - mainly virtual training - for the forestry, transport, logistics and construction industries.

12.40 – 13.00

VR Simulation for Enhanced LNG Bunkering
Jari Ullakonoja
President and CEO, GigaMare Inc.

Jari started his career as a Marine Engineer in Wartsila. During his 24 years stay in Wartsila, Jari was engaged in corporate-wide projects; this included selecting and implementing e-learning platforms, developing the corporate's Learning Management System, and establishing Wartsila Land and Sea Academy's global network of training centers.

In 2013, Jari left Wartsila to establish GigaMare Inc. Today, GigaMare conducts training on more than 25 000 course-man-days annually for various customer segments.

13.00 – 13.15

Break – Virtual Coffee and Student Projects in the Exhibition Hall and Rooms

Session 4: Virtual Reality in Business

13.15 – 13.30

Virtual Production @ ZOAN - Experiences from Virtual Shows
Jussi Inkeroinen
Software Developer, ZOAN


Inkeroinen's true passion is learning about technology that makes our lives easier and more comfortable. He has gained experiences in AR and VR development during his studies at Turku University of Applied Sciences. Currently he works on AR and VR development at Zoan, a virtual reality studio, that has a strong focus on creating virtual worlds and simulated realities for education, travel and marketing. 

13.30 – 13.45

Path from TUAS student and FIT project engineer to the industry
Oskari Tamminen
Project Manager & Game Artist, MiTale Ltd

Graduate of Turku University of Applied Sciences and former project engineer at Turku Game Lab / FIT research group. Currently working for Turku based game company called MiTale as project-manager and game artist. Member of the board at Turku Game Hub and volunteer at IGDA Finland Turku Hub.

13.45 – 14.00

Startup Journeys in Boost Turku

Jami Andersson
Executive Director, Boost Turku



Executive Director at Boost Turku and chairperson at Turku Game Hub. Self-taught entrepreneur and a community enthusiast who loves working with startups and getting things done.

14.00 – 14.30

Break – Virtual Coffee and  Student Projects in the Exhibition Hall and Rooms

Session 5: TUAS Actively Organizing Student Competitions

14.30 – 14.45

European Sales Competition Promotion
Dr Timo Holopainen
Head of Sales, Turku University of Applied Sciences

Ph.D., MBA Timo Holopainen is involved in teaching sales for engineers and other professionals, negotiation and presentation skills and other business topics at University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) in Turku, Finland as Principal Lecturer, Sales. Before TUAS, Timo has over 20 years of experience working international sales and RDI professional.

14.45 – 15.00

Last Year ICT Showroom Winner
Timo Haavisto
Student of ICT Bachelor of Engineering

Timo Haavisto is a software design and development entrepreneur with over 20 years of work experience specializing on microservice architecture, database and backend systems, and remotely organizing the work of over 20 gaming industry professionals as a lead of an international team across 6 games. Presently he is in parallel pursuing to complete his ICT Bachelor of Engineering degree in TUAS.

15.00 – 15.30

Final chance to catch student projects

Location

Joukahaisenkatu 3-5
20520 Turku, Finland

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Participants

Albania 1
Bulgaria 4
Finland 175
Germany 1
Hungary 2
Indonesia 1
Latvia 1
Lithuania 2
Netherlands 2
Nigeria 1
Norway 3
Poland 19
Spain 1
Switzerland 1
Tunisia 1
Turkey 1
Ukraine 1
Total 217

Participants

Start-up 17
Company (SME) 73
Company (Industry) 16
University 61
R&D Institution 5
Association/Agency 7
Authority/Government 16
Other 22
Total 217

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