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Smart manufacturing

Smart manufacturing is linked with smart machines in many ways. It is a technology-driven approach that utilizes connected machinery to monitor the production and manufacturing processes. In essence, smart manufacturing aims to identify the opportunities projected for increased operation automation and the use of developed solutions of data analytics to improve the manufacturing performance. This approach levels the technology over any specific industry and allows it to be integrated on many fields.

Oulu-based companies gain competitive edge from the wide scientific background the local stakeholders have on topics such as IoT, embedded AI and ML, machine vision applications, edge computing, but also materials research, IMSE designs and buildings as well as manufacturing. Oulu companies with the strong presence of VTT offer full-stack resources to complete most of the smart manufacturing challenges.