Current research


5G meet Industrial Internet (5G@II)

How will companies manage and access up to 50 billion smart sensors and other devices to create added value from future Industrial Internet applications? In 5G meets Industrial Internet project we study the application of 5G infrastructure and architecture to provide a cost-effective, globally scalable and secure foundation for future Industrial Internet by creating a blueprint of a 5G service management system and piloting it on selected industrial use cases on the Aalto Industrial Internet Campus (AIIC) platform reinforced with the TAKE-5 5G platform. 

Contact: Martti Mäntylä 

Digital Disruption of Industry (DDI) 

Digital Disruption of Industry (DDI) -project studies the impacts of digitalization to the Finnish society through the lens of the industry. This six year project (2015-2020) is funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland. SRC provides funding to long-term and programme-based research aimed at finding solutions to the major challenges facing Finnish society. 

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IoT to optimize buildings energy usage 

The project develops intelligent control of energy use in residential and office buildings together with Finnish companies. Buildings consume about 40% of total global energy consumption. Achieving 10% saving would already on European scale mean a market of 27 billion € annually. Increasing variable renewable electricity production poses growing requirements for the flexibility of the rest of the energy system. This project develops intelligent demand management of the energy system, together with Finnish companies aiming at growth. The steering algorithms developed in this project will be adjustable to different situations and different flexibility targets. The steering algorithms can also allow a temporary deterioration of the room space conditions (heating, air conditioning, cooling, etc), where the limits are specified by the user. Correspondingly, the user would achieve savings in energy costs. The project develops these steering devices and algorithms and demonstrates them in real buildings, estimates the cost savings achieved and helps the companies to grow international. The companies participating in REINO are: Finnish Energy, Fidelix, Fourdeg, Granlund, Residentia, Solixi and SRV. In addition, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate participates in the project. The main funding comes from Tekes as part of their Challenge Finland funding instrument. The project connects Aalto University’s research in the areas of energy and industrial Internet.

Contact: Professor sanna.syri [at] aalto [dot] fi (Sanna Syri), Aalto University

New Business from Cross-Enterprise Data

New Business from Cross-Enterprise Data -research project tackles a key issue restricting the applications of industrial internet in creating new customer value and business opportunities for industrial enterprises: the business and technical bottlenecks for sharing and utilizing product design, operations, and maintenance data across company borders. 

The project studies two business cases - 1) cross-company data sharing in forest cluster and 2) peat value chain from harvesting to energy production. We will also prepare a further business case in the maritime cluster.

Industrial partners include ABB, Efora, Elisa, Kuopion Energia, Metso, Mevea, Napa, Stora Enso, Valmet, Valtra and Vapo. The project is funded by Tekes and participating industry.

Contact: martti.mantyla [at] aalto [dot] fi (Martti Mäntylä), Aalto University



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