IRM-Tool Co-creation workshops

Digitalization in Maritime Industry in 10 years

Nowadays digitalization is forming a big part of our lives and of every industry; It is an important part of industrial development and a way of achieving more with less efforts, more accurate results and less mistakes. In maritime industry development, digitalization is taking important role in many aspects e.g. extremely detailed technical parts within difficult luxury interior design, building an autonomous vessel, entertainment, training and many other things, but how we can bring all parties together? Therefore, the collaboration between both creative and maritime industries is important and potential topic for codevelopment. It allows for discovering and innovating new digital era in the maritime world.

In this workshop, the gaming industry met maritime industry, and both needs & challenges in meeting them was explored. At first, Dr. Mika Luimula, docent of game technology & Leader of Turku Game Lab, introduced ”How AVR Turku Innovation and Competence Factory can support digitalization needs in marine industry?”, and Pasi Porramo, the CEO of Ade answers ”How to improve the installation works and quality on board the vessel by using digitalization?” Accordingly, the participants then discussed what kind of digitalization needs & ideas they have in their organizations, and the gaming industry & its opportunities was explored.

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Identity and creative knowledge in the Kvarken Region boatindustry network @Novia Allegro Campus, Jakobstad

There is exceptional knowledge in boat building and hand-made creativity in the Kvarken Region, but how much does the network recognize and utilize it?

In this workshop the architect Ann-Charlott Hästö built identity based on the companies knowledge and discussed about how that can be utilized in marketing and innovation processes. Recognizing key knowledge, identity and network potential is also a good phase to build for new collaboration as proudness of the exceptional knowledge and commitment to the region is something all companies share.

First Hästö guided with her own experience sand innovation methodology, and then the identity was built with familiar materials the companies use daily; leather, fabrics, wood, and decoration…Thus, all had a memory of the day and their identity in a form of a key ring.

The event language was Swedish.

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Sustainability in ship interior design @ Novia University of Applied Sciences, Turku

Mikko Varjanne from FCR-Finland introduced the specifics how ship interior design and its processes differs from offshore regular interior design, and also how interior design in ship newbuilding differs from refurbishment & repairing.

FCR-Finland has developed a lot of sustainable solutions from utilizing e.g. recycled material, but also been able to produce cost savings for operations to ship owner, with e.g. more fire safety & lighter products. Creative perspective to the topic provided help also by creating value with edutainment, story-telling, gamification & different multifunctional & transformable design solutions with technology, material selection & user-oriented thinking.

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Competetiveness, safety & responsibility in ship demolition projects @ Aboa Mare, Turku

Approximately thousand ships are demolished every year, and the number is rising. EU regulation that demands the ships to be demolished safely & responsively will be completed in 2020.

Learn about what is the worst and best scenario to Finnish maritime industry, and what we can do to make the ship recycling competitive in Finland. The discussions still focus on the costs of ship recycling or demolition, but what about the costs of ‘losing’ European ship owners?
And what kind of value creation and business opportunities are possible?

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Creative & Technical solutions in Shipbuilding projects @ Meyer Turku Shipyard, Turku

Feedback got from both Maritime & Creative Fields, and the project responded! The event was organized to introduce’ the world of shipbuilding’ to the creative fields& test how the participants from two different fields can collaborate in a concrete maritime challenge.
Learn about how the event ended up to deal with a topic of modularization, and what the participants felt should be done to match the creative & technical solutions in modular construction projects better.

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Creative job opportunities in Maritime Industry @ Aboa Mare, Turku

A kick-off event for the IRM-Tool project! The event was organized to explore the creative job opportunities in Maritime Industry & to present the state-of-art simulators& VR-glasses, that are used in maritime training.
Learn about what creative fields feel they can offer for the maritime industry, and what kind of challenges exist in collaboration between the fields.

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