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Intelligent Machines and Smart Devices

We develop intelligent solutions, processes and services with innovative methods by using the latest technology and materials and interdisciplinary digital possibilities.

We work as a part of the Tampere region centre of intelligent machine and device design and production.

Focus areas

We offer multidisciplinary expertise and RDI cooperation in the following focus areas:

Technologies of manufacturing industry

Additive manufacturing and particularly 3D printing have been seen as a large possibility in the structural change of manufacturing industry. They have been predicted to change the manufacturing industry structures more than any other technology. Robotics and automation solutions are also important in improving productivity. 

Innovation and product development platforms, prototypes and testing

Responding to the structural change and competition calls for better anticipation of customer and competence needs in cooperation with educational institutions and working life. Rapid innovation, product development and prototype testing are needed. 

Digitalisation and intelligence

Digitalisation and industrial internet are themes which every industrial enterprise but also the public sector, such as health care, have to put their mind to. Increase of intellectuality in machines, devices and systems and their interplay are essential. The digitalisation change affects product design and manufacturing as well as development of related services.

Intelligent and energy-efficient vehicles and devices

Intelligent traffic applications develop fast and tightening demands are set to reduce carbondioxide emissions and noise. Electric traffic solutions play a key role in searching for distribution traffic and logistics solutions. The applications include for example electric vehicles, vehicles made of sustainable development materials (e.g. BioBus), and flying devices.

Applications and innovations of process industry and bioindustry

Megatrends such as global warming, scarcity of resources, population ageing and urbanisation, set new demands for end products and processes and direct customer behaviour. In circular economy, materials and value circulate and products have additional value through services and intelligence. Innovation environments, such as TAMK's BioHub, create new business around bioexpertise together with enterprises. Multidisciplinary student teams and modern laboratories form the centre of the operation.


Markus Aho
Principal Lecturer
tel. +358 (0)40 801 2627
markus.aho [at] tamk.ficlass="external-link"