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.

Top projects


The project aims at creating new manufacturing industry operations models for the product or service prototype phase and speeding up market access of innovations. The project develops an open innovation platform for manufacturing industry as well as a model which introduces the customer to all equipment and laboratory facilities of the network at one time.


TAMK and its cooperation partners search for a technological leap in exploiting digital knowledge by dint of additive manufacturing (3D printing). The aim is that all phases of manufacturing, from design into a ready-made item, can be concretized in the R&D, learning and innovation environments developed during the project. The objective is to generate close regional cooperation. Read more at Project Search.


The project defines and implements a research platform for studying usability and total cost-effectiveness of electric transport equipment considering the energy efficiency and investments. The complex is still being developed to suit the Finnish conditions. At the same time, the effects of weather conditions and driving style on energy efficiency and especially regeneration of energy are being studied.

Harvesting with Marteloscope Methodology in a European Ring (HAMMER)

The project involves construction of a platform called HAMMER based on digitized martelocopes, an educational tool developed for learners in forestry education. Read more at Project Search.

Carbon Sink Design Studio

The Carbon Sink Design Studio project develops cooperation between forest-based biofield and creative fields to develop multidisciplinary business. The aim is to promote commercialisation of new forest-based biofield products by means of creative fields, such as design and media. The project develops a multidisciplinary service design based design studio model for product and service innovation in the forest-based biofield. It is based on cooperation between enterprises and students.

Project search

See all projects of the focus area at Project Search.


Markus Aho
Principal Lecturer, Engineering Design and Mechanics
Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering
+358 40 801 2627