Post-Congress Seminars

Free Post-Congress Seminar and Workshop Programme

Time: Thursday 1 October, 2015

Place: VTT, Tampere
These post-congress seminars/workshops are intended for FIMECC’s program participants, anyone interested in asset-related service business, and participants of the 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management.


Registration to seminars through link below:


Time: Thursday 1 October, 2015, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The seminar on “Transformation towards service business in technology-centric firms” reports some of the final results of FIMECC’s FutIS (Future Industrial Services) Work package 1 (Service Business Mindset). The seminar is jointly hosted by Tampere University of Technology, University of Vaasa, and Aalto University. The seminar programme includes joint company and research institute presentations and discussion on:

  • Novel structures vs. current practices – a bridging challenge in organizational transformation processes
  • Developing new product-services through customer, dealer and salesperson feedback
  • Organizing industrial services
  • Transformation of practices and processes needed for service business

FIMECC’s ( FutIS (Future Industrial Services) program engages over 20 large and medium-sized firms in technology-based industry, in collaboration with selected research institutes and international partners, in researching the prerequisites, contexts, market knowledge and practices – i.e., future-oriented and customer-centered enablers – required for adopting and expanding service business. The combination of knowledge in strategy, innovation, operations, and marketing creates a fruitful ground for transforming the companies towards service business and promoting new knowledge in the international research field. The program is funded by Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes, companies and research institutes, and it is carried out during 2010-2015.


Time: 1.00 – 4.30 pm

The seminar on ”Digitalization and business models for asset service delivery” reports preliminary results from FIMECC’s S4Fleet (Service Solutions for Fleet Management) projects P2 (Predictive service operations for dynamic fleet) and P3 (Fleet based industrial data symbiosis). The seminar is jointly hosted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Tampere University of Technology and Lappeenranta University of Technology. The seminar programme includes:

  • Keynote presentations from Norway and Australia on service ecosystems and IT-solutions for asset management in the fleet environment
  • P2 session will focus on The development of service opportunities and service business models for the distributed fleet, and making fleet-based service business models dynamic and efficient
  • P3 session will focus on The development of data to business knowledge models and platforms, new service offerings and ecosystems in an international context

FIMECC’s ( S4Fleet (Service solutions for fleet management) research program studies the variety of possibilities that recent technological breakthroughs enable in service business. The objective is to explore and exploit the possibilities related to applying the available technologies towards a global, distributed customer base and profitable service business. The research consortium includes over 20 equipment manufacturers and about 10 research teams in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative endeavor built to respond to the practical challenges that firms face when shifting their business towards fleet level service solutions enabled by the emergence of the Industrial Internet. The program is funded by Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes, companies and research institutes, and it is carried out during 2015-2017.