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SIXNET@MPD: Better Skills - Better Productivity

Building Skills for Future Industry

Time: Monday 5 June 2023 from 12:00 to 14:15

Venue: Sopraano Meeting Room, Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33101 Tampere

Join this topical event to learn and discuss what skills are required to increase productivity and succeed in the industrial sector. The event will be an opportunity to hear about practical examples and solutions, network with other industrial companies and education providers and share your point of view.

Impact the future skills development! We look forward to hearing your ideas and experiences: what kind of skills and competences are needed in your company, and what kind of training is needed to meet those needs?


12:00-12:45 Registration and networking lunch (in front of Sopraano meeting room)

12:45-12:55 Welcome ​

Harri Ojala, Director of investments and global operations, Business Tampere

Industrial SMEs and the skills needs of the future

Martti Ahola, Vice Chairman of the Board of Pirkanmaan Yrittäjät, CEO Cimec Oy

12:55-13:35 Mapping skills and competences

The competence profiles for future Mobile Work Machines

Mikko Hankaniemi, Director of Systems and Products, Epec Oy

Employees’ skills’ impact to productivity

Pasi Julkunen, CEO & Technology Architect, MEXLINK

How to meet the skills needs of the future? ​

Future robotics experts from Tampere University ​&

Upgrading skills: from Engineer to Master of Technology

Jyrki Latokartano, Project Manager, Tampere University ​

Sustainable production and management – what are the 2030 requirements?

Harri Peuranen, Principal Lecturer, Jamk University of Applied Sciences ​

Tech organisations in Europe pledge to train over 500 000 deep tech talents with

the EIT

Markus Aho, Principal Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Sciences ​

Mapping SMEs’ digital skills

Susanna Pirttikangas, Research Director, University of Oulu

13:35-14:15 Have your say!

Meet the speakers and discuss the future skills and competence profiles. What are

your company's skills needs? ​

The number of participants is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. If you wish to receive an invitation with the code needed for registration, please contact Participation is free of charge.

The event is organised by SIXNET network of industrial regions, in partnership with the Manufacturing Performance Days, the leading technology summit in Northern Europe. ”Sustainable and Resilient Growth” as the theme, it opens contemporary insights, discussions, and industrial benchmarks on how to impact on manufacturing performance, resilience, future skills and capabilities, and new investments. The event is organized on June 5-7, 2023 in Tampere, Finland.


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