Speaker Details

Harri  Nieminen VTT

Harri Nieminen

Nieminen is an experienced innovation professional with a wide knowledge of the metals and engineering industries from multiple viewpoints – R&D&I, supply chain, product management and project management. He is skilled in innovation strategies – management and processes, future digital manufacturing technologies and systems, manufacturing operations management and data-intensive services, as well as user experience in complex systems. Nieminen has wide experience of national and EU-level research and innovation development programs and related ecosystemic co-creation. Currently acting as a co-creation manager and head of the sustainable industry X (SIX) initiative at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, his role involves helping industrial companies to succeed by fostering collaboration between research and industry. As a part of this work, he heads the bottom-up, national-level sustainable industry X (SIX) initiative for supercharging Finnish industry performance and sustainable growth through innovation and knowledge.


Pathway to future of mobile work machines – roadmap 2035

The SIX mobile machines cluster has outlined an innovation roadmap for future mobile machine vision, which consists of seven thematic areas. It builds on an up-to-date picture of the machine of the future, with the picture being drawn by industry. Against this picture research, the players have defined what kind of research is required and what kind of expertise is needed. In between, there is a clear implementable continuum of development activities that committed players from industry, research and education are implementing in real life. The roadmap shows where the mobile machines industry is headed.