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Wärtsilä gets 1st cooperation for Smart Partner Campus

20 Mar 2019, 21:07 ( 4 Months ago) | updated: 20 Mar 2019, 22:11 ( 4 Months ago)

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Power systems company Wärtsilä on Wednesday announced that it has selected its first cooperation partners for Smart Partner Campus, said the company in a press release.

Last November, Wärtsilä presented an invitation to companies and researchers within the industry to join the development of an operating model for the Smart Partner Campus, which will be built in Vaasa, Finland. The cooperation partnership raised a lot of interest both in Finland and abroad, and over 200 operators applied through the open innovation platform. Wärtsilä has now chosen the first cooperation partners among these operators. The names were published in connection to the EnergyWeek arranged in Vaasa.

The first phase in the Smart Partner Campus concept will be designed together with Danfoss, Demos Helsinki Oy, NLC Ferry Ab Oy, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, Vaasan Sähkö Oy, and University of Vaasa.

“The cooperation partners we have now selected, are partners who are committed especially to designing a new operating model and creating a so called playbook. Our aim is to create a global and flexible enough concept, in which as many innovators as possible can participate for various periods of time. This means that new partners will be joining regularly as the project proceeds. We believe that this model will bring the best and different kind of experts to the same table to boost the innovation and discovery of new things,” said Hannu Mäntymaa, Director, R&D and Engineering in Wärtsilä.

The first phase in the Smart Partner Campus concept will be designed together with Danfoss, Demos Helsinki Oy, NLC Ferry Ab Oy, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, Vaasan Sähkö Oy, and University of Vaasa.