Projects in the Business Intelligence Center BIC
Data Lake – Utilizing clinical data pool in clinical decision-making and service supply – works for creating an RDI testbed called Data Lake Innovation Testbed for Future Hospitals.
Funding: The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
Duration: 1.11.2020 – 31.5.2023
The AI is produced in cooperation with the RoboAI research and development center.
Digitalisation is increasingly transforming the way SME companies operate. It is a phenomenon that is penetrating virtually everywhere in a company's business and everyday working environments. It is therefore increasingly important for companies to understand what this phenomenon is all about and how they should act in the middle of this digital transformation.
The Digikyvykäs Satakunta project is building a set of indicators that will serve as a tool for companies to assess their level of digital maturity as independently as possible.
To support the construction of this digital maturity tool, "digital workshops" are be organised for companies in Satakunta to test the tool or to discuss issues related to their digitalisation procedures. The aim of the workshops is therefore both to gather information from businesses and to support them in meeting the challenges of digitalisation.
Funding: Regional Development Fund (Satakunta)
Duration: 1.4.2021 – 30.6.2023
Project manager: Heikki Haaparanta, firstname.lastname@example.org
The participants of Digipioneers will be provided with new skills for identifying, describing and practically developing development targets related to companies' business, recognizing the possibilities of new technology. The underlying idea is to provide more development expertise where practical processes are best known at the everyday level and to provide companies with the tools for future business development.
The project produces open material, the most important of which is the Digipioneer’s Guide.
Funding: ESR 2014-2020 (17 %)
Duration: 1.9.2021 – 31.3.2023
Further information on the project website.
The Digital Academy 2.0 project aims to support the digitalisation development of cities through the Digital Academy Training Concept developed by SAMK.
Cities and the public sector as a whole often struggle with the challenges of digitalisation. Everyone knows that functions and services needs to be modernised and new systems needs to be introduced at an ever-increasing pace. However, only few cities have the skills to make this digital transformation happen.
The idea behind the Digital Academy 2.0 project is to support cities in implementing their own digitalisation projects, and to train city professionals in a networked way to implement digital transformation projects.
The project is funded by the Ministry of State Treasury. The City of Pori is the project coordinator and the other cities involved the project are Jämsä, Porvoo and Seinäjoki. The training activities are produced in cooperation between Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. The project has started in autumn 2022 and will end in october 2024.
Duration: 1.8.2022 – 31.10.2024
Project Manager: Hanna Kiviranta, email@example.com
The purpose of the eCommerce 2.0 project is to help the SMEs in Satakunta region to overcome the corona crisis with developing their brick-and-mortar stores and online sales into effective multi-channel retail. The project will also improve the well-being and competitiveness of companies by increasing know-how and networking.
The project will increase the capacity, competence and ability of SMEs and their staff to take advantage of the rapidly changing operating environment. Companies are provided with training, counseling, guidance and peer learning.
Funding: ESR 2014-2020 (17 %)
Duration: 1.9.2021 – 30.4.2023
The aim of the project Knowledge management as a success factor for tourism in the Satakunta region (in Finnish: Tiedolla johtaminen matkailun menestystekijäksi) is to produce new know-how and new ways of utilising the existing business intelligence (BI) in the development and decision-making of tourism companies and destinations in the Satakunta region. The project utilises knowledge management tools to create keys to success for tourism companies and destinations in the region, concerning both the national and international tourism market in the especially challenging Covid-19 situation.
Myrsky is a joint venture among 22 Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. The goal is to increase the resilience of private companies and entrepreneurs in the ever-changing world. The venture increases overall competences regarding the green transition and digitalization. The venture offers companies educational content and workshops, which can be completed regardless of time and place.
Through Myrsky, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences makes its expertise, available to the companies in Satakunta and allover Finland. SAMK provides content especially in the fields of knowledge management, change management and the development of expert thinking.
Myrsky, is a way to increase the capabilities of companies and their personnel to succeed in the constantly changing business environment. The capabilities boosted by Myrsky-venture are modern leadership, networking skills and the courage to make a change etc. In addition to educational content, Myrsky supports and guides companies to apply the best learned practices as part of their business processes.
Funding: Keski-Suomen elinkeino-, liikenne- ja ympäristökeskus
Duration: 1.11.2022 – 31.12.2023
Project manager: Johanna Lainio, firstname.lastname@example.org
Should I stay or should I go – Employment of international degree students in the Satakunta region
The Should I stay or should I go project aims at enhancing the employment of international workforce in the Satakunta region. Targeted measures are carried out to develop the recruitment skills of employers in the region and the job search skills of international degree students. The aim is to increase the number of recruitments and thus increase the number of international students staying in Satakunta after graduation.
With the help of the project measures, SAMK’s international degree students will have the opportunity to integrate into the region's businesses and communities already during their studies. Businesses in Satakunta will in turn gain skilled workforce which has an understanding of Finnish working conditions and valuable international skills, as well.
The project will make use of the Youragent.fi recruitment and job search service developed for employers and foreign students in the region by SAMK. The final goal of the project is to provide all educational organizations of the Satakunta region with a ready-made service for job-seeking graduates.
Funding: Supporting sustainable growth and vitality in the regions (AKKE funding), Satakunta
Duration: 1.11.2022 – 31.12.2024
Project Manager: Hanna Rissanen, email@example.com
Data to boost business in manufacturing SMEs, preparatory project – VauhtiData
The project brings together the in-depth knowledge of the needs, challenges and bottlenecks of data analytics in manufacturing companies that has been accumulated over the past five years from previous projects at JAMK, SAMK and SeAMK.
The project is a preparatory project and it basically aims to form a better understanding of the state of data utilization in companies in the regions' manufacturing industry.
The main goal of this project is to produce a vision of development entities in SMEs and for the project actors themselves, but also for the companies of the manufacturing industry in the regions.
The goal of the project is to achieve e.g. the following concrete results.
- A new national data analytics cooperation consortium between three universities.
- Increasing the understanding of the companies participating in the preparatory project about the possibilities of digitization and the data economy, both in generating new business and in managing the company's own operations
- A concrete explanation of what kind of data analytics product and service development pilots the potential project companies mentioned above would like to implement in the actual project.
Duration: 1.7.2022 – 31.3.2023
Funding: European Regional Development Fund
Project manager: Juha Stenfors, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Satakunta Digi Academy
Digitization is not just an IT reform, it is a rapid change in operations involving all operational processes. In a rapidly changing environment, the challenges for organizations are to find factors that understand the potential of new technology, master their own business processes, and are able to complete the development projects required for change. The aim is to create the City of Pori's personnel with their own know-how, which will enable the city to meet the demands of a digitalizing world more efficiently and agilely.
Funding: Custom training for the City of Pori
Duration: 1.1.2022 – 31.12.2022
Software robotics into use
The aim of the project is to address the challenges that relate to the identification of applications and the economic and operational evaluation of applications in Robotic Process Automation (RPA). The project will explore both the technical possibilities of RPA and create an operating model for companies that can be used to assess the financial impact of automation solutions and facilitate the implementation of RPA solutions in companies.
Funding: Regional Development Fund (Satakunta)
Duration: 1.4.2021 – 30.6.2022