Connecting companies and research

AI Finland 2020 is an international event focusing on sustainable intelligent manufacturing and company-research collaboration – in order to support the R&D and commercialization of Finnish AI. The goal of the event is to create a concept, AI Finland, that annually connects companies with the best research in different themes and regions. The AI Finland event kicks-off from Tampere, the heart of the Finnish manufacturing industry.

You are welcome to network and hear what is going on in the hottest Finnish AI startups, industry and research.

The AI Finland event is held in English and free-of-charge, but requires registration. Registration link will be updated on this page later.

preliminary program

8.00 DOORS OPEN (Coffee)
9:00 OPENING SPEECH: Ilona Lundström, Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Finland)
9:15 KEYNOTE: tbd
9:35 KEYNOTE: Harri Valpola, Curious AI
9:55 PANEL DISCUSSION: How to transfer research knowledge to business
10:40 tbd
11:00 Silo.AI
11:20 Academy of Finland: 4 x 2.5 minutes research pitching


13:30 Juha Latvala, Insta Group
13:50 Glaston
14:10 Juho Vihonen, Cargotec Corporation
14:30 Sandvik
14:50 Petri Kalske, Unikie


15:40 Aiforia Technologies Oy
16:00 Upright
16:20 Teemu Birkstedt, Saidot
16:40 Takehiko Nagumo, MURC (Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting)
16:50 CLOSING SPEECH: Pekka Sivonen, Business Finland


What guides us? – Ethical Issues in Utilizing Artificial Intelligence

AI Finland 2020 side event, organized by ETAIROS research project, will focus on the ethical application of artificial intelligence: what ethical challenges are involved, how these challenges have been addressed and what to consider when starting AI development projects. Language: Finnish.

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Minna Kinnunen

Senior Business Advisor

AI and analytics

Business Tampere

— +358 40 589 9700