We take productivity to the next level
SEED is the first business-driven open innovation marketplace that marries the Finnish forest and IT industries. We aim to develop Finnish forest industry competiveness by applying digitalization in a smart way.
Challenges we are solving
We focus on challenges and use-cases with real business value.
Forest industry companies open their real-life business challenges and mills. We invite IT and design companies along with research to develop new solutions based on those challenges.Read more
Way of working
We match our members’ resources and business interests with each other and top-notch research. Joint innovation takes place in real environment in pulp, paper and board mills. Challenges are solved using agile methods, by co-learning and co-doing.Explore our way of working
How participants benefit
There’s huge potential to be harvested in the digitalization of the Finnish forest industry. Our ecosystemic process creates a common language, new business and value – Winⁿ – for everyone involvedSee all benefits
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We make the ecosystem
Katariina Palomäki, Maarit Halttunen, Maaria Nuutinen & Katri Valkokari
Ecosystems have been acknowledged as places that bring together different kinds of actors and join their resources to develop new approaches and solutions. Whereas networks are based on direct business relationships, effective governance and co-operation, ecosystems have both direct and indirect relationships, weaker tights between actors, and also competition in them, all stressing the importance of self-adjustment and organization, adaptation and commitment. There are big hopes for ecosystems as a breeding ground for new business innovations and solutions that help to tackle global challenges. New kinds of collaboration with actors not necessarily familiar to each other – from different industries even – may challenge old ways of doing things, even established industrial structures.Read more
The 5th SEED Batch Review Meeting 27th May 2021
The 4th SEED Batch Review Meeting will be held as an online meeting.Read more
Working in SEED ecosystem – insights from RPA provider
Botlabs is the provider of license-free robotic process automation (RPA) solutions. In the SEED project, Botlabs has participated in the ecosystem orchestration in platform economy -challenge lead by Metsä Group together with Houston, Vincit and VTT. The cooperation made possible by the SEED ecosystem, which has brought together software houses to solve the problems of the forest industry.Read more