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
See what’s new at SEED.
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
Platform economy – novel examples from Finland
Jukka Kääriäinen, Leila Saari, Katri Valkokari, Arto Wallin & Pasi Pussinen
Platform economy describes a phenomenon in which platforms bring together different actors (such as buyers and sellers) and enable the exchange, co-creation or sharing of information, goods and services between the parties.Read more
Joint offering(s) for joint success?
Leila Saari & Katri Valkokari
Can joint offerings create novel business opportunities for software solution providers? Which are the roles of the actors providing a software solution together? What kind is the interaction between the actors? These questions were discovered in the SEED ecosystem project, where several large forest industry companies open their challenges to a group of software companies. In SEED context the companies with challenges are called use case owners and the software companies are solvers.Read more