About SEED

SEED ecosystem is an ambitious innovation marketplace

Marriage between forest industry and IT sector

We are an innovation ecosystem that matches forest industry companies with the best digital consultancy, development and design companies, along with well-targeted top-notch research. We work as equal partners in solving the most complex problems to ensure all participant’s competitive edge in the future.

We believe that the best solutions and innovations are discovered when collaborative design methods are applied to the production and work processes in the forest mills.

Way of working

We match our member’s resources and business interests with each other and top-notch research.

IT sector gains access to forest mills and data that enables them to build new business-driven, scalable solutions. Mills operate as innovation platforms where we develop and test new digital tools and methods.

Our way of working is based on agile collaboration and co-learning. We learn to speak the same language and we discuss the most complex problems on regular round-table meetings.

SEED Members

Our members are world-class forest industry companies and leading Finnish IT and design companies

Winning together

World-class forest industry companies and IT sector collaboration funded by Business Finland.

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Use-case companies

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Developers
with own projects

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PDSVISION

Catalyzers
with in-kind work OR in-kind work and fee

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Catalyzers candidate
scouting to fill comptence gaps

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Research institutions & funding partners

Become a member

We are happy to invite new partners to prove their value in our pitching process and join SEED.

All our participants are equal and benefit from SEED’s shared learning, innovation and business development processes.

Do you want to join our journey? As an IT or design candidate, pitch yourself in. Contact us and let’s talk more.

We find new ways of collaborating to harvest the huge potential in the digitalization of the Finnish forest industry. At SEED all members learn to speak the same language. Our collaborative process creates new business and value – Winⁿ – for everyone.

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Benefits

Our collaborative process creates new business and value – Winⁿ – for everyone.

Benefits for forest industry companies:
• Solutions to their use cases
• Improved productivity and competitiveness
• New operating models and technological solutions
• Cultural change
• Stronger market position
• Increased global competitive edge

Benefits for IT and design developers with own projects:
• New business models and scalable products
• New international business

Benefits for catalyzers:
• An opportunity to demonstrate and cultivate skills
• An opportunity to build networks and grow their business