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Robotics is set to revolutionise operations in various fields. Companies in the fields of logistics and production, in particular, need new tools for success in domestic and international competition. The objective of the ROBOREEL project is to identify challenges that small and medium-sized enterprises in particular have in terms of robotics, increase company know-how through training, for example, and identify and utilise the business opportunities presented by robotics.

The project is set to increase awareness of public sector challenges and development needs among robotics companies and thus promote the development of the industry in Finland. The project is primarily implemented as co-creation between companies, educational institutions and cities in a process that combines corporate expertise, adult training expertise and knowledge in the field of robotics of educational institutions, and the challenges faced by cities.

The revolution in robotics poses challenges for the female-dominated care industry and for expert work, as well as for male-dominated trades requiring low levels of education. The ROBOREEL project aims at preventing the risk of marginalisation in gendered fields and fields that require a low level of education.

The City of Vantaa coordinates the ROBOREEL project and partners include Omnia – the Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, the City of Tampere and the City of Turku. The project will run from 1 May 2018 to 31 December 2020 and has a budget of EUR 1,702,858.

Further information:
Laila Bröcker
Project Manager
laila.brocker(at)vantaa.fi
tel. +358 (0)40 663 1803