Futures Lab Logistics
Tero Villman, RDI specialist from the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences will lead the workshops and instruct the student groups in drafting out the future of logistics and changes affecting the industry. The event is a part of the international Race4Scale project and as per the nature of the project, the workshops have cross-border collaboration between the Kymi Valley and the Saint Petersburg region.
speakers | 30.3. at 12:00 (UTC+3)
Professor Heikki Liimatainen, D.Sc., has been managing Tampere University’s Transport Research Center Verne since 2016. Liimatainen is Finland’s leading expert in the field of transport energy and climate policy. He has extensive experience in leading research projects and publishing results of scientific quality. He has also been awarded the Public Transport Person of the Year and the University Journalist Recognition Award for Active and Effective Communication.
Tenured Associate Professor Maritime Transport
Estonian Maritime Academy
Adjunct Professor PhD, has 30 years’ experience in logistics and maritime transport research and development work. She has worked in two Finnish shipping companies, Finnlines and ESL Shipping, in three universities Aalto, University of Turku and now in Tallinn University of Technology, focusing on sustainable shipping. In addition, she has worked for City of Helsinki in maritime and cross-border transport development projects. She has written several books on logistics and maritime transport, you can also follow her in https://ullatapaninen.net/.
Acting Executive Director, LIMOWA Logistics Cluster
CEO, Ixtriim Oy
The LIMOWA Logistics Cluster is a Finnish network association to develop and support intelligent logistics solutions and boost the competitiveness of Finnish companies. LIMOWA works close to its member organizations supporting their business and export activities. The network has logistics professionals from various sectors. Their common desire is to see logistics as competitive advantage and they have the will to develop Finnish logistics even better. LIMOWA is nationwide, open and impartial.
The futures fair | 27.4. at 12:00 to 14:30 (UTC+3)
Anyone is welcome to join the audience and see the results of the workshop groups at the Futures Fair on the 27th of April, 2022 at 12:00 to 14:30. Student groups will present the results of their work to the audience with the chance for open discussion and questions.
The event links will be sent to registered participants before the events.
Tero Villman, Workshop Manager
Finland Futures Research Center
Turku School of Economics
University of Turku
Tero Villman works as a futures researcher at the Finland Futures Research Center in the University of Turku and as an RDI specialist at the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. His work includes foresight and futures research projects, teaching futures studies, and developing foresight tools and services. The themes of his projects have varied from mobility, industry and manufacturing, scientific research and education to visioning and societal transformation.
Previously, he worked in the IT sector for over a decade leading, facilitating and implementing different kinds of development and change initiatives for various industries. Tero Villman has a Master of Social Sciences degree in Futures Studies from the University of Turku and a Master of Science (Economics) degree in Information Systems Science from the University of Jyväskylä.
The aim of the course is to learn about foresight and changes affecting the logistics industry in a practical manner through workshops. You will gain awareness of factors affecting change in the logistics industry and the importance of foresight in general. You will be able to identify possible future changes and assess their potential impact.
During the course, you will explore the futures of a specified topic in the field of logistics in groups. The course is organized as a series of virtual workshops. The course concludes with a virtual Futures Fair where the group works are presented and discussed.
Course completion requires participation in teaching and workshops as well as an approved group work presentation. The course language is English.
Topic 1: Logistics automation and remote operations
Topic 2: Carbon neutrality
Topic 3: Transparent and resilient supply chains
Topic 4: Digitalization of logistics
Topic 5: Changing customer behavior
All events will be held online and in English.
Please note that all times are displayed at current time in Finland, Eastern European Time (UTC+2) and after March 27th all times will be displayed in Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3).
16.3.2022 at 12:00–15:00
30.3.2022 at 12:00–16:00
12:10 Professor Heikki Liimatainen
12:55 Ulla Tapaninen, Associate Professor Maritime Transport, Adjunct Professor PhD
13:40 Heikki Lahtinen, CEO, Acting Executive Director
14:35 Student groupwork
6.4.2022 at 14:00-16:00
13.4.2022 at 12:00–16:00
20.4.2022 at 14:00-16:00
27.4.2022 at 12:00–14:30
12:10 Digitalization of logistics
12:45 Transparent and resilient supply chains
Race4Scale is co-funded by the European Union. Event participant names will be stored only for project reporting.