Turku University of Applied Sciences and IDEAL PLM sign a partnership contract
Siemens PLM Software solutions’ support to the entire digital product process seen as a key differentiator
(Caption: From left to right Turku University of Applied Sciences representatives Ari Putkonen and Tommi Metso agree on the partnership with IDEAL PLM's Olli Väätäinen.)
Turku University of Applied Sciences and IDEAL PLM have signed a contract, according to which Turku University of Applied Sciences will be using Siemens PLM Software product lifecycle management solutions to teach and conduct research.
The aim of the contract is to have close co-operation between Turku University of Applied Sciences and IDEAL PLM, Siemens PLM Software solutions and services provider in Finland. “We will see the results of this co-operation for example when identifying how familiar our graduate engineers and designers are with the modern digital design and manufacturing processes. We are carrying out this development leap to digitalise the learning environment as it supports the current and future needs of the companies in the region. We see that Siemens PLM Software solutions provide opportunity to harness networking and product data management development for the companies in the area” emphasises Ari Putkonen, Head of Education and Research, Turku University of Applied Sciences.
Supporting networking among companies
Product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, in particular 3D design solutions, and have a major role in the development of engineering training programs at Turku University of Applied Sciences. “We looked at several suppliers and chose Siemens PLM Software solutions, particularly due to the broadness of the portfolio. These product data management solutions are already being used in companies in the region as well as other partner academic institutions. Our aim is that our students bring new knowledge and ways of working for the Finnish industry” describes Jussi Liikkanen, Research Leader, Turku University of Applied Sciences.
The co-operation has started with 3D design solution (NX) and product data management solution (Teamcenter) installations and implementation. “Students have started to work with the new tools this summer through assignments. As an additional benefit Tampere University of Technology Mechanical Engineering use the same Siemens environment, which supports our co-operation in a program to teach masters students also in Turku” explains Tommi Metso, Senior Lecturer, Turku University of Applied Sciences, responsible for mechanical engineers’ product development and design training programs.
Academic partnerships also IDEAL PLM’s strategic focus
IDEAL PLM has positioned academic partnerships in the centre of its strategy already for several years. Academic institutions are seen in the heart of modernising the industry. “Through the co-operation with Turku University of Applied Sciences we will see students graduating from also Southwest Finland, who have been using world-class PLM solutions already during their studies. Close co-operation with academic institutions and industry definitely supports the success of the Finnish industry in the future” comments Olli Väätäinen, Chief Operations Officer (COO), IDEAL PLM.
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