Ecosystem of Collaboration

Wärtsilä’s purpose is to enable sustainable societies with smart technology. The demand for clean and flexible energy and the need for efficient and safe transportation are increasingly affecting the way that customers operate. This forms the basis for Wärtsilä’s visions of a Smart Marine Ecosystem and a 100% renewable energy future.

The Smart Technology Hub is the place where we turn our visions into reality. In the Hub we will be able to do research, develop, innovate and pilot products and solutions that will support our journey towards a sustainable society. This is done together with ecosystems of players; companies, start-ups, organisations and academia. Wärtsilä’s close collaboration with the ecosystem will continue to develop through the Smart Technology Hub. 

The Hub will be linked to Wärtsilä´s other Centres of Excellence globally and the Smart Partner Campus will even further deepen the collaboration with both local and global partners by acting as a natural platform for mutual innovation and co-creation. The location of the Hub is furthermore strengthening the ecosystem. The energy cluster in the Vaasa region is the leading energy region in the Nordics, and together with other key-players, we will position ourselves as a leading ecosystem of collaboration. 

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Smart Partner Campus

Co-creation and innovation together with partners and stakeholders are an important part of the Smart Technology Hub. The Hub will therefore include a Smart Partner Campus. However, it is not only a physical place, but also a model for co-creating new business and solutions together with companies, universities and other stakeholders.

Smart Partner Campus is a tangible step in actualizing our Wärtsilä purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technologies. The Smart Partner Campus will be a flexible platform securing innovation that develops new, exciting energy sources in order to create sustainable societies.

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Harbour

The Smart Technology Hub is situated close to the harbour which offers great possibilities in terms of green shipping, smart port development and collaboration.

WALLENIUS SOL has since 2019 shipped Wärtsilä´s ready-made engines southbound from the port of Vaasa to Wärtsilä´s customers worldwide, and equally, all inbound deliveries from Central Europe to Vaasa are routed via a consolidation point in Antwerp.

In the port of Vaasa we will also find Wasaline’s new ferry Aurora Botnia. It will be one of the most environmentally friendly passenger vessels on earth, and also act as a floating test laboratory for the Smart Technology Hub and thus enable real-time monitoring.

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The Energy Region

The Vaasa region in western Finland and the energy technology companies in the region form the largest energy cluster in the Nordic countries. Together, the cluster represents over 160 companies and 12 000 employees, and 5.5% of Finland’s export.

Wärtsilä, together with Smart Technology Hub, is an important key-player in the energy cluster, and the distance to the other companies in the cluster is short both physically and mentally. This enables fast and seamless collaboration between the energy companies in the region.

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Logistics

Next to the Smart Technology Hub there will be a Logistics Centre. The centre will coordinate all Wärtsilä deliveries in Vaasa. Just like the Hub, the Logistics Centre will be a state-of-the-art facility as it will use a digital platform to manage the logistics of the needed materials in the Hub. For this purpose, the centre will be fitted with latest information technology.

The Logistics Centre will cover an area of approximately 14,500 m2, and its volume will be as high as 250,000 m3. The short distance to the harbour enables both inbound and outbound deliveries to and from the Hub by sea, which helps make deliveries more environmentally friendly.

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Wärtsilä’s visions

Wärtsilä’s aim is to lead the industry’s transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. Building on the sound foundation of being a leading provider of innovative products, integrated solutions, and lifecycle services to the marine and oil & gas industries, we aim to unlock new sources of customer value through connectivity, digitalisation, and use of smart technologies.

The energy landscape is in transition towards more flexible and sustainable energy systems. Wärtsilä envisions a 100% renewable energy future. Wärtsilä’s Energy Business’ objective is to be its customers’ most trusted partner in unlocking the value of an optimised energy transition by providing all the essential technologies, services, and solutions for sustainable, reliable, and affordable power systems.