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Paris, France 16.5.2022

State of the art & future of Industry 4.0

Embassy of Finland
Paris 1 Place de Finlande
75007 Paris

May 16, 2022 at 18.00-21.00


Further information


Toni Mattila
Head of Sustainable Manufacturing Program
toni.mattila (at)

Henriikka Yliheljo
Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Finland, Paris
henriikka.yliheljo (at)

Ryan Coyne
Co Founder, Scaling Insights
ryancoyne (at)

In the presence of the Ambassador of Finland to France Teemu Tanner and Deputy Director General at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland Sampsa Nissinen.

Both France and Finland are investing significantly in the green transition and digitalization in the coming years. Finland has developed considerable know-how for successfully bringing diverse industry verticals together to facilitate experience sharing across industries. This event will bring together French and Finnish companies to discuss central themes of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0, and to uncover some of these best practices that have been developed in Finland.


18:00 Registration 

18:30 Opening remarks
Teemu Tanner Finnish Ambassador to France
Sampsa Nissinen Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

18:40 Overview of the Industrial 5G landscape in France
Philippe Herbert -  President Mission 5G industrielle

18:50 State of manufacturing industry in Finland
Petteri Alahuhta, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

19:00 Airbus' Industry 4.0 approach
Sylvie Gallet Industrial Digital Twin Leader, Airbus

19:10 Building Future Mobile Machines together 
Harri Nieminen, Co-creation manager, Head of SIX Initiative

19:20 State of the art & Future of Industry - Panel Discussion

  • Sylvie Gallet, Industrial Digital Twin Leader, Airbus
  • Michael Valentin - Associe at Opeo & OSS Ventures
  • Edouard Castellant - Head of France - Nokia Enterprise
  • Philippe Herbert - President Mission 5G industrielle
  • Mikko Uusitalo, CEO, Edzcom

19:40 Networking

21:00 End of the event


CxO, Head of Industry 4.0, Head of Innovation, Head of Factory of the Future, Head of Usine 4.0, Head of Connectivity, Head of Telecoms strategy.

Outcomes for French Corporate participants

  • Learn from some of the best practices developed in Finland in recent years.
  • Meet key members from the Finnish Industry 4.0 Ecosystem.
  • Meet innovative Finnish SMEs that are shaping the future of Industry 4.0
  • Begin meaningful collaboration with Finnish SMEs, mid-caps and multinationals.
  • Benchmark Finnish best practice to current best practice in French Industry.

Participating Finnish companies

Edzcom Oy - Connecting your equipment and people in the field
Helmee Imaging Oy - Automated Inspection for high gloss surface
Indalgo Oy - GreenAI – Environmentally responsible solutions for industry
IQM Finland Oy - We build quantum computers
Mapvision Ltd - 100% In-line Inspection for Automotive Industry
Netox Oy - All inclusive IT-solutions with a focus on cybersecurity
Nokia Oyj - We create technology that helps the world act together
QPR Software Oyj - Leader in Process Mining and Discovery
SSH Communications Security Oyj - We protect your critical data
Treon Oy - intelligent, wirelessly connected devices for IoT-solutions of scale
Trueflaw Oy - automated flaw detection systems based on machine learning
VTT Oy - Technical Research Centre of Finland
Wirepas Oy - the best IoT connectivity suite there is