Innovation Challenge Digital Buildings

Introductory Event | Monday, Dec 3, 2018 16h30 to 20h00. Meeting Park Campus Yrjönkatu 29 C, 00100 Helsinki (4th floor) Class 1A+B

Siemens is working together with KONE to drive digitalization of their common client, Skanska. They have implemented Mindsphere-based IoT platform for the new Skanska head quarters office building, also including building information modeling (BIM). BIM makes it possible to create an active digital twin of a building in the planning phase, allowing better optimization of both the design of the building and its construction. It also presents a great opportunity for the post-construction phase, as utilization and maintenance form not only the building's operational costs, but also its long-term value potential.

Introductory Event

As part of the Challenge, Siemens is hosting a small event on the eve of Slush on Monday Dec 3, 2018. It will be a separate event (no Slush ticket required), where Siemens, Skanska and KONE will share more about the challenge and give an introduction to digital buildings as a topic. There will also be a pitching competition to startups and more established companies who want to present their expertise or offering in this area, for a chance to win a guaranteed spot on the Digital Buildings innovation challenge.
NOTE: Registration to the picthcing competition ends on Friday, November 30 at 14h00 (CET +1).


 Food & drinks

17:00 Inspirational Keynote: Global Perspective of Ecosystem Building - the Future of Digital Buildings Co-creation Space

Visa Friström, Head of Partnership Development, KONE Oyj

17:15 Digital Transformation in the Building Sphere: the Role of Ecosystems 


·         Ville Stenius, Director, Building performance and sustainabilityBuilding Technologies, Siemens Osakeyhtiö

·         Milla Saaristenperä, Business Development Manager, Partnership Development, KONE Oyj

·         Miro Ristimäki, Development Manager, Head of BIM and Digital Services, Skanska Oy

Panel discussion moderated by Elisa Rönkä, Business Development Innovation Manager, Siemens AG

17:45 Pitching to the panelists

Competition of pre-selected pitches (six pitches, each 3 minutes)

18:15 Next 47 - the global venture firm powered by Siemens

Magnus Lundin, Director Nordics, Next47

18.30 Free discussions with the mentors from SIemens, KONE and Skanska 

19.00 Final words, announcing the winner and promoting the challenge

20:00 End of event