Juhani Heilala

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1990 …2020

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Research interests

Juhani Heilala is a Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and has more than 25 years of experience in implementing and managing public, private and jointly funded EU and national R&D projects in customer driven smart and sustainable manufacturing. His scientific interests include digitalization of manufacturing processes and smart connected factories.

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He holds an M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from University of Oulu and an International Project Management Association Project Manager certification (IPMA Level C). He has decades of professional experience from European research projects on manufacturing domain as national and local coordination at VTT. He has been Work Package leader in international projects ConnectedFactories, EPES, Simter, Ami-MoSES, E-RACE, Assembly-NET and Famos-HIPS. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical and scientific publications.

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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