In JAMK's applied research on smart farming (SF) at the Institute of Bioeconomy, we focus on interdisciplinary smart farming and related digitalisation. We aim to speed up SF innovations by concentrating our actions on the adoption phase of innovation. We are an expert in applied research in the field and a gatherer of actors in the field.  We are actively searching for partners to complete our mission.

AB SmartDIH

Tarvaala Smart Agriculture & Bioeconomy Digital Innovation Hub (AB SmartDIH)

Situated in the heart of agriculture in Central Finland, the Tarvaala Smart Agriculture & Bioeconomy Digital Innovation Hub (AB SmartDIH) is an integral part of Institute of Bioeconomy, a regional Competence Center of Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. AB SmartDIH is also member of Finnish AgriHubi and collaborates with its nationwide network. AB SmartDIH connects farmers, companies, researchers, developers, students, educators, and end-users connected to the entire food-chain and bioeconomy.

As a DIH, we provide single-window services that aim at speeding up validation and adoption of smart farming practices and digitalization, as well as contributing to the development of new rural and data-based business models. Services are always adapted to client needs.

Service portfolio 

  • Testing Services (Contract Research/RDI) 
    • Pre investment/adoption phase 
    • SWOT & Feasibility Analyses 
  • Rural Business Accelerator (BioPaavo) 
    • Hackathons & Datathons 
  • Educational Programs & Training 
    • Young Farmer’s starting aid program/Open University 
    • BioErkko (Specialisation Program in Bioeconomy & Agrology) 
    • Custom education & training programs 
    • Future Factor/Innoflash programs 
  • Innovation Validation/Adoption/Piloting Services (Contract Research/RDI) 
    • Provision of smart farm/living lab technology & infrastructure 
    • Usability evaluation pilots 
    • Improving technology acceptance 
    • Innovation propagation & consolidation strategies  
    • Potential scouting
    • Change management 
  • Project development and coordination 
  • Strategic RDI 
    • Regional strategy development and realization: bioeconomy and digitalization
    • Corporate Strategy Development 
    • Enabling and promoting access to and participation in AgriHubi (Finland) 

 

Contact information

Haapala Hannu

Haapala Hannu

Johtava tutkija, Principal Researcher
Biotalousinstituutti, Institute of Bioeconomy
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358505977845
Ludwig Gilbert

Ludwig Gilbert

Vanhempi tutkija, Senior Researcher
Biotalousinstituutti, Institute of Bioeconomy
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358503408508
Pirttiniemi Juho

Pirttiniemi Juho

Tuntiopettaja, Lecturer
Biotalousinstituutti, Institute of Bioeconomy
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358505924616
Kataja Jyrki

Kataja Jyrki

Asiantuntija, Specialist
Biotalousinstituutti, Institute of Bioeconomy
Teknologia, School of Technology
+358405661034
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