February 4, 2016 at 9.00 am (CET+1)
The winners of the Kemira innovation challenge have been selected. Kemira launched the contest in the Slush Helsinki technology and start-up event on November 12, 2015 inviting start-ups, hackers, IT companies and other innovative minds to suggest novel ways of utilizing intelligence in Advanced Water Treatment. Kemira is the leading chemicals supplier for raw, wastewater and sludge treatment in Europe and North America.
Among some 20 qualified ideas, a jury of Kemira’s water treatment experts selected Oliotalo, a company specialized in industrial internet, distributed intelligence and remote monitoring. Oliotalo’s “Enabling distributed intelligence” will be awarded with a “Water journey with Kemira”, which is hoped to open new doors for collaboration. The prize includes e.g. a visit to Kemira’s global R&D center of choice in Atlanta (USA), Shanghai (China), or Espoo (Finland), meetings with business, R&D people and local customers. Two ideas also awarded were “Solution for intelligent water tracking” by Yuequiang Xu and “Pure water and pulsed electricity” by Henri Hatakka.
“The winning idea might contribute to our existing control and monitoring offering that connects smarter process management to a global network of application specialists, chemistry know-how and the right products and technologies. I am really pleased for this opportunity to continue discussions with Oliotalo and to develop new innovative solutions bringing more value to our customers,” says Antti Salminen, President of Kemira’s Municipal & Industrial segment.
For more information, please contact
Tero Huovinen, SVP, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Tel. +358 10 862 1980
Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers’ water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2014, Kemira’s annual revenue was EUR 2.1 billion and we employed approximately 4,250 people. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
Oliotalo is an Internet of Things technology company, offering industrial companies a complete set of technologies for condition and operations monitoring and management of industrial assets. We bring the condition and operations management infrastructure to your operations so that you can focus on what matters, the information. We make machines and devices intelligent and, agnostic to industry or manufacturer; connect them globally to business processes. Oliotalo specializes in mobile and remote assets in demanding environments.