Demystifying supercomputing for business

Welcome to CSC's Supercomputing Innovation Summit 2023 in Kajaani – a must-attend event for companies interested to boost their innovations with supercomputing! Two-day program is full of enlightening talks by top speakers and inspiring industrial use cases where they showcase the benefits they have accomplished with supercomputing in their business.

  • Discover how supercomputing can boost your RDI efforts with demanding simulations, large-scale artificial intelligence (Al), and high-performance data analytics
  • Learn from industrial use cases showcasing the benefits of supercomputing in R&D
  • Get practical guidance on utilising LUMI for industrial use.
  • Explore financial support options for companies
  • Gain ideas how to collaborate with higher education and research institutions
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements and future plans for quantum computing in Finland

We also offer exclusive opportunity to visit LUMI EuroHPC, the fastest supercomputer in Europe.

Seats to the event are limited, so reserve your seat now. The event registeration fee is 80 € (including admission to the full summit programme, return transports between Kajaani airport and the venue and from hotels to the social event). Please, make your travel arrangements soon.

If you have any colleagues who would like to participate in this event, please forward this event page and invite them to attend.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Three highlights

Learn from the best

Top experts talks
about advanced super-
computing technologies:


Get inspired

success stories
of supercomputing
used in business


with interesting super-
computing ecosystem
influencers and innovators

Event program:


Venue: Kaukametsä Conference and Cultural Centre, Koskikatu 2-4, Kajaani


Possibility for bilateral meetings


Opening words – Kimmo Koski, Managing Director, CSC


Keynote: Vision to make European industry a world leader in supercomputing – Lilit Axner, EuroHPC JU

13.40 LUMI consortium: Unique HPC ecosystem - Kimmo Koski, Managing Director, CSC

Session 1: Supercomputing for Business

Discover how supercomputing can revolutionize your RDI efforts with demanding simulations, large-scale artificial intelligence (AI), and high-performance data analytics.

Learn from real-world industrial use cases showcasing the remarkable benefits
of supercomputing in research and development.

  • LUMI is now available for business – Pekka Uusitalo, Director, CSC
  • Success story: Ramboll Finland – Marko Hämäläinen, Fire Safety Specialist, Ramboll Finland
  • University-industry collaboration in supercomputing: Case University of Eastern Finland (UEF) – Antti Poso, Professor of Drug Design, University of Eastern Finland

Networking coffee break


Session 2: How to get started with LUMI supercomputer

Get practical guidance on utilizing LUMI effectively and explore financial support options for industrial use.

  • Success story: ICEYE  Tapio FribergSenior Machine Learning Engineer, ICEYE
  • Business Finland Funding and Other Services –  Outi Keski-Äijö, Manager, Business Finland
  • Expert support for HPC users – Rasmus Kronberg, Application Specialist, CSC
16.45 Closing words: Increasing competitiveness through global ecosystem collaboration – 

Rauno Hatakka, Senior Ecosystem Lead, Dimecc

17.15 Transfer to hotels


Social program and dinner

Venue: Kaukametsä Conference and Cultural Centre, Koskikatu 2-4, Kajaani

8.00 Possibility for bilateral meetings

Keynote: AI and Growth – How to exploit the new revolution of AI? – Tero Ojanperä, Co-founder of Silo AI and Business Influencer


Session 3: New technologies

Stay up to date with the latest advancements and future plans of advanced technologies in Finland

  • Quantum and HPC – Erja Turunen, Executive Vice President, Digital technologies, VTT
  • AI and HPC – Aleksi Kallio, Development Manager, CSC
  • Success Story: Candour Identity – Harri Koskimäki, Candour Identity

Lunch & networking


Keynote: EU Digital and Green Transition – Henna Virkkunen, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) 


Panel discussion: How new digital technologies, including HPC, AI, VR/AR, advanced data-analytics, etc., can support Green Transition?

The green transition requires a global wave of innovation and investment in low-carbon, circular economy, new technology, digitization and services. 

Could Finland become an example in how artificial intelligence supports the transition towards sustainable future?

  • Henna Virkkunen. MEP
  • Heikki Ailisto, Research Professor, VTT, FCAI
  • Ulla Heinonen, Director, EK

Closing event: Special program,
visit to LUMI data center

An exclusive opportunity to witness LUMI EuroHPC, the fastest supercomputer in Europe

17.00 Transfer to the Kajaani airport
Unique opportunity to visit Europe's flagship supercomputer EuroHPC LUMI


Tero Ojanperä is the Chairman of the Board and founding partner of Silo AI, the largest artificial intelligence... Read more

Henna Virkkunen has been a member of the European Parliament since 2014. She is a member of the Committee on... Read more

Lilit Axner The European High-Perfomance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is pooling European resources... Read more

Heikki Ailisto is a Research Professor at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, where he coordinates the... Read more

Tapio Friberg is a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at ICEYE. Owning and operating the worlds largest... Read more

Rauno Hatakka leads FAME (Finnish Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem) and helps DIMECC’s customers identify and... Read more

Ulla Heinonen is the Director of Green Growth and a member of the management team of the Finnish Confederation of... Read more

Marko Hämäläinen is Fire Safety Specialist from Ramboll Finland. Marko Hämäläinen has more than 8 years of... Read more

Aleksi Kallio is a Computer Scientist specializing in artificial intelligence and data analysis. Aleksi currently... Read more

Outi Keski-Äijö is currently the Head of Quantum Computing in Business Finland. The funding budget of the program... Read more

Kimmo Koski is a Managing Director at CSC. Kimmo´s key concurrent positions of trust are Coordinator in the... Read more

Rasmus Kronberg is an Application Specialist at CSC, the hosting organization of the LUMI supercomputer. Rasmus... Read more

Antti Poso is Professor of Drug Design at University of Eastern Finland and a visiting professor at University... Read more

Erja Turunen is the Executive Vice President of one of VTT’s three business units: Digital technologies covering... Read more

Pekka Uusitalo is Director of CSC’s Industrial Engagement and Partnering Group. It develops industrial ecosystem... Read more

Harri Koskimäki Candour is a global online identity verification company from Finland. Candour caters to the needs...

Organisators and partners:

CSC – Tieteen tietotekniikan keskus Oy
Keilaranta 14, Espoo

The event is organised by CSC in cooperation with

HPC4KAINUU, Development of Supercomputing Expertise in Kainuu for Business Use, project (A78818).

EuroCC Finland project, that is a part of the EuroCC project establishing national HPC competence centers in different European countries. CSC supports and improves the capabilities of Finnish users to utilise supercomputing in demanding simulations, large-scale artificial intelligence, and high-performance data analytics. 

The event in partially funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The event is supported by Business Finland, DIMECC, Oulu ICT and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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