The seminar was arranged to conclude the IRM-Tool project locally in Pietarsaari. Project arranged three workshops in Pietarsaari during 2018-2019. The Innovation tool developed in the project was introduced and audience heard about the first experiences in using it. Similarly, participants were able to meet others interested in creativity, the boat industry and innovations at the Kvarken region. Keynote speakers in the event were architect Ann Charlott Hästö (ACH Architecture), artist Andreas Westerberg and project expert Peter Björkroth (Yrkeshögskolan Novia).
First Peter Björkroth described the innovationtool.fi website and demonstrated how it could be used in practice. Peter Björkroth demonstrated how an artistic method could be used together with the tool, in order to further enhance the participants' experiences. In her keynote speech, Ann Charlott Hästö, discussed about her experiences from the earlier IRM-Tool workshops in Pietarsaari. She wanted to give the audience an understanding of how a workshop and Innovationtool.fi materials can support co-creation. Andreas Westerberg inspired the audience by giving a philosophical perspective on creating something new.
From the project's point of view it was great to hear about the positive attitude among some industry representatives towards the Innovation Tool. The Ostrobothnian Yacht community appeared to welcome the results warmly. The participants had thoughts about how the innovation material on the web could be used for different purposes and in different contexts. The atmosphere at the seminar was positive. No doubt the seminar had a nice mix of speakers, and, hopefully, future innovation catalysts - the audience!
Photos: Kevin Åkerlund
IRM-Tool project organized a seminar called Creativity and innovations in maritime industry at visitor centre Joki, Turku. The event was full and participants enjoyed the inspiring speeches. Atmosphere was warm and cosy. Keynote speakers were Milla Wirén (University of Turku) and Anton Schubert (Scope). IRM-Tool project's results were presented by project manager Rita Rauvola and interesting artistic case by a project was presented by Annika Dahlsten (Taike) and Kari Sillanpää (Meyer Turku) . Also professor Alf Rehn sent his regards through a video. IRM-Tool project also published the innovation tool developed in the project at www.innovationtool.fi . Have a try and get inspired to develop innovation knowledge and culture in your organisation!
Läänintaiteilija Annika Dahlsten, Taiteen edistämiskeskus
Head of R&D Kari Sillanpää, Meyer Turku
Tutkimuspäällikkö Milla Wirén, Turun yliopisto
Sustainable design in maritime industry
Anton Schubert, Design Director, Scope
Professor Alf Rehn’s video regards (in Finnish) Video »
Photos: Johanna Naukkarinen