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Smart & Lean

Smart & Lean runs practice-oriented and tech-based Innovation Experiments and builds capacity to enhance sustainable Operational Excellence in the organisations, networks and systems.

Innovation Experiments and Capacity Development

Innovation Experiments

Smart & Lean’s purpose is to improve real-life processes and value chains by finding value adding solutions to practice-oriented challenges. Smart & Lean applies research and innovation methods that are practical, rely on data and evidences, and which roots are in Lean and Lean Six Sigma.

Capacity Development

Smart & Lean facilitates capacity development on Continuous Improvement (CI), Lean, Lean Six Sigma and Harada methods. Smart & Lean aims to bring together people from different disciplinary backgrounds to form teams around a problem or an idea, and collaboratively learn, solve problem and develop ideas.

“If you want to go quicklygo alone. If you want to go fargo together.” 

What are we currently working with

Horizon 2020 – PoliRural

The PoliRural project aims to explore and pilot text mining, innovation hub and system dynamics to support political decision making in order to develop the rural areas more attractive to live and work. One of the project’s 12 pilot areas is Häme in Finland covering both Kanta- and Päijät-Häme regions. The project started in June 2019 and will last until May 2022.

Horizon 2020 – CITIES2030

CITIES2030 vision is to connect short food supply chains, gathering consumers, strategic and complement industry partners, the civil society, promising start-ups and enterprises, innovators and visionary thinkers, leading universities and research across the vast diversity of disciplines addressing CRFS, including food science, social science and big data. The project will start 11/2020 and it lasts until 10/2024.

Blue Wings Composting

Blue Wing composting project tests larvae composting and explores possibilities of green industry by combining insect economy and recycling. The Blue Wing Composting project is part of Lahti European Green Capital 2021.

Senior citizen healthcare service quality

The purpose is to create free and easily used online learning environment for caseworkers in elderly homes, to increase their proficiency, expertise and to increase customer satisfaction in the service provided to them.