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About FIMA

Industry driven association developing intelligence and automation for heavy mobile work machines

FIMA Forum for Intelligent Machines ry is an association and network for mobile work machine manufacturers, specialist companies, system integrators and research institutes. It promotes and outlines research and product development in the field in accordance with this industry’s needs.

Mobile work machines for a wide variety of purposes and environmentsrepresent one of Finland’s most significant fields of industry. However, much of the technology in these machines is similar, and intelligence is often implemented using the same basic solutions.

  • founded 2006

  • focus on precompetitive, applied research

  • finances research projects by membership fees

  • research volume of 0,5 -1 MEUR per year

  • portfolio of 4 – 6 projects

  • contribution of 15 – 20 full-time researchers

  • engages over 300 specialists in member organisations



Our mission is at transforming Finland into world’s leading developer and applier of innovative, intelligent work machine solutions.



FIMA creates valuable collaboration and know-how by researching and developing new technologies and solutions

  • connecting first-class partners and specialists

  • outlining and financing joint research based on industry needs

  • providing knowledge to support strategic decision making

  • benchmarking the latest technology

  • promoting the benefits of work machine industry in allocation of public funding and roadmapping


Applied basic research

The focus of FIMA’s research is applied basic research. The main purpose is to improve the productivity and safety of work machines and to generate new solutions and increased level of automation. The importance of intelligence of work machines will increase significantly in the future.

Main research themes include

  • automation and autonomy

  • sensor and perception techniques

  • safety in automation

  • productivity through lifetime

  • new design methods

  • energy-efficiency of work machines

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