The first Nordic Pcocess-SME workshop ‘ValueMine’ was held between large companies and SMEs in Gällivare Sweden on 29th November 2018. The workshop targeted at the companies operating in the fields of mining and process IT in order to network and find future business cooperation.
After the welcome speech of Gällivare Municipality and opening speech of Project Manager Seppo Saari, the specialists from LKAB, Boliden Mines, Outokumpu Chrome, Hannukainen Mining/Tapojärvi and Nussir informed over 60 participants of on their companies and general supply criteria for subcontracting. On the other hand, motived and inquisitive SME participants of companies eMaintenance365, M-Solutions Oy, Optimation/MBV Systems, Nome Oy, BnearIT, Kaltio Technologies Oy, Gefa Systems, Muon Solutions Oy, Nussir and Momek introduced themselves and the firms’ possibilities to serve large companies, and to build up joint SME consortiums in order to increase business operations in the mining and processIT markets.
At the end of the event, the representatives of SMEs had a great chance to discuss the joint business opportunities with the specialists of large companies in face-to-face meetings. The workshop considered, once again, very informative and cooperation-oriented for the future purposes. Next, the series workshops will continue with the second Nordic workshop event in Kemi Finland on 24 January 2019.