At Wärtsilä, we believe in collaboration and working together as an ecosystem. This is all what the Smart Technology Hub, built in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa is all about. Through co-operation we can enable and foster change and innovation. The Smart Technology Hub Ecosystem Challenge gives students the opportunity to work and innovate as team but also as a part of the competition ecosystem.
What is STHEC?
An event where students across different universities and universities of applied sciences work in interdisciplinary teams and solve real challenges provided by Wärtsilä and our partners.
During the competition, each team come up with a product, service or business idea as an answer to their challenge in question.The teams compete against other groups within the competition ecosystem consisting of customers, service designers, facilitators, coaches and of course, the judges (sharks). The event final includes each team pitching their ideas to" the sharks", who will both challenge the ideas and offer feedback.