MORE SIM Modelling reality
through simulation

Our value proposition: Modeling reality through simulation

The MORE SIM platform develops novel simulation-based techniques that will advance industrial design, manufacturing, and processing. Being able to simulate reality makes it possible for industrial companies to drive sustainable growth and provide better services based on customer needs.

The platform represents the state of the art in multidisciplinary knowledge that covers strategy, innovation, technology and performance management, Digital Twin (DT) applications, and advanced simulation and modeling. Its scholarly capabilities also include the Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data, and digital platforms and ecosystems.

The platform will work in close cooperation with companies from the manufacturing, service, and software sectors as well as with digital businesses. The MORE SIM platform will develop the necessary digital tools to model reality from the beginning to the end of product or process lifecycles. Virtual products such as digital twins, which correspond and are linked to actual products, will be key in transitioning to a sustainable, responsive, and deeply networked industrial future.


Our past, present, and future

MORE SIM is established with the vision of becoming a preeminent world-leading research platform in
advanced numerical simulation by 2025. Core to the LUT University strategy, the platform comprises
seven research teams with members from each LUT School to accelerate the sustainable renewal of
business and industry and following the success of SIM- platform.

Our SIM vision was to take simulator-driven design and manufacturing to the next level by introducing community-based real-time simulation tools that represent real-world functionality

Together the MORE SIM teams represent the state-of-the-art in multidisciplinary knowledge covering
the fields of digital twin applications and advanced simulation and modelling. Five of these teams
have already been working as part of the currently active SIM platform, which has focused on computational dynamics, virtual solutions, intelligent machines, smart materials, and performance management to make substantive improvements in real-time simulation and its application.

Building upon this foundation, MORE SIM addresses complete virtual systems of man, machine and environment to enable new ways of organizing industrial activity, providing services and meeting the needs of customers, partners and society. MORE SIM also covers particular spearhead competences in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data, cyber-physical systems, digital strategy, platforms and ecosystems.

MORE SIM is established with the vision of becoming a preeminent world-leading research platform in advanced numerical simulation by 2025

Built around the nucleus of tightly collaborating research groups, MORE SIM platform extends its reach
as an open ecosystem connecting to global networks of research excellence and industrial application
through a portfolio of projects defined through ambition and impact. As an open platform, MORE SIM
works to strengthen both business health and customer value by developing simulation technology based on sustainable growth, digital economy, advanced design, and manufacturing. MORE SIM
provides a high-quality flagship that combines technical research and business needs to benefit society at a level that has been previously unattainable.

Our vision - Five pathways to the future

Industry 5.0 Ecosystem

The new industry 5.0 ecosystem will go beyond Industry 4.0’s pursuit of efficiency towards a reality in which humans and machines will work seamlessly together based on pervasive IoT connectivity. It will reorganize markets and industry to establish flexible, adaptive ecosystems of innovation with on-demand, customized offerings.

Autonomous Machines & Fleets

The development of sufficient artificial cognition for autonomy is critically dependent on the machines’ capability to model their environment and actions. This pathway will lead to machines capable of autonomous operation (e.g., performing tasks automatically, individually, or in fleets) enabled by wireless machine communication.

Regenerative Industry

Regenerative Industry takes circular lifecycle thinking to the extreme. Machines, products, and processes will become fully circular, self-maintaining, and self-healing. Instead of being perceived as a threat to the environment, manufacturing industries will become an important element of environmental regeneration.

Digital Humans

Biomechanically realistic human modeling and behavioral simulation is just as critical to effective production planning and to ensuring occupational well-being and safety as it is for sports engineering. Moreover, the introduction of the human-machine interaction makes it possible to develop machinery that provides an improved user experience and responds intuitively to human input. Every process, industrial or otherwise, includes critical human elements that affect its realistic representation, optimization, and achievement.

Virtualized Environments

This pathway will result in physically and interactively realistic virtual environments capable of representing, e.g., deformable ground, weather effects, and functional elements. These will respond to inputs and interface to the actual world in real-time. Virtualized environments will be crucial to enable the higher autonomy of and natural interaction with machinery used in, for example, urban traffic systems, healthcare facilities, autonomous worksites, and digital factories.

Creative digital work and learning

Creative work environment for MORE SIM

MORE SIM uses several proven methods to stimulate and enhance an open and innovative collaborative research environment. The MORE SIM meeting practices are pragmatic, flexible and openly invite constructive discussion of perceived opportunities and problems. Team leaders come together on a regular basis to share ideas, while the core management team meetings directly involve key stakeholders to enlist their input and project meetings further extend to additional partners.

Annual research seminars are offered across schools as a platform for cross-disciplinary learning
and integration. Insights gained through this facilitate and encourage preparation of multidisciplinary
scientific publications, consortia for project development and mutual collaboration in teaching.

The MORE SIM platform places special emphasis on nurturing a culture of innovation. Team
members will be encouraged to commit to the project, collaborate openly, experiment freely, and
maintain a positive attitude directed at achieving excellent scientific results.

The core of the platform will be kept small enough to maintain an effective and productive focus, to
facilitate strong interpersonal and interdisciplinary linkages, and to establish a well-defined platform
identity. It will be open, inclusive and large enough to enable meaningful sharing and the exchange of
divergent viewpoints, to foster the birth of new ideas, and to build new collaboration networks between
researchers and industry representatives.

Research areas and groups

The MORE SIM platform is home to a variety of research teams with global excellence in selected topics, combining The LUT School of Engineering Science, The LUT School of Energy Systems, and the LUT School of Business and Management.

The LUT School of Engineering Science (LENS) is a solution-focused partner that serves business and industry. The School acts as an international expert in the fields of separation, purification and process technology, green chemistry, machine vision and pattern recognition, industrial mathematics and different branches of physics as well as industrial engineering and management and software engineering.

The LUT School of Energy System (LES) areas of expertise are energy engineering, electrical engineering, sustainability science and mechanical engineering. The School also includes LUT Voima, a unit that serves experimental research activities.

The LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) educates research-based and responsible business professionals in an inspirational learning community rooted in a university of technology. LBM faculty creates impactful research and business relevant knowledge to the benefit of students, businesses, the academic community, and for the sustainable development of society.

Developing a better holistic, cross-disciplinary understanding of simulation technologies for all facets of
industrial business and manufacturing is core to the MORE SIM platform. Achieving this goal will make
it possible to explain, interpret, and describe changes that are coming as real-time simulation begins
to see more industrial use. The MORE SIM research areas are related to:

  • Embedded models
  • Faster-than-real-time computing based on a multibody approach
  • Soft sensor technology (model-based sensors)
  • Edge computing
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Multiphysics simulation in real-time
  • Data communication
  • Systematic modeling for the description of environments
  • AI-based solutions
  • Simulation-based data production (for data-based methods)
  • Novel material solutions
  • 4D printing
  • Digital transformation of services and production
  • Performance management of digital innovations and technologies
  • Interplay between technical and behavioral controls
  • Service/product innovations and smart services/factories
  • Impact assessment of technology (e.g., impact of digital tools in production processes)
  • Product Lifecycle Management, Product Service systems
  • Business ecosystems and platforms
  • Open, collaborative, and networked innovation
  • Data-driven value propositions and business models
  • Systematic creativity and invention
  • Sustainability-oriented innovations and business models (e.g., circular economy models)
  • Business process improvement (e.g., professional service operations management)