Stora Enso and Trä Group are reinforcing HEAL to boost innovation and collaboration with customers

Healthy Affordable Living (HEAL), a joint initiative by Stora Enso and Trä Group, was established roughly a year ago with the aim to create digital solutions for building industry. The goal is to establish a digital toolbox that enables connecting building industry professionals throughout the entire value chain. During the first year of HEAL, the team has built its’ ecosystem network, developed methods and tools, delivered various Proof of Concept (PoC) projects and worked on the HEAL brand, just to mention few of its’ key activities.

After the “discovery phase”, HEAL strategy has been revisited. Its’ focus is now on the design and build phases which entails seeking of stronger synergies through industry partnerships and closer engagement with the customers of Stora Enso. Trä Group and Stora Enso are both committed to continue “healing the broken industry” by engaging more customers and partners in the network.

In addition to strategic updates, HEAL performed organisational restructuring to meet its’ new strategic objectives. Along with the existing Discovery and Development teams, HEAL has now got a vital Business team running, led by David Blomquist. Blomquist is responsible of Digital Intelligence & Advisory at Stora Enso and begins now serving as the Head of HEAL. Julia Ahvenainen, who works in Business Development at Stora Enso Wood Products, will be leading the Discovery team as a Sales and Partnership Manager in HEAL.

HEAL continues working on many agile PoC projects, such as digital design tools, building information modelling (BIM), virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) solutions, digital visualization of buildings, audio auralization as well as sensor data analytics applications.

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