"Tampere-based company hires people at a fast pace – the industrial internet changed from words into business”, says a title in a local newspaper from Tampere on the 24th of August 2016. That was the first time I heard about Wirepas, when I had been spending the whole day racking my brain for a theme for my bachelor’s thesis. I was looking for a part-time job alongside my studies, and a rapidly growing global Tampere-based company instantly got my attention. I decided to try my luck. I sent an open application, looked up the Wirepas leadership team in LinkedIn, and in 30 minutes the VP of sales called me. It was all about timing – they had a project that fit perfectly for a topic of my bachelor’s thesis.
Climate change is threatening not only our way of living, it is threatening our existence. It has already made a saddening amount of species on our planet extinct. Only arrogance could make us think we are any different from other animals if the planet turns against us – or if we turn the planet against ourselves.
After thousands of years of the sun and fire providing light for people, in the last 140 years we have experienced a revolution in lighting. In the beginning there was the incandescent lamp, it turned on, it turned off and it consumed a lot of power. Then came compact fluorescent energy saving lamps offering massive energy savings. Today, it is LED lighting that is at the forefront of lighting technology and the digitalisation it has enabled. Smart lighting is offering building owners and facility managers the platform to really understand how a building is used and provide the ideal platform for human-centric lighting and offering a WELL Building Standard compliant work environment.