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Focus areas

Our focus areas in research, development, and innovation (RDI) include low-carbon initiatives, digital solutions, and business development. Through these areas of expertise, we contribute to addressing global challenges and building a sustainable society.

Digital Solutions

We have top-notch expertise, particularly in drones, the development of autonomous vehicles, especially in the areas of development environment modeling, digital twinning, and real-time simulation, as well as in digital cultural productions. Additionally, we are involved in developing applications for printed intelligence, robotics, digital solutions related to health, and flexible automation in collaboration with companies. We are actively promoting the utilization of digitalization across various sectors and supporting the emergence of digital-based entrepreneurship and new business ventures.

Low-carbon Initiatives

We promote sustainable development and the renewal of the built environment and rural livelihoods. We develop solutions for renewable, low-carbon energy, transportation, mechanical engineering technology, and circular economy related to environmentally friendly construction and low-carbon food chain. We promote sustainable society emphasizing energy-efficient construction and the use of bio-based materials.

Business Development

We help companies develop their profitability, competitiveness, and internationalization. We support startup entrepreneurship and offer incubation activities that generate new business. Our expertise lies in leveraging digitalization, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and service design in growth businesses, as well as in developing the vitality and entrepreneurship of rural areas.


Contact persons

Further information about the work done in our focus areas is provided by our managers, research and innovation.

Susanna Kujanpää
Manager, Research and Innovation, Digital solutions, Low-carbon Initiatives
+358 (0)50 3174652

Jouko Isokangas
Manager, Research and Innovation, Business development, Low-carbon Initiatives
+358 (0)50 5296384