Official name of the project: Wasa Zero Emission Data Center
Duration of the project: 1.1.2023 - 31.12.2025
Project coordinator: University of Vaasa
Project partners: VAMK, Åbo Akademi, Novia
Funding: Academy of Finland
Budget: 433 462 €
Contact person in VAMK:
Ghodrat Moghadampour, Principal Lecturer (School of Technology)
tel. +358 207 663 569, email@example.com
Project code: 353606
RDI platform: Smart City
Wasa Zero Emission Data Center is a new local infrastructure to be established in the research and development laboratory Technobothnia, co-owned by three universities, the University of Vaasa, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and Novia University of Applied Sciences. It facilitates excellent science by providing an infrastructure for research on how to build, run, control, integrate and operate flexible low-power data centers, with the aim of providing pathways to zero emission data centers. The data center infrastructure will be an important for the advancement of knowledge and technology in this field and will further support the regional specialization in the Vaasa region. Especially important is to provide a platform for small-scale innovation provided by local startups in the energy sector. The center also forms a strong network with the global energy technology companies and development activities locally and internationally, serving the users from academia, business, industry, and public services. By designing new processes and solutions for the use of renewable energy supplies, and by optimizing existing infrastructure, the proposed RDI actions helps decouple reliance on finite resources and promotes the green transition. This project has received funding from the European Union – NextGenerationEU instrument and is funded by the Academy of Finland under grant number No 353606.
The goal is to facilitate excellent science by providing an infrastructure for research into the construction, operation, control, integration and operation of flexible low-power data centers. The goal is to provide paths to emission-free data centers. The data center infrastructure is important in terms of the promotion of expertise and technology in the field and continues to support regional specialization in the Vaasa region. It is particularly important to provide a platform for small-scale innovation, which is offered by local startup companies in the energy sector.
The result is WSTAR, a zero-emission data center laboratory. This infrastructure is used to study how data centers with low emissions and flexible energy use can be built, integrated and used in the direction of zero emissions.