Research and Development

Together we can make the region a vibrant place

Our location at the heart of global business, in the entrepreneurial Ostrobothnia region, gives us a leading position to meet the challenges of a changing world. We listen carefully to the business world and its needs. Our multidisciplinary research and development work combines our expertise in Engineering, Business, Social and Health sciences and Design to provide a multidisciplinary response to society’s complex problems.

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences is continuously strengthening and expanding its RDI and service activities as a part of our national and international networks. Our university is actively networking with actors in the region.

The strengths of VAMK include:

  • Intelligent energy-efficient electrical engineering and robotic automation
  • Business know-how and logistics in the export industry
  • Socially sustainable, ethical and innovative social and health services
  • Design of market-oriented and sustainable product and service systems, industrial and social services

Introducing VAMK’s RDI platforms

Discover how VAMK is helping to build a smarter society. VAMK’s new research, development and innovation platforms are led by Ossi Koskinen (Smart Industry), Kenneth Norrgård (Smart City) and Riku Niemistö (Smart Well-Being).

Design Centre MUOVA

A unit of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences that has been a bridge between the worlds of higher education and business for more than 30 years. Since 1988, Muova’s mission has been to promote the international competitiveness of SMEs through design. Muova has created a distinctive interdisciplinary environment for research, development, teaching and business cooperation. Domestic business cooperation is close and the international cooperation network is strong. Muova is known as a reliable and innovative partner.

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Marja-Riitta Vest, Head of RDI
+358 50 577 3121 /+358 40 539 6695