Together we promote our region's vitality

Research & development

We have a long tradition of research and development, expert services and project partnerships. At the heart of our competence are multidisciplinary expertise and an excellent knowledge of the local business sector. We strongly invest in sharing expertise and in cooperation via tangible projects.


A partner in expertise

Our location in the midst of global companies, in the enterprising Ostrobothnia, guarantees us a pole position to the challenges of the changing world. We listen with a sensitive ear to the business sector and its needs. Our multidisciplinary research and development work combines our expertise in technology, business, social and health care, as well as design, and therefore we are able to respond to the society's complex problems in a multidisciplinary way.

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences continuously strengthens and expands the RDI and service operations as part of our national and international networks. Our university actively networks with operators in the area.

VAMK's strengths are:

  • Smart energy efficient electrical engineering and robot automation
  • Business competence in the export industry and logistics
  • Socially sustainable, ethical and reforming health care and social welfare services
  • Design of market-oriented and sustainable product and service systems, as well as industrial, and health care and social welfare services.

Muova – Expert in market-oriented design

Design centre MUOVA is VAMK's RDI unit whose task is to strengthen companies' international competitiveness with the means of design. Muova researches and develops design methods and usage, as well as reforming products and services, systems and networks.

Contact us:

Marja-Riitta Vest, Head of RDI
+358 50 577 3121 /+358 40 539 6695
firstname.lastname@vamk.fi

TKI-palvelut@vamk.fi

hankkeet@vamk.fi

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