Research and development

Alongside teaching, research, development and innovation work (RDI) is the second basic task of universities of applied sciences. Our RDI work supports the development of Oulu and Northern Finland. The RDI activities are closely integrated with our education provision and learning, as well as the lifelong learning offerings and projects implemented in cooperation with businesses and industries.


Low-carbon solutions
  • Solutions for low-carbon energy, transport and machinery engineering
  • Solutions for circular economy
  • Development of circular economy business

Digital solutions
  • Printable intelligence applications
  • Robotics, drones and flexible automation in increasing competitiviness
  • Digital platforms in artistic activities

Business development
  • New business, growth, profitability and internationalisation
  • Digitality, data analytics and service design
  • The startup ecosystem and communal development
  • The development of well-being and management in the transformation of work
  • The management of a company in the changing operating environment


Our top projects

01.07.2020 - 31.12.2022, information technology
FUAVE - Finnish UAV Ecosystem
01.09.2021 - 30.06.2023, Social and health care
NACCOP – An Arctic platform for innovation work in healthcare


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