Research Platforms

Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre (VEBIC)

Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre or VEBIC is a new research and innovation platform hosted by the University of Vaasa. It brings together know how from the research and business communities responding to the global needs of efficient energy production, energy business and sustainable societal development. Energy and sustainable development is one new core focus areas of the University of Vaasa. As an open research infrastructure VEBIC has a central role in realizing the new strategy.

Digital Economy

The Digital Economy platform of the University of Vaasa is an open research platform for interdisciplinary research on innovations enabled by new technology as well as their impact on individuals, organisations and society. Possible research objects include AI, machine learning and the impact of digitalisation on ways of working and communicating.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship InnoLab

InnoLab is a phenomenon-based, multidisciplinary open research platform with focus on open and user innovation, entrepreneurship, and public sector innovation and renewal. InnoLab also encourages the application of citizen science, open science, and design thinking. The goal of InnoLab is to create innovative and unique research and to promote new ways of doing science. The combining factors on the background are inclusion, creativity, reduced hierarchies, and active citizens.

InnoLab invests in dynamic cooperation with its external partners and in communication that is interesting and inviting to all types of audiences.