FLEXIMAR, Novel marketplace for energy flexibility

Target of the research project is to enable also participation of distribution network connected smaller, flexible energy resources (flexibilities) large-scale utilization in future power systems.



The Kvarken Space Eco project will implement a long-lasting regional economic development structure for space-based business and innovation, i.e. a Kvarken Space Center.


DISRUPTING THE MEDIA SCENE. Adopting emerging technologies as a vehicle for transforming the audience relationship and business models in journalistic media

The project focuses on the mechanisms through which digital technologies facilitate the transformation of journalistic media. Digital transformation and the rapid rise (and fall) of relevant technologies such as chatbots, automated journalism, live video platforms and social outreach apps challenge established journalism on several fronts.


Digitalisation Academy: Piloting and developing the Academy and creating a nationwide model (DA-PITO)

Finland's national goal is to be a competitive developer, fast adopter, and the best in the application of new technology and innovations. This will require ability to cross-borders, being flexible and finding new forms of cooperation, for example between universities and industry. In addition, we need to have the ability to strengthen and produce skills at a fast pace, the ability to make talented people committed to the area, and the readiness to support regional and multilateral innovation...


Capacity-building for Sino-Finnish Research Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation

University of Vaasa and Chinese Academy of Sciences Institutes of Science and Development (CASISD) signed an agreement to establish a joint China-Finland Centre in August 2017.


LARS Learning among Regions on Smart Specialisation

LARS project helps to find solutions tackling the fragmentation of regional systems of innovation looking for entrepreneurial discoveries within such topics as bio and circular economy, advanced production methods and technologies for energy efficiency.



In the FUSE project (Future Smart Energy) advanced methods basing on artificial intelligence and use of hierarchical communication system are being researched and developed for the operation and monitoring of Smart Grids.