News and current activities

September 2020

National 5G consortium planning, 5G Momentum seminar,

Start up camp with space based data,

Disrupting the Media scene webinar,

Univaasa doctoral school kick-off,

AI course kick-off,

Collaboration meeting with CERN IdeaSquare,

Collaboration meeting with UniOulu, EqualiTech 2021 planning, Ostrobothnia ICT Council, Space Innovation Forum,

Pitching at the Technology Industries Finland on ”Makers of the Future”


August 2020

Planning of the Vaasa Science Carneval 2021

Smart spacialization planning of digital solutions – region of Ostrobothnia

Digital teaching and flipped learning workshop

Powered by blockchain project kick-off

Academy of Finland proposal planning

Tenure professors yearly status checks

West Finland EU Office collaboration meeting


July 2020

Summer break - month

June 2020

Collaboration kick-off with TAUCHI-lab

Robocoast EDIH

DigiEco team picnic ​

+ various proposal activities​


May 2020

Kick off planning – Vetenskapskarnevalen-Tiedekarnevaalit- Science fair, coming next spring 2021

20.5.2020 Digital Economy  team quarterly meeting, Q2

25.5.2020 Workshop on Boosting your business with space-based data , SIGN UP

AIF Vaasa steering group meeting

Ostrobothnia smart specialisation workshops

+ various proposal activities​


April 2020

Univaasa podcasts, Prof Hedi Kuusniemi  (in Finnish), satellites, AI, new space economy

RAAS Cyber Security RTF  and RAAS webinar – Strengths of an ecosystem for developing autonomous systems

+ various proposal activities​


March 2020

Liikenne- ja viestintäfoorumi 2020

DIGIHUM Academy of Finland  ​

AIF - High Performace Computing, Data, AI

TUGraz collaboration kick-off

Wärtsilä smart partner collaboration continues


February 2020

RAAS Cyber Security RTF

Digital Economy Team quarterly meeting, Q1​

RAAS situational awareness RTF

ICT education and research workshop, together with Ostorobothnia chamber of commerce

KTH Royal Institute of Technology collaboration kick-off​


January 2020

Suomi hiilineutraaliksi 2035 - mikä on ICT-alan rooli?

Communicatio Academica by Professoriliitto & Tieteentekijöiden liitto Read more

Finnish Satellite Workshop 2020  Read More

Nordic Women in Tech 2020 kick-off  ​

MPKK collaboration

DELTA doctoral school kick-off​


December 2019

17.12.2019 Welcome to meet the Digital Economy team, hear about whats up and enjoy some mulled wine and snacks! Doors open in fabriikki F454 from 15-16 on Tuesday 17th.

November 2019

28.11.2019 Machine Intelligence and Application workshop in Vaasa 2019 /en/sites/mia/

27-28.11.2019 Vaasa Game Days

8.11 DE tenure track DSc (Econ) Catharina von Koskull, have recived funding from Kaarlo ja Toivo Kankaan foundation for her research in: Elderly at Home: Social and Digital Service Innovations and Well‐being. Congratulations!

6.11 The Energy Day

October 2019

11.10.2019 WomenInTech - forum, live streaming @ Vaasa campus - See the whole program  /en/sites/wit2019/ Open for everybody!

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10.10.2019 Lukiopäivä @ campus, Come and talk to us in Technobothnia! Digital Economy will be there between 9:30 and 15.

September 2019

26.9.2019 Technobothnia MATCHing event. Digital Economy offers 8 thesis subjects this autumn either Master or PhD level. READ MORE

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26-27.9.2019 Vaasa Climate change Conference and Networking Forum:

- Session2 @13:10-15:30 Vaasa University, Wolff auditorium, on Thursday 26th of September is chared by Digital Economy. Theme of the session is "The role of space-based data om fighting climate change" and Keynote lecturer dr. A.N Arslan from the Finnish Meterological Institute about EU Copernicus programme: Opportunities on Monitoring and Assesing Impacts of Climate change.

The Vaasa climate change conference and networking forum is free and open for everyone - sign up through this link


13.9.2019 project Kick-Off for KvarkenSpaceEco @ University of Vaasa


4-6.9 European Space Agency ja ETH Zurich organised 7th International colloquium on scienctific and fundamental aspects of GNSS. Prof. Heidi Kuusniemi panelista and presenting on the theme:  "Towards resilient GNSS timing in energy distribution networks".

August 2019

26-27.8.2019 SHIFT Business Forum in Turku was visitied by DigitalEconomy Platform members Raja and Kannan. Representing KvarkenSpaceEco project and networking.


10.8.2019 Vaasa Space Economy ForumWasa Future Festival 2019. Digital Economy and KvarkenSpaceEco project organises a seminar and panel discussion on space economy (new space and space science) as part of the European Space Talks series. See the presentations from the Space Economy Forum HERE

June 2019

18-19.6.2019 Digital technologies working days in Estonia. Focus specifically on Space Technologies and the Digital Economy platform was represented with the KvarkenSpaceEco project!

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5-6.6.2019 Digital economy team represented at Arctic15 startup and networking conference in Helsinki


May 2019

20.5.2019 Seminar and Workshop: Applications and Opportunities of Blockchain. A whole day seminar, open for all interested in the subject.

17.5.2019 Vaasa Goes 5G seminar was arranged with many companies attending, especially Nokia Ltd. Open for all interested.

April 2019

10.4.2019 Digital Economy arrenged a satelite-workshop on the children - and youths  StarT-Siencefestical at University of Vaasa

4.4-5.4 Opportunities of Space economy Finnish Space Industry Days -event at Business Finland

2.4.2019 Digital Economy participated Liikennealan kasvufoorumilla at Säätytalo

March 2019

24.-26.3 Digital Economy participated at 6G Summitissa

26.3.2019 Digital Economy arranged a seminar on  Kilpailukykyä tekoälyllä ja alustataloudella -at University of Vaasa together with Business Finland

Digital Economy was attending Vaasa EnergyWeek

February 2019

7.2.2019 klo 9-10 - Digital Economy, together with InnoLab and VEBIC are during spring meeting up with UniVaasa staff for regular "Updates from the research platforms". The place is always the same: Tritonia Vuokko-cabinet. Welcome to come and discuss with us! Next Updates are held on 7.3, 11.4 and 9.5

January 2019

31.1.2019 KvarkenSat-team arrenged together with Umeå University and Luleå Technical University, a workshop about Space Digital Economy Innovation Center in Umeå. Focus on Umeå and Luleå roles in the space economy and space data More information

23-25.1.2019 Digital Economy and KvarkenSat-team participate in Finnish Satellite Workshop 2019 in Otaniemi.

December 2018

5.12.2018 Interested in space economy and satellites? Join KvarkenSat brainstorming workshop on 5.12  8:30-13 (Lunch 12-13) at Bock’s Corner Village in Vaasa! For more information contact

November 2018:

29.11.2018 Digital Economy arranged the first Vaasa workshop on Machine Intelligence and Applications go to: for program and presentations!

28-29.11.2018 The fourth Vaasa Game Days was arranged at Vaasa Campus (building Fabriikki). Come and meet Digital Economy and other game interested people! For more info: Vaasa Game Days

23-25.11.2018 Digital Economy, together with InnoLab, sent a team to represent the University of Vaasa to the 2018 Junction Hackathon, that takes place in Helsinki. The UniVaasa team of five consists of students and researchers: Pankaj Kela, Thileepan Paulraj, Mohammed Saffaf (not in pic), Sniazhana Sniazhko and Raja Marthala!


Follow the teams journey on Twitter (@UniVaasaJunction2018)

Good luck to our Junction Hackathon team! So much talent and innovative spirit.


October 2018:

Digital Economy was among other events giving a speech also on Pitch and Publish café

September 2018:

Digital Economy was joining the TechRace 2018 in Vaasa at Domus Botnica organized by VES on 18.9.2018

Digital Economy, together with InnoLab, is sending a team to represent the University of Vaasa to the 2018 Junction hackathon, that takes place in Helsinki on 23-25.11.2018. A UniVaasa team information package invites all UniVaasa students and staff to participate, registration by 17.9.2018

Digital Economy was involved in the Ask & Apply roadshow of the Academy of Finland in Vaasa on 4.9.2018

August 2018:

Digital Economy research platform was at the MyData2018 conference

July 2018:

Tenure track professor positions are open at the Digital Economy research platform. Apply now to join our exciting new team: