Research and Development Activity

"Success grows from expertise and activity"

The needs of research, development and innovation activities (RDI) in Karelia UAS arise in practise from business and working life. RDI activity aims at the development and creation of new and already existing services, products, methods, facilities, processes and solving practical problems. Examples of RDI services are commissioned research, surveys and analysis, students’ practical work, final projects and different short and long-term co-operation projects. RDI areas of focus in Karelia UAS are modern welfare services a well as sustainable energy and materials.

Karelia University of Applied Sciences is a central part of the regional innovation system. As a competent and innovative partner we want to be enhancing the success of the whole region. You, your company or community have a chance to benefit from our versatile and practical know-how, networks and experience.

Contact Details

Karelia University of Applied Sciences
Tikkarinne 9
FI-80200 Joensuu
FINLAND
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Ms Anne Ilvonen
Research and Development Director
Tel. +358 50 311 6314

Ms Maria Saastamoinen
Research Liaison Officer
Tel. +358 50 410 8197
Coordination and support services of International RDI activities

Ms Marika Turkia
RDI Specialist
Tel. +358 50 409 6026
Coordination and support services of national RDI activities and projects

Mr Tuomas Lappalainen
Development Manager
Tel. +358 50 521 5607
Modern welfare services

Mr Asko Puhakka
Development Manager
Tel. +358 500 674 676
Sustainable energy and materials