Research, Devel­op­ment and Innovation

“Success grows from exper­tise and people”

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.

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

Contact Details

Karelia Univer­sity of Applied Sciences
Tikkarinne 9
FI-80200 Joensuu
Email [email protected]

Ms Anne Ilvonen
Research and Devel­op­ment Direc­tor
Tel. +358 50 311 6314

Dr Liisa Timonen
Head of Inter­na­tional Affairs
Inter­na­tional RDI, part­ner­ships and global services
Tel. +358 50 591 3397

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