VEBIC - Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre

VEBIC is a multidisciplinary research and innovation platform at the University of Vaasa responding to the local, national and global needs of efficient energy business and sustainable development goals. By combining a unique set of resources: top-level researchers, versatile infrastructure, business community know-how, support from international networks and government involvement, VEBIC joins forces with its stakeholders to achieve a broader business and societal impact at all pertinent levels.

Focus areas

VEBIC's work is organised in two interacting research programmes, three research laboratories and one educational laboratory. Research Programme 1 focuses on Future Resilient Energy Systems, whereas Research Programme 2 focuses on Energy Transition Management. VEBIC laboratories enable innovative research and testing activities related to combustion engines, future fuels, and integration of future reliable electrical and energy systems.

Vebic focus areas

Key functions:

  • to engage and connect stakeholders,
  • to enforce networks and cooperation in relevant fields in Vaasa, Finland and  the EU area
  • to facilitate, coordinate and manage internal and external multidisciplinary R&D and innovations
  • to provide academic services that link academia and companies with focus on RDI activities, networking, academic and business support and infrastructure development
  • to valorise science