TULEVA –Logistics and resource management of the future via ubiquitous precision positioning methods

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leverage from the EU 2014-2020
The project will produce open source software and solutions for smart logistics, widen the future competence within smart logistics in the regions of Ostrobothnia and Southern Ostrobothnia, accelerate the application and service development on the basis of novel technology solutions and assist the development of projects within industrial internet and the related international funding application activities from international programs. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The TULEVA project consists of a development project and the investment project connected to it.

The goal of this project ensemble is to:

1. Develop future solutions for precision positioning for applications within warehouse management and smart logistics and demonstrate an application of seamless localization on an Android platform with various services

2. Strengthen the R&D infrastructures and development environments of the digital solutions and intelligent systems that belong to the focus areas of the smart specialisation in Ostrobothnia and Southern Ostrobothnia

3. Develop the competence and knowhow of seamless precision positioning among the regions’ schools of higher education and other actors in the innovation ecosystem

4. Increase the international networking for the regions’ universities and universities of applied sciences and support the funding application procedures for international competitive R&D funding

5. Support companies and networks of companies to identify and develop new business opportunities in the regions of Ostrobothnia and Southern Ostrobothnia

The project will be implemented during 1.9.2020 – 31.8.2022 by the Digital Economy research platform and the School of Technology and Innovations at the University of Vaasa as well as the Technology Department at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. In addition, many industrial partners are involved from the regions of Ostrobothnia and Southern Ostrobothnia.

The TULEVA project ensemble consists of four work packages, of which the first one (WP1: Building pilot environments: putting up test environments to Technobothnia and Frami) will be implemented in the investment project kicked off in conjunction with the development project. The other three work packages (WP2-4) are part of the actual development project and they are as follows:

WP2: Precision positioning in smart logistics: algorithm development and programming for precision positioning methods with satellite navigation signals, dual-frequency Galileo and wireless network measurements with UWB;

WP3: Logistics and mobile platforms: definition of the logistics processes and concepts that utilise precision positioning; as well as

WP4: Demonstrations and fostering of innovation ecosystem: demonstrating seamless precision positioning solutions for industrial internet, smart logistics and resource management as well as supply chain source authentication.


 The operations, workshops and other activities in the TULEVA project are open to all actors interested in precision positioning and smart logistics.

Project leader: Petri Välisuo, Heidi Kuusniemi

Other researchers at Univaasa: Heidi Kuusniemi, Timo Mantere, Ahm Shamsuzzoha, Mohammed Elmusrati, Mahmoud Elsanhoury, Dalbert Oneybuchi, Akpo Siemuri, Kannan Selvan

Project duration
External funding
219 940€
External funding for the University of Vaasa
107 096€
Total budget
271 345€
Units and groups
Project actors at the University of Vaasa
Digital Economy
Technology and Innovations
Smart electric systems
Networked value systems NeVS
Principal investigator at the University of Vaasa
Organisation coordinating the project