School of Technology and Innovations

Technology takes humanity into the future

The world needs sustainable and environmentally friendly energy solutions. We believe that any one of us can innovate. We think that the best technology has intelligence and energy. We are inspired by cooperation and bold ideas. We are proud of our graduates, as they are our ambassadors around the world.

Raine Hermans
Raine Hermans profiilikuva

The teaching and research areas of the School of Technology and Innovations include many interesting, challenging and fast-growing areas of technology. Today, information technology, automation, telecommunications, and industrial management are needed in every company’s products, production lines, and business.

Modern society could no longer function without information technology and real-time data transfer as well as optimised logistics. These are constantly needed in everything around us: for example, electronic payment transactions, electricity distribution, product information maintenance, product monitoring, monitoring and control of production processes, low-emission transportation of products, and the use of internet and smartphones. Energy technology and electricity are needed to sustain the society and all production.

Our school's areas of strength in research are data networks and wireless telecommunications services, optimisation, decentralised power generation, power distribution and use, quality and technology management, logistics, product development and modelling of economic and technical phenomena. We are developing our expertise in the energy industry together with the business community in the Vaasa region and international industrial companies. 

The school's research community is organised into four research groups:


We educate Bachelors, Masters and Doctors of Science in Technology and in Business Administration and Economics. Our graduates are pioneers of new energy and sustainability ready for demanding expert and management duties.

Bachelor's Programmes

Bachelor's Programme in Technology(ASIIN accredited) (Tuition in Finnish)
Bachelor's Programme in Industrial Management and Information Systems Science (ASIIN accredited) (Tuition in Finnish)

Master's Programmes

Master’s Programme in Smart Energy, majors:

  • Smart Grids, Master of Science in Technology (ASIIN accredited)
  • Robotics, Master of Science in Technology (Vaasa/Pori)
  • Energy Technology, Master of Science in Technology (ASIIN accredited) (Tuition in Finnish)
  • Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Technology (ASIIN accredited) (Tuition in Finnish)

Master’s Programme in Computing Sciences, majors:

Master’s Programme in Industrial Management, majors:

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Research projects

Project Duration Actors
Development of the regional energy system in Ostrobothnia - VEBIC, Technology and Innovations, Marketing and Communication, Management
Harmonizing Profit and Planet: A Geo-Informed Machine-Learning for Environmental Accounting - Accounting and Finance, Digital Economy, Technology and Innovations, Auditing and control in accounting
Distributed AI for enhanced security in satellite-aided wireless navigation (RESILIENT) - Digital Economy, Technology and Innovations
HAVU - Hyvinvointia ja elämyksiä yksityismetsistä uusien teknologioiden avulla - Digital Economy, InnoLab, Technology and Innovations
Optimising distribution transport in the food ecosystem - Networked value systems NeVS, Technology and Innovations
DAZE - Data Analytics for Zero Emission Marine - VEBIC, Digital Economy, Technology and Innovations, Renewable energy
PERIL - SC-Research, Technology and Innovations
ORBIT - Ostrobothnian Regional space Business and InnovaTion - Digital Economy, Management, Technology and Innovations, University services
NextGen - SC-Research, Technology and Innovations, VEBIC
AENEAS - innovAtive ENErgy storage systems onboArd vesselS - VEBIC, Technology and Innovations