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.

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Research projects

Project Duration Actors
DAZE - Data Analytics for Zero Emission Marine - VEBIC, Digital Economy, Technology and Innovations, Renewable energy
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
WSTAR - Wasa zero emission data centre - Digital Economy, Technology and Innovations, Smart electric systems
MISS – Practising mission-oriented innovation policy - SC-Research, Technology and Innovations, InnoLab, Administrative Sciences, Management
CASEMATE - Computationally Aided Systems Engineering for Marine Advanced Technology for The Environment - Technology and Innovations, Renewable energy, VEBIC
DiTArtIS - Network of Excellence in Digital Technologies and AI Solutions for Electromechanical and Power Systems Applications - Technology and Innovations, Smart electric systems, Renewable energy, VEBIC
Silent Engine - VEBIC, Technology and Innovations, Renewable energy
Smart Grid 2.0 – Next generation distribution grid - Smart electric systems, Technology and Innovations