Seinäjoki UAS conducts research and development with a distinctly practical emphasis, serving teaching and supporting industrial small and medium enterprises (SME) and service production within the region.
Research and development (R&D) is carried out in co-operation with regional and national enterprises and organizations. Student involvement in R&D projects is vital to their studies and their objectives of becoming acknowledged experts in their fields.
Nearly 100 persons-years have been invested in R&D work yearly. Approximately 70 % of the R&D funding comes from external sources. Many R&D projects involve partners from foreign countries.