Research, Development and Innovation | SeAMK

RDI and Projects

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

Take a look at the services that SeAMK offers.

Profile Areas

The profile areas guide the activity of RDI. They are also linked with the faculties.

Food Solutions

  • New processes for the food industry
  • ICT solutions for food and agriculture
  • Bioenergy solutions for farms in a low-carbon society
  • Safety in the food chain
  • Green care and tourism as a side activity of farms

School of Food and Agriculture

Smart and Energy Efficient Systems

  • Increasing competitiveness, productivity and renewal in manufacturing and building industries
  • Agile industry: promotion of the utilization of digital manufacturing and industrial internet
  • Construction of wooden buildings and use of wood in renovation as well as digitalization of construction processes

School of Technology

Welfare and Creativity

  • Quality and well-being in working life, including management development
  • Proactive and empowering services for elderly people and families
  • More well-being from cultural services
  • Digitalization in health care and social services

School of Health Care and Social Work

Entrepreneurship and Growth

  • Business transfers
  • Growth entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial intentions and student entrepreneurship
  • Strategic business development
  • Development of entrepreneurship ecosystems

School of Business and Culture

Contact Information of RDI

Elina Varamäki



+358 40 830 5189

Seliina Päällysaho

Research Manager


+358 40 830 2199

Sirkku Uusimäki

R&D Service Manager


+358 40 830 4253

School of Business and Culture

Pauliina Talvitie

Research and Development Manager


+358 40 830 2382

School of Food and Agricultre

Risto Lauhanen

Research and Development Manager

expertise: bio energy, recirculation economy, statistics, research methods


+358 40 830 4150

School of Health Care and Social Work

Jaakko Hallila

Research and Development Manager


+358 40 868 0621

School of Technology

Kati Katajisto

Research and Development Manager


+358 40 830 4237