Research, development and innovation

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (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, especially within South Ostrobothnia region. Profile Areas in RDI are Food safety and technology, Intelligent industry, Digitalisation in social and health care sector, Growth entrepreneurship and business transfers, Circular economy and sustainable development. SeAMK’s RDI supports the implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategy of South Ostrobothnia (pdf).

SeAMK Profile Areas 2024.

RDI is carried out in co-operation with regional, national, and EU level enterprises and organizations. Annually SeAMK implements over 100 externally funded projects. External funding amounts to about 6 million euros per year. Roughly 25% of RDI projects have international funding. Many of the projects are also conducted with international partners. Student involvement in RDI projects is vital to their studies and their objectives of becoming acknowledged experts in their fields.

RDI key figures 2024.

Research groups

SeAMK has nine research groups whose activities include both research and development work. The research groups are based on SeAMK’s areas of expertise and themes important to the success of the region of South Ostrobothnia. Research groups include 15-40 experts. The goal of the research groups is to bring together SeAMK’s expertise in various fields, obtain external funding for research and development projects, make the expertise known and network nationally and internationally, and increase the effectiveness of RDI activities.

SeAMK’s research groups are:

  • Growth Entrepreneurship and Business Transfers
  • Tourism and Experience Business Developmet
  • Digital Factory
  • Future Vehicle Technologies
  • Sustainable and Responsible Food Production
  • Food Safety and Food Technology
  • Inclusive Society and Working Life
  • Health Promotion and Care
  • Wellbeing Technology

Research permit

When the research is aimed at SeAMK staff or students, the author of the research must apply for a research permit. See further instructions and the application form here.

Contact Information of SeAMK RDI

Henkilökuva Elina Varamäestä.

Elina Varamäki

Vice President

email

Elina.Varamaki(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358408305189

Nainen seisoo kädet lanteilla, huivi kaulassa.

Pauliina Talvitie

Research and Development Manager, Entrepreneurship and Growth

email

Pauliina.Talvitie(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358408302382

Karri Kallio

Karri Kallio

Research and Development Manager, Sustainable Food Solutions

email

Karri.Kallio(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358408300412

Punahiuksinen nainen seisoo sivuttain ja hymyilee.

Taru Mäki

Research and Development Manager, Natural Resources and Bioeconomy

email

Taru.Maki(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358408304105

Henkilökuva.

Tanja Hautala

Research and Development Manager, Wellbeing and Creativity

email

Tanja.Hautala(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358408304030

Juho Heiska

Research and Development Manager, Digitalisation and Smart Technologies

email

Juho.Heiska(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358414300792

Tumma, silmälasipäinen nainen seisoo käsi lanteillaan.

Seliina Päällysaho

Research Manager

email

Seliina.Paallysaho(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358408302199

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Sirkku Uusimäki

Expert, Business Services

email

Sirkku.Uusimaki(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358408304253

Henkilökuva.

Tuomas Rauhala

Communications Specialist

email

Tuomas.Rauhala(a)seamk.fi

telephone

+358408302155