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Research and development

Kajaani has a broad range of different types of research, development and innovation services.

CEMIS (Centre for Measurement and Information Systems)

CEMIS, the Centre for Measurement and Information Systems, specialises in research and training in the field of measurement and information systems for the bioeconomy and mining sectors, sports, well-being and healthcare, as well as game and simulation technology. Through its research and development services, CEMIS produces top experts, new technology and new business for companies that create and apply measurement and information systems. The role of data, data analytics and AI is an increasing part of its operations in many sectors, and CEMIS plays a significant role in Kajaani’s data ecosystem.

Contact information

Marko Jäntti
tel. 044 715 7095
Ketunpolku 1, 87100 Kajaani
PL 52, 87101 Kajaani

CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.

CSC Kajaani data centre is home to Finland’s national data computing and data management environment.  The data centre is also home to LUMI, one of the world’s most efficient supercomputers, used for research and a leading platform for artificial intelligence.

Contact information

Aleksi Kallio
tel. 050 384 5158
Tehdaskatu 15, Varasto, 87100 Kajaani
PL 405, 02101 Espoo

University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Vuokatti

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences specialises in multidisciplinary and applied study of the biology of physical activity and yields Master and Doctor-level graduates in sport technology.

Contact information

Vesa Virtanen
tel.  040 839 7023
Kehräämöntie 7, 87100 Kajaani

University of Oulu, Measurement Technology Research Unit (MITY)

The Measurement Technology Research Unit was founded in 1991 and re-organised in 2011 by combining the Kajaani University Consortium’s units of measurement technology and analytics. MITY consists of two research groups: Cleantech and Health & Wellbeing.

Contact information

Vesa Virtanen
tel. 040 839 7023
Kehräämöntie 7, 87100 Kajaani

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

VTT MIKES-Kajaani offers companies services in the calibration and research of measuring instruments for power, mass, torque and water flow. VTT MIKES-Kajaani acts as the national laboratory for measurement standards as regards power, torque and mass. It has an Applied Metrology Research Unit in Kajaani that cooperates with CEMIS by acting as the expert in scientific measurement and measurement technology in its projects. The Kajaani unit also includes some members of VTT’s research group which studies wireless solutions.

Contact information

Petri Koponen
tel. 040 660 9709
Tehdaskatu 15, Puristamo building (Renforsin Ranta)
Tehdaskatu 15, P 19, 87100 Kajaani

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK)

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences engages in business-oriented research, development and innovation (RDI) activities with SMEs in all its key competence areas. This is done through projects where the companies act as the university’s partner and as sources of direct assignments. The university provides the companies with research and testing during the product development phase, as well as larger research projects.

Contact information

Mikko Keränen
tel. 044 7101 620
Ketunpolku 1, 87100 Kajaani
PL 52, Box 52