CEMIS - Your reliable partner for RDI in cleantech, bioeconomy, and sports, wellbeing and healthcare

CEMIS – Centre for Measurement and Information Systems, was founded in 2010 in Kajaani and Sotkamo, Finland. CEMIS’s mission is to produce top class experts, new technology and new business for companies developing and using measurement and information systems by offering research and development services and university education in an innovative and international environment.

CEMIS is a contract based research and education centre of University of Oulu, University of Jyväskylä, Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT, CSC – IT Centre for Science and Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. The centre’s focus is to develop measurement and information technology solutions for cleantech and bioeconomy, and for sports, wellbeing and healthcare. The centre also supports the development of new international business based on its innovations and expertise with partner companies.


CEMIS members

In cleantech and bioeconomy, CEMIS has a strong expertise in on-line measurements for process and mining industry. The offering in this area include environmental monitoring and water treatment solutions, analysis of metal concentrations in industrial wastewater, process analyser development (like for bioethanol production), and recycling and repurposing of industrial sidestreams. In bioeconomy CEMIS works also with natural raw ingredients, like berries, for food supplements and food industry.

In sports, wellbeing and healthcare CEMIS offers measurement and testing solutions with the latest sensor technology, and simulation solutions based on 3D, and virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technology.  Examples of these include advanced sensors for sports equipment (like for Nordic ski and biathlon), non-invasive biosensors for the healthcare sector, and solutions for recognising symptoms related to ocular diseases.

In addition to the previous main sectors, CEMIS offers traceability and calibration services for force, torque, large masses and water flow, and education and expertise in data engineering and data analytics. High-Performance Computing (HPC) services and capacity will be offered in 2021 when one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world, LUMI EuroHPC, is taken into use in Kajaani.

CEMIS is a trusted partner for education, research and development. We offer a wide range of services including R&D projects, testing and test facilities, education and training, analysis and calibration services. In addition, CEMIS Business Development (CBD) which is responsible for technology commercialization provides technology and business consultation for new business ideas, startups and SMEs. CBD focus on international technology business and has strong track record in projects and cooperation in Europe, Russia, Latin-America, Middle East and China.

Currently CEMIS employs near 100 measurement and information system experts, and runs over 40 projects annually. The annual funding of the centre is around 12 million euros, and since 2010 its operation has resulted in over 35 spinoff companies, over 30 commercial inventions, and over 200  peer reviewed academic publications.


Key technologies

· Optical spectroscopy
· Imaging technologies
· Bioanalytics and biosensors
· Biomechanical and physiological measurements
· Force and torque sensors
· IoT – wireless, embedded sensor networks
· Data-analytics and machine learning
· Computer games and simulators
· Virtual and augmented reality

CEMIS Services

· Top-level research and development services
· Extensive testing and calibration services, including special
analytical services
· Specialised training and consultation
· International business development services

LUMI – EuroHPC Pre-exascale Supercomputer Ecosystem

For more information


Director Mikko Kerttula
+358 44 715 7095