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Search for Innovation Platforms in East and North Finland

Seppälä Vertical Garden

The Seppälä Vertical Garden is a common platform for test runs of vertical cultivation by enterprises, a research field of the Natural Resources Institute Finland, and a learning environment of gardening students of the Kainuu Vocational College.

SILMU laboratory

To promote service design expertise and digitalisation, Centria has developed a simulation environment and group working space, the SILMU laboratory. SILMU enables presentation of service ideas and situations by combining images and sound for the purpose of rapid testing and development.

Sirkkala Energy Park: Renewable energy services

Located in Joensuu, the Energy Park is a service environment for studying and testing of property-sized renewable energy technologies, applicability and solutions. The environment is excellent for rapid practical testing of companies’ innovations and the development of business operations based on renewable energy.

South Savo food economics development association, Ekoneum

The services of Ekoneum association enable extensive development and research activities for agfi-food sector in various ways. The service provision of the platform includes expert services as well as the available research and development environments (e.g. labs) to meet the needs of companies and RDI organizations.

The Sales Forum – Myynnin foorumi

The Sales Forum offers diverse training, research and development services related to sales and marketing, as well as training for enterprises/communities/organisations of all sizes on a one-stop-shop principle.

University of Oulu, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

The research services of the Water Resources and Environmental Engineering of the University of Oulu offer practical solutions for environmental problems and for the management of environmental load, related to surface water and ground water, land use, waste management, water management, and the treatment of waters and waste waters. The viewpoint focuses on Nordic conditions.

Vuokatti Nordic skiing research, testing and training environment

The Vuokatti Nordic skiing research, testing and training environment produces research and testing services in the sports and wellbeing technology The service is aimed at sports or wellbeing technology companies and for Nordic skiing teams (e.g. international and national teams).


The task of Woodpolis is to promote corporate activities in the wood industry by developing innovations in intermediate processing in wood constructions together with enterprises and other partners.

Xamk Fiber Laboratory

The Fibre Laboratory of the South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences in Savonlinna is specialised in phenomenon and pilot scale study, which is utilised in the development of high-technology solutions.