Competence, expertise and innovation in South-Eastern Finland and globally

The RDI activities of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences are focused on enhancing the vitality of the South Savo and Kymenlaakso regions. Our goals are to help businesses thrive and to generate new entrepreneurship. We have approximately 250 ongoing projects annually, in which our experts find, test and develop new products and services, or conduct research for the needs of businesses and the world of work.

In geographical terms, our continuously increasing RDI activities are mainly focused on Europe, the Baltic Sea Region and Russia. In collaboration with our international partners, we strive to solve the common challenges of the future. Our four focus areas feature national and international top expertise serving the needs of the largest companies in Finland and the export industry.

Research data and expertise to support regional development


Our focus areas include:

  • Digital Economy
  • Forest, the Environment and Energy
  • Sustainable Wellbeing
  • Logistics and Seafaring.

Our research cooperation partners include

  • businesses
  • various organizations and public bodies
  • universities and universities of applied sciences
  • research institutes.

The primary sources of research and development funding include EU structural funds, other EU and international research programmes, Business Finland, Academy of Finland, together with foundations, businesses and other organizations.


Xamk's 4 focus areas

RDI activities in 2019


Logistics and Seafaring

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Sustainable Wellbeing

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Digital economy

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Forest, the Environment and Energy

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Open research culture

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences promotes open research culture. With it, the aim is to make the produced information and competences visible and disseminate them to interested parties in a controlled manner.

Open research culture concerns all individuals at Xamk, including researchers, project actors, teachers, students and other personnel. In Xamk, open research culture development is promoted by a working group that consists of representatives of RDI personnel, library and information services as well as education.

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