Visibility and impact from RDI Projects
Alongside teaching, research, development and innovation work (RDI) is the second basic task of universities of applied sciences. Our RDI work supports the development of Oulu and Northern Finland. The RDI activities are closely integrated with our education provision and learning, as well as the lifelong learning offerings and projects implemented in cooperation with businesses and industries.
Our multidisciplinary RDI activities produce solutions to such issues as climate change or demographic diversification. We promote well-being, drive new development in working life and actively support new business generation. As is typical of universities of applied sciences, the RDI activities are closely integrated with our education provision and learning, as well as the lifelong learning offerings and projects implemented in cooperation with businesses and industries.
Key RDI focus areas
Our key RDI focus areas are environmental knowledge, sustainable well-being and digital disruption. Moreover, the themes of digitalisation, entrepreneurship, internationalisation and networking penetrate all our RDI activities.
At Oamk, environmental knowledge is particularly linked to the development of the circular economy, responsible industrial production and consumption, and the optimisation of energy generation and use.
Sustainable well-being covers the attention paid to demographic diversification, promoting digitalisation in healthcare and social services, and reforming business models.
Digital disruption, in turn, focuses on applying new digital technologies and promoting business opportunities. At the moment, these activities at Oamk are primarily related to the data economy, 5G/6G technology, drones, robotics, and printed intelligence.
Close cooperation with networks
We conduct our RDI activities in close cooperation with various networks making sure that the activities complement each other in a mutually beneficial way, utilising each sector's strengths. In this way, we can provide industries with better overall service in the field of competence development.
Interested in cooperation? Contact us!
Annually, we have approximately 150 ongoing projects involving around 450 companies and communities. If you are interested in cooperation, please contact us.