We produce solutions and expertise based on measurement technologies for the needs of business life

We produce solutions and expertise based on measurement technologies for the needs of business life


CEMIS (Centre for Measurement and Information Systems) is a contract-based research and training centre formed by the University of Oulu, the University of Jyväskylä, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and CSC – IT Center for Science specialising in measurement technology and data expertise.

We prepare solutions based on measurement technology and data for the needs of business life in the fields of bioeconomy, mining industry, circular economy, sports and physical activity, as well as for the promotion of healthcare and well-being.

Our strength lies in our multidisciplinary expertise in measurement technologies and solutions for the management, analysis and utilisation of measurement data. We produce comprehensive solutions from the development of measurement technology to the utilisation of data.

We have diverse networks in Finland and internationally. Together with our partners, we create solutions for Kainuu, Finland and the world.


The Kajaani city region – Kajaani and Sotkamo – is included among the sixteen Finnish InnoCities.
The CEMIS Research and Education Centre is a networked but close-knit organisation formed by five operators engaged in applied business-oriented research.
Finns spend most of their waking hours sitting or lying down. Sedentary time increases as we shift from younger to older age groups.


The focus areas of CEMIS’ research and development activities are measurement technology-based solutions for the cleantech sector and for the needs of exercise, sports, well-being and healthcare.
CEMIS conducts business-oriented research and development through co-funded projects with national and international partners.
In addition to co-financed projects, CEMIS also provides services to customers as individual assignments and service packages.
The research infrastructures of the CEMIS network enable diverse research and equipment development and testing.
Dissertations, publications and other materials.

Members of CEMIS

The Measurement Technology Unit (MITY) of the University of Oulu is part of Kajaani University Consortium. MITY conducts applied research in measurement technology, develops device solutions for measurement technology, and provides services for bioeconomy, mining industry, circular economy and health and well-being solutions.

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) serves the development needs of Kainuu in particular in the fields of technology, well-being, sports and tourism. KAMK develops customers’ products, services and processes and conducts needs-driven applied research based on well-researched data.

Part of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, the Vuokatti Sports Technology Unit (JYU-Vuokatti) specialises in multidisciplinary and applied research in the biology of physical activity as well as in master’s level and doctoral education in sports technology. The University of Jyväskylä is part of Kajaani University Consortium.

VTT MIKES maintains and develops national measurement standards for fluid flow, force, and torque in Kajaani. The most accurate and reliable measurements made with them enable the development of new measurement solutions together with customers, as well as the verification of the quality of customers’ measurements.

CSC – IT Center for Science is a Finnish centre of excellence in information technology owned by the state and higher education institutions. CSC offers technology and service development solutions in the areas of special competence in research, education, culture and public administration. The solutions are based on ICT platforms, the national research and education network Funet, and efficient data centre operations. The data management and computing environment operating in CSC’s Kajaani data centre offers state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly tools for solving research problems. With LUMI, Kajaani is home to one of the world’s most significant computing centres.