CEMIS carries out research and development projects with companies, universities, research centers and universities of applied sciences. The projects are implemented in all CEMIS competence areas and they aim to find out and solve measurement related problems of companies or our partners. The solutions can range from an individual measurement to a new measurement device. In larger projects new products such as measurement sensors, measurement and testing systems, data transfer and control systems, game and simulator applications are developed for companies or our partners.
Projects are prepared in cooperation with our customers and funded through joint funding, by using public R&D financing instruments or through direct assignments from customers. Over 30 RDI projects are carried out in CEMIS every year.
Active joint CEMIS projects and selected past project are listed below. To see more information on the project click the project information box.
More information on the projects of CEMIS members can be found from CEMIS Annual Reports.
of CEMIS members, financiers and companies guides the programme and its projects
The programme consists of five parallel two-year projects. The first project aims to develop measurement solutions and expertise for bioeconomy, mining and process industries and environmental monitoring (INNOBIO). The second project is for developing small-size (miniaturized) measurement solutions for lactate measurements and environmental monitoring
(MINIME). The aim of third project is to strengthen the competitiveness of the target group companies by developing KAMK's expertise and education in industrial operation and maintenance management (TÄRY). The fourth project aims to develop the innovation environments of wellbeing, health care and sports, and to increase technological competence and competitiveness in these areas in Kainuu (HYTELI) at international level. The fifth project will develop and pilot a model to increase the success rate of early stage companies accelerating the growth of high technology sector in Kainuu (BUZTECH)
The impact goals of the programme recognise national strategies, including key Finnish
government projects, the programmes of EU Regional Development Funds, and the Implementation Plan for the Kainuu Regional Program. The general objectives of the programme include the aim to create new jobs to Kainuu region, to set-up new spinoff companies based on CEMIS technologies, to increase the contract research volume of CEMIS members, to boost commercialisation of research results, to increase international funding in RDI, to develop education further to meet better the requirements of companies in Kainuu, and to support technology companies in expanding to international markets. In quantitative objectives the goal was set to establish 4-7 new companies and commercialise at least four technologies developed at CEMIS.
Projects implemented in the programme are INNOBIO, MINIME, HYTELI, TÄRY and BUZTECH.
HYTELI is a CEMIS 2019-2020 Development Programme project.
The project tasks are divided into five work packages; 1. Deepening of the modeling skills for business needs, 2. New innovations in the bioeconomy industry, 3. Process measurements in the bioeconomy and mining industry, 4. Quality assurance related to measurements and new analytics and 5. Commercialization and communication.
INNOBIO is a CEMIS 2019-2020 Development Programme project.
MINIME is a CEMIS 2019-2020 Development Programme project.
KAMK's expertise and education in industrial operation and maintanance management. The project provides such education to the target group companies directly, and after the project completion, such education continues as a regular education of KAMK for degree students as well as continuing education students. The project is accomplished in solid collaboration with industry. In addition to educational objectives, the project also improves the target group companies' sustainability by providing tools to improve energy-efficiency of industrial processes. One further objective of the project is to emphasize KAMK's strategy as a leading university in smart industrial solutions. In fact, there is a raising need of the education in industrial operation and maintanance management but very few Finnish universities are able to offer such education.
The project is a joint effort with CSC- IT Center for Science Ltd. The role of CSC is to develop new methods to analyze complex condition monitoring data. The project execution is supported by two members of CEMIS (Centre for Measurement and Information System), Measurement Technology Unit of University of Oulu and VTT - Technical Research Center Ltd. They develop process measurements and flow simulation techniques in their parallel CEMIS project.
TÄRY is a CEMIS 2019-2020 Development Programme project.
utilization of the project area in key industries and brings even more knowhow of technology business to the project area.
BUZTECH is a CEMIS 2019-2020 Development Programme project.
The programme was mainly funded by the ERDF programme for Eastern and Northern Finland, with a total budget of approximately EUR 3.52 million. A steering group comprising representatives of CEMIS members, financiers and businesses guides the programme and its projects. The programme and its projects were divided into three development packages: new technologies for sustainable biofuels and mining (the BIOMIT and KAIMIT projects), new sport and wellbeing technologies and services (the LIIKUTPA project), and international R&D, technology transfer services and demonstrations (the KANTELI project). The programme implemented joint technology development projects in key technology and application fields of importance to the business development of local enterprises, developed collaboration in realising hardware solutions, completed marketing and PR measures related to outcomes of the programme, and promoted commercial exploitation of R&D project findings.
One quantitative programme objective was to increase the Centre's industry and international funding substantially compared to the previous 2015-2016 programme. A further aim was to establish at least 6 new enterprises and commercialise at least 4 technologies developed at CEMIS.
Projects implemented in the programme were: LIIKUTPA, BIOMIT, KAIMIT and KANTELI.
The work packages are, 1: Sport technology (intelligent ski sport equipment) and advanced test environments, 2: Noninvasive sensors and measurements of wellbeing: smart home care, self-monitoring of wellbeing, and solutions for sport, 3: Serious games and virtual environments: real video as a part of virtual reality in athlete testing or training solutions, and managing of big data, 4: Business development (connection to KANTELI project): company and project co-operation, WP5: Joint project coordination.
LIIKUTPA is a CEMIS 2017-2018 Development Programme project.
Administration, communication and business development (connection to KANTELI project): company and project cooperation. The main results of the project are: development and piloting 4-5 technologies which improve industrial process control and decrease toxic emissions to the environment and furthermore enable new entrepreneurship in the field of bio-economy in the Kainuu region. 1-2 international pre-reviewed scientific articles / conference papers and
national and international project funding.
The BIOMIT project is planned in the close co-operation with local companies and will be carried out by University of Oulu (main executor), VTT Oy and CSC. KANTELI project participates to the commercialization work for the most promising outcomes of the BIOMIT technologies.
BIOMIT is a CEMIS 2017-2018 Development Programme project.
KAIMIT is a CEMIS 2017-2018 Development Programme project.
The project was implemented by KAMK and the CEMIS Business Development Unit (CBD), and supported all of the CEMIS members through parallel CEMIS development projects (BIOMIT, KAIMIT and LIIKUTPA).
KANTELI is a CEMIS 2017-2018 Development Programme project.
Projects implemented in the programme are: TEPA, SIMPPELI, LIPAT, MiKedeKa and FloModNode
SIMPPELI is a CEMIS 2015-2016 Development Programme project.
TEPA is a CEMIS 2015-2016 Development Programme project.
LIPAT is a CEMIS 2015-2016 Development Programme project.
MIKEDEKA is a CEMIS 2015-2016 Development Programme project.
FloModNode is a CEMIS 2016-2016 Development Programme project.
The development programme aims to significantly improve the activity, competitiveness and effectiveness of CEMIS. The aim is to generate in total 4 new companies founded by students or researchers and 6 commercialized technologies during the duration of the development programme (2013-2014). Additionally there is an aim to grow the share of national and international research funding and corporate funding as well as significantly increase the amount of foreign corporate partners. The program also aims to provide experts for companies through providing them with thesis topics. The total budget of the programme is 4,02 million euros and University of Oulu, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, VTT Technical Research Centre Finland, MIKES and University of Jyväskylä carry out the programme.
CEMIS Director Risto Oikari is responsible for the programme.
ONNI is a CEMIS 2013-2014 Development Programme project.
UWBIT is a CEMIS 2013-2014 Development Programme project.
The themes (work packages) of the project are:
• Environmental information and mobile technologies
• Smart logistics, traffic and living environment
• Natural resource control and economy
• Human in the north
• Arctic business opportunities
Based on the vision and the road map a readiness for a grand strategic initiative is opened.