Research areas
Research areas


In the bioeconomy sector, the CEMIS works with improving the efficiency of the use of raw materials and side streams, optimising industrial processes, and promoting food production.

The management of the environmental impacts of industry is ensured through process measurements, condition monitoring of process equipment, and monitoring of the environmental impacts of the process. The bioeconomy sector is extensive, and measurement technology is utilised for improving the pulp production process, promoting wood construction, and optimising wood-based energy production, among other things.

The Measurement Technology Unit (MITY) of the University of Oulu develops new measurement technology and chemical analytics for industry and product development related to the bioeconomy. MITY’s strengths in bioeconomy solutions include analytics expertise, device development, prototyping, and testing of equipment both in the laboratory and in the field.

VTT MIKES develops methods for fluid flow measurement in industrial and municipal water management, among other things, and carries out the assessment of measurement uncertainty.

Research Manager Jarkko Räty: MITY is developing a method for measuring pulp viscosity, and we also have an advanced solution for utilising supercritical carbon dioxide in extraction processes.

Research Manager Pekka Kilpeläinen: In the natural products industry, our strengths lie in the analytics of valuable materials found in nature and in supporting product development in the field. We also study the built environment by producing solutions for utilising IoT technologies in applications such as versatile monitoring of indoor conditions in wooden buildings.


In the management of measurement data, the expertise of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) covers the entire chain, from measurement to the visualisation of data. KAMK produces solutions for the application of sensors and measuring devices, equipment design and development, data transfer and data processing, utilisation of cloud services, and the design and implementation of user interfaces. In equipment design, KAMK offers expertise in electronics design, device-oriented programming, and telecommunications solutions.

Serious games and VR/AR solutions are utilised in, for example, induction training, communication, visualisation of industrial environments, or development of operations. KAMK’s Clever SE expert team of about ten people specialises in the development of virtual and augmented reality solutions.


CEMIS develops methods based on data analysis and artificial intelligence to optimise industrial processes and support maintenance. CEMIS offers expertise in data processing and data analytics for real-time process and environmental measurements.

Both CSC and KAMK have strong expertise in data management, data analytics, machine learning, data visualisation, and management of real-time measurement data.

With the LUMI Euro HPC supercomputer located in CSC’s data centre in Kajaani, the opportunities for utilising high-performance computing have also increased in modelling, simulation and analysis tasks related to industry that require computing capacity.

Principal Lecturer Petri Koponen: Together with its partners, KAMK prepares models and forecasts based on measurements and artificial intelligence for optimising wood-based energy production, among other things.

Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) solutions are used for modelling e.g. industrial environments.


The management of the environmental impacts of industry is ensured through process measurements, condition monitoring of process equipment, and monitoring of the environmental impacts of the process.
CEMIS aims to produce solutions that strengthen the capability of businesses and other operators to face changing environmental and market factors.
In sports and exercise solutions, CEMIS’ strength lies in its technological expertise combined with research in biomechanics and physiology.
By means of measurement solutions, data analytics and the utilisation of artificial intelligence, it is possible to produce new types of services that promote people’s health, well-being, functional capacity, and quality of life.