Research and Cooperation

SAMK provides experts and developers for the area and promotes internationality and entrepreneurship.

Focus areas

  • Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Maritime Management
  • Services for the Ageing

Emerging areas

  • Intelligent Water and Energy Technology
  • Logistics
  • Tourism

Industrial institution of higher education

  • Renewal
  • Export competence
  • The functional capacity of employees


Satakunta University of Applied Sciences has participated in several international projects during the life span of the previous European Framework Program, FP7, and related other funding programs. Projects funded directly from European Commission as well as those under European Regional Development Funding and European Social Funding program, have built a significant part of the research and development activities in the university.

Integrated into the operation of educational processes and mobility programs, international approach has a fundamental role in all of our RDI. Our administrational RDI team is supporting the experts and professionals of various subjects with required efforts, assisting with ECAS management and prerequisite Participant Portal updates.

Trust in organisatorial and personal relations, and recognized competence on management, have given SAMK a grateful opportunity to join different consortiums as an appreciated partner or effective leader. In the new funding program only recently started, SAMK has already set up project plans and fresh consortiums for next applications e.g. in Horizon 2020, ERASMUS+ and Interreg programs.

The research teams, as building the cornerstones of the research in our university, are dedicated to extend the international approach on thematic level. Focusing on the main interest of the team members and the mutually agreed priorities, this research is considered having effect not only on the local or regional economic area, but also on transnational economy.