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Research, development and services

We share our knowledge and skills with the working life, because by collaborating and learning new things, we achieve something truly important for the future.

We research and develop with you

We invest in strong research, development and innovation expertise, divided into six different teams: digitalisation, production technology, entrepreneurship and business, wellbeing and health, chemistry and bioeconomy, and pre-awards and networks.

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We have approximately 100 ongoing projects at all times. In these projects we seek and develop solutions locally, nationally and internationally. Check out our projects!

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Development and training services

We provide support for the development of your company’s operations and expertise. In our services, we utilize the expertise of our team of experts and the equipment of our laboratories.

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Development environments

The development of companies in our region and the availability of skilled labour is ensured through up-to-date investments into research environments.

Get to know our development environments

Employment opportunities for students

Does your company need labour? Are you looking for an intern to do a project, or does your company want to offer students thesis topics?

Student collaboration

Rent a space

Are you organizing a meeting or training for which your company’s own facilities are not enough? Our Pietarsaari campus has many different sized classrooms and meeting rooms that can be rented.

Rent a space


Our publication series presents current projects, the expertise of our personnel working on those projects as well as high-quality thesis.

Check out our publications

Talent Boost

Employer, are you looking for an international expert for your company or operation? Centria’s Talent Boost activities focus in particular on the employment and promotion of international experts in Centria’s area of ​​operation, as well as on better encounters between companies and international experts.

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Development of pedagogy

Centria actively develops higher education by field of education and pedagogy in general.



Centria is the only university of applied sciences in Finland where it is possible to become a folk music pedagogue (Bachelor’s degree). The community of …

RoboDemo partners met in Sweden

The RoboDemo project partners had an amazing opportunity to hit three flies with one strike as they arranged their partner meeting in Sweden at the beginning of November.

New Plastics in Industry

Join us at the Kokkola campus (Talonpojankatu 2) on the 22nd of August from 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM to discover our expertise and services in plastics and plastic composites.

Key figures

RDI activities employ 123 Centrians
The total volume of the RDI activities 9,4M€ of which external 6,8 M€
Projects per year 100 of which one fifth is international
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Career at Centria?

With us, you can tailor your own work and decide the direction you wish to develop in. In Centria, the daily work is not about coping, it is about true enjoyment. Our comprehensive occupational health care will carry you through hardships. Not to forget our exceptionally generous exercise and culture benefits, for when you need a boost in your daily life. We have received a Great Place to Work certificate, which shows that we are doing the right things. Things that matter.