Research, Development and Innovation

In addition to educational activities, the mission of our University of Applied Sciences is to promote and support the development of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and our society through research, development and innovation solutions.

Multidisciplinary thinking and brave experimentation enable us to make a difference: We focus on multidisciplinary thinking, which looks at phenomena from different angles. Our higher education for making a difference combines the strengths of today and tomorrow’s experts in culture, business, healthcare, social sciences, and technology. To enable even faster emergence of new solutions, we move swiftly from revolutionary ideas to experimentation. Our campuses offer modern facilities for students, companies, and anyone else eager to pilot and pioneer new initiatives.

Innovation Hubs

Our top-notch, unique expertise in research, development and innovation activities displays through various projects and services in our five innovation hubs:

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Collaboration Platforms

Collaborators, students and staff work together in innovation hubs on different platforms

Carbon Garage



Helsinki XR Center

Metropolia Workshop



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We carry out around 100 RDI projects each year in partnership with working life and our partner networks. Our students are closely involved in learning and creating new knowledge and solutions.


Through our publishing activities, we support the development of society and business life.

Innovation Projects

Innovation projects are one of our key ways of implementing working life cooperation.

Contact information

Please be in touch if you are interested in cooperation or wish to learn more about RDI work at Metropolia:

Anna-Maria Vilkuna
Director, RDI
tel. +358 40 334 7929
anna-maria.vilkuna [at] (anna-maria[dot]vilkuna[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Antti Laurikainen
Manager, R&D Development Services
tel. +358 50 584 4867
antti.laurikainen [at] (antti[dot]laurikainen[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Maarit Haataja
Manager, RDI
tel. +358 50 311 2532
maarit.haataja [at] (maarit[dot]haataja[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

TKI-info [at] (TKI-info[at]metropolia[dot]fi)