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R&D activities

R&D activities

Expertise in wood construction and construction physics

In research and development activities (R&D) related to wood construction, we concentrate on wood and wood-based fibre materials and their use in construction aiming also at promoting industrial wood construction and new business opportunities. All R&D activities are implemented in cooperation with local companies and other national and international partners. Karelia UAS has coordinated the Intelligent Energy Europe and Northern Periphery Programme projects and participated in several NPP, IEE, FP7, CIP, LLP and EC DG E&I projects. Karelia UAS is also a member of the EIP Smart Cities and Communities and the European Network of Living Labs.

We deal with the following topics related to wood construction:

  • Structural engineering
  • Structural physics
  • Product development
  • Low carbon construction
  • Project development

Examples of our R&D projects:

  • Towards Low Carbon Construction - Joensuu Wood City, ERDF
  • Promoting Cross-Border Wood Construction Business, Karelia CBC
  • Joensuu Light House – Research and Development Activities, Ministry of Environment
  • Prefabricated Construction Systems - Creating Competitive Advantages Through Value Chains, ERDF
  • Knowledge transfer for timber construction, ERDF
  • Digitalisation in Construction Sector, ESF
  • Resource-wice and Intelligent Housing Solutions - Investment project, phase 1 & 2, ERDF
  • Innovative Use of Wood in Construction, Erasmus+ Intensive Programme
  • Innovation Environments of Timber Construction and HVAC Engineering, ESF
  • North Karelia – Towards the leading edge in energy efficient wood construction, ESF
  • Creating competence in Asian know-how within forest, construction and wood working industries, ESF
  • BIO-SOL-ESCO – Expanding Biomass and Solar Heating in Public and Private Buildings, IEE

Expert services:

Karelia UAS offers a wide range of expert services for companies and other organisations. Services related to wood construction includes consultancy, product development and material and product testing services. Ask for further information.