TechCampus Turku’s research strategy is based on the focal points and strengths of academic research, combined with the other focal points of the area. In addition, the strategy takes into account the needs for expertise in companies in the Turku region.

Thematic research entities in universities

University of Turku

  • Biodiversity and sustainability
  • Future technologies and digital society
  • Cultural memory and social change
  • Children, young people and learning
  • Health, diagnostics and drug development
  • Sea and maritime studies

Åbo Akademi University

  • Solutions for Health – in co-operation with the University of Turku
  • Technologies for a Sustainable Future – in co-operation with the University of Turku
  • The Sea – in co-operation with the University of Turku
  • Minority Research

Technology competence spearheads in universities of applied sciences

Turku University of Applied Sciences

  • Production technologies of the future
  • Growth from circular economy
  • Sales
  • Smart operating environments

Novia University of Applied Sciences

  • Maritime Simulation

Focus areas of smart specialisation in Southwest Finland in the regional strategy (2018–2021)

  • Blue growth and industrial modernisation
  • Innovative food chains
  • Life science and health technologies