HAMK Tech – Technology for the Future - Häme University of applied sciences
HAMK Tech – Technology for the Future
HAMK Tech – Technology for the Future
Jarmo Havula ja aurinkopaneeli

HAMK Tech – Technology for the Future

WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE DO ?

HAMK Tech Research Unit is specialized in sustainable technology solutions. We focus on research and development within the field of metal and building industry, combining expertise in chemistry, mechanical engineering, construction engineering, electrical and automation engineering as well as energy technology.

At the society level we aim to promote the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources and increase the well-being of people by the possibilities presented by ecological technology solutions.

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

Internationality and international cooperation are in the core of our operations.  There are several nationalities working together in our research unit. We work actively in both national and international research networks, thereby contributing to the long-term development of our field.

We are part of the RUN-EU European University, which aims to build future higher education and promote mobility, as well as to develop in-depth cooperation between network’s universities, regarding for example future and advanced skills-based research.

Focus of our research

We have particularly extensive expertise in the fields of sheet metal technology and steel construction as well as durability of structures and materials. Our core research areas include also design and manufacturing methods and energy efficiency of buildings.

 

We develop design and manufacturing methods that improve and open new possibilities for industry. We also help industry to develop products and energy solutions that reduce the use of natural and other resources. This is our contribution to improved productivity, well-being at work, sustainability and lower emissions.

 

Nationally HAMK Tech belongs to the Steel Construction Excellence Center (SCEC), which is a dynamic operating platform in steel construction for technical universities, regional colleges, R&D institutes and enterprises. We also provide commissioned research and development services for public organizations and companies.

 

In our international research networks, we make a long-term contribution to the development of the field and bring our expertise to the use of our partners. HAMK Tech invests significantly in implementing new research openings and expanding the effectiveness of research activities.

 

In addition to the RUN-EU European University, we collaborate on research also with several other international partners, like Feevale University (Brazil) and VIA University College (Denmark), the strategic partners of HAMK and University of Coimbra (Portugal) to mention some of them.

 

An example of our involvement in international research networks is ICP Materials (International Co-operative Programme on Effects on Materials). ICP Materials studies the impact of air pollution on materials including historical and cultural heritage monuments.

 

In the research entity of HAMK, HAMK Tech’s role is to produce technological solutions for multidisciplinary and transformative science research.

 

HAMK Tech’s key research areas are materials, design and manufacturing technologies, construction and the energy efficiency of the built environment. Research activities aim at ecologically sustainable solutions, considering the effects on the climate and the circulation of materials.

 

 

Delivery address:
Häme University of Applied Sciences
HAMK Tech Research Unit
Visakaarre 9 (office)/ Vankanlähde 13 (research laboratory)
FI-13100 Hämeenlinna, Finland

 

Invoicing address:
Häme University of Applied Sciences​ (VAT reg. 2617489-3)
P.O. Box 231
FI-13101 Hämeenlinna, Finland

 

Electronic invoices are preferred.
Our address for electronic invoicing:
TE003726174893 (Tieto Oyj)

Research areas

Construction

Steel structures
Timber structures

Design and manufacturing technology

Robotics
3D techologies

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

Materials

Materials
Long term durability

PROJECTS IN FINNISH

Long term durability

BioColour — Bio-based Dyes and Pigments for Colour Palette

  • 1.6.2019-30.9.2022
  • Funding: Academy of Finland
  • The project is coordinated by Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS,
  • HAMK is a supporting partner, project manager: Päivi Laaksonen

Energy efficiency

FiksuHiili (Wise Carbon)

Teollisuuden Digi-Robo -osaaja (Digi-Robo expert in manufacturing)

  • 8.3.2021-30.11.2022
  • Funding: Ministry of Education and Culture
  • In cooperation HAMK Up continuous learning

Steel structures

Risk-informed fire safety of sustainable sprinklered buildings using computational modelling (RIFS)

  • 1.9.2021 — 31.12.2023
  • Funding: Palosuojelurahasto
  • Project manager: Zhongcheng Ma

Timber structures

Sustainable, high-performance building solution in Wood (HiBiWood)

  • 1.9.2020-31.8.2023
  • Funding: Erasmus +
  • Project manager: Zhongcheng Ma

Circular economy in wood construction (Wood in Circle)

  • 1.9.2020-31.8.2022
  • Funding: Erasmus +
  • Project manager: Zhongcheng Ma

Robotics

Satobotti

  • 1.8.2021 – 31.8.2023
  • Regional Council of Häme (ERDF funding)
  • Project manager: Francois Christophe

Avoin RoboLab

  • 1.1.2022 – 31.8.2023
  • Funding: ESR
  • Project is coordinated by the City of Riihimäki, HAMK is a supporting partner and project manager is Tapio Väisänen.

Other projects of the research unit

Rakennusosat ja materiaalit kiertoon – kokeiluilla uutta liiketoimintaa, HYPPY (Structural components and materials into circulation – new business by experimenting)

  • 1.6.2019-31.8.2022
  • Funding: Regional Council of Häme (ERDF funding)
  • The project is coordinated by Green Net Finland ry, HAMK is a supporting partner (contact person Markku Raimovaara)

Good for cattle

  • 1.8.2019-30.6.2022
  • Funding: Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland
  • The project is coordinated by University of Oulu, measurement technology research unit (MITY). HAMK Bio, HAMK Smart and HAMK Tech are supporting partners.
  • 1.1.2018-31.12.2020
  • Funding: Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland
  • The project is coordinated by HAMK Bio research unit, HAMK Tech is a supporting partner

DIMECC Breakthrough Steels and Applications (BSA)

  • 2014-2017
  • Project is coordinated by Spinverse Oy

DIMECC Hybrid Materials (HYBRIDS)

  • 2014-2017
  • Project is coordinated by Spinverse Oy

PROJECTS IN FINNISH

Vähähiilistä energiatehokkuutta mikro-CHP-tekniikalla (VEneCT) (Low carbon energy efficiency with microCHP-technology)

Kanta-Hämeen puurakentamisen visio ja strategia (The vision and strategy for wood construction in Kanta-Häme region)

  • 1.1.2021-31.3.2022
  • Funding: Ministry of the Environment, Regional Council of Häme
  • Project manager: Marja Savolainen

Biopohjaiset pinnoitetut ohutlevytuotteet (Bio-based Colour Coated Steel Sheet Products)

  • 1.12.2018-31.5.2021
  • Funding: Business Finland and companies participating to project
  • Project manager: Johanna Hiljanen
  • 1.9.2018-31.8.2020
  • Funding: Erasmus+
  • Project manager: Jari Komsi

Terveellinen digitalo (Healthy digital house)

  • 1.3.2017-29.2.2020
  • Funding: Regional Council of Häme (ERDF funding)
  • Project manager: Seppo Niittymäki

Rakas raskas raksa

  • 9.2018-31.12.2019
  • Funding: The Finnish Work Environment Fund
  • The project is coordinated by Laurea University of Applied Sciences, HAMK is a supporting partner, the project manager is Jari Komsi

LEANistä edistyksellistä kilpailukykyä, LEK (Progressive competitiveness with LEAN)

  • 11.2016-31.12.2019
  • Funding: Häme Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, ELY Center
  • Project manager: Virve Kentta

Multidisciplinary Systems Analytics for Buildings (MSAB)

  • 3.-31.7.2019
  • Funding: Business Finland
  • In cooperation: University of Jyväskylä, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • A co-innovation project Dataa fiksusta rakennuksesta (DAFIRA) is being prepared in co-creation project funded by Business Finland

Dataa fiksusta rakennuksesta, DAFIRA (Data from smart building)

Maa-aines ja uusiovirtojen tehokas hallinta Forssan seudulla, FORMA (Efficient management of soil and recycled material flow in Forssa area)

  • 9.2018-31.5.2019
  • Funding: Regional Council of Häme (ERDF funding)
  • Project manager: Markku Raimovaara

Kokeilujen 3D-klubi (The 3D club of experiments)

  • 5.2018-30.4.2019
  • Funding: Regional Council of Häme (Regional innovations and experimentations funding AIKO)
  • Project manager: Timo Kärppä

Y-Robo

  • 4.2018-30.4.2019
  • Funding: Regional Council of Häme (Regional innovations and experimentations funding AIKO)
  • In cooperation with HAMK Edu research unit
  • Project manager: Tapio Väisänen

Likaisen muovijätteen keräys ja kierto, LiMuKe (Collecting and recycling of soiled plastics waste)

  • 9.2016-31.12.2018
  • Funding: Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council (ERDF funding)
  • The project is coordinated by University of Turku, HAMK is a supporting partner, the project manager is Anne-Mari Järvenpää

Pintafotobioreaktori – ratkaisu levänkasvun vähentämiseen ja levän hyötykasvattamiseen (Surfacefotobio reactor – solution for algae growth)

  • 1.-31.12.2018
  • Funding: Regional Council of Häme (Regional innovations and experimentations funding AIKO)
  • Project manager: Tiina Vuorio

Uutta vetovoimaa energiatehokkaista teräsrakenteista, UVVET (New attraction with energy efficient steel structures)

  • 1.2015-30.6.2018
  • Funding: Regional Council of Häme (ERDF funding)
  • Project manager: Annikki Rosberg

Tarkalla ohjauksella energiatehokkuutta, TOE (Energy efficiency with precise control)

  • 8.2015-31.3.2018
  • Funding: Council of Tampere Region (ERDF funding)
  • Project manager: Susan Heikkilä

Monitaitoinen rakennuksen energiasuunnittelija (Multi-skilled building energy planner)

  • 1.2.2016-31.12.2017
  • Funding: Häme Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, ELY Center
  • Project manager: Eija Raimovaara

Publications

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