Future Manufacturing Technologies (FMT) research group's mission is the following:
1. To promote the local manufacturing industry's opportunities for success at university-level research, development and innovation activities.
The FMT research group represents the highest level of understanding within its own area of expertise in the University of Oulu and is an active member of the international science community. The research group realizes the mission statement of The University of Oulu and its Faculty of Technology, the Kerttu Saalasti Institute, and The Center for Advanced Steels Research (CASR). FMT is an active part of ELME Studio at Nivala. FMT is involved in realizing the metal strategy of The Federation of Education in Jokilaaksot (JEDU) and The Oulu Southern area.