Cleantech research group

The aim of the cleantech group is to develop novel applications of measurement technologies for real-time environmental monitoring, mining industry, forest industry and bioeconomy. The aim is to develop commercial measurement solutions together with companies and research institutions in Kainuu and Finland. We have a large company network which enables testing and demonstration in real environments.

The group has strong knowledge of electrochemistry, optical measurement methods and image-based measurements. Besides, we can offer the services of analytical chemistry (including sulphate, ammonium, chloride, nitrate) and our technical support can help to develop gadget solutions and their testing. The group has also got funding for commercialization of a real-time environmental measurement solution by Tekes funding instrument called “New knowledge and business from research ideas”.

The group actively discusses with the players of economic life and develops its know-how towards industrial needs. The group can offer skilful researchers and services to the growing cleantech sector. 

The group has actively created international networks (including University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy, University of Cranfield in England, University of Bratislava in Slovakia) and the group will write funding applications together with partners to Horizon 2020 program.

Providing analysis services to external users has always been an important function of the group in parallel with international level research and development.

Contact information

Research manager, Ph.D Jarkko Räty

Tel. +358 40 839 7353, Jarkko.Raty(at)

Last updated: 18.7.2018