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Advancing Research and Education in Energy Field at the University of Oulu (EnePro) 

When the energy strategy of Northern Ostrobothnia was updated in 2007, it was recognized that the main way to reach targets of energy and climate policy is to support technological development. The role of the University of Oulu has been highlighted as key, through advancement in research and also education in the field of energy, as well as through active collaboration with industry and the other research and academic institutions. One vision of the strategy is to create an innovation and investment environment in the field of energy in Northern Ostrobothnia which, in turn, will help the energy sector to become a success factor.

The aim of the project is to support realization of the energy strategy by 1) focusing and innovating education in energy field at the University of Oulu, 2)  network building between research institutions and enterprises.

During this project, information on on-going research in the energy field at the University of Oulu is collected and efforts will be made to enhance collaboration within and beyond the university, and improve the visibility and availability of energy reseearch.

The concluding event of the project was the EnePro conference.

Cooperation partners and project funding:

  • Council of Oulu Region
  • Oulun Energia
  • Turveruukki 
  • Vapo
  • Pohjolan Voima
  • MZymes



3/2008 - 7/2009



Recent activities in the project:


EnePro conference


Contact persons:

Eva Pongrácz
Jenni Ylä-Mella

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