Link between the business and the academic world

 A diverse and close cooperation between companies, universities and public organizations

Collaboration with companies since 1988

Design Centre MUOVA has acted as a bridge builder between the academic world and the business world for 30 years. Since 1988, MUOVAs task/goal has been to promote international competitiveness of SMEs through design. Muova has created a distinctive interdisciplinary environment for research, development, education and company cooperation. Muova cooperates closely with domestic companies and also has  a strong international partner network. Muova is known as a reliable and innovative partner.

Many ways to collaborate 

Research and development projects look into how design thinking and design methods can be applied to solve a variety of problems or tap into emerging opportunities. EU projects build multidisciplinary networks which solve societal challenges. In company services, design know-how is tailored to meet the needs of a company or organization. Through training projects, design is applied to the needs of different sectors.

Check out our research activities, company services and international projects.

The incubator West Coast Startup serves primarily the personnel and students at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and the University of Vaasa.