Centria is the unit of research, development and further education of the Centria University of Applied Sciences. The main function of research and development is to create possibilities for the development of the regions enterprises and communities. Centria has the use of the knowhow of the whole Polytechnic staff, the laboratory services and the eager students, who significantly complement the experts work contribution to the profit of the regions enterprises.
Centria is a University of Applied Science with international research laboratory which has focus in wireless applications for machines and systems. Centria addresses the gap between academic research and the needs of industrial companies. Centria aims at establishing an iterative architecture development approach which takes into account also the existing systems of the companies and gives better possibilities to go to business and thus also for SMEs to join the EU projects.