LIH Knowledge and technology transfer map

These pages have been updated as per 13.11.2023. Please send your updates and comments to A more comprehensive update to this matrix is planned in 2024.

Bioeconomy, including forestry, agriculture and food supply

Promoting sustainable economic growth and protecting the environment while sustainably managing the use of biological resources are areas where location information has several roles. Location information is needed in e.g., forestry planning, monitoring agricultural fields, assessing environmental impacts of cattle etc. The uses may vary from creating planning maps for forestry, using high precision laser scanning data and aerial imagery to study the spread of tree disease, to using digital elevation models to study soil wetness. 

On this page you can find services that LIH partners are providing for Bioeconomy industries and public organizations.

PartnerDescription of Services
Aalto University – Geoinformatics
Aalto yliopisto – Geoinformatiikka
Our educational services and materials focus in general to building skills on using geospatial technologies and methodologies, which can be used in all sectors that work with spatial data, including Bioeconomy segment.
Aalto University – Research Institute of Measuring and Modelling for the Built Environment
Aalto yliopisto – Rakennetun ympäristön mittauksen ja mallinnuksen instituutti MeMo
Advian OyFor example Food Quality Assurance using hyperspectral imaging.
Oy Arbonaut LtdComprehensive forest inventory services
CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.
Tieteen tietotekniikan keskus Oy
CSC provides a range of services to meed the needs of all sectors, particularly tailored expert services and support for high-performance computing.
Esri Finland OyEsri’s ArcGIS platform capabilities offer benefits and solutions to every business sector/segment. Customer segments include customers from all LIH Key Target Segments. Read more >>>
Finnish Environmental Institute
SYKE – Suomen ympäristökeskus
FGI – Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
Maanmittauslaitos, Paikkatietokeskus
Situational awareness systems for smart agriculture and forestry
FMI – Finnish Meterological Institute
Ilmatieteen laitos
Provision of weather (and extreme weather conditions) forecasts. Providing projections of climate change effects on Bioeconomy. 
Foundation for Finnish Inventions
It is possible to make a build environment focused patent landscape.
GeoForum Finland ryNetworking, training and communication services.
Geological Survey of Finland
GTK – Geologian tutkimuskeskus
Geoscience information, for example surficial geology, mire and peat
Gispo OyOpen source tools are generic and can be used in all industry segments.
Intellisys OyThe services are generic without any industry-related limitations.
MetsätehoApplied research to strengthen the operating conditions for responsible wood supply. Activities include research projects, recommendations and learning environments.
Mtech Digital Solutions OyOur expertise is focused on the food ecosystem and supply chain. Our skillset and solutions are based on the farm land usage and location based services in the supply chain. Our services and consultancy helps the customer to use the potential they have in their supply chain by building concrete models for gaining market advantage.
National Land Survey of Finland
Hillshade as raster data, field data as vector data.
Natural Resources Institute Finland
Luke – Luonnonvarakeskus
Luke provides to customers 1) access to spatial precision farming and forest road condition reference data for software and service development and research. 2) mobile robot platforms and manned machinery for testing location-specific AI or smart decision-making models in real agricultural environments, 3) research-driven AI algorithms for testing with customers’ own location data or service.
Oulu University of Applied Sciences
OAMK – Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu
OAMK provides industry, especially SMEs, an access to drone technology expertise and facilities (i.e. physical rural area test environment) for validation of proof of concepts. Additionally we offer services for prototype development and testing, demonstrations, information and networking. For the Bioeconomy segment we have a variety of sensors including ones for measuring distances (ranging), hyper-spectral and multispectral imaging and data analysis.
Regional Council of Southwest Finland
Varsinais-Suomen liitto
Lounaistieto provides open data in regional level, including recreational data and service information data, and in national level, including harmonised regional land use plans. We also maintain a regional map service and enhance networking.
Septentrio OyN/A
Sitowise OyjSoftware solutions and products, Data products ( AI ).
Spatineo OySpatineo has lots of experience developing natural resource systems (forest, geologic, artic) with customers in both public and private sectors and internationally. We have top notch knowledge of location information, API,s and cloud technologies.
Ubigu OyData analytics related to bioeconomy.
University of Helsinki
Helsingin yliopisto
University of Turku
Turun yliopisto
We offer earth observation and geospatial modelling related training and research services for mapping, spatio-temporal analysis, modelling and management of natural resources.