Saimaa University of Applied Sciences | Greenreality

Practical solutions for sustainable development.

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences develops solutions for promoting sustainable development for everyday and business use

At Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, we stay one step ahead of the competition by taking the initiative and boldly serving both businesses and organisations as a development partner. We promote the South Karelia region and south-eastern Finland by implementing projects with good national visibility and a fresh touch. As an agile, energetic player we are also an appealing partner for international cooperation.
We achieve efficient results in cooperation with, for example, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University Properties of Finland Ltd, Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS), Technopolis and local companies of various sizes.


  • The means to influence human action, particularly in terms of inciting ecologically efficient and sustainable action
  • The interaction of smart built environments, energy- and material-efficient business solutions and active individuals
  • Green digitalism
  • The combination of creative expertise in the promotion of growth and competitiveness in new and renewing ecosystems


  • A competent and adaptable workforce for local businesses
  • Practical contributions to the development of the region's businesses and organisations
  • Fresh ideas and responsible solutions to meet small and large development needs in the region

Construction projects:

  • Businesses and commercialised innovations around the energy technology innovations of the Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Prototypes to meet companies' business needs
  • Smart practical tools that combine know-how and technology (e.g. the Smart Ambulance, the Hybrid Bus)


  • Business based on green innovations
  • Well-being rooted in modern built environments and communities
  • Future experts in cooperation with first and secondary level educational institutions
  • Local sustainable food chains in line with resource-wise objectives

Education and training:

  • In a practice-driven way, combining the latest knowledge with the needs of working life
  • Management and understanding of complex totalities, combined with up-to-date professional skills
  • In a resource-wise way, using ecological and sustainable simulation and modelling solutions


  • To benefit the region using our extensive international network, putting benefits into practice together with our employees, students, locals, experts, businesses and the public sector
  • In an increasingly close cooperation with the Lappeenranta University of Technology

Reducing consumption:

  • Of waste costs and footprints by developing and testing new data production and follow-up solutions in our own restaurants
  • Unnecessary travel by using digital tools in our network cooperation
  • Emissions in our local environment by encouraging our staff and students to favour walking and cycling, for example by implementing employee well-being campaigns