Smart Otaniemi

Smart energy solutions
for a better world

Mission: Creating a smarter future together.

Turning ideas into action – opportunities into business.

At Smart Otaniemi, we’re renewing the way research and development is done, and we’re pushing the boundaries of new energy technology. With Finnish hi-tech excellence we’re building the foundations of future standards. We create more sustainable world through pilots involving everything from AI and blockchain, to aggregator business models, smart EV charging infrastructure, and 5G and IoT services.

Focus areas

Our focus areas are efficient use of energy, intelligent use of data, and creating solutions for real customers. We optimise the use of energy in buildings and communities by taking advantage of energy-related data, IoT applications, real-time controllability, and flexible and distributed energy production. Our work includes sector coupling – linking electricity, heat and transportation with energy production and storage to make their combined energy use smarter and more efficient. We promote shared data use and customer involvement as important elements of our open ecosystem and our work.


Energy is essential for good living. In Finland, we’ve combined education and innovation to turn our country into a high technology success story. This success has taken us to the forefront of energy. Now Smart Otaniemi is looking at new possibilities for renewing the energy sector, with new types of cooperation between sectors and stakeholders, and new ways to create sustainable growth.