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SMART URBAN BUSINESS

International multiscientific research work on smart urban business at the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Get to know Smart Urban Business

Smart Urban Business research team focuses on combining the diverse themes of the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences: resource efficiency and intelligent areas and activities. The main objective is multidisciplinarity and internationality.

The aim is to integrate environmental technology, maritime and logistics, and service business into urban research and blue growth. The priorities for action are the Baltic Sea region and Namibia.
 
We created a video telling about what we have achieved through our projects and how we have improved the life of local communities. Have a look at our Symphony of Sound Results!

Ongoing projects

There are ongoing projects in the European Union, the Baltic Sea region, and Namibia.

Cover photo from Sottunga.

CBSmallPorts

Energetic Small Ports in the Central Baltic Region.

COST AMiCI cover photo.

AMiCI ePlatform

ePlatform for a “test bed” tool across EU for antimicrobial coating solutions in health

Link to ChangeMakers project page.

ChangeMakers

Start-ups for sustainable environment created by youngsters

LaivaDigiLab cover photo.

LaivaDigiLab

Digital laboratory for pre-testing in ship building processes

Link to SME Aisle project page.

SME Aisle

Exports from Central Baltic to Namibia as a stable point of entry to the Southern African markets

Link to Efficient Flow project page.

Efficient Flow

Efficient flow of goods and passengers between Finland and Sweden

Link to NOAH project page.

NOAH

Protecting Baltic Sea from untreated wastewater spillages during flood events in urban areas

Link to SataMari project page.

SataMari

Energy efficiency of maritime cluster in Satakunta

Link to COST WECANet project page.

COST WECANet

A pan-European network for marine renewable energy

Link to COST DAMOCLES project page.

COST DAMOCLES

Understanding and modeling compound climate and weather events

Link to Green Ship project page.

Green Ship

Effective emission control in the maritime transport

Link to PROMETHEAS project page.

PROMETHEAS

Promoting mental
health at sea

Events

Past events

Welcome to PortMate Final Conference in Rauma!

Who? Central Baltic PortMate project

What? PortMate Final Conference

Where? Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Merikoulu Campus – Suojantie 2, 26100 Rauma.

When? Thursday September 12th 2019

You are very welcome to join us on Thursday September 12th 2019 at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Merikoulu Campus – Suojantie 2, 26100 Rauma (click for Google Maps view). We will present the results that PortMate has achieved in the pilot small ports and PortMate ICT-Tool will be officially released!

The conference is free of charge.

For more information:

  • teemu.heikkinen(at)samk.fi
  • riitta.dersten(at)samk.fi

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2004378909657215/

Check the practical guide for our Final Conference!

See you in Rauma!

Meremme tähden (For our sea’s sake) event on 9.5.2019 in Rauma, Finland. Meremme tähden is an annual Baltic Sea event. See event details from here!

Tehokas Meriklusteri Satakunnassa -tapahtuma Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulun kampuksella Raumalla (Suojantie 2) torstaina 6.9.2018. 

Mahdollisuus osallistua myös etänä verkkoyhteyden kautta. Ohjelmassa teemoina: osaaminen, resurssitehokkuus ja vienti. Puhujina edustajia mm. alueen yrityksistä ja Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulusta. Virallisen ohjelman jälkeen on vielä verkostoitumistilaisuus virvokkeiden kera klo 15-15.30.

Katso ohjelma alta (klikkaa suuremmaksi) ja ilmoittaudu 30.8 mennessä.

Tervetuloa verkostoitumaan, kuuntelemaan ja keskustelemaan asiantuntijoiden kanssa!

 

Katso videot esityksistä Youtubesta.

What? PortMate workshop Smart sailing towards safer and greener small ports

When? Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 13.00–16.30

Where? Högskolan Norra auditoriet, Neptunigatan 17, Mariehamn, Åland

Publications

Kortelainen, Kristiina; Heikkinen, Teemu; Lanzanova, Alberto; Keinänen-Toivola, Minna M. (2020). PortMate: Small Ports Investments. Available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6lH8GWpHko

Heikkinen, Teemu; Salahub, Jeff; Keinänen-Toivola, Minna M. (2019). Practical Guide on Best Resource Efficient Technologies in Small Ports: Technology, Purchasing and Installation. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Series B, Reports, 37 pages. Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-201904255942

SAMK-uutiset, 5/2019. Uusi nettisovellus turvalliseen ja ympäristöystävälliseen veneilyyn: https://www.samk.fi/uutiset/nettisovellus-turvalliseen-ja-ymparistoystavalliseen-veneilyyn/

Koivisto, H., Heikkinen T., Kortelainen K., Svensson A., Olsson H., Wåglund P., Savolainen M., Lundström K., Hård S., Keinänen-Toivola, M. (2018). Perfect small port within safety issues and best practices: Central Baltic PortMate.  Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu (SAMK), Sarja B, Raportit 4/2018. 48 pages. Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-633-244-7

Kuusinen, J., Lanzanova A., Keinänen-Toivola, M.M. (2018). Production guide for small port safety videos.  Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Series C, Study material, 21 pages. Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-633-259-1

Dersten R., Heikkinen T., Kortelainen K., Keinänen-Toivola, M.M. (2018). Perfect small port within resource efficiency: best practices and sustainability.  Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Series B, Reports 11/2018. 50 pages.Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-633-261-4

Manuscript: Nina Savela
Filming: Minna Keinänen-Toivola, Nina Savela, Heikki Koivisto, Teija Järvenpää & Teemu Heikkinen
Editing: Nina Savela & Alberto Lanzanova (2020). SEM Aisle Business Concept. Available online: https://youtu.be/pN2b0mIgZak 

Savela, Nina. (2020). Bisneksen paikkaa eteläisessä Afrikassa. Available online: https://ls24.fi/artikkelit/bisneksen-paikkaa-etelaisessa-afrikassa

Savela N. & Keinänen-Toivola, M. M. (2020). Kestävää liiketoimintaa eteläisen Afrikan markkinoilla. AMK-lehti // Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, No 2 (2020). Available online: https://uasjournal.fi/2-2020/kestavaa-liiketoimintaa/ (in Finnish)

Leppimäki S., Savela N., Valdna V., Racenis D., Tilibs J., Keinänen-Toivola M. (2019). Heading for Southern African markets: Feasibility study on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and on the resources required in the Southern African markets. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Series B, Reports 21/2019. 23 pages. Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2019120946316

Savela, Nina. (2019). First success stories in trade: SMEs being active in Southern African market – this article also in Finnish. Available online: https://samkarit.samk.fi/2019/06/06/first-success-stories-in-trade-smes-being-active-in-southern-african-market-this-article-also-in-finnish/

Savela, Nina. (2019). Pk-yritykset matkalla kauppoihin eteläisessä Afrikassa – yritysten valmennuksella tulosta. Available online: https://www.samk.fi/uutiset/pk-yritykset-matkalla-kauppoihin-etelaisessa-afrikassa-yritysten-valmennuksella-tulosta/

Savela, Nina. (2019). SMEs on their way to business in Southern Africa: towards new results with company coaching. Available online: https://www.samk.fi/en/uutiset/smes-on-their-way-to-business-in-southern-africa-towards-new-results-with-company-coaching/

Savela, Nina. (2018). Business in Southern African markets. Centrum Balticum Foundation. Available online: http://www.centrumbalticum.org/en/news_room/blog/business_in_southern_african_markets.5679.blog

Järvenpää T., Savela N., Keinänen-Toivola M. (2018). Merialalle tehokkuutta Satakunnassa ja eteläisessä Afrikassa. AMK-lehti // Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, No 4 (2018). Available online: https://uasjournal.fi/4-2018/merialalle-tehokkuutta-satakunnassa-ja-etelaisessa-afrikassa/ (in Finnish)

Savela N., Salahub J., Keinänen-Toivola, M.M. (2018). Doing business in SADC region. Central Baltic SME Aisle for maritime and ports, ICT, automation, renewable energy and machinery in Southern African markets. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Series B, Reports 13 /2018. 103 pages. Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-633-263-8

Savela, Nina., Järvenpää, Teija. (2018). The growing Southern African market offers opportunities for Central Baltic SMEs. Agora 11/2017. Available online: https://www.samk.fi/en/uutiset/the-growing-southern-african-market-offers-opportunities-for-central-baltic-smes/

Järvenpää T., Keinänen-Toivola M. M. (2020). SAMKin opiskelijat ratkomassa energiatehokkuushaasteita. AMK-lehti // Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, No 1 (2020). Available online: https://uasjournal.fi/1-2020/ratkomassa-energiatehokkuushaasteita/ (in Finnish)

Heikkinen T., Järvenpää T., (2020). Aurinkovoimala toimistorakennukseen – case: Euroports Rauma Oy. Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu, Sarja B, Raportit 1/2020. Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202002074773 (in Finnish)

Järvenpää, Teija. (2019). Energiaa säästämällä päästään kehittämään meriteollisuutta Satakunnassa. Available online: https://www.samk.fi/uutiset/energiaa-saastamalla-paastaan-kehittamaan-meriteollisuutta-satakunnassa/ (in Finnish)

Järvenpää T., Heikkinen T., Mustonen J., Lähde P., Keinänen-Toivola M. (2019). Energiatehokkaat ratkaisut & uusiutuvan energian käytön edistäminen meriklusterissa. Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu, Sarja B, Raportit 12/2019. Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2019062717576 (in Finnish)

Järvenpää T., Savela N., Keinänen-Toivola M. (2018). Merialalle tehokkuutta Satakunnassa ja eteläisessä Afrikassa. AMK-lehti // Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, No 4 (2018). Available online:  https://uasjournal.fi/4-2018/merialalle-tehokkuutta-satakunnassa-ja-etelaisessa-afrikassa/ (in Finnish)

Sankari, Anne. (2018). Energiatehokkuuden vaatimukset kasvavat – Raumalla pilotoidaan merisektorin ratkaisuja. Available online: https://www.samk.fi/uutiset/energiatehokkuuden-vaatimukset-kasvavat-raumalla-pilotoidaan-merisektorin-ratkaisuja/ (in Finnish)

Järvenpää, Teija. (2018). Energiatehokkuutta Satakunnan meriklusterille. Available online: https://www.samk.fi/uutiset/energiatehokkuutta-meriklusterille/ (in Finnish)

C.P. Dunne, P.D. Askew, T. Papadopoulos, I.C. Gouveia, M. Ahonen, M. Modic, N.F. Azevedo, S. Schulte, P. Cosemans, A. Kahru, K. Murzyn, C.W. Keevil, M. Riool, M.M. Keinänen-Toivola. (2020). Antimicrobial coating innovations to prevent infectious disease: a consensus view from the AMiCl COST Action. Available online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019567012030181X?via%3Dihub

Rissanen, Hanna; Keinänen-Toivola, Minna; opisk: Korhonen, Tiia; Elkevaara, Eveliina; Cevik, Meri. (2020) COST AMiCI – Expert work and student cooperation within antimicrobial innovations. Available online: https://samkarit.samk.fi/2020/04/07/cost-amici-expert-work-and-student-cooperation-within-antimicrobial-innovations/

Dunne S.S., Ahonen M., Modic M., Crijns F.R.L., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Meinke R., Keevil C.W., Gray J., O’Connell N.H., Dunne C.P. (2018) Specialised cleaning associated with antimicrobial coatings for reduction of hospital acquired infection. Opinion of the COST Action Network AMiCI (CA15114). Journal of Hospital Infections 99(3):250-255. Available online: https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(18)30144-0/fulltext

Adlhart C., Verran J., Azevedo N.F., Olmez H., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Gouveia I., Melo L.F., Crijns F. (2018). Surface modifications for antimicrobial effects in the healthcare settings: A critical overview. Journal of Hospital Infections 99(3):239-249. Available online: https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(18)30062-8/fulltext

Adlhart C., Verran J., Azevedo N.F., Olmez H., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Gouveia I., Melo L.F., Crijns F. (2018). Surface modifications for antimicrobial effects in the healthcare settings: A critical overview. Journal of Hospital Infections (in press). Available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.01.018

Inkinen J., Jayaprakash B. Ahonen M., Pitkänen T., Mäkinen R., Pursiainen A., Santo Domingo J.W., Salonen H., Elk M., Keinänen-Toivola M.M. (2018). Bacterial community changes in copper and PEX drinking water pipeline biofilms under extra disinfection and magnetic water treatment.  Journal of Applied Microbiology 124(2): 611-624.

Dunne S.S., Ahonen M., Modic M., Crijns F.R.L., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Meinke R., Keevil C.W., Gray J., O’Connell N.H. , Dunne C.P. (2018) Specialised cleaning associated with antimicrobial coatings for reduction of hospital acquired infection. Opinion of the COST Action Network AMiCI (CA15114). Journal of Hospital Infections (in press). Available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.03.006

Rantanen P.-L., Mellin I., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Ahonen M., Vahala R. (2018). The seasonality of nitrite concentrations in a chloraminated drinking water distribution system. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15:1756 (17 pages). Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/8/1756

Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Ahonen M. 2017: Carpe Diem – miten hyviä yhteistyökuvioita syntyy. Agora 1/2017. Available online: http://www.samk.fi/uutiset/carpe-diem-miten-hyvia-yhteistyokuvioita-syntyy/

Crijns F., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Dunne C. 2017: Antimicrobial coating innovations to prevent healthcare-associated infection. Journal of Hospital Infection vol. 95, pp. 243-244. Available online: http://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(16)30583-7/fulltext

Ahonen M., Kahru A., Ivask A., Kasemets K, Kõljalg S., Mantecca P., Vinkovic Vrcek, I., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Crijns F. 2017: Antimicrobial Coatings in Healthcare Settings: Opinion of the COST Action Network AMiCI.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14(4): 366. Available online: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28362344

Dunne C.P., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Kahru A., Teunissen B., Olmez H., Gouveia I., Melo L.,  Murzyn K., Modic M., Ahonen M., Askew P., Papadopoulos T., Adlhart C., Crijns F.R.L. 2017: Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to Prevent Infectious Diseases (AMiCI): COST Action CA15114.  Bioengineered. Available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21655979.2017.1323593

Keinänen-Toivola, M. (2020). Tuulee niin että tukka lähtee. Available online: https://ls24.fi/artikkelit/tuulee-niin-etta-tukka-lahtee

Rissanen H., Keinänen-Toivola M., (2020). Ympäristö ja Terveys -lehti. Available online: https://www.ymparistojaterveys.fi/lehti/ymparisto-ja-terveys-lehti-4-2020/

Rissanen H., Keinänen-Toivola M., (2019). Tulvahallintayhteistyöllä vähennetään Itämeren saastekuormaa. , Suomen ympäristö- ja terveysalan kustannus oy. Available online: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2019051015157

Press release 02/2019 in English: Flood control in Baltic Sea cities provides tools for cleaner Baltic Sea

Lehdistötiedote 02/2019 suomeksi: Tulvanhallintayhteistyöllä puhtaampi Itämeri

Olena de Andres Gonzalez, Heikki Koivisto, Ulf Siwe, Jari Mustonen, Minna M. Keinänen-Toivola, Alberto Lanzanova, Ollipekka Kivin, Anders Berg (2020). Just-in-time approach – EfficientFlow project as a digital tool in maritime logistics.

Jari Mustonen, Heikki Koivisto, Minna M. Keinänen-Toivola (2020). Alykästä merilogistiikkaa digitalisaation avulla. 

Olena de Andres Gonzalez, Heikki Koivisto, Magnus Sundström, Minna M. Keinänen-Toivola, Ulf Siwe, Jari Mustonen, Anders Berg (2020). Interreg Central Baltic EfficientFlow project as a digital STM solution for improving information exchange between ships, ports and hinterland actors. Available online:  https://www.seatrafficmanagement.info/documents/

Pollari, Rauman sataman asiakaslehti, 2018: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/stm-stmvalidation/uploads/20190107171610/PollariEFarticle20180404.pdf

Sandman H. Levänen J., Savela N. (2018). Using empathic design as a tool for urban sustainability in low-resource settings. Sustainability 10(7): 2493. Available online:  https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072493

Järvenpää T., Savela N., Keinänen-Toivola M. (2018). Uusiutuva energia kiertotalouden ratkaisuna Namibiassa. AMK-lehti // Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, No 1 (2018):  https://uasjournal.fi/1-2018/uusiutuva-energia/  (in Finnish)

Keinänen-Toivola, M.M., Savela, N., Koivisto, H., Järvenpää, T., Salahub, J., Olenius, M., Lähde, P., Kukka, M., John, S., Matros-Goreses, A., Pulkkinen, P. (2018). NAMURBAN : Urban Resource Efficiency in Developing Countries Pilot Walvis Bay, Namibia: Final report. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Series B, Reports 7/2018. 84 pages. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-633-252-2

Keinänen-Toivola M.M. 2017: Koulutus kannattaa aina. Länsi-Suomi. 9.1.2017. Available online: https://ls24.fi/artikkelit/koulutus-kannattaa-aina

Keinänen-Toivola M.M. 2017: Kaikki me ollaan ihmisii. Länsi-Suomi 12.3.2017. Available online: https://ls24.fi/artikkelit/kaikki-me-ollaan-ihmisii

John. S., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Chisale P., Chirwa P., Mashauri D., Simasiku B., Koivisto H., Tarah T., Matros-Goreses A. 2017: NAMURBAN Urban Resource Efficiency in Developing Countries. NUST Publications.

Keinänen-Toivola M., Höijer-Brear V., Savola T., Paukkunen M., Kainu A.-P. 2017: SAMK vie koulutusta kahdelle mantereelle. AMK-lehti/UAS Journal. Available online: https://uasjournal.fi/4-2017/samk-vie-koulutusta-kahdelle/

Koivisto, H., Keinänen-Toivola, M. (2020). Vihreitä investointeja ja veneilyturvallisuutta. Available online: https://spv.fi/diginautic/vihreita-investointeja-ja-veneilyturvallisuutta-satamiin/

Keinänen-Toivola M., (2020). Luvassa entistä enemmän energisiä pienvenesatamia. Available online: https://ls24.fi/raumalainen/luvassa-entista-enemman-energisia-pienvenesatamia

Koivisto H., Keinänen-Toivola M. (2019). COST WECANet, Book of Abstracts. Emerging wave energy technologies from Finland. Available online: https://sub.samk.fi/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/book-of-abstracts-wecanet.pdf

Koivisto, Heikki. (2018). Satakunnan tehokas meriklusteri koostuu osaamisesta, resurssitehokkuudesta ja viennistä. Available online: https://www.samk.fi/uutiset/satakunnan-tehokas-meriklusteri-koostuu-osaamisesta-resurssitehokkuudesta-ja-viennista/

Rantanen P.-L., Keinänen-Toivola M.M, Ahonen, M., Mellin I., Zhang  D., Laakso  T., Vahala R. (2017) Spatial distribution of nitrite concentrations in a large drinking water distribution system in Finland. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 9(8): 1026-1042. Available online: https://file.scirp.org/pdf/JWARP_2017071715060893.pdf

Past projects

Link to MariEMS project page.

MariEMS​

Increasing energy efficiency in maritime sector

Link to NAMURBAN project page.

NAMURBAN

Sustainable urban development and technological concept for developing countries

Link to NAMHUB project page.

NAMHUB

Green, safe and smart transport and logistics hub to Namibia

Link to Samk eBike project page.

SAMK eBike

Electric Bike Sharing System in Urban Environment

Link to STEP-C project page.

Step C

Promoting local companies and projects heading to international markets, especially in China

Link to PORTMATE project page.

PORTMATE

Safe and resource efficient small ports in Finland, Åland and Sweden​

Link to COST AMiCI project page.

COST AMiCI

Innovative anti-microbial coating solutions in health care to prevent infectious diseases

#Turvallisuus ensin, puomipeite paikalleen #ailamyrsky :ssä. Onnea on laiturinaapuri, joka asiasta soitti. @FinnboatFi @cbportmate #CBSmallPorts #vene #satama #RaumanPurjehdusseura

Extreme weather in #Rauma just before @CentralBaltic project implementation seminar day 2 within #CBSmallPorts and #CBChangeMakers projects. Luckily the seminar is online 😅. @SatakunnanAMK @sub_samk @cbportmate #boat #smallport #sailing #safety #ailamyrsky

Day 1 of the project implementation seminar for two of our new projects: CBSmallPorts and ChangeMakers. Lot of information and work to do, but we are ready for it! #mysamk #cbsmallports #cbresults #subsamk

We are on air!😎 Minna Keinänen-Toivola talked at Radio Ramona about #subsamk project CBSmallPorts, its goals and the importance of sustainable investments in the #balticsea small ports. Check it at the link below (in Finnish). #mysamk #resourceefficiency
https://radioramona.fi/ymparistokuulumiset/pienvenesatamat-yha-turvallisempia-ja-ymparistoystavallisempia/

Southern African stakeholders! We have summarized what our @CentralBaltic companies have to offer in the field of ICT & automation. Take a look of a video: https://bit.ly/32sZfaj
@SatakunnanAMK @MASOC_eng @LTRK_info @prizztech #CB_results

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Greetings from #CBChangeMakers TalTech - Tallinn University of Technology project team’s internal meeting!

The team had a meeting on local activities during the Riga online boot-camp and on organizing workshops and company/NGO visits for Estonian students.

ChangeMakers - Start-ups for sustainable environment created by youngsters: sites.utu.fi/changemakers/

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Hyvää Itämeripäivää! / Happy Baltic Sea day! 🌊 Our Rock The Baltic Sea campaign's outcome has been published. Sustainable solutions are the key for a bright future of our sea, so let's keep up the good work together! #itämeripäivä #rockthebalticsea #cbsmallports #subsamk John Nurmisen Säätiö ... See MoreSee Less

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Minna Keinänen-Toivola, Ph.D.

+358 44 710 3063
minna.keinanen-toivola(at)samk.fi

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