Research institutions and programs
Stone Research and Development institutions
Research relevant for the natural stone industry is carried out at the Geological Survey of Finland, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and in some Universities.
As a government agency operating primarily within the minerals, construction and energy sector, GTK plays a vital role in providing geological expertise to government, industry and the wider community. Find more about Research Programmes of GTK
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a globally networked multitechnological contract research organization.
Construction material analytics and characteristics.
Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education
Research on building stones, and related research, is conducted in e.g.
The following polytechnics offer research services for companies in the stone field:
Karelia University of Applied Sciences
– e.g. testing and design services
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
– e.g. mining development projects
Kainuun Etu Oy is municipality-owned regional development company in Kainuu
Josek Oy is municipality-owned regional development company in North Karelia
Stone – The technology and development programme for stone industry 1999-2002, ask more: Finnish Natural Stone Association
Pnastina-project, Promotion of Natural Stone Industry in the Northern Areas
Safequ -project, Animations for the training of quarrying safety