Common research strategy as starting point of development of cutting-edge expertise
The companies, research institutes and universities of the strategic cutting-edge expertise cluster shall agree on a common research strategy that meets the companies´ application-driven research, development and innovation activity needs over the next 5-10 years.
The research strategy of RYM Oy was devised in connection with the SHOK preparation. The board of RYM Oy has approved it as the starting point of research programme preparation. The research strategy is updated regularly as part of the RYM Oy strategy process.
Common strategic leading-edge research of the real estate and construction cluster will generate world-class expertise and competitiveness across the entire life span of the built environment.
Finland has one of the best operating environments for people, commerce and industry that meets the challenges of sustainable development. The built environment is developed in a user- and customer-oriented way so as to promote the health and well-being of people and to create sound conditions of competition as well as to serve the changing needs of industry and other business, living and consumption as well as possible.
The main goal of the strategic leading-edge expertise cluster of the built environment is to generate world-class know-how, services and products in select spearhead areas using application-driven top research and international research networks.
The trade balance of real estate and construction sector products and services will increase in Finland from 2bn to 5bn euros by 2020.
The investment of the real estate and construction sector in R&D and innovation will double in Finland: the volume will increase from the present about 230m to 500m euros by 2020.
Theme areas of research strategy
The research strategy presents four theme areas for strategic top research to be implemented by RYM Oy:
Common research themes that permeate all theme areas are man and climate change. The built environment plays a crucial role in combating climate change. Human beings are in a key position as to the realisation of the research strategy: as users and implementers of the built environment.