The activities and knowledge creation at Software Engineering go beyond the traditional boundaries. We support the growth of different initiatives and promote collaboration beyond our limits. Therefore we are the home of the Mixed Reality Group and establish active cooperation with various initiatives such as Turku Game Lab and Flavoria®.

Mixed Reality Group

The Mixed Reality Group researches various aspects of augmented and virtual reality. Mobile applications and gamified services are developed in close cooperation with companies and organizations. The group’s members have both academic and industry experience.

Key people: Teijo Lehtonen, Kaapo Seppälä.

Turku Game Lab

Research in game development and gamification is conducted in Turku Game Lab and SwEng. Turku Game Lab is a joint project between Turku University of Applied Sciences and University of Turku, funded by the technology industry’s hundred-year history foundation.

Key people: Jouni Smed.


Since their inception in 2018, Software Engineering contributes to the research, technical development and maintenance of Flavoria‘s research laboratory Aistikattila and the Flavoria Research Restaurant.

Key people: Tuomas Mäkilä, Lauri Koivunen.

On-going Projects

The Software Engineering Laboratory runs variety of research and development projects with both competitive external funding and university basic funding. Our current project portfolio consists of the following projects:

Intimacy in Data-driven Culture IDA2020 – 2025Academy of FinlandThe IDA project analyzes the impact of data-driven culture on social roles and relations, as well as the vulnerabilities that it gives rise to.
HotDrink2012 – 2025Basic fundingThe project investigates a GUI programming approach, where a GUIs operation is determined by a constraint system. GUIs can be expressed very concisely since most of their behavior is managed by algorithms in the GUI library. Key people: Jaakko Järvi.
(MR Group)
2020 – 2022Business FinlandSustainable Shipbuilding Concepts project focuses on creating sustainability based value in shipbuilding through designing more sustainable concepts for cruise ships and related systems
Digisaapas2020 – 2022EAFRDThe Improving digital accessibility in recreation services (Digi-SAAPAS) project utilizes previous recreation and nature tourism information. The main goal of the project is the effective implementation of the data collected by municipalities, companies and end users of the information. The goal of the project is to solve the entire flow of information related to recreation, from the input of initial data to the consumer experience.
MitViDi2022 – 2023ERDF
The lack of suitable easy to use measurements or tools, makes it difficult to take the environmental factors into account while planning for public ICT procurements. This hinders the companies from proceeding with green innovation actions, as they do not have a way to highlight the sustainable development goals within ICT procurements. The aim of the MitViDi project is to develop an easy to use grading system, based on existing frameworks to support the public ICT procurements and to build and systematically develop a local Green ICT RDI triple-helix network in Southwest of Finland and in Southeast of Finland, and further build networks on national and international level.
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Fitech ICT2019 – 2023Ministry of EducationThe Finnish Institute of Technology (FITech) was founded in 2017 by seven Finnish universities of technology, Technology Industries of Finland (Teknologiateollisuus) and the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK. In December 2019, University of Jyväskylä joined the network university.
Full Stack Training2018 – 2023Ministry of EducationA Full Stack developer is a person who knows the whole range of the modern web world: back-end systems, designing browser applications and user interfaces while understanding the business logic behind the implementation.

Projects of the Mixed Reality Group can be found at the following link:

Past Projects

The major past projects of the Software Engineering Laboratory are as follows:

Project namePeriodFundersOthers
Hospital Ship Reimagined2019 – 2020Business Finland Co-creation
Allied ICT Finland2018 – 2020
Information and Cyber Security in Communication and Software EngineeringJun 2017 —
Sep 2018
Tekes, F-Secure and UTUpart of NSF co-center in Oulu;
works on Advanced Open Source Virtual Machine Introspection Platform
ICT Illusions (Tietotekniset harhautukset)Jan 2017 —
Nov 2017
MATINE (Ministry of Defense).80kEur
BalticSatAppsOct 2017 Oct 2020Interreg
Pre-KOD ‘Kyberturvaa ohjelmistollisella diversifikaatiolla’Jun 2016 —
Nov 2016
Cybersecurity by software diversification
GESEC (Geospatial business ecosystem in Tanzania)Oct 2016 —
Sep 2018
Pre-Gesec (Geospatial ecosystem for location-sensitive decision-making business in Tanzania: a preparatory project)Jan – Jun 2016
CyberTrust: DIMECC’s SHOK programApr 2015 —
Aug 2017
25 MEur project
20 industrial partners; 9 academic partners;
Univ. of Turku site leader, and WP4 academic leader.
MATINE-Diversify: ‘Overall software security with low-level code transformation techniques’Jan 2014 —
Nov 2014
MATINE (Ministry of Defence)
REPLICAMay 2011 – Dec 2013VTT funded research project

Projects of the Mixed Reality Group can be found at the following link: