WSTAR - Wasa zero emission data centre

Finlands Akademi NextGenerationEU

Period: 1.2.2023 - 31.12.2025

Content: Wasa Zero Emission Data Center is a new local infrastructure to be established in the research and development laboratory Technobothnia, co-owned by three universities, the University of Vaasa, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and Novia University of Applied Sciences. It facilitates excellent science by providing an infrastructure for research on how to build, run, control, integrate and operate flexible low-power data centers, with the aim of providing pathways to zero emission data centers. The data center infrastructure will be an important for the advancement of knowledge and technology in this field and will further support the regional specialization in the Vaasa region. Especially important is to provide a platform for small-scale innovation provided by local startups in the energy sector. The center also forms a strong network with the global energy technology companies and development activities locally and internationally, serving the users from academia, business, industry, and public services. By designing new processes and solutions for the use of renewable energy supplies, and by optimizing existing infrastructure, the proposed RDI actions helps decouple reliance on finite resources and promotes the green transition.

This project has received funding from the European Union – NextGenerationEU instrument and is funded by the Academy of Finland under grant number 353590.

Focus area: Hållbar energiteknik

Campus: Wolffskawägen 33

Financers: Finlands Akademi, NextGenerationEU

Project owner: University of Vaasa

Project manager: Shiva Sharma

Partners: Vaasan Yliopisto, Vamk, Åbo Akademi