SIB Labs, Science – Innovation – Business, is an infrastructure and research unit operating in the Faculty of Science and Forestry in the University of Eastern Finland. SIB Labs key operations are focusing on the transfer of scientific expertise and service production related to special equipment to its customers in research, business and education. SIB Labs strives for the highest standards in quality management of its services and expertise.
SIB Labs collects and markets the top expertise and equipment infrastructure of the University of Eastern Finland. The expertise focuses on two main themes and research areas.
- Electron microscopy
- X-ray tomography
- Material testing
- Structural analysis
- Biorefining: Thermal processing, and Separation / Purification / Analysis
Our operations are based on long-term basic research in the natural sciences and close cooperation with other internationally recognised research organisations. We promote the transfer of technologies in the field and serve the research needs of research units and industrial partners. Through us, you will have access to the top expertise of 200 scientists, as well as modern measurement and research equipment, all through one contact.
SIB Labs offers a professional, accessible infrastructure with competent operators. Our multi-disciplinary, constantly evolving hardware infrastructure is worth nearly 20 million euros. It consists of more than 130 research instruments with wide-ranging applications, as well as a considerable amount of specialised laboratory equipment. We have extensive experience of developing competence in the fields of materials technology and the transfer of that competence into commercial use.
Electron microscopy facility is a part of Biocenter Kuopio, and Biocenter Finland.