Technobothnia Education and Research Centre was founded as an answer to increased cooperation between the education of Engineers in Vaasa and the region's industry. In year 1996 a massive renovation of the former Vaasa Cotton factory empty weaving hall were carried out and the state-of-the-art technical centre got new premises for the education of Engineers and M.Sc. as well as for advanced research.
The state-of-the-art technology that is needed in engineering education, research and product development has been concentrated inside about 8000 m2 in area. There is equipment available in the areas of electrical, mechanical, construction engineering, and environmental and information technology and the Centre offers a unique atmosphere that promotes creativity and development. Research and development projects are coordinated both inside Technobothnia and through another co-owned organization VEI, Vaasa Energy Institute. Technobothnia also offers services in testing and measuring as well as education for Vaasa region's industry.
Technobothnia Education and Research Centre has since 1996 brought together the region's engineering students and industry