Welcome to the Contact page of the VME Interaction Design Environment! IXD Robot Hand

We’re happy you’d like to contact us.

The VME is an IXD environment for all; start ups, industry partners, students and researchers alike. Whether you’d like to collaborate with us, conduct research or even just have a look around – welcome!

You can find a list of some of our team below. These are the people able to help you book visits to the VME, organise research and project collaboration and answer any of your questions about who we are and what we do. Click on any profile for more details on how to contact that member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you!


Our VME Laboratory is based in Technobothnia building at the University of Vaasa campus area.

Instructions for arrival in the campus area can be found here. You can also find information about parking spaces from the link.

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Room TF4105

Puuvillakuja 3

65200 Vaasa

Getting to the VME IXD Environment

Enter through the main Technobothnia entrance. Go across the main floor to the double doors. Having done that, you’ll see a lobby with a seating area on the left hand side. Then, go past this lobby and follow the corridor to the right. You’ll find us in Room 4105.

If you have any trouble trying to find us, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our helpful VME team members!

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Visiting VME

Joni-Roy Piispanen

Joni-Roy Piispanen (Contact person) email:

Lab Manager and Project Researcher, VME & Natureach

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Juha Miettinen

Laboratory Engineer, Technobothnia

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Vaiva Stanisauskaite

Project Researcher, Digital Economy

Research collaboration and activity

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Rebekah Rousi
Associate Professor,
Communication and Digital Economy


Laura Havinen

University Teacher, School of Technology and Innovations

Ville Vakkuri

Post Doc Researcher, Digital Economy

Juho-Pekka Mäkipää

University Teacher, School of Technology and Innovations


Sebastian Laitila

University Teacher, School of Marketing and Communication