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Centria Drone Lab

Centria has strong expertise in drones and other autonomous devices.

Comprehensive equipment enables demonstrations of a wide range of applications on the ground, air and water surface and under the surface. In general, cases of use arise from the needs of companies and public authorities. The aim is to develop new types of solutions and to utilise and further refine the data produced by the solutions.

Centria uses a wide range of ready-made commercial solutions in its operations, in addition to which autonomous equipment can be designed and manufactured for different uses. Customized solutions can be designed, simulated and their strength calculation can be done using the 3D modeling software. Different materials can be used in the manufacture parts, and they can be made in different ways, such as using a 3D printer.

In Centria, drones and autonomous equipment are actively used in several research and development projects and service activities. Centria also offers training and supervised A2 theory tests.

You can visit and the Ylivieska laboratory to find out about the equipment and the possibilities they bring.

Drone-related projects

For research and development:

Examples of use

Airborne measurements, development of new measurement methods and visualisation of measurement results

Drone control using mobile network

Thermal camera applications

Challenging industrial environments


Indoor flights, maintenance, utilisation of UGVs and other applications

Supervised A2 additional theory tests in Ylivieska, Pietarsaari and Kokkola

If you want to fly drones that weigh between 500 g – 2 kg in a densely populated area, it is an open category sub-category A2 operation. In this case, in addition to the A1/A3 online theory test, you must have self-managed practical training and a supervised A2 additional theory test successfully completed.

Centria’s supervised exam sessions can be found in the academic calendar.

We also offer training in operating a drone

The training includes topics such as:

Proof-of-Concept trials in projects




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