Peikko, a Finnish floor supplier, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Riga Technical University (RTU) in Latvia.

The purpose is to significantly expand the cooperation between Peikko and RTU’s Faculty of Civil Engineering in the coming years. 

RTU is focused on becoming a third-generation university that provides high-quality education, but also conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer, practically implementing scientific discoveries. Peikko and RTU aim to cooperate in finding research topics for master’s thesis and Ph.D. work for students of RTU, as well as to facilitate internships within Peikko.

Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko, said: “We are pleased to extend our cooperation with RTU, a university we already know very well. Peikko has needs for long-term research partners to ensure the continuation of its success. We also aim to attract Latvian engineers to join our Peikko team." 

Tālis Juhna, vice-rector for Research of RTU, concurred, saying: “We are extremely happy to start this cooperation with Peikko as it strengthens the RTU international cooperation network and contributes to our research excellence. Our students will have new thesis topics relevant to the industry and paving the way for promising career opportunities. The new agreement also contributes to the initiative of industrial doctor started by the RTU."