What is the Digi Platform?

The Aalto Digi Platform brings together Aalto's competences in the multidisciplinary area of digitalization. Get to know our activities and learn more about digi-related research in Aalto here.
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Bringing Academia & Industry Closer

The most visible part of this work are our public events, free and open to anyone interested in digital technologies.

Digi breakfasts feature inspiring expert talks, panel discussions, and, of course, networking by a tasty breakfast.

In our matchmaking events, researchers can showcase their work and get to know prospective partners in the industry. 

Explore our upcoming and past events!

Bottom-up Initiatives: Community Events

Digital transformation is related to all schools and research areas in Aalto. We want to help build a research-oriented community of students and scholars that brings together people from all disciplines.

Read more about our continuous event support call.


Initiatives we have supported:

Avoin luentosarja: Sosiaalisen median ilmiöt

Aalto Artificial Intelligence Society

Aalto Digital Humanities Pizza Seminar (Get to know Digital Humanities in Aalto)

Brain & Mind Computational Breakfast Seminar

Comnet 5G IoThon 2019

Games Now! Dinners

Hel Tech: Helsinki's Tech Meetup

Helsinki Design Meetup

Young Researchers' Workshop on Machine Learning for Materials Science 2019


Seed Funding

Calls for seed funding (up to 30 000 euros) for research groups are open twice a year. Digi Platform board evaluates the applications related to digital technologies.

Past seed funding recipients

Digi Research Themes

This section is under development! If you have any questions about these themes, please contact [email protected]

Four multidisciplinary areas showcase Aalto's research related to digital technologies.

See all digitalization-related research topics or pick a thematic area below:

Junction 2017 – virtual reality
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Culture, Society and Living

E-learning, service robots, smart homes and virtual & augmented reality are just a few examples of how new technologies are changing our everyday lives.
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Computer and Data Science

Computation and data analysis are at the core of digital technologies.
Digital Disruption of Industry studies how digitalisation changes industry
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Engineering and Industry

Robotics and industrial electronics support the digital transformation of industry. Industrial internet and 5G are examples of research areas with industrial applications in Aalto.
Aalto University / picture: Unto Rautio
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Business, Economy and Services

Research in this area explores ways of current and future use of business technology and develops new digital products and services.

More about Aalto Platforms

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What are Aalto Platforms?

The Platforms facilitate multi- and interdisciplinary research and teaching in thematic areas. They organise annually several thematic meetings which offer external stakeholders possibilities for co-operation and networking. They, also, bring together Aalto's expertise across departments.

Research & Art
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Aalto Materials Platform

The Materials Platform promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations and communication, inside and outside Aalto University, to advance the field of materials science and its applications.

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Aalto Living+ Platform

Living+ supports multi- and transdisciplinary research on human-centered living environments, one of Aalto University´s key research areas.

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Aalto Health Platform

Aalto Health Platform is a collaborative program that creates a framework for Aalto to deepen and widen its joint work with its partner organizations in the area of health and wellbeing (H&W), which is one of Aalto University’s strategic focus areas for research.

Aalto University Experience Platform

Aalto Experience Platform

Aalto Experience Platform is an open community for experience research, which fosters and promotes research that combines scientific, artistic, technological, and business angles on human experiences.

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Aalto Entrepreneurship Platform

The mission of the Entrepreneurship Platform is to act as a central contact, information and focus point to support cross organisational and unit level collaboration in all Aalto entrepreneurship activities:

“connecting teaching, research, student and university driven practice and the external community towards common goals”

Aalto Energy Efficiency / Image by Helén Marton

Aalto Energy Platform

The Aalto University Energy Platform initiates and coordinates multi- and interdisciplinary research that supports synergy within the field of sustainable energy solutions.

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