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Flagship projects, programs and projects related to materials research at Aalto

Flagships and CoEs

There are several high-level projects in the field of materials research and teaching at the moment.

Birch leaves. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

FinnCERES - Flagship for boosting bioeconomy

Boosting the world’s bioeconomy by developing new bio-based materials with Aalto University and VTT, companies, and research organizations through a shared passion to create a sustainable future and a belief in innovations based on solid scientific foundations.

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The HYBER Centre

The HYBER Centre was launched via the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence Programme 2014-2019, as the CoE in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials Research. HYBER combines research groups working on molecular self-assembly, genetic engineering of proteins, biotechnological production of engineered biomolecules, and plant cell wall materials.

The HYBER Centre
Researcher at Aalto University fixating a tool for graphene research purposes

GRAPHENE Flagship

The Graphene Flagship represents a new form of joint, coordinated research on an unprecedented scale, forming Europe's biggest ever research initiative.

The Graphene Flagship is tasked with bringing together academic and industrial researchers to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of 10 years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities.

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About EIT RawMaterials

Boosting the competitiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation!

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Materials Research Infrastructure

OtaNano

OtaNano is a national research infrastructure (RI) focusing on competitive research in nanoscience and -technology, and in quantum technologies.

Kvanttibitit. Kuva: Jan Goetz.

Aalto Ice Tank

Aalto Ice Tank is a multipurpose basin ideally suited for testing ships and other maritime structures in ice conditions.

Aalto Ice Tank

Aalto Bioproduct Centre

The Aalto Bioproduct Centre is a modern bioeconomy ecosystem at the Otaniemi campus.

Aalto Bioproduct center / Photo Mikko Raskinen

Workshops - Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture

At the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, hands-on learning is essential. Our students have access to one of the finest workshop environment in the world, with a very high workshop to student ratio.

Arts_Infra - PrintLab workshop by Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Research infrastructure

Bioeconomy RI and RAMI RI are research infrastructure at School of Chemical Engineering which both are included in the Finnish research infrastructures FIRI roadmap.

Microscope image. Aalto University Bioeconomy Infrastructure. Photo: Adolfo Vera

Aalto Electronics-ICT - Electronics test facilities

School of Electrical Engineering offers 4 electronic test facilities

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Materials and sustainable use of natural resources

Featured research projects and programs

Bio2Future PhD Summer School - bioeconomy courses for postgraduates

Aalto University has launched a summer school to support PhD students who are studying bioeconomy-related subjects. Bio2Future offers 1-2 high-level postgraduate courses each summer in a range of current subject areas.

Photo: Nina Riutta

Empirica – Research on art, design and culture

Group approaches research with an attitude, where making, acting and engaging play important roles.

Empirica tutkimusryhmän työtä

CHEMARTS

CHEMARTS webpage

An image of a bio degradable cup

Carbon Lane -project

Carbon Lane (CarLa) is an EIT Climate-KIC funded project which takes place during 2019. The project explores practical carbon drawdown solutions for urban green areas

Ioncell-F

Ioncell-F technology developed at Aalto University in collaboration with the University of Helsinki converts wood into textiles without any harmful chemicals.

Aalto University/Ioncell-F

More recycling and business worth billions to the battery sector

The main objective of BATCircle is to generate added value to sectors manufacturing battery metals and chemicals, and their circular economy.

Akkujätettä ja kemikaaleja. Kuva: Glen Forde
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