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.
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.
The HYBER Center was launched via the Academy of Finland's Center 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 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.
Materials Research Infrastructure
OtaNano is Finland's national research infrastructure for micro-, nano-, and quantum technologies
Aalto Ice and Wave Tank is a multipurpose basin ideally suited for testing ships and other maritime structures in ice conditions.
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.
We develop local and global networks
School of Electrical Engineering offers 4 electronic test facilities
Featured research projects and programs
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.
Group approaches research with an attitude, where making, acting and engaging play important roles.
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 technology developed at Aalto University in collaboration with the University of Helsinki converts wood into textiles without any harmful chemicals.
The main objective of BATCircle is to generate added value to sectors manufacturing battery metals and chemicals, and their circular economy.
Laura Piispanen, Noora Heiskanen, Jenna Ahonen and Ayda Grisiute convinced the jury with their creativity.