Aalto Thesis

Aalto Thesis projects

Here you will find the project timeline and examples of our previous collaborations. Have a look below what kind of challenges Aalto Thesis student teams have tackled.
Kuvassa miehiä ja naisia pöydän ympärillä tietokoneitten kanssa keskustelemassa.
Photo: Unto Rautio

Project timeline

Aalto Thesis projects kick-start in three slots according to our student's degree recommendations:

  • At the beginning of the autumn term (September)
  • At the beginning of the spring term (January)
  • At the end of the spring term (April)

After recruiting the student team, the actual Aalto Thesis project of six months can kick-start! The process is as follows:

  1. Student orientation with Aalto Thesis team    
  2. Kick-off meeting with the partner
  3. Creating a joint project plan 
  4. 2-month status meeting
  5. 4-month status meeting
  6. The final presentation: The results, conclusions, and suggestions
  7. Handing in the Master’s theses and the interdisciplinary summary for the partner

Student: how to apply?

Partner: contact us!

Take a look at our projects!

A 3D fibre machine by Valmet.

Project Valmet: Designing modularity in 3D fibre technology

Through this Aalto thesis project, Valmet aims to implement the principles of modularity in 3D fibre technology.

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An illustration of Valmet's machine.

Project Valmet: New roads – Business planning in fibre converting

Through this Aalto Thesis project, Valmet is aiming to find ways to enter the field of fibre converting.

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Hand-picked blueberries and a slogan "Avaa aamusi metsäpolulla" ("Begin your mornings on forrest trails").

Project Sipoo - Digital Service Design to Support Employment

In this Aalto Thesis project, the municipality of Sipoo is looking for research-based innovation to bring clarity to the complex structures of employment support services.

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Two bowls of blueberry porridge and a green kitchen towel.

Project Valio - Plant-based Food Innovations

In this Aalto Thesis project, a student team of two worked together with researchers from Valio to tackle challenges within the plant-based food industry.

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A bird perspective picture of Sinimäki area in Espoo, with housing stock and roads.

Project City of Espoo - Population Growth as a Possibility

The student team of two solved the challenge of changing rapid population growth into a possibility for the City of Espoo.

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Aalto Thesis Student Team

Project Finnish Digital Agency - Design System in Digital Public Sector

The student team of four solved the challenge of making the Finnish Digital Agency the best digital agency in the world.

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Two women in a Hoas shared flat's kitchen drinking coffee.

Project Hoas - Brand Identities to Houses with Communal Living Units

The student team of 2 solved Hoas' challenge of decreased interest in communal living among students.

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Three smiling students by a laptop.

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Aalto Thesis is a project-based and multidisciplinary model for making the Master’s thesis in work-life collaboration.

Three students studying in the Learning Centre.

Aalto Thesis: For the student

Aalto Thesis is a challenge-based and work-life oriented possibility to enhance your professional expertise and multidisciplinary teamwork skills during the Master's thesis process.

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Students sitting and cyckling at Otaniemi Campus.

Aalto Thesis: For the partner

Aalto Thesis offers a unique possibility to collaborate with a team of future experts from arts, business and technology.

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