Aalto University Bioinnovation Center

The Bioinnovation Center focuses on innovations in sustainable bio-based materials, especially on textiles and packaging.

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Towards bio and circular economy through bioinnovations 

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center creates and produces new knowledge and innovations that help the transition towards bio and circular economy. To achieve human wellbeing in planetary boundaries, we need new sustainable solutions to wisely use our natural resources. The Bioinnovation Center especially focuses on innovations in sustainable bio-based materials, with special focus on textiles and packaging.  


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Solving sustainability challenges through interdisciplinary cooperation 

The Center creates solutions to sustainability challenges through interdisciplinary cooperation. Nobody can tackle these questions alone. We bring together highly talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to create new ideas and to experiment with courage and curiosity. This helps us create solutions and new product concepts by combining design, business, and technology in a sustainable way. Creating new innovations will not be enough as such - we aim to introduce new ways of thinking and communicating for the benefit of entire society.

Read more about Bioinnovation Center

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Aalto University Bioinnovation Center is an interdisciplinary research and learning center which aims to provide Finland and the world with the most recent research knowledge in its field.

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center
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Bioinnovation Center's research focuses on sustainable textiles and packaging. Currently we have five research projects ongoing. Read more about the research projects here.

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center


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Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation granted Aalto University EUR 10.5 million to establish a bioinnovation centre

The centre will accelerate the transition to a circular economy and bioeconomy, and create opportunities for sustainable economic growth in Finland.

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Aalto University Bioinnovation Centre launching

Aalto University’s Bioinnovation Centre will be established with the grant amounting over 10 million euros received from Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. Bioinnovation Centre will start its operation in 2021 by the recruitment of a professor enabled by the grant and opening the first call for the doctoral school supported by the grant.


Bioinnovation Center’s research will focus on sustainable textiles and packaging

Aalto University's Bioinnovation Center has chosen 5 interdisciplinary projects to launch its doctoral school in 2022. The projects aim at innovations in the fields of sustainable textiles and packaging.



Stay tuned for Bioinnovation Center events

Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Games Now! Lectures 2021-22

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games. In GN! we dig deeper to what is current at the game scene – and what will happen in the near future.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminar organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI. Social Media: #MLCS
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Campus Lectures and seminars

Sotera Seminar

Learn about the outcomes of the MonIA project in this seminar organized by Sotera Research group.
Secure Systems research group demoday at Aalto University. Researchers are presenting information security research.
Conferences and workshops

Secure Systems Demo Day 2022

The Secure Systems Demo Day is an annual meet-up for researchers and students in academia and industry and gives an overview of the current information security research going on in Finland’s capital area.

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