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.

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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.

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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.

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Susanna Ahola, Niklas von Weymarn and Michael Hummel

Bioinnovation Center kicked off

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center has kicked off its operations and celebrated its opening in a launching event on June 1, 2022.


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.

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Pilot production line for Ioncell launched — a top made with the stronger-than-cotton ecofibre gets its colour from Finnish fields

In addition to producing the innovative textile fibre, the pilot production line will be used to develop wood-based carbon fibres.

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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.

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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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Striving for bioeconomy innovations and breakthrough products

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center accelerates the transition to bioeconomy and circular economy.

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Stay tuned for Bioinnovation Center events

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us

How do you feel security and what does it mean to us in the future – welcome to listen to interesting talks and discuss.
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Conferences and workshops

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2022

MORE - Mobilizing Our Resources Efficiently.
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Academic, Conferences and workshops

Nordic Quantum Connection

Nordic collaboration in quantum science and technology is discussed in Helsinki this September. You are invited to follow highlighted talks by leading professionals of the field!
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Online event, Lectures and seminars

MMD Colloquium 2022: Wearables Technology

Multifunctional Materials Design: a series of online lectures by invited guests

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