Aalto University Bioinnovation Center
The Bioinnovation Center focuses on innovations in sustainable bio-based materials, especially on textiles and packaging.
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.
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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Tiina Nypelö DSc (Tech) has been appointed Associate Professor and Luana Dessbesell (PhD) has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems.
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.
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.
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.
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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