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Networking event 'Artificial intelligence in materials science'_photo Glen Forde
Networking lunch 'Artificial Intelligence in materials science', photo Glen Forde

Materials Platform supports events and services related to materials research and collaboration

The Materials Platform offers financial support for a multidisciplinary event organized by Aalto University members and collaborators. In addition, we offer a number of services to help with event planning, promotion, facilitation, and documentation. Apply early in your planning stages.

Application form

What kind of help can you get? 

We can provide compensation for event catering, cover some organizational fees, and other expenses for multidisciplinary events with a focus on materials research and education. The compensation sum should be less than 1500 euros.

If you request support well in advance, we may help you with other duties to raise the profile of your event: developing the event's visual identity, provide a photographer for the event, help with the presentations, and organize networking training for the participants.

In addition, if you are looking for ways to better show off your work -- like photographs of your materials, graphics, or refining your slides -- we will share your project with a network of graphic design and art students at Aalto.

If you are a student in ARTS and you want to join the network, please contact Platform Manager Heidi Henrickson ([email protected]).

What events can we support?

The Materials Platform is highly interested in developing collaboration to foster multidisciplinary initiatives at Aalto University (and beyond). Our mission is to popularise Aalto University materials research to make it accessible and understood by many different audiences. We would like to support the initiatives that support our strategic goals and share our values.

When to apply?

Complete the form to apply for the funding or service well in advance (it likely takes at least a couple of weeks for a financial support application to be accepted, and longer to complete a design project). The application form covers the typical requests we receive. But if you have something special in mind, please don’t hesitate to apply -- you may spark something new at Aalto!

What happens after you apply?

The application will be reviewed by the Materials Platform manager and, if necessary, by the board members. We'll update you as soon as possible on the decision or will come back to you for more information regarding your request.

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