Corporate collaboration

Boost for business from collaboration

Research collaboration strengthens expertise and business development. New product and service ideas are created in study projects. Our campus offers an inspiring operating and networking environment. At Aalto's recruitment events, companies meet the top talents of the future.

Students walking and working in the basement floor of the Harald Herlin Learning center / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio

The most significant benefit of our collaboration with Aalto University is the expertise it provides us.

Matti Kauhanen, Business Unit Technology Manager, ABB Oy Drives and Controls

President Ilkka Niemelä: ‘We make an impact in society together with our partners’

At best, collaboration between Aalto University and corporates brings about solutions with a great impact on society. Collaboration leads to change toward a more sustainable world, develops new skills and knowledge, and creates jobs.

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Rehtori Ilkka Niemelä katse kameraan suunnattuna, kuvattuna Dipolissa

Strategic partnership is a long-term commitment

We create impact together with our corporate partners. By combining the latest knowledge with leading industrial expertise, we develop sustainable solutions and educate future talents for business.

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Aalto Vision Forum

What can we do together?

We offer companies opportunities for collaboration in all areas of Aalto's operations, as well as possibilities for networking with researchers, teachers and our active student community. The collaboration can start with even a small project, and grow into a long-term strategic partnership. We encourage also the SMEs to become involved!

Welcome to collaborate with us!

Collaboration with Aalto University offers companies a vantage point for the latest research and opportunities to develop competitiveness, as well as an extensive network of experts. Collaboration also helps us ensure that our teaching and research respond to the changing needs of business. Together, we will build an even better, more sustainable and more competitive Finland.

    Uusinta tietoa ja innovaatioita

    Research knowledge and new innovations

    The cooperation supports the company's innovation activities and business development.

    Tulevaisuuden osaajia

    Future talents

    The cooperation facilitates the discovery of future experts and offers diverse opportunities for staff development.

    Verkostoja ja uusia resursseja

    Networks and special resources

    The collaboration opens access to our research infrastructure and our extensive national and international network.

    Kandidaattikeskus, opiskelijoita luentosalissa

    Support for university development

    The collaboration helps us at Aalto to develop research and education to meet the changing needs of business. It improves the quality and effectiveness of our operations as well as our access to finance.

    Corporate Relations team

     Outi Toijala

    Outi Toijala

    Head of Corporate Relations
    Ida Andersson

    Ida Andersson

    Manager, Corporate Relations, School of Electrical Engineering
    Susanna Jaarmo

    Susanna Jaarmo

    Corporate Relations Manager, School of Science
    Terhi Kajaste

    Terhi Kajaste

    Manager, Corporate Relations, Artificial Intelligence, FCAI
    Anne Kosola

    Anne Kosola

    Manager, Corporate Relations, Partnership Development
    Elli Käpylä

    Elli Käpylä

    Corporate Relations Manager, FinnCERES and Bioinnovation Center
    Heikki Lahtinen

    Heikki Lahtinen

    Manager, Corporate Relations, School of Engineering
    Pirita Posti

    Pirita Posti

    Manager, Corporate Relations, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

    Jussi Rantsi

    Project Manager, Finnish Artificial Intelligence Region (FAIR EDIH)
    Annemari Rautio

    Annemari Rautio

    Senior Manager, Corporate Relations, School of Business
    Petri Silenius

    Petri Silenius

    Manager, Corporate Relations, School of Chemical Engineering


    Pasi Laine
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    Valmet inaugurates sponsored lecture hall in Otaniemi

    'We have a long cooperation with Aalto University and want to strengthen it further. We need future employees from various backgrounds and programs', says Valmet's President and CEO Pasi Laine.
    Anniina Suominen Photo: Evelin Kask
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    Novel solutions for cross-sector collaboration: exploring Artpreneurship

    Aalto researchers collaborate with businesses and creative professionals in a research project aimed at finding solutions to growth challenges.
    Students standing in line with their hands up at the Nokia headquarter lobby
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    The 5th Aalto International Talent Program launched - ‘A warm welcome to Finland‘

    This year, more than 180 students and 16 companies are participating in the group mentoring programme for international students and companies.
    Emilia Kauppi
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    Doctoral research is shedding new light on recycling

    A research collaboration with industry partners is improving the recycling of milk and juice cartons
    Aalto University privacy notice for partnership services


    Jaana Vapaavuori, Luana Dessbesell, Mashrura Musharraf, Martin Lennox and Gopika Premsankar, photos by Kristina Vialimaa, Kristi
    Networking, Other

    "Catalyzing diversity in science": IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast

    Aalto University hosts the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2024 on 27 February. Everyone is welcome, kindly pre-register by 22 February.
    Image of four key speakers at the event: Jukka Suomela, Kirsi Yliniemi, Jaan Praks, Heidi Peltonen
    Academic events, Networking, Workshops

    Preparing Aalto Graduates to be Responsible and Influential Experts

    Join us for breakfast, short talks and discussions with fellow teachers about an urgent topic – sustainability in teaching and how it affects graduate responsibility and influence in the workforce.
    A Grid Open Keynote speaker Frank Martela

    A Grid Open and Aalto Startup Center Demo Day

    Welcome to the first A Grid Open of the year! Feel the entrepreneurial spirit and mindset to co-create, innovate, and change the world! The event is organized by Aalto University Startup Center and A Grid.
    Aalto logo and an EU flag, co-funded by the European union.
    Academic events, Conferences

    Erasmus Staff Training Days 03.06. - 05.06.2024

    Erasmus Staff Training Days bring together professionals from Aalto University partner institutions to get to know Aalto better, to network and to workshop on annually changing topics.
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