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


Aalto University, CLUSTER Steering Committee II-2023
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Aalto University hosted the CLUSTER Steering Committee 2023

7.9.-8.9.2023 marks the commencement of the Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER) Steering Committee II-2023 hosted by Aalto University.
Open pit mining machines
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New collaboration targets the mine-to-market value chain

FCAI, Metso and partners address sustainability in mining with artificial intelligence.
PwC:lle tehdyn opiskelijaprojektin projektitiimi
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How do companies handle the EU’s new sustainability regulations?

Two School of Business students examined Nordic firms for PwC Finland
Professori Hele Savin ja tuotannon kehitysinsinööri Katja Mustonen valitsemassa piikiekkoja Okmeticin tuotantolinjalta yhteiseen tutkimukseensa. Kuva: Anniina Ojanperä.
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Unique opportunity for Professor Hele Savin to carry out academic research at company premises

The Finnish Research Impact Foundation funding allows professors to concentrate on research and utilize the practical expertise of companies.

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
    Aalto University privacy notice for partnership services


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    Lectures and seminars

    African Economic Outlook: Mobilizing Private Sector Financing for Climate and Green Growth in Africa

    Professor Kevin Chika Urama, the Chief Economist of the African Development Bank will provide insights into the economic prospects of African nations. Ritva Reinikka, Senior Fellow at Aalto University, will moderate the event.
    Student Guide, tapahtumakuva

    Start your studies with Pomodoro

    Join us for guided studying and pick up tips for more effective work during Pomodoro sessions!
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    Lectures and seminars

    Cancelled: Setting Direction with Product Strategy

    Session 7 on Product Management -lectures
    Student Guide, tapahtumakuva

    Beat the Blues: Living in Finland

    Beat the Blues event on living in Finland for Aalto's international students.
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