Corporate collaboration

Strategic corporate partner Nokia

Nokia has been an important partner for Aalto University and its predecessor universities for decades. There are currently close to 20 ongoing research collaboration projects.
Students working together in front of Nokia flags, photo by Abigail Garbett

In 2018 Aalto University and Nokia signed a partnership agreement to strengthen research and co-operation in the fields of information and communications technology, artificial intelligence, business, and arts and design.

There are currently close to 20 ongoing research projects involving professors, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral and master's students from Aalto and Nokia. Represented fields include, for example, 5G technology, signal processing, antenna technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, mobile cloud computing and advanced materials. Also, experts from Nokia are often seen as visiting lecturers at Aalto.

Support for students

Nokia funds approximately two Ph.D. thesis and 20 MSc thesis yearly. Furthermore, Nokia Foundation grants approximately fifteen scholarships for doctoral studies and research.

Nokia is active in recruiting Aalto students, who are highly valued in the company as trainees and in the entry level positions. Aalto student Veikko Saikkonen shares hiscareer story on a video:

News about collaboration

 Tutkimustyössä hyödynnetään Aalto-yliopiston radiokaiutonta huonetta Otaniemessä. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio Tutkimustyössä hyödynnetään Aalto-yliopiston radiokaiutonta huonetta Otaniemessä. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen

Nokia donates again to quantum and XG doctoral schools

Nokia's industrial doctoral schools in Aalto have been a success. Nokia donates another 480,000€ to them.

Aallon opiskelijoita ICT-Electronics laboratoriossa.

Aalto University students combine an open microprocessor with an AI accelerator

In the recent past, Aalto students implemented a simple processor. Now, they have further refined its structure and combined it with an AI accelerator.

 Tutkimustyössä hyödynnetään Aalto-yliopiston radiokaiutonta huonetta Otaniemessä. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Unto Rautio

New doctoral programme focuses on the energy efficiency of radio waves

Nokia's donation to Aalto University will support research into new mobile communications systems, and particularly hardware development.

Iso näyttöseinä.

Nokia donates virtual technology to Aalto University

With the help of technology, researchers and students can create virtual sceneries and model experimental environments.

Quantum chips like it cold

Nokia donates EUR 500 000 to the field of technology at Aalto University

The donation will fund doctoral programmes researching quantum technology and 6G technology.

ELEC students

The field of Electronics-ICT offers diverse opportunities to solve future challenges

The Electronics-ICT field in Finland is constantly looking for new talent among Aalto’s students and graduates

Pekka Lundmark

Pekka Lundmark hopes to see more international talent in Finland

Nokia's president & CEO Pekka Lundmark gave a speech at Aalto University International Talent program's kick-off event on January 24th.

Men and women sitting around tables working in groups.

Collaboration between Nokia and the CEMS programme results in several strategic business projects every spring

CEMS as a unique global community delivers a leading Master’s in International Management programme, which educates responsible future leaders to contribute to creating a more open, sustainable and inclusive world.


Want to know more? Contact our key account manager for Nokia:

Susanna Jaarmo

Susanna Jaarmo

Corporate Relations Manager, School of Science
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