Strategic corporate partner Saab
In 2017, Aalto University and the defense and security company Saab concluded a ten-year collaboration contract with the aim of strengthening and deepening their research collaboration, especially in long-term sensor technology research.
At the moment, there are over 10 research projects ongoing involving professors, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral and master's students from Aalto and Saab. Represented fields include e.g. cognitive systems, artificial intelligence, microwave and antenna technologies, hydroacoustics, space technology, and quantum technology.
One of the forms of collaboration is the Industrial PhD doctoral programme funded by Saab. Around ten doctoral candidates from Aalto are currently participating in the programme. The candidates will complete their doctoral thesis at Aalto while working in Saab's product development projects. The goal is to train at least 20 new PhD's during 10 years.
Petteri Alinikula, Research Director, Saab
Investing in research in key areas of technology ensures that our future product generations will also be competitive.
A good brand has been developed for collaboration between Aalto University and the Saab Group, as well as a reputation for knowing how to do things right.
Saab invests 3 million euros for expanding the collaboration into new research areas. This increases Saab’s total investment to 23 million euros for the years 2017-2026.
With the support of Saab, doctoral student Jouko Kinnari is researching how positioning would be possible without satellite positioning systems.