Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Research cooperation

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems works collaboratively with strong partners from industry and academia. Along with national research cooperation, many of the department's projects involve collaboration with international research groups. The majority of international projects are partly or entirely funded by European funding bodies. Our main collaborators are listed below.
Aalto University / The School of Business / Ambassadors


National research cooperation

University of Helsinki

University of Eastern Finland

Åbo Akademi

University of Tampere

Tampere University of Technology

University of Oulu

University of Vaasa

Lappeenranta Univesity of Technology

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK)

International research cooperation

  • KTH Stockholm, Sweden
  • Karlstad University, Sweden
  • University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden
  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University of Plymouth, UK
  • University of Swansea, UK
  • University College London, UK
  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • University of Warwick, UK
  • TU Graz, Austria
  • University of Basel, Switzerland
  • ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • University of Applied Sciences, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • North East Swiss University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Biel Institute of Wood Science, Switzerland
  • University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
  • Saarland University, Germany
  • ILL, Geneva, France
  • Grenoble INP, France
  • Pagora, Geneva, France
  • Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne, Paris XII (UPEC)
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • University of Trieste, Italy
  • University of Technology, Belgrade, Serbia
  • University of Maine, USA
  • Virginia Tech, USA
  • North Carolina State University, USA
  • Miami University, USA
  • McMaster University, Canada
  • Deakin University, Australia
  • Université du Québec, Trois Rivières, Canada
  • Shaanxi University of Technology, Xi’an, China

Research institutes

  • VTT
  • RI.SE (SP, Innventia), Sweden
  • Swerea, Sweden
  • MPI Magdeburg
  • Fraunhofer Institute


  • Andritz Oy
  • Ardilla Technologies UK
  • Arterra Bioscience
  • Avantium Chemical BV
  • BillerudKorsnäs AB
  • Biome Bioplastics
  • Digipolis Oy
  • Kemira Oyj
  • Ladec Oy
  • Lahti Energia
  • Marimekko
  • Metsä Group
  • Nanso Group Oy
  • Neste Oyj
  • Nopek Oy
  • Nova Institute
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Omya International AG
  • Paptic Ltd.
  • Prefere Resins Finland Oy
  • Quantis
  • Roal Oy
  • Sooma Oy
  • Stora Enso
  • Sulzer Ltd.
  • Tereos, Ind
  • Tikkurila Oyj
  • UPM-Kymmene Oyj
  • Valio
  • Valmet Oyj
  • W42 Industrial Biotechnology
  • Ynsect

Other research collaborators

Lapin ELY-keskus

 (Lapland's Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment)

Research platforms

Forest-Based Technology Platform

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