Excellence brings competitiveness – Doctoral career paths

Dear Company or Organization representative, we would like to invite you and your colleagues to the event as well as all Aalto University students approaching the completion of their master’s or doctoral degree.

The event will advance Finland’s long-term competitiveness by opening career paths for doctoral students, and by bringing together Aalto University’s top academic experts and companies and organizations searching for competence.
At the event, organizations will have an opportunity to present your business to the students, create contacts and recruit a recently graduated doctor, or a student approaching the completion of their doctoral studies.

Companies and organizations please register here by 2 May 2019. 

Current and To Be Doctoral Students and Postdocs, seating is limited,
please register here by 2 May 2019.


Excellence brings competitiveness – Doctoral career paths
Aalto University, 6th May 2019, 12.30–18.00, Maarintie 8, Seminar room TU2 (2nd floor)
12.30                 Opening words – Ilkka Niemelä, President, Aalto University
12.45                 Why and How is Doctorate Valuable? - Yrjö Neuvo, Professor
13.00                 Career in a company – Markku Heino, Spinverse Oy
13.15                 Career in academia – Gary Marquis, Dean, School of Engineering, Aalto University
13.30                 Career as an entrepreneur – VimAI Oy, Xiao Yu
13.45                 Career in the public sector – William Brace, Senior Scientist, VTT
14.00 -14.30    Coffee break
14.30                New business from research – opportunities for scientists – Mika Lautanala, Business Finland
14.45                Working opportunities in companies – Arto Nieminen, Post Docs in Companies
15.00                Postdoc positions abroad – Mikko Olavi Seppälä, Postdoc Pool
15.15                Aalto University’s support for academic entrepreneurship – Panu Kuosmanen, Aalto
15.30                European Institute of Technology – David Oliva Uribe, EIT
15.45                Grants for doctoral students – Jouni Lounasmaa, Kaute Foundation
16.00-18.00     On the 1st floor:
                        Networking and meetings with company representatives, sandwiches/coffee/tea

Yrjö Neuvo
Aalto University
[email protected]

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