Fostering bioinnovations

Tomorrow’s textiles and packaging. See this and other fascinating projects on display in the Designs for a Cooler Planet main exhibition in Marsio on 6 Sept – 3 Oct 2024.
Fostering Bioinnovations exhibition sneakpeak

Bio-based materials have unique properties worth exploring and benefits that extend beyond planet-friendly alternatives to synthetic and fossil-based materials.

Bioinnovations involve mindset shifts, seeing value in underutilised resources, and harnessing novel technology – all for a better future. These eight doctoral student projects push the boundaries of state-of-the-art research to create sustainable solutions to today’s textiles and packaging needs: sourcing materials from plants or bio-based side streams, implementing AI design, and easy recyclability through the end of life.

Projects on display

Photo: Artistic paper sample

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center

To achieve human wellbeing in planetary boundaries, we need new sustainable solutions to wisely use our natural resources. The Bioinnovation Center especially focuses on innovations in sustainable bio-based materials, with special focus on textiles and packaging.

Designs for a Cooler Planet

This fall, the festival celebrates innovative and collaborative designs addressing the impossible sustainability challenges. Experience tomorrow in Otaniemi on 6 Sept – 3 Oct 2024!

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Wood crystals on a black fabric.
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