Aalto sustainability news

140 results for News, Sustainability

Breaking the chain of vulnerability

How empathy, close listening and design thinking enable Claudia Garduño and the AaltoLAB Mexico to find the most urgent problems in an indigenous community.
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies
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Kuva: Sanna Lehto

New biomaterials and their market potential are at the centre of interest in the United States

How can bio-based materials be adopted as an alternative to synthetic plastics on an industrial scale? Is it possible for environmentally friendly textile production to be profitable?
Cooperation, University
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New York_June 2019

'The way we spend our time makes a big difference'

Director of the Creative Sustainability programme Mikko Jalas taks about self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Mikko Jalas, kuva: Sanna Lehto

SUB researchers lead new sustainable textiles consortium

Researchers from the Sustainability in Business (SUB) research group are leading one of Aalto’s three consortia funded in the latest round of grants from the Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Council.
Research & Art
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Rolls of fabric in warehouse

Aalto to coordinate three new SRC consortia

Aalto University received EUR 9.2 million or 18 percent of the funding allocated.
Research & Art, University
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Aalto koordinoi kolmea uutta STN-konsortiota, kuva Aino Huovio

Estimating the wear and tear of ice on physical structures over coming decades or even centuries

To face the challenges of a warming climate, a new technique determines the long-term effects of moving Arctic ice on bridges or wind turbines
Press releases, Research & Art
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Ice rubbling

Aalto University participates in a major event involving 2 000 circular economy influencers

The World Circular Economy Forum will take place between 3 and 5 June.
Research & Art
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Ioncell

Pilot for recycling plastic packaging waste to start at Aalto

Aalto CRE will start a pilot for collecting and recycling plastic packaging waste in three of Aalto University’s properties.
Campus
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Recycling bins

Lessons from Mars and blue algae ― Come explore the future of the circular economy on 5 June

Organised by Aalto University, speakers include NASA Researcher Jonathan Trent, founder of Origin by Ocean Mari Granström, and circular fashion expert Kirsi Niinimäki
Research & Art
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Ioncell

A village chief calls for responsible innovation, and an urban economics expert for tight-knit urban development

Aalto Vision Forum explored opportunities for growth in a rapidly changing operating environment.
Cooperation
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Aalto Vision Forum

Many Shades of Cocreation: Research Designs for Collaboration

When academics and practitioners work together on research, there’s no standard template to follow. Aalto researchers provide a model.
Research & Art
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Nanomaji water filters in East Africa

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.
Research & Art
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Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

How can we use rivers sustainably?

Humans have long altered the natural state of rivers. Now nature’s own methods can help us to manage rivers more sustainably.
Research & Art
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fragile waters infographics endangered rivers page 1 design: Lin Pei-Yu

The Polaris study project visualizes climate change anxiety

Finnish Broadcasting Company’s mobile story tries to capture how young adults experience climate change.
Cooperation
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Polaris-projekti visualisoi nuorten ilmastoahdistusta

Small Finland is a big player in the circular economy of metals

Finland was chosen to lead the strategic planning for battery recycling in Europe. Two key reasons for this achievement are the high-level research carried out in Finland and the close cooperation within the sector.
Research & Art
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Professor Mari Lundström Aalto University

How can wastewater become a resource?

A crucial part of the circular economy, wastewater can give us essential nutrients in an environmentally friendly way.
Research & Art
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fragile water infographic circular water lin peiyu 2

'The solutions for circular economy are not achieved alone'

A circular economy workshop series develops new collaborations between engineers and business researchers.
Research & Art
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Circular economy workshop Dilemmas of disassembly Photo: Outi Puukko

EIT Urban Mobility call for proposals 2020

The call for proposals for EIT Urban Mobility 2020 is now open and the call closes on May 17.
Cooperation
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Urban mobility

​​​​​​​How can we conserve the natural cycle of water in cities?

Changing water circulation to resemble more the natural cycle with nature-based solutions.
Research & Art
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fragile water infographic urban water lin peiyun 2

Fortum and Aalto University tighten their cooperation

3-year Memorandum of Understanding aims to promote bioeconomy and circular economy.
Cooperation
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Aalto-yliopiston rehtori Ilkka Niemelä ja Fortumin toimitusjohtaja Pekka Lundmark allekirjoittavat aiesopimuksen yhteistyöstä 5.4.2019