News

Digitalisation has an ever growing impact on our environment

There are over one hundred technology, business and arts professors working in the field of digitalisation at Aalto University.

Digitalisation is revolutionising Finnish industry, business life and society. The Director of the Aalto Digi Platform, Professor Yrjö Neuvo, points out that the development of digitalisation has been going on for decades. The speed of change is still rapid and there is no reverse gear.

‘At the moment we are at a turning point where new services and products are coming onto the market. Our competitiveness depends to a great extent on how we are able to continue to nimbly exploit the digital revolution across a wide range of activities both in business and in the public sector. I would say that the development of digitalisation is an important tool which we can use to respond to mankind’s global challenges such as energy consumption, climate change, population growth and urbanisation', he comments.

The changes brought by digitalisation are progressing rapidly and we still do not know what it will encompass. Within Aalto University there are over 100 professors working on that question, and digitalisation is one of four areas where Aalto is strong in research.

‘We have obtained great research results in areas such as data analysis, data security and the industrial internet. There are also a lot of events for students in the field of digitalisation such as the Mechatronics Circus, which is arranged in the spring, and combines both information technology and mechanical engineering.’

The Make it Digital seminar in August brought together a total of 300 experts in digitalisation. Exhibitors included Aalto’s research groups as well as start-up companies discussing developments.

Aalto’s Digi Platform is a cooperation platform which brings together experts from within Aalto and from outside too.

‘We help find experts on the digital side from within Aalto and we organise many kinds of events where external experts are welcome. A total of 300 people participated in the “Make it Digital” seminar we organised in August. The discussion forums will continue in the autumn when the open lecture series “Internet Forum” is launched on 20th September and the first digi-breakfasts will soon be starting’, explains Professor Neuvo.

Further information:

Professor Yrjö Neuvo
tel. +358 (0)40 0740 300
[email protected]

Further information about the events can be found at digi.aalto.fi

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Ursula von der Leyen in her opening speech
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

The New European Bauhaus festival brought together European decision-makers and experts in cross-sectoral sustainable development

Aalto University participated in the New European Bauhaus Festival with its sustainable construction exhibition, Time out! Rethinking construction.
Olli Ikkana in Otaniemi, photo by Lasse Lecklin.
Research & Art Published:

Bioinspired colours and adaptable materials - Professor Olli Ikkala's third EU project builds on living systems

Department of Applied Physics Professor Olli Ikkala received his third Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) on 11 April 2024. The funding amounts to €2.5 million and the project will run for five years.
Professor Antti Oulasvirta. Photo: Aalto University / Jaakko Kahilaniemi
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Researchers investigate how AI could better understand humans

Antti Oulasvirta has received a EUR 2.5 million Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for the study of user models.
Kuvituskuva, jossa kirkkain värein piirretty tyttö katsoo graafista kuviota.
Research & Art Published:

How to put education policy to the test

Finland is testing changes in national education before committing to them – and showing how randcomized controlled trials can take the guesswork out of policy-making