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People from Aalto to consider the future of mining

Experts of Outotec, Aalto University's researchers and students will collaboratively unravel future concerns in the mining sector.

The project will be followed through Aalto channels during the springtime.

The aim of the project is to create visions of future's responsible and resource-smart mining activities, metallurgy and recycling of materials. The project is to be carried out in cooperation with the Outotec experts, Aalto University's researchers and students during the spring of 2015.

The participants from Aalto University are two multi-disciplinary student groups, of which the first one focuses on future scenarios and the second one on the importance of recycling economy. Recycling economy refers to economic activity that produces as little waste as possible.

Both groups have their supervising teachers and two mentors from Outotec. The progress of these projects will be followed through Aalto University's Twitter account during the spring of 2015. The project's hashtag ID is #Outotec2050 and #aalto.

The project also will create a publication in an interesting format, summarising the collaboratively found results.

− The projects will be realised as customised student projects. This project form originates from the Aalto University School of Business, but efforts are constantly undertaken to recruit students throughout Aalto University to the projects. In these projects, there are students from five Aalto University's schools. The participants represent the fields of economics, technology and art, Project Coordinator Karo Tammela explains.

− Outotec hopes for open-minded visions of future and is confident of getting these from Aalto University's multi-disciplinary student groups, Tammela describes.

Paige Poutiainen from the Management and International Business master's programme at the Aalto University's School of Business expects the project to provide new perspectives for the future of Outotec and mining. Poutiainen is part of a group that focuses on recycling economy.

− I am really enthusiastic about this project, Poutiainen says. She hopes recycling economy to become part of the mainstream economy in Finland. − Outotec seems to be one of the pioneers of mining and sustainable development.

Additional information:
Project Coordinator Karo Tammela
Tel. +358 50 4626 202
[email protected]

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