News

Virtual world took people to space

Research groups’ demos attracted interest at the Research Winter Day, and there was lively discussion on business cooperation.
Aalto University / Aalto satellites family / photo: Linda Koskinen
Family of Aalto satellites at Research Winter Day.

The School of Electrical Engineering organised its traditional Research Winter Day on 13 March. This time, research was presented through demos. At the beginning of the event, Tuula Ruokonen, Director of Digital Service Solutions at Valmet and Matti Kauhanen, Business Unit Technology Manager, ABB, shared their stories on cooperation with Aalto University.

‘The objective of Valmet’s university cooperation is to discover new technologies and, at the same time, provide the researchers with information on the wishes of the industry’, says Ruokonen.

ABB's Director of Technology Matti Kauhanen praises the doctoral programme and the doctoral dissertations generated by it.

‘Doctoral dissertations give us new ideas, and we can employ people in new competence areas.’

He sees the university cooperation as an extremely useful and flexible template.

‘Many companies no longer have their own research units. When the university's research results are equally accessible by all, they can be used more extensively’, Kauhanen says.

Demos delighted the audience

More than twenty demos were presented at the Research Winter Day by the research groups themselves.

Visiting the event for the first time, Helsinki City Project Coordinator Helena Antikainen was delighted by the demos.

‘The event was interesting and well organised. From all the interesting demos I recall, above all, the virtual planetarium, various robots, and health chair’, she says.

The event was attended by nearly 100 visitors. Antikainen praises the skilled presenters.

‘The presenters played an important role in the demos, and they were able to explain everything in a clear and easily understandable manner. I thought it was very interesting to hear what is done with the demos, how they work, what they may possibly do in the future and how the research and development work will continue’.

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Tatu Pohjola
Cooperation Published:

School of Business donor stories: Tatu Pohjola

The best thing was the community that I got into: a large, happy and supportive group of people who are curios for new and strive for better.
kuule minä sävellän_työpaja_arkkitehtuurin laitos
Cooperation, University Published:

Architecture inspired young composers

Collaboration with music institutions combined architecture and music.
Skyscrapers by the water. Text: Urban GoodCamp, Tackling urban challenges.
Cooperation Published:

Aalto University solves urban challenges as a part of the Urban GoodCamp project

The Erasmus+ project Urban GoodCamp aims to empower Higher Education Institutions and their urban stakeholders to tackle pressing urban challenges.
Lithium ion battery electrodes and cells, researcher Taina Rauhala, photo Valeria Azovskaya, 2017
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Safer and more efficient rechargeable lithium batteries – Aalto is taking part in new corporate cooperation projects

International projects aim to develop new more environmentally friendly materials and production methods for rechargeable lithium batteries