Our strategy

Research: Driving excellence 

We create world-class clusters of excellence and bring complementary talent together.
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  1. Our long-term purpose: We excel and make breakthroughs in and across science, art, technology and business.
  2. Our current focus of development: Driving excellence. We create world-class clusters of excellence in our key research areas and bring complementary talent together to work on grand challenges.
  3. The planned actions: Attracting and fostering talent, developing selected research infrastructures, new collaboration across fields.

Our current key research areas

Our strength is excellence and increasing impact on our chosen key areas in research, art and education and a unique combination of collaborating disciplines.

Sensual Mathematics Exhibition. Photo by Henri Vogt.

Research & Art

Our research focuses on seven key areas combining four core competences in the fields of ICT, materials, arts, design and business together with three grand challenges related to energy, living environment, and health.

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News

News related to research and art

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Lab-grown pigments and food by-products: The future of natural textile dyes

As the environmental impact of the fashion and textile industries becomes clearer, the demand and need for sustainable alternatives is growing. One international research group aims to replace toxic synthetic dyes with natural alternatives, ranging from plants to microbes to food waste.
Professori Monika Österberg.
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Professor Monika Österberg's team received funding for the development of bio-based packaging materials

The Finnish Research Impact Foundation funding given to Professor Monika Österberg's team will enable Aalto University and Kemira to explore the possibilities of developing fully bio-based packaging materials to reduce the use of plastics in the packaging industry.
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DesignTalks highlights the relevance of good design and how it benefits us all

Find all DesignTalks recordings here – they're available for everyone, offering an opportunity to easily explore the role and relevance of design in different contexts
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'Wardrobe of the future' – sustainable solutions for the fashion and textile industry

The exhibition is showcasing solutions from researchers and students on sustainable future for the fashion and textile industry.
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