Our strategy

Research: Driving excellence 

We create world-class clusters of excellence and bring complementary talent together.
Research equipment on a colorful background, image by Aleksi Poutanen
  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.

Recent examples of our research breakthroughs

Lightning strikes

Machine learning helps to predict blackouts caused by storms

A collaboration between computer scientists at Aalto University and the Finnish Meteorological Institute applies machine learning to predict how damaging a storm will be

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Samuel Kaski

Machines to make sense of our health

Making use of artificial intelligence methods for personalised medicine.

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An illustration showing a cloud with a search bar connected to different materials, representing the concepts to the Materials search engine

Data sharing is the future of materials research

Solving global challenges requires new materials, and developing these means we need to rethink our data sharing

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Tutkija Ville Jokinen Micronovassa materiaalinäyte kädessään, kuva Aino Huovio

One million euros to research of radiation detection

Academy of Finland funds projects to develop highly sensitive imaging and measurement techniques.

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Super Stomp. Kuva: Valo Motion.

Multiplayer bouncing exercise brings extra motivation

The game gives players an empowering experience using custom computer vision, movement exaggeration, and game design techniques.

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Image: Jean-Marc Bodson, Erasme.

Brain recordings show that background noise strongly impairs children’s ability to concentrate on a single speaker

A new brain-imaging study compared the cocktail party effect between adults and children. The purpose was to understand how children can cope the often noisy surroundings in which they grow and learn.

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Ioncell

What if the textiles of the future are growing in Finnish forests?

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