Research and learning infrastructures
Research and learning infrastructures
Aalto University hosts high-level facilities for research, education and innovation, including unique nationally significant research infrastructures. Continuous development and collaboration with partners guarantees first class environment for researchers, students and wider Aalto community. These infrastructures are open for everyone. Their access policy, training requirements and operation expenses differ from one to another. Details are best found from their individual websites.
Aalto University's significant research and learning infrastructures
Aalto i3 – Aalto Industry and Innovation Infrastructure is for students, researchers and companies to innovate and co-create smart, connected products and services. Offering variety of specialised manufacturing and testing facilities, Aalto i3 provides structured access to unique multi-purpose infrastructure.
ANI research infrastructure houses three functional neuroimaging modalities, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at Advanced Magnetic Imaging (AMI) Centre, magnetoencephalography (MEG) at MEG Core and Aalto Behavioral Laboratory (ABL).
Aalto Studios weaves together the players of the creative economy: designers, filmmakers, YouTubers, game developers, performing artists, educators, angel investors, public-sector operators, and more in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe, and beyond.
The Bioeconomy Infrastructure uses pre-treatment technology, thermal and catalytic processing, and biotechnology to produce a range of chemicals and fuel components and other materials from renewable inputs.
Metsähovi Radio Observatory is the only astronomical radio observatory in Finland. Metsähovi’s main instrument is the 14-metre radio telescope, which is used around the clock, every day of the year. Its observational data is used, e.g., for studying active galaxies, the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth.
RAMI Raw Materials is a national, joint research infrastructure. Its target is to strengthen the long-term core expertise in Otaniemi (together with GTK and VTT), and to place Finland among the strong actors in natural and new inorganic material research needed in the circular economy.
The Finnish Quantum-Computing Infrastructure provides state-of-the-art quantum-computing services such as computing time and training to the Finnish RDI communities.
School level research and learning infrastructures
The Aalto Acoustics Lab is a multidisciplinary research center focusing on audio processing and spatial sound technologies. The laboratory gathers professors and research teams from three different units: Department of Information and Communications Engineering, Department of Computer Science, and Department of Art and Media.
Aalto Electronics-ICT is an infrastructure for research and education in the fields of electromagnetics and material studies, electronic circuit design and microelectronics, radio science and engineering, and space science and technology.
The Aalto Factory of the Future is an infrastructure to support innovation in future industrial automation, industry 4.0 & 5.0 and beyond. It allows test and trials of advanced technologies, such as future wireless communication (5G / Wifi6 and beyond) in industry.
Aalto nextG is an infrastructure supporting research on future mobile networks. It is operated by the School of Electrical Engineering's, Information and Communications Engineering technical support services.
Design Factory develops creative ways of working and enhanced interdisciplinary interaction to support world-class product design in educational, research and practical application contexts.
At the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, hands-on learning is essential. Our students have access to one of the finest workshop environment in the world, with a very high workshop to student ratio.
Aalto Notebook (notebook.aalto.fi) is an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) platform to track your experiments efficiently, facilitate data management and collaborate seamlessly.