Research & Art

Academy of Finland Flagship programme funding

A flagship is an effective mix of cutting-edge research, impact in support of economic growth or society, close connections to the business sector and society at large, adaptability, and a strong commitment from host organisations. Flagships are high-quality, high-impact competence clusters.

We coordinate the following flagships:

Finnceres kehittää uusia biomateriaaleja

Professor Orlando Rojas: FinnCERES - Competence Center for the Materials Bioeconomy: A Flagship for our in the area of materials bioeconomy.  

FinnCERES, jointly formed by Aalto University and VTT, wants to uncover answers to the most fundamental questions about lignocellulose disassembly and re-assembly and to create new, cost-competitive, bio-based materials that are expected to address the main challenges of our century, including resource sufficiency and climate change.

Ohjelmointia tekoälyllä

Academy Professor Samuel Kaski: FCAI - Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI is a community of experts in artificial intelligence in Finland, initiated by Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and VTT.  FCAI's goal is to create a new type of AI, which is able to operate with humans in the complex world, and to renew the Finnish industry with this new AI.

We are partner in the following flagship:

  • Professor Goëry Genty, Tampere University. Aalto University’s responsible professor Zhipei Sun. PREIN -  Photonics Research and Innovation.
  • Academy Professor Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, University of Eastern Finland. Aalto University’s responsible professor Olli Ikkala. GeneCellNano - Gene, Cell and Nano Therapy Competence Cluster for the Treatment of Chronic Diseases.
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