Big strategic research openings – Tekes

Strategic research openings are projects aspiring for big breakthroughs, creating new areas of excellence and significant growth for Finland. Boldness, visionary capacity and multidisciplinarity have been the qualities sought after for the openings. We are participating in seven and coordinating two strategic research openings. Tekes terminated the Big strategic research openings funding programme 2 years ago.

We coordinate the following projects:

Professors Janne Laine and Pirjo Kääriäinen 
World of Cellulose

Professor Minna Halme
Co-Creating Frugal and Reverse Innovation in Complex Global Systems

We take part in the following projects:

Aalto’s responsible professor Kari Halonen 
Operations Manager Janne Aikio, VTT Oy
The Naked User Approach – Nordic perspective to gadget-free hyperconnected environments

Aalto’s responsible professor Samuel Kaski 
Docent Patrik Floréen, University of Helsinki
Revolution of Knowledge Work 2

Aalto’s responsible professor Markus Linder 
Research Professor Merja Penttilä, VTT Oy
LIVING FACTORIES: Synthetic Biology for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

Aalto’s responsible professor Sami Franssila 
Professor Heikki Ruskoaho University of Helsinki
Innovative Induction Initiative

Aalto’s responsible leader Senior Scientist, docent Olli Pitkänen 
Director Maritta Perälä-Heape, University of Oulu

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