What are Aalto Platforms?

Platforms facilitate transdisciplinary actions in eight thematic areas: digitalisation, energy, entrepreneurship, experience, health, living, materials, and sustainability.
They bring together research expertise across departments and support networking and collaboration both inside and outside of Aalto.
Platform activities: Events, networking, exhibitions.

What do the Platforms offer for Aalto community and industry?

Events, networking, training, and practice
We get people talking across the disciplinary boundaries and collaborate in-house and with industry​.

Transdisciplinary collaboration
We connect artists, technical, and scientific researchers through projects and event support​.

Seed funding
We support external funding applications, emerging research lines, and mobility between departments​.

Research visualization and communication support
We help you find the right channels to promote your research. Ask us more about visualization services!

Platform Impact

The networking activities and the seed funding granted by the platforms have helped Aalto’s researchers join together and start such great collaboration projects as

The seed funding support has brought Aalto researchers 20+ million euros of external research funding.

 Platforms in numbers

Platform name Establishment Aalto professors in the field Events Event Participants
Digi 2014 160 9 1400
Energy  2013 65 8 450
Entrepreneurship 2017 40 5 400
Experience 2017 50 11 1200
Health  2016 91 7 1900
Living +  2015 137 13 450
Materials 2016 85 9 650
Sustainability HUB 2018 97 12 1200

                                                                                                                          Year 2018 statistics

Download a handy fact sheet about all platforms below:

All Aalto Platforms

Aalto X Reality Demo by Matti Ahlgren

Aalto Digi Platform

We are a forum for everything digital. Our focus areas include emerging technologies, digital services, big data, and robotics in science, arts, and applications.

Aalto Energy Efficiency / Image by Helén Marton

Aalto Energy Platform

Energy meets information, materials, and society. Our focus is in sustainable energy solutions. We organize and gather energy-related research and activities.

Entrepreneursip Platform at A Grid

Aalto Entrepreneurship Platform

We offer “one-stop” entrepreneurship guidance at Aalto. We support cross-organizational and unit-level collaboration in all Aalto entrepreneurship activities.

Aalto University Experience Platform

Aalto Experience Platform

Experiences cover all areas of life and give it meaning. We foster research combining scientific, artistic, technological, and business angles on human experiences.

An Aalto pen lying on the page of a study book, students working in the background / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio

Aalto Health Platform

Health and Wellbeing focus areas include biomedical engineering, neuroscience, biomaterials, digital health, and health management and design.

Aalto Living+ Platform banner image including the title Living+.

Aalto Living+ Platform

Living+ supports multi- and transdisciplinary research on human-centered living environments, one of Aalto University´s key research areas.

Metals_photo Eeva Suorlahti fir Materials Platform

Aalto Materials Platform

We promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and communication to advance the field of materials science and its applications.

Aalto Sustainability Hub

Aalto Sustainability Hub

To address complex sustainability challenges, Aalto Sustainability Hub works to increase interdisciplinary collaboration and to promote sustainability in teaching, campus development and other operations at Aalto.

Sustainability

Click on a Platform's description for more information and contact details of that particular platform.

For general inquiries about Platforms, please contact us:

Platform Coordination

Krisztina Cziner

Krisztina Cziner

Department of Computer Science
Palvelupäällikkö
Ella Bingham

Ella Bingham

Research and Innovation Services
Manager
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