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EIT Urban Mobility call for proposals 2020

The call for proposals for EIT Urban Mobility 2020 is now open and the call closes on May 17.
Cooperation
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Urban mobility

​​​​​​​How can we conserve the natural cycle of water in cities?

Changing water circulation to resemble more the natural cycle with nature-based solutions.
Research & Art
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fragile water infographic urban water lin peiyun 2

Fortum and Aalto University tighten their cooperation

3-year Memorandum of Understanding aims to promote bioeconomy and circular economy.
Cooperation
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Aalto-yliopiston rehtori Ilkka Niemelä ja Fortumin toimitusjohtaja Pekka Lundmark allekirjoittavat aiesopimuksen yhteistyöstä 5.4.2019

€32 million funding boost for Smart Cities Research in Tallinn & Helsinki

Smart Cities Centre of Excellence to be established as a joint project between Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University
Cooperation, Press releases
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Image: Mikko Raskinen.

New materials for fuel cells

Researchers from Aalto University and Northeastern University (China) have demonstrated a solid oxide fuel cell based on a single-oxide SrTiO2 electrolyte. A high power density of 620 mW per cm2 with hydrogen as fuel was obtained. The electrolyte forms a mixed proton and oxygen ion conductor with a core-shell structure
Research & Art
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HRTEM of SrTiO2

Aalto University ranked 5th in partnership in THE University Impact Ranking

The overall ranking of Aalto University was 19th. The international Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
University
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green wall

Dinner tables instead of dumpsters

When a consumer movement in Germany started to develop ways to reduce food waste, a large number of usable food products closing their expiry date ended up on consumers’ plates instead of the landfill.
Research & Art
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The photo shows dumpster divers

Prodeko Purpose Hackathon aims to save the planet

As well as aiming to fix the programmer shortage, topics on the 5 April event will also include the accountability of the construction industry, climate change, and the net impact of companies.
Press releases
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Prodeko-seminaari 2018. Kuva: Olli Kiikkilä.

Circular economy workshop series brings cross-university collaboration

Upcoming workshop series aims to be a forum for knowledge sharing in circular economy and cross-disciplinary communication for successful collaborations.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Circular economy workshop series

How to Accelerate the Circular Economy

It sounds simple — one business’s waste becomes another’s input. But the reality is challenging. Three case studies provide best practices.
Research & Art
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Bales of paper and cardboard waste

International Women's Day alumni seminar stirs up discussion of neural networks and peace

The topics covered in the alumni seminar also included new business models and the societal impact of AI and digitalisation.
Research & Art
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Annu Nieminen

Where is the water?

Only a fraction of the water on Earth is drinkable, so we need ways to use it smartly.
Research & Art
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Where is the water?

How can we eat less water?

Most of the water we consume is hidden in food production, so we need to carefully choose what we put on our plates. 
Research & Art
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Sustainable development is at the heart of our operations

Solving of the great challenges facing mankind in a sustainable way is a key element of Aalto University's research and teaching. Sustainable solutions guide our operations as an organization.
University
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Aalto Research groups

AScI funding awarded to planning future energy systems and to designing penguin-inspired active surfaces

Each programme to receive funding of €150 000 over three years.
Research & Art
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World-leading neuroscientists gathered on Twitter for online research conference

Scientific conferences are expensive, time-consuming and often involve a heavy carbon footprint. Luckily, there are alternatives
Press releases
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Twitter-konferenssi kokoaa yhteen aivokuvantamisen asiantuntijoita eri puolilta maailmaa. Kuva: Baran Aydogan.

EIT Manufacturing - Match Making Event, San Sebastian 2019

EIT Manufacturing organized its first Match Making event in San Sebastian, Spain, bringing together more than 150 European experts to start building one of the largest manufacturing innovation communities in the world.
Cooperation
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Aalto EIT Services Javor

More recycling and business worth billions to the battery sector

The main objective of BATCircle is to generate added value to sectors manufacturing battery metals and chemicals, and their circular economy.
Press releases
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Akkujätettä ja kemikaaleja. Kuva: Glen Forde

Solar power seen as expensive without reason – already a viable option for one in three residential buildings

According to researchers, legal reform could spur a majority of properties to become energy producers.
Research & Art
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väre aalto-yliopisto solar panels mikko raskinen

An alternative to the selfish person - the authors of the Science Article of the Year tell how the unleashing of climate change can be prevented

Climate anxiety is deepening, but the researchers honoured for the Science Article of the Year 2018 in the Aikuiskasvatus (adult education) journal are not giving up.
Honoured, Research & Art
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Kuvassa näkyy Maria Joutsenvirta.