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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.

Why do sustainable technologies often struggle to succeed commercially?

Success rates could improve if experts from different fields considered the bottlenecks of commercialization early.
Research & Art
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The photo shows Professor Jeremy Hall and audiende from the guest lecture at Aalto Sustainability Hub. Photo: Roope Kivitanta / Aalto University

EIT Climate-KIC: Open Call on Climate Innovation Ecosystem creation

Developing and supporting national and sub-national climate innovation ecosystems.
Research & Art
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EIT Climate-KIC Innvoation Ecosystem Call 2019

The climate is changing - will education at Aalto change as well?

A discussion session was organised At Aalto to reflect on how university education could better respond to the challenges of climate change.
Studies, University
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Kuva: Scratching the surface, literally (Kätlin K / Creative Sustainability / Flickr)

Send it up, up and away? Maybe not, space junk is a problem!

Clearing up the world’s space junk can pave the way for better mobile infrastructure and other ways to move into space
Research & Art
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Way Out There - space junk

Intelligent materials make the manufacturing ecosystems and companies’ business models more sustainable

Better use of information and materials requires intense and more open cooperation between companies.
Research & Art
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Valmistuksen ekosysteemi. Kuva: Esko Hakanen.

Otaniemi recycling center awarded for exemplary promotion of sustainable development

The award was granted by Aalto University Campus & Real Estate and Aalto University’s joint sustainable development team, influenced by the initiative and innovativeness of the recycling center.
Campus
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Otaniemen kierrätyskeskus

Green and urban campus

Otaniemi and the Aalto University campus are set to undergo rapid change, with plenty of new development in the works. At the same time, the character of the urban areas will be transformed into an inviting oasis of outdoor environments and verdant spaces.
Campus
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SLA havainnekuva viheralueista Kuva: SLA

Take Finland’s lead and choose clothes you don’t have to feel guilty about

An Aalto University-designed and -produced dress made of birch trees shows how one day we will all look—and feel—good in sustainable fabrics
Press releases, Research & Art
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Haukio and Niinistö. Photo: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva

Greenhouse utilising pulp mill residual streams wins Finnish Forest Industries Federation’s Innovation Contest for Students

This innovation developed by Aalto University students may revolutionise Finnish food production by means of the circular economy.
Honoured
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Milla-Mari Vastavuo ja Mikko Niemeläinen / Kuva: Mirkku Merimaa

Jenni Haukio’s Independence Day gown sets the stage for Finland’s next 100 years

Designed by Aalto students Emma Saarnio and Helmi Liikanen, the dress evokes nature with exquisite materiality and minimalist lines
Press releases, Research & Art
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Emma Saarnio ja Helmi Liikanen

Assistant Professor Matti Kummu secures €2 million ERC grant to explore sustainable ways to meet the growing food demand

The main aim is to assess globally what are the feasible opportunities to meet the future food demand with sustainable use of natural resources.
Research & Art
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uusia integroituja mallinnus- ja analyysimenetelmiä

New cooperative project develops problem-based learning in South Asia

A project coordinated by Aalto Global Impact will strengthen the capacity of universities to take hold of global development challenges.
Cooperation, Press releases
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SGT_Aalto_Nepal_Kristjana_Adalgeirsdottir

Research enhances understanding of sustainable production and consumption systems in circular economy

What does the recent research offer us in the fields of metal- and wood-based fiber systems for circular economy? How can we build sustainable business models and governance of circular systems? These issues were taken a closer look at Aalto Sustainability Hub’s seminar in November 2018.
Research & Art
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Aalto Sustainability Hub / Mari Lundström

Human networks are the key also in developing circular economy

Everyday discussions within the supply chain may create new dynamics and benefit companies that produce new products from waste materials.
Honoured, Studies
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Kuvassa näkyy Elizabeth Miller. Kuva: Roope Kiviranta / Aalto-yliopisto

Companies want to develop innovations from biomaterials together with FinnCERES

A large group of representatives of industry took part in the Industry Meets FinnCERES event on 5 November 2018 at Paasitorni in Helsinki.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Tekla Tammelin, Orlando Rojas, Kristiina Kruus, Indistry meets FinnCERES event 5.11./ Kuva: Paula Bergqvist, VTT

A novel approach to construct a highly active and durable nanocatalyst offers solutions to energy storage problems

A green, simple and easy method opens up new possibilities for MOF-based nanocatalysts.
Research & Art
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Nanocatalyst

Half a million funding from Business Finland for the development of circular economy of metals

The funded sub-project of Aalto is part of SYMMET, which is searching for solutions to the increasing need for metallic materials.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Metallurgian tutkimuslaitteistoa / kuva: Glen Forde

Annual solar energy recognition award granted to Project Manager of Aalto pilot project

Karoliina Auvinen, MSc (Tech), Project Manager of the housing association pilot and the FinSolar project led by Aalto University School of Business, has received a solar energy award for 2018. The award is granted annually by ATY ry (Aurinkoteknillinen yhdistys, a Finnish solar technology society).
Honoured
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The photo shows Karoliina Auvinen receiving the annual solar award for 2018 from Christer Nyman. Photo: Mikko Arvinen / Sähköala.

The next material revolution will start in the forest

Plastic straws and utensils will soon be history but they will not be missed, as something much better will replace them.
Research & Art, University
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A green leaf. Photographer: Aleksi Poutanen.