The Academy of Finland has decided on the funding for research within the Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation. At the School of Chemical Technology the funding is granted to two research projects lead by Professor Janne Laine and Professor Markus Linder. The research in both of the projects focuses on nanocellulose and the funding totals ca. 1.2 million euros.
Former students from the School of Chemical Technology get together often, even though it's been decades since their studies began. Class reunions bring together old student friends and reinforce alumni connections with the university. For the school and departments, these reunions represent an opportunity to present current themes in research and teaching to an interested group of listeners.
Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland organised a seminar on bioeconomy in Dipoli Congress Centre on 7 September. The focus of the seminar was on outlining the significance and different sectors of bioeconomy and on finding research topics that would allow Aalto University and VTT to join forces in a concrete way. The goal is to weld together the shared know-how of Aalto University and VTT, making Otaniemi the powerhouse of the bioeconomy development.