Highlights from TAF’s cocktail reception at the Finnish parliament on December 10th. Keynote speech was held by ambassador Bruce Oreck: “Finland’s strength is its small size and agility. You just have to seize the opportunity and let go of old habits.”
In its meeting on 14 October 2014, the Board of Technology Academy Finland decided to appoint two new members to the International Selection Committee of the Millennium Technology Prize. The new members are Professor Sir Peter Knight from Imperial College London, and Research Professor Merja Penttilä from Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT. The appointment of new members is made at the presentation of the Aalto University, the strategic partner of TAF with the Millennium Technology Prize.
On a recent visit to Tampere, Finland, Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, winner of both a Millennium Technology Prize and a Nobel Prize, announced that his team has begun to produce clinical-grade induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
Each period in history has its own challenges and opportunities. The only difference is that today our challenges are more global. From financial crises to climate change, we face the fact that local and global issues are closely connected. The future is also more unpredictable than before. Therefore, it is important that the young students…
Hundreds of computers, Coke, virtual reality glasses, game development workshops, average age under 18. Launched on Friday 2 May in the afternoon, the GAME JAM LAN in the Millennium Pavilion can be overwhelming for a first-timer. But the participants have been to LAN parties before, so they know the routine: book a place, be there, play, learn, share experiences.
The first technological marvel greeting visitors to the Millennium Pavilion is the entrance itself. Constructed of Finnish wood, its design was made possible only by latest technology.