Year archive: 2012

Next generation of LEDs

2006 Millennium Prize winner Shuji Nakamura is developing a process for manufacturing semiconductors that will remove the last obstacle in the path of LED lighting. The white LED lights that won the Millennium Prize are in evidence everywhere today – and especially in places where power consumption counts. Mobile phone backlights, LED televisions, torches and indicator lights on electrical equipment are places where long-lasting, power-saving LED lights come into their own.

Stem cell scientist and open source software engineer are named joint winners of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize

Technology Academy Finland has today announced that two prominent innovators, Linus Torvalds and Dr Shinya Yamanaka, are joint Grand Winners of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, one of the world’s major technology prizes. The President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, presented the prize today during the ceremony at the Finnish National Opera in…

Closer cooperation between Technology Academy Finland and Aalto University: Extensive societal programme to inspire young people to take interest in technology

Technology Academy Finland (TAF) and Aalto University have signed an agreement on wide-ranging cooperation with the goals of boosting interest in natural sciences, mathematics and technology especially among children and teenagers, and of increasing awareness of technology right from the early learning stage. At the moment Finland is still getting plenty of students for technical…

Fortum’s Petra Lundström is 2012 CTO of the Year

CTO Petra Lundström at Fortum Corporation has been chosen as 2012 Chief Technology Officer of the Year. Technology Academy Finland (TAF) gives the award in recognition of the work of a CTO who has made a significant contribution to the performance and growth potential of their company through technology. The winning CTO is an inspiring leader…