Technology Academy Finland annually organizes an invitational awarding ceremony of scholarships and prizes for research and development in the field of engineering. The awarding ceremony will be organized for the tenth time by TAF on March 20, 2018.
Full list of the awarded scholarships will be published here on March 20, 2018.
Speakers at the event
Postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University
Sanna Hellstén is a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University, working on the development of the Ioncell process. The Ioncell technology developed at Aalto University converts dissolving pulp and low-grade raw cellulosic materials such as textile waste into man-made cellulose fibers utilizing ionic liquid as a solvent. The fibers can be applied in textiles or technical applications.
Director, Sustainability at Outotec
Ilkka Kojo started his industrial career in 1987 in R&D at Outokumpu Technology (Currently Outotec). A couple of years escapade into biomaterial and hazardous waste combustion technologies laid grounding to the trust that the competitive technologies of the future must be resource efficient and less polluting. Cleantech and later sustainable development were he’s guiding star in the technology development when working as VP-RTD at Outotec in 2010’s. As Mining and metals production cannot be sustainable without recycling the circular economy is at a high position in he’s current agenda in heäs current position.
Awarders of scholarships and prizes in 2018
- Walter Ahlström Foundation
- Runar Bäckström Foundation
- HPY Research Foundation
- Tapani Järvinen’s Environmental Technology Fund
- K. H. Renlund Foundation
- Vuorineuvos Matti Sundberg’s Quality Fund
- Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in Finland (STV)
- Emil Aaltonen Foundation – Research Fund for the Study of Industrial Culture
Project Manager Riikka Öörni, Technology Academy Finland TAF
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