Yearly archives: 2020

Marja Makarow in The Financial Times: “Bias against black researchers harms science”

Disparity hinders our understanding of why Bame communities suffer more from Covid-19, writes Professor Marja Makarow, Chair of Technology Academy Finland in The Financial Times.  One of the most shocking discoveries about Covid-19 has been its disproportionate impact on black, Asian and other ethnic minority people compared with whites. The extended lockdown in Britain’s Leicester,…

Markku Ellilä Appointed New CEO for Technology Academy Finland

The strategic leadership and global business expert will take the helm of the foundation behind the international Millennium Technology Prize next autumn. Dr Markku Ellilä will assume the duties of CEO at Technology Academy Finland (TAF) on 1 September 2020. Dr Ellilä has long experience in strategic leadership, global technology business and research. His track…

TAF Chair in The Times: “Scientists have to seize their moment in the spotlight”

From President Trump’s suggestion that injecting disinfectant or exposure to UV light might treat Covid-19, to the ITV presenter Eamonn Holmes appearing to legitimise theories linking the virus to 5G, to claims that Bill Gates engineered the pandemic, we are living in a time where unfounded beliefs are getting much more traction than usual, writes…

Millennium Talks with innovation leaders: Vaisala

Real-time data in air quality monitoring is helping in weather observations and can provide well-being for everyone. Our host Henkka Hyppönen discusses the subject with John Liljelund, Director at Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurement products and services.