Awarding ceremony of scholarships and prizes

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.


Speakers at the event




Hellsten, SannaSanna Hellstén

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.






Kojo, IlkkaIlkka V. Kojo

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.






With a serene yet bright sound, Nossa Bossa knots the Nordic state of mind to Brazilian bossa nova. They flow through seducing rhythms and lush harmonies playing Brazilian jewels from the 1960’s as well as their lyrical originals in Portuguese, Finnish and Swedish. The group was formed in 2014 in Helsinki.

Janne Tuovinen, double bass
Arto Ikävalko, rhodes
Erik Fräki, percussions
Josefiina Vannesluoma, vocals and flute



Awarders of scholarships and prizes in 2018


See the full list of the awarded scholarships here.


Further information:

Project Manager Riikka Öörni, Technology Academy Finland TAF
Tel. +358 40 5077 916,