Millennium Talks highlights the most inspiring discussion topics and themes linked to innovations, technology and research. Millennium Talks are events, podcasts and video series.

Millennium Talks with innovation leaders video series

Together with Millennium Technology Prize Partners we proudly present Millennium Talks, with innovation leaders video series focusing on the extensive impact of science-based technological innovations on the well-being of the society and its citizens.

There will be new episode published every week until the beginning of April! #millenniumtalks #mtp2020

Millennium Talks with innovation leaders series (teaser)

Watch the teaser and get inspired! The host Henkka Hyppönen interviews Partners about their solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. Our partners are forerunners of research and technological innovations: Aalto University, FIM, Halton, MetsäGroup, Neste, Nokia, Outotec and 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.



FIM offers investment services for investors and individuals. Ethical and sustainable investing strategy can promote positive values that impact both people and society. Our host Henkka Hyppönen and Mika Leskinen, Investment Director at FIM discuss how investing in climate change prevention can be significant opportunity to companies and increase growth in economy and provide well-being for everyone.


Halton is a global leader in indoor air solutions for demanding spaces. Our host Henkka Hyppönen and Krista Halttunen, Member of the Board at Halton discuss why working with scientists and researchers in Halton’s Innovation hubs is essential in the reach for our well-being and a better tomorrow.

Aalto University

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary science and art community in the field of science, business, art and design. Our host Henkka Hyppönen and Assistant Professor Mari Lundström at Aalto University discuss possibilities and challenges in creating recyclable batteries.


Wireless infrastructure is everywhere. Nokia is creating 5G technology to connect the world wirelessly and enable new possibilities for IoT solutions. Our host Henkka Hyppönen and Marcus Weldon, Corporate Chief Technology Officer and President at Nokia Bell Labs discuss how wireless infrastructure can increase our well-being.



The modern society needs sustainable energy and producing renewable diesel is one of the key solutions for the growing need. The Host Henkka Hyppönen discusses with Neste’s Senior Vice President, Innovations Lars Peter Lindfors about how to respond the pressure on reducing the effects of climate change!


Could wood-based textile fibers change the way we produce clothing? Watch the Millennium Talks with innovation leaders video with Metsä Group’s Niklas von Weymarn to learn more about responding to the pressure on finding more sustainable raw materials!


Technological development requires more copper than we have today but increasing metal production will also increase the environmental effect. What is Outotec’s solution? In episode one the host Henkka Hyppönen interviews Outotec’s Techology Director Mari Lindgren.