One of TAF’s strengths is the tripartite cooperation between industry, governmental organizations and the scientific community and its extensive network in all these sectors.


Strategic partner


Aalto University

SP-aalto_200x160TAF and Aalto University cooperate 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. The cooperation is taking place through a societal programme that has been drawn up together by the two organizations and is being implemented over a period of 10 years (2012 – 2022). The programme consists of existing projects currently being run separately by the two parties and of new joint projects. The objective is to make the most effective use of the resources of both organizations and the networks to which they belong and eliminate any double work. This is a national programme. Watch video


Partners of the
Millennium Technology Prize


Alma Talent publishes trade and financial media and books about business and law, and offers skills development and growth services to professionals and businesses. Alma Talent has operations in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics. Alma Talent media include business daily Kauppalehti, financial weekly Talouselämä, innovation and tech media Tekniikka & Talous and Arvopaperi focusing exclusively on investment. Alma Talent is part of Alma Media Group.

Halton Group is the global technology leader in indoor air solutions for demanding spaces. We provide solutions for commercial and public premises, healthcare institutions and laboratories, professional kitchens and restaurants as well as energy production environments and marine vessels. We provide our end-users with safe, comfortable and productive indoor environments that are energy-efficient and comply with sustainable principles. Halton Group employs 1,600 people in 37 countries.

Metsä Group leads the way in the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, developing bioproducts and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, and tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales is approximately EUR 5.5 billion, and we have around 9,200 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forest: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative owned by 100,000 forest owners.

Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. Innovation and technology have always been in Neste’s DNA, and that is why we support the Millennium Technology Prize.

Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. The raison d’etre of the Millennium Technology Prize is that it tells us about how technological innovations can enhance the quality of people’s lives in a sustainable manner. This is very much in line with a core aim of Nokia: to create technology that helps the world act together.

Vaisala is a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement. Building on over 80 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,850 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange.