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.

FIM is an expert service provider offering unique wealth management and investment services for institutional investors and individuals. We are happy to be a partner for the Millennium Technology Prize. Watch the video

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.

Metso Outotec provides leading technologies and services for the sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources. The Millennium Technology Prize aims to promote technological research and innovations for a better life. This aim supports in an excellent way the sustainability, which is the basis in everything what Metso Outotec is doing.

Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.

In 2018, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.7 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.

Neste is a pioneer in oil refining and renewable solutions. We offer our customers products in low-emission transport based on leading scientific research. We believe that technology and innovations are part of the solution to global challenges as well as an important factor in improving the quality of people’s life. This is the reason why we also support the Millennium Technology Prize. Watch the video

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 expand the human possibilities of the connected world. Watch the video

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.