FinnCERES in a nutshell

Research and infrastructure

Idea generation

Fundamental scientific discoveries

Industry & academia collaboration


Product development


Global impact




Who are we

FinnCERES is a competence centre, jointly formed by Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the area of materials bioeconomy.  

Our work is to uncover answers to the most fundamental questions about lignocellulose disassembly and re-assembly and to create new, cost-competitive, bio-based materials that are expected to address the main challenges of our century, including resource sufficiency and climate change.

FinnCERES was awarded Flagship funding from the Academy of Finland in May 2018.

The Flagship operates in close collaboration with industry and other stakeholders to create economic and societal impact. We are committed to transforming scientific and technological discoveries into industrial innovations.

FinnCERES uses the Bioeconomy Infrastructure shared by Aalto and VTT.

Meet our people