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Bioinnovation centre to boost multidisciplinary education and research at Aalto

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation announced a €10.5 million grant to Aalto University to establish a bioinnovation centre.

FinnCERES will play an active role in contributing research excellence to the centre, accelerating the transition to a circular economy and bioeconomy and creating opportunities for sustainable economic growth.

A new professor will lead the centre using their expertise in materials science and the circular economy, as well as their ability to network with growth companies, industry leaders, and creative industries. The bioinnovation centre will establish a doctoral programme and develop infrastructure that together facilitate cutting-edge research to generate experts for a sustainable economic future.


Update 22 December 2020:

Professor Michael Hummel was selected as the Director of the Bioinnovation Centre.



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