More sustainable, healthy and intelligent world, 18.4., Oulu

University of Oulu and the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation jointly arrange a matchmaking workshop to initiate new strategic openings in collaboration between the University’s researchers, and Finnish SMEs and growth companies.

Place: University of Oulu, TellUs Innovation Arena
Time: 18 April 2016 at 13.00-17.30 o'clock

The registration is already open, please click here.

The Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation have reserved a total of 3,0 million € for high-level strategic research openings. Join this workshop to prepare the first versions of funding applications! More information here.

This workshop focuses on three of our strategic focus areas:

  • Creating sustainability by materials and systems
  • Digital solutions in sensing and interactions
  • Wellbeing through health and technology

This is a perfect opportunity for you to meet UO’s leading researchers in this field, as well as a number of innovative companies and potential collaborators.

The workshop is followed by a networking buffet.


13:00 Refreshments available

13:15 Opening words

Director Laura Juvonen, Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation
Vice President Matti Sarén, University of Oulu

13:30 Introduction to the topics

Creating sustainability

Co-funder Mari Tenhunen, Timegate Instruments Oy
Dean, Professor Riitta Keiski, Faculty of Technology

Digital solutions

Company tbc
Dean, Professor Jukka Riekki, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Health and technology

CEO Anssi Ylimaula, Kide Group
Lecturer Vesa Kiviniemi, Faculty of Medicine

14:00 General discussion and initiation of group work. Refreshments served.

14:15 Group work in topic-specific groups, resulting in first versions of concrete proposal drafts

16:00 Closing of group work and practicalities of the funding call

16:30 Buffet dinner

17:30 End of event