Materials Platform events




MAYDAY MAYDAY! Aalto Sustainability Day

18.05.2018, 09:00 - 17:00
Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo

'Mayday Mayday!' is the Inaugural Event of Aalto Sustainability Hub, which aims to advance sustainable development through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, teaching and impact. The day brings to together science, technology, arts, business and many other voices.

Materials Platform is taking part in the event and invites you to join the presentations, networking and see the exhibition!

Program MAYDAY MAYDAY event.

The event is open to all Aalto University´s internal and external stakeholders. The final programme will be communicated during spring. Registration will be opened in March 2018 - if you wish to ensure registration, click here.


Aalto Internal Seed funding call: Spring 2018

Deadline 16.02.2018

More information on the Inside >>



Photo credit: Eeva Suorlahti, photographer

MATERIALS SCIENCE MEETS PHOTOGRAPHY, exhibition by Materials Platform

08.12.2017 - 26.01.2018
Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo

This photography exhibition invites Dipoli visitors to explore a fascinating world of materials science through the lens of photography. ‘Materials Science meets Photography’ is the result of a photography workshop series organized by Aalto Materials Platform in collaboration with photography trainer Tiina Puputti.

The main goal is to provide basic and practical knowledge of how to photograph good quality images for scientific use, whether in an online publication, a print media, a presentation or a poster. This helps scientists to explore ways to communicate their research visually and narratively.

We are hoping you will enjoy the photographs and stories we've prepared for you!



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Photo credit: Valeria Azovskaya, Materials Platform


19.01.2018, 12:00 - 13:00
Dipoli (Lumituuli hall), Otakaari 24, Espoo

Is your Aalto profile lacking visibility? Are you getting the most out of it?

We’ve gathered the best ‘quick-and-easy’ practices to improve your research profile, be noticed by potential corporate partners and get more invitations for collaborative grant applications. Now we want to share it with you! Materials Platform is holding a short 45 minutes workshop to get Aalto researchers profiles into good shape.

Join us at Dipoli on 19th of January at 12:00. You’ll get your profile done there and then, that’s easy! Bring your own laptop and we’ll provide the rest including the lunch.

Book your place here!  (Registration is open until 12.01.18, 12:00)


Photo credit: Mika Latikka, Department of Applied Physics Aalto University

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SERIES: making scientific photos with the focus on technical, visual and storytelling quality

October-November 2017
Otaniemi Campus

The aim to provide basic knowledge of how to shoot good quality scientific images and videos.The course will provide a step-by-step guide on how to shoot photographs and videos for scientific use, whether it is an online publication, a print media, a presentation or a poster.

Course details can be found here >>


SMART TEXTILE, networking event

Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo

The event gathered researchers and industry professionals from fields associated with a smart textile. The current terminology, developing industry standards, challenges for commercialization, R&D, happening in local, European and worldwide markets were presented and discussed.  

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10.10.2017, 14:00 - 18:00
Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo

The workshop is for the energy and materials researchers who are willing to demonstrate their work to the wider audience and who want to take their ideas to the next level. The workshop designed to help and ideate both physical and virtual aspects of research demonstrations, using the traditional presentation techniques together with new ones, such as VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality).

Read more here >>

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for Materials research and teaching

October 6th, 2017, 12:00 - 13:00
Nanotalo, Otaniemi Campus

The purpose of the event was to clarify the somewhat complex EIT funding opportunities from the perspectives of materials research. For this, we invited the professionals that can help you identify if your research topic has the potential for EIT and they are there to help to succeed in acquiring funding.

More information can be found here >>


Photo credit: Valeria Azovskaya, Materials Platform

PHOTO SHOOT DAY by Materials and Energy Platforms: labs and research process

September 19th, 2017
Otaniemi Campus

This was the pilot photo shoot in a laboratory environment. Any materials or energy researcher who was preparing for funding applications in Autumn 2017 were able to participate in the lab photo shoot by applying for the time slot. The service might be continued in the future, stay tuned!

Details of the event >>

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Photo credit: Valeria Azovskaya, Materials Platform

PHOTO SHOOT DAY by Materials and Energy Platforms: visuals for grant applications

September 18th, 2017
Otaniemi Campus

The event is meant for materials and energy researchers who are preparing for funding applications in Autumn and need visuals to support the proposal.

Details of the event >>

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Photo credit: Valeria Azovskaya, Materials Platform

AALTO WOOD SEMINAR: sustainable materials for energy-efficient houses

August 18th, 2017, 8:30-14:00
Otaniemi campus

Read more here >>

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Photo credit: Valeria Azovskaya, Materials Platform

PHOTO SHOOT DAY for materials research samples

August 10-11th, 2017
Otaniemi Campus

The event is meant for materials researchers who need to photograph their materials samples. The result of the sessions can be used in presentations, journal's articles, theses, teaching material.

Details of the event >>


SPECIAL ISSUE: advanced electronic materials

June 2017

The special issue of Advanced Electronic Materials published by Wiley Inc. presents 12 articles on materials research conducted at Aalto University.



Photo credit: Eeva Suorlahti


May 10th, 2017, 15:00 - 17:00
Harald Herlin Learning Center, Otaniemi campus

The event introduced the highlights from different Aalto schools and keynote presentations about materials research in Aalto University. The event continued with networking accompanied by wine and canapés. 

The event was part of Aalto Festival 2017 and welcomed all Aalto University members, industry and everyone who is interested in the exciting world of materials research.

The Materials Platform fosters multidisciplinary efforts, networking, and visibility. Aalto University’s expertise in these areas covers a wide range of fields, and the innovations based on materials research provide great opportunities for Finnish and international businesses.

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