Team leader: Auli Toom, University of Helsinki
Team Dlearn.Helsinki wants to develop pedagogical tools and practices for schools that struggle with educating their students in a globalizing world. Today, there seems to be a gap between the curriculum and what interests students. Young generations need new global competencies, and this team aims to bring these competencies into practice in schools.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 504154852
Articles: Meet the finalists: Dlearn.Helsinki
Team leader: Seppo Meri, University of Helsinki
This team fights malaria infections with a simple yet efficient two-part solution: layered mosquito nets and a vaccine, which makes human blood toxic to mosquitoes.
Contact info: email@example.com, 050-5812462
Articles: Meet the finalists: ELMO
Team leader: Susanna Kaisto, University of Oulu
Millions of people in the world are waiting for kidney transplants but there aren’t enough organ donors. FutuRena wants to 3D print a functioning mini-kidney in order to save countless lives.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 3688 140
Articles: Meet the finalists: FutuRena
Team leader: Ari Seppälä, Aalto University
HeatStock wants to develop a material that stores heat for a long time. Their success would mean a leap forward for renewable energy and help stop climate change.
Contact info: email@example.com, 0504412110
Articles: Meet the finalists: HeatStock
Team leader: Jing Tang, University of Helsinki
Team iCombine wants to create data mining tools that find the best cure for individual cancer patients. With the help of their model, a huge amount of biomedical knowledge could be turned into individualized treatment options.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 45 8689708
Articles: Meet the finalists: iCombine
Team Parental Box
Team leader: Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara, University of Helsinki
Team Parental Box wants to develop a mental health toolkit for young families. The idea is to provide easy access to resources that help both children and their parents cope with daily issues and problems. This toolkit is also a way for researchers to gather data about families’ needs.
Contact info: email@example.com, 0400-514365
Articles: Meet the finalists: Parental Box
Team leader: Leona Gilbert, University of Jyväskylä
POCKit is creating a device for patients to test for multiple microbes and different stages of disease all at once. This could save millions of euros and stop the spreading of communicable infectious diseases.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358407234718
Articles: Meet the finalists: POCKit
Team Energy Village 500
Team leader: Pekka Peura, University of Vaasa
This solution aims at establishing a countrywide network of energy villages: areas that produce their own renewable energy. Starting from the Finnish countryside, it helps bid farewell to fossil fuels and airs out the current energy systems.
Contact info: email@example.com, 02 94498206
Team Wave Farmers
Team leader: Robertus Nugroho, Aalto University
This team loves to help people understand what nature wants. Wave Farmers are building a smart sensing device, which monitors soil properties and balances the soil ecosystem, thereby optimising plant growth in a specific soil condition.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 503604131
Team 3A Water
Team leader: Tuomo Nissinen, University of Eastern Finland
This team wants to make the analysis of water’s metal concentrations faster and less expensive. A new method makes this possible, on-site and real-time.
Contact info: email@example.com, +358 505644418
Team leader: Marja-Leena Bilund, University of Helsinki
EduRemix aims to facilitate the adoption of digitalization in teaching. The team wants to create an educational package to help teachers with this process. One part of the package is a software that combines all digital educational content into one desktop.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 40 7362547
Team Pro Fibers
Team leader: Olli Dahl, Aalto University
This team wants to put forests to good use instead of clearing them for arable land. They have produced a wood-based biomass that can be mixed with animal feed. This blend significantly improves the health and bacterial resistance of farm animals.
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Team leader: Kati Hanhineva, University of Eastern Finland
Metabold wants to improve the quality of life of the elderly. With an analytics method called metabolic profiling, the team can find out the health status of a senior citizen and how it can be improved.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 040-3552364
Team Senior Cognitive Booster
Team leader: Ping Jiang, Aalto University & University of Helsinki
This team wants to reduce the cognitive decline that we face as we age. It can be prevented by creating attractive 3D environments for cognitive and physical training, and studying the changes in brain activity through neuroimaging methods.
Contact info: email@example.com, 0453177986
Team Catalyst Supreme
Team leader: Tanja Kallio, Aalto University
The European Union aims to become as emission free as possible by 2050, which is why we need more renewable energy and ways of storing it. This team develops clean catalyst materials that would make the chemical industry cleaner and the world more sustainable.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 5637 567
Team leader: Esa Saarinen, Aalto University
F-Factor wants to change the way cities are developed. The aim is to build an open platform in which communities and urban developers can meet and build more user-centered, personalised living spaces.
Contact info: Tero Vanhanen, email@example.com, 050 360 2276
Team leader: Herbert Sixta, Aalto University
As the global population grows and Asia becomes wealthier, there is a growing demand for cotton and other cellulose-based textiles. This team is developing a new type of cellulose fiber made out of Finnish wood.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 384 1764
Team Reconfigure Mobility
Team leader: Mikko Särelä, Aalto University
Team Reconfigure Mobility wants to create a network of experts who will solve the challenges of sustainable mobility. The aim is to facilitate cross-disciplinary research and link it with business and society.
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Team CoLearning CoPassion
Team leader: Anne Birgitta Pessi, University of Helsinki
Team CoLearning CoPassion tackles the loneliness of young urban people using other young people as peer educators. The idea is to spread the skills of compassion (the ability to notice other people’s distress empathetically and react to it), co-passion (the ability to feel and co-live other people’s joy and enthusiasm) and self-compassion.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +358294123453
Team leader: Timo Enqvist, University of Oulu
Myonit is creating a monitor that can x-ray bedrock as deep as one kilometer underground. The device, Muon Monitor, aims to improve geological modelling and discover natural resources in a sustainable way.
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