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 Research results from the Key Projects on 18 September in Finlandia Hall

Forging ahead with Research – final networking event for Key Project researchers and stakeholders

The final networking event for projects funded under the Academy of Finland's Key Project funding scheme presented the results and in particular the impact of the projects. One of the aims of the scheme was to advance the utilisation of research results and experimentation.

Since the funding was especially targeted at ongoing, high-quality research projects of early-career researchers, the focus of the final event was on the extensive utilisation of the results of that research. The projects showcased various applications of their research and reported examples of collaboration with the business sector. The funded researchers also presented commercial applications of their research results. The topics ranged from applications that support the wellbeing of older people to satellite monitoring of air pollution.

Watch the presentations from the 18 Sep seminar

Forging ahead with Research – Key Project results and future visions

  • Welcome: Chair, Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, the Academy of Finland
  • Remarks from the Minister, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Minister of Education, Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Highlights of Key Projects in their Mid-Term, Riitta Maijala, Vice President for Research, the Academy of Finland
  • Academy’s Key Project funding compared with ERC PoC funding, Rami Korhonen, Professor of Biomechanics, University of Eastern Finland


Researchers presented their Key Project achievements – impactful research and fruitful cooperation

In the second part of the event, Key Project researchers talked about their achievements. The session was moderated by Liisa Mayow from Kaskas Media. Commentators were Maria Höyssä (Permanent Expert, Committee for the Future) and Teija Lahti-Nuutila (Executive Director, Business Finland).

Health and wellbeing in society 

  • Context-Awareness for Elderly Care—Improved awareness, better homes? Denzil Ferreira (University of Oulu)
  • Health tracking through fractal analysis of complex signals—Developing next-generation health trackers and pacemakers, Esa Räsänen (TUT) 
  • Uudet PREP-ligandit - yhteinen hoitomuoto useille hermostoa rappeuttaville sairauksille? - Uutta apua Alzheimer- ja Parkinson-potilaille? Timo Myöhänen (UH)

Climate change and sustainable development

  • 3D tulostuksella hyötyä sähkökoneen suunnitteluun ja valmistukseen - Uusi kehityspolku ajoneuvoteollisuudelle? Sini Metsä-Kortelainen        (VTT)
  • Global Water Scarcity Atlas: understanding resource pressure, causes, consequences, and opportunities—Online app gets the message across? Joseph Guillaume (Aalto)
  • Biodiversiteetti, ekosysteemipalvelut ja ympäristöoikeudenmukaisuus osana maakuntakaavoitusta - Kohti oikeudenmukaisempaa maankäyttöä? Riikka Paloniemi (SYKE)

Technologies and skills of the future

  • Maailma matemaattisin silmin - Arjesta motivaattori matikan opiskeluun? Minna Hannula Sormunen (UTU)
  • Optimising site-specific solar radiation modelling for its application in the horticultural, agricultural and photonics industries—Radiation measurements give boost to plant growing? Matthew Robson (UH)
  • Satelliittipohjaisten ilmakehähavaintojen yhteiskunnallisen vaikuttavuuden lisääminen ilmanlaadun seurannassa - Entistä tarkempaa ilmanlaatuanalyysiä, Iolanda Iolongo (FMI)

More information

The Academy of Finland’s Key Project funding is designed to support the work of early-career researchers and reinforce the collaboration between those who conduct research and those who use research results. The Academy distributed 30 million euros through the Key Project funding call, “Forging Ahead with Research”, in 2016. Funding makes the best possible use of the resources of science and research by strengthening the impact of research and the commercialisation of research results. The funding was targeted at 101 ongoing, high-quality research projects and at promoting the extensive utilisation of the results of that research. It was especially geared towards early-career researchers whose projects had been highly rated in previously organised peer reviews. The call was open-themed and open to all scientific disciplines.

More information on Key Project funding

Senior Science Adviser
Hannele Lahtinen
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