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Research Café on Materials

Multidisciplinary Meetings for Material Research Enthusiasts


What_Research Café on Materials
When_11.10. and 27.11., 13:00 – 16:00
Where_Mordor / Otakaari 5

F/T Futures warmly welcomes you to the Research Café-events, that invite researchers from the different schools of Aalto University to share their latest insights and learn new perspectives related to materials research in Aalto.

The events are organized by Aalto University Research and Innovation Services and Materials Platform, with F/T Futures actively participating in the planning. In the first event Kirsi Niinimäki and Pirjo Kääriäinen will briefly introduce some insights into circular economy and multidisciplinary material research.

The purpose of these events is twofold: to introduce new perspectives through scholarly discussions, and to create possibilities for multidisciplinary encounters and recognizing common research interests among the participants, that could for instance lead into new joint projects.

There will be two Research Café – events this autumn: the first one serves as an introduction and opens the discussion, that will be deepened in the latter event. The first event consists of two parts: first, researchers and research groups will introduce variety of perspectives into materials research, that will then initiate the participants into discussion.

Registration to the first event is open:

More information: and

Smart Textile Summit 2018

Emmi Pouta was presenting her research at Smart Textile Summit, that is continually organized networking event that deals with the latest from Finnish smart textile research and industry. The first event focused on human experiences with smart textiles in different forms of our everyday life.

Event was organized in collaboration of Happy Textiles Bazaar, Aalto University Experience Platform, Aalto University Materials Platform, and Start North. Event was a part of the official Helsinki Design Week program, and took place on September 12th.

The title of the presentation was Touch Interwoven – Interactive Textile as an Interface Between Physical and Digital Worlds.

More about the event:

New materials from the Trash-2-Cash project at Dutch Design Week 2018

Academic and industry designers have been collaborating with scientists and engineers over the last three years to produce these new materials from textile waste.

The 18 partners from 10 countries are showing six brand new prototypes at Dutch Design Week 2018, comprised of new, recycled and recyclable apparel and automotive materials and concepts. We are also sharing this new way of working, outlining how science, design and industry can input into the process from beginning to end.