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European Researchers' Night 2017

29/09/2017 10:00 - 29/09/2017 23:00 Espoo, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Oulu

​​European Researchers’ Night is an open science event that makes science and the work of scientists familiar to audiences all over Europe. Over the course of the day and throughout the night, children, adolescents, adults, and older people can get to know more about science through workshops, meetings with researchers, lectures and laboratory visits. The next European Researchers’ Night will be held in around 300 cities simultaneously across Europe on September 29th, 2017. VTTers will present their research in Espoo, Oulu, Jyväskylä and Tampere.

Below is a list of events where VTT will be represented. Please note that the schedule and the programme details may change.



so Omena shopping centre

Meet VTT's researchers at the Iso Omena library and take part in an afternoon of people, dreams and applied research in everyday life! VTT is taking part in the Researchers' Night programme being held in Iso Oomena in cooperation with the city of Espoo. 


​15:00 Lauri Reuter Conjuring up berry cells with a magic cauldron
​15:15 Iina Aaltonen Developing a social service robot for a shopping centre environment
​15:30 Petteri Alahuhta Intelligent technology gives athletes a boost
​15:45 ​​Tiina Pajula and Hanna Pihkola Towards sustainable products and technologies
​16:00 Ali Harlin You are what you wear – new and recycled fibres
​16:15Matti Tähtinen Cricket farming for food and feed
​16:30 Mikko Tuomisto Intelligent cities – do they work?
​16:45 Janne Takalo-Mattila Smarter electricity consumption with Internet of Things
​17:00 Marja Välimäki Flexible, patterned solar panels as part of our daily lives
​17:15Olli Kuusisto Smart products for young and old
​17:30 Juha Pärssinen Everyday information security threats
​17:45 Performance by VTT's and Neste's choir Sointu




Oulun yliopisto Linnanmaa 

​TALKKimmo Halunen Cybersecurity
​17.30-20.30 Sanna Rousu and Pälvi Apilo ​Printed solar cells & sensors for sustainable energy harvesting


Oulun yliopisto, Tellus Innovation Arena

​​17:30Jussi Kiljander Smarter electricity consumption with Internet of Things


For the full programme:



Agora main lobby, Mattilanniemi 2

​14.00 - 20.00

Elina Pääkkönen ( What new we can do from wood fibres? What kinds of raw materials can be utilized for energy production? How to purify mine waters? How to recover water, nutrients and carbon from wastewater? Come and meet our researchers and ask more! Full programme:

Exclusive! We have Open doors at VTT (Koivurannantie 1, Jyväskylä) on Saturday 30th of September at 12–15 o’clock. You’ll have unique opportunity to see our pilot machines and laboratories. Make your own sheet of paper and hear the latest news about solar energy!




Vapriikki, Alaverstaanraitti 5, Tampere

​14.00-19.00 ​​Eija Kaasinen How was your day at work - insights through wellbeing measures?


Location: TBA

Päivi Mikkonen ​Come to discover smart manufacturing demos-- industry is transforming!


Full programme:


This year it is possible to participate in the event in Espoo, Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Savonlinna, Sodankylä, Tampere, Turku and Vantaa. In addition to VTT, European Researchers’ Night in Finland is organised by 10 different universities, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, the Heureka Science Centre and the European Forest Institute.        


Researcher’s Night is one of Finland 100 centenary events.

See also:

Tutkijoiden yö/ European Researcher's Night

European Researchers´ Night

Otaniemi Technology Days