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European Researchers' Night 2019

27/09/2019 16:00 - 27/09/2019 18:00 Startup Sauna

Espoo, Jyväskylä, Oulu & Kajaani

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, older people, students and entrepreneurs 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 27th, 2019. VTTers will present their research in Espoo, Jyväskylä and Oulu.

Below is a list of events where VTT will be represented.



European Researchers Night 2019 in Otaniemi at Startup Sauna   

Different paths to innovation - how to create impact from science?

Science will save the world! Especially applied science. Climate change, air pollution, health hazards and suffering water systems: it´s easy to get overwhelmed by all the massive problems around. We've accepted the challenge!

Solving global problems requires thinking big and putting oneself on the line as a research scientist, engineer and a person. On stage Member of Parliament from the Greens, Atte Harjanne, and VTT researcher, Smart Built Environment expert, Pekka Tuominen. Topic: Climate change and energy solutions.

Come and hear pitches from VTT's researchers about their innovative science-based solutions to global challenges. You'll hear, for instance, about cheese without cows, energy storage materials saving the environment and next-generation leather without animals.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided! Limited number of seats, so be an early bird!


Welcome and Introduction to Researchers Night, Vafa Järnefelt, Research Scientist, VTT
Solving global problems requires thinking big!

On stage Member of Parliament from the Greens, Atte Harjanne and VTT Smart Built Environment researcher Pekka Tuominen. Discussion topic: Climate change and energy solutions.

Atte is a first term MP, member of the city council of Helsinki, researcher and most of all a strong advocate of science-based climate policy. Pekka has a strong background in economics and energy technology with over a decade of R&D experience.

Pitches from VTT's iBEX research teams on how they are solving global exponential challenges with science 
Wrap up

Time: 16:00 to 18:00
Location: Startup Sauna (Betonimiehenkuja 3D, Espoo)
Contact: Hanna-Leena Ottelin





VTT’s pop-up laboratory to see balloon explosion and make fibre foaming  

Have you ever seen how the crash of the toy cars looks like in a slow motion? How about crushing of the grapes? You have an opportunity to see for example these through high speed camera at VTT's pop-up laboratory. If you want, you can bring also your own small toy cars to test!

Do you know how to get foam from wood fibers and for what that can be used? Come and make your own foam and cards for example for Father's day!

Time: 17:00 - 21:00
Location: Ylistönrinne's YO-building, student laboratory, Survontie 9, 40500 Jyväskylä
Contact: Tiinamari Seppänen

Bubbling sand and black soldier fly larvae

Why there is tons of bubbling sand in the power plant boiler? How electricity is transformed into fuels? Do you know how black soldier fly larvae look like and how they can be utilized in the circular economy? Come and find out answers to these questions and see living insects in VTTs stand at Agora!

Time: 15.00 - 21.00
Location: Agora main lobby, Mattilanniemi 2, 40100 Jyväskylä 
Contact: Tiinamari Seppänen


Tutkijoiden yö 2019 Jyväskylässä, koko ohjelma:



Printable electronics in a flexible way

The researchers of VTT demonstrate how solar cells and LED membranes printed on organic and flexible surfaces yield various solutions. On show are OPV and other membranes fresh from the printer, a solar cell doll's house, electrochrome displays and LED light membranes.

Time: 17.00–21.00
Place: Linnanmaan kampus, Oulun yliopisto. Sisäänkäynti Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan kadulta ovi 2T.
Contact: Sirpa Nordman

Tutkijoiden yö 2019 Oulussa, koko ohjelma:



VTT MIKES staff present at European Researchers Night 2019 

You are welcome to visit VTT MIKES stand at European Researchers Night 2019 held in Kauppapaikka 18 Kajaani. There you can see and learn how force is measured. Also new clock representing  Finland's time UTC(MIKE), maintained by atomic clocks in Otaniemi and Kajaani, is present.  The clock will be installed in an appropriate location in Kajaani for serving citizens (see for how to synchronize your computer using our public NTP service). A miniature model of the working force machine and build up system for measuring force at MN range is present at VTT's stand.  Please visit and see us. We will be happy to answer your questions. May the force be with you.

Time: 17.00–20.00
Place: Kauppapaikka 18, Kauppakatu 18, Kajaani
Contact: Petri Koponen



See also:

Tutkijoiden yö/ European Researchers' Night

European Researchers' Night

This European Researchers' Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions under contract number 817987.