Espoo, Jyväskylä & Oulu
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. The programme will be updated soon!
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! You are welcome to join us at the Startup Sauna, where we bring bold solutions to the table and discuss the innovation process with researchers, entrepreneurs and students. The event is in English and will be livestreamed. Snacks will be served.
Time: 16:00 to 18:00
Location: Startup Sauna (Betonimiehenkuja 3D, Espoo)
Contact: Hanna-Leena Ottelin
Black soldier flies in the heart of circular economy
Do you know how black soldier flies look like and how they can be utilized in the circular economy? How electricity is transformed into fuels? Why there is tons of bubbling sand in the power plant boiler? Come and find out answers to these questions and see living insects in VTTs stand at Agora.
Time: 14.00 - 20.00
Location: Agora main lobby, Mattilanniemi 2
Contact: Tiinamari Seppänen
Pop-up laboratory to see balloon explosion and make fibre foaming
Have you seen how balloon explosion looks like in slow motion? How about the crash of the toy cars? For example these and other things you can see via high speed camera at VTT's pop-up laboratory. Do you know how to foam wood fibres and where to use those? Come and make your own wood fibre foam and create for example your own card for Father's day!
Time: 17:00 - 21:00
Contact: Tiinamari Seppänen
(Tutkijoiden yö 2019 Jyväskylässä, koko ohjelma: https://www.jyu.fi/fi/akateemiset-tapahtumat/tutkijoiden-yo)
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.
Place: Linnanmaan kampus, Oulun yliopisto. Sisäänkäynti Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan kadulta ovi 2T.
Contact: Sirpa Nordman
(Tutkijoiden yö 2019 Oulussa, koko ohjelma: https://www.oulu.fi/yliopisto/node/59238 )