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European Researchers' Night 2019

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

Espoo, Jyväskylä & 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, 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

Location: tbc

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: )


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.