Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Seppälä, Jukka
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Bioeconomy Infrastructure
Decision No. 337605
Decision date 30.11.2020
Funding period 01.07.2020 - 30.11.2021
Funding 301 000
Project description
BIOECONOMY research infrastructure (RI) is a unique openly accessible research, education and innovation research environment hosted by Aalto University and VTT. It supports activities tackling such global challenges as climate change and resource sufficiency. Our RI is internationally exceptional as it covers the research value chain from lab to pilot scale and combines research and innovation facilities for material and chemical technologies as well as for biotechnical processes. This RI allows methods for upgrading the forest raw materials and biobased waste and side streams to high-value products. It enables academic research discoveries to be scaled up to novel technology concepts to high TRL level close to the markets. Our vision is to realize the potential of Finland to become a world leader in biomass-based research and innovations in circular economy and to further improve competitiveness of the Finnish industry. The BIOECONOMY RI aims at growing to a European ESFRI.