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Behind Bioinnovations

Biomaterials research through interdisciplinary collaboration

Material experiments by Tiina Otala — © Esa Kapila / Aalto University

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center focuses on sustainable bio-based materials, aiming to help the transition towards bio and circular economy. The Center brings together diverse people with different expertise to enhance unexpected findings and breakthroughs in material research.

Unexpected biomaterial findings through collaboration

To solve complex sustainability challenges, we need not only new ideas and concepts, but also new interdisciplinary collaboration and actions to implement them. Often collaboration is seen as a list of names in a project description, or as a list of authors in a publication – but that is not enough.

The Bioinnovation Center brings together diverse people with different expertise to enhance unexpected findings and breakthroughs in material research. The aim is to create bridges between disciplines, to inspire thinking and to grow networks. The Bioinnovation Center community wants to explore new working methods in material research, and to share the learnings with others.

The Center focuses on sustainable bio-based materials, aiming to decrease the dependency of fossil-based materials and harmful chemicals. The main focus is on textiles and packaging.

About Aalto University Bioinnovation Center

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center in Finland creates and produces new knowledge and innovations that help the transition towards bio and circular economy. The Center was established in 2021, with the support of Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. The four main pillars are professorship in bioinnovation, interdisciplinary doctoral school, research infrastructure development, and impact program. The Center has been inspired by the CHEMARTS collaboration at Aalto University since 2011.

Colors of lignin by Helena Sederholm — © Anne Kinnunen

Coffee & wool biomaterial by Andrzej Tarasiuk — © Anne Kinnunen

Origami structures by Laureen Mahler — © Anne Kinnunen

Interactive textiles by S. Guridi & M. Iannacchero — © Sofia Guridi

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