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Wireless identification and sensing systems improve quality of life

Wireless systems can be integrated into clothing, attached to the skin or implanted inside the human body.

”A ground-breaking application area of implantable identification and sensing technologies is a wireless brain machine interface that uses an implanted sensor to capture electrical signals from the brain,” says Professor Leena Ukkonen.

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Research for the benefit of people and the environment

TUT’s new promotional video titled “Research is the key to the future” takes you on a breath-taking visual journey into the world of science, retracing the industrial history of Tampere and reaching for the stars to offer a glimpse into the future of scientific exploration. The video illustrates TUT’s commitment to pursue research for the benefit of people and the environment.

Watch the promotional video and visit TUT’s video channel on YouTube.  


Factory in a box

Microfactories bring production closer to consumers. They allow customized products to be manufactured on-demand in the back room of a shop or even in the operating room of a hospital.

“Micro and desktop factories are already a reality, but our modular concept is the most advanced system in the world. It even includes a built-in cleanroom,” says Project Manager Riku Heikkilä from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems at TUT.

Read the full story in the latest issue of the science magazine Interface.

New database facilitates stem cell research

Scientists are now better equipped to understand stem cells and the behaviour of their genes. The unique “fingerprints” of stem cells are stored in a recently launched global database in a bid to speed up stem cell research and develop, for example, new stem cell-based treatments.   

“Adipose-derived stem cells have been differentiated, among others, into osteoblasts under laboratory conditions and further used to rebuild bone tissue ravaged by cancer,” says Kaisa-Leena Aho.

ESTOOLS DATA@HAND opens up new avenues in stem cell research.

Gold rush to space

Asteroids are veritable treasure troves of precious metals. Asteroid exploration is a new area of research that ventures into unknown territories and fuels the imagination. Not even the sky is the limit.

Technologies developed by Professor Mikko Kaasalainen and his research group have been used to reconstruct hundreds of asteroids and gain new insights into their structure and properties. 

The prospect of space mining is exciting news for the mining industry.

Read the full story in the latest issue of the science magazine Interface.

TUT – a foundation university

Tampere University of Technology is one of the two Finnish universities which operate in the form of a foundation. The foundation model promotes the development of education and research. It gives the University good prerequisites to succeed amid growing international competition.

The increased autonomy provides a competitive edge when competing for good researchers, inspiring teachers and talented students. The proceeds of foundation capital enable further investment in new openings in research and education.

Read more about the foundation model.