TUT receives one million euros of research fundingThe Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation have decided to award 3.3 million euros to support six ambitious research projects that address global grand challenges. Tampere University of Technology will receive one million euros of this sum.
A research group headed by Professor Karen Egiazarian at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) will receive 550,000 euros for a project that explores lensless imaging. Professor Kari T. Koskinen leads a group that develops autonomous deep sea robotic systems that can also be utilized, among others, in mining operations. His project will receive 450,000 euros.
Of all the universities that received funding from the two foundations, TUT has been granted the largest share of the donation.
Funding was sought for the projects through the Future Makers funding programme operated by the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. The funding programme supports bold new research.
Ambitious and multidisciplinary research ideas
The Future Makers funding programme strengthens the competitiveness of technology industries. The funding programme was implemented for the second time this year and received 130 grant proposals. Eight proposals were accepted for the second round.
“Our review criteria were scientific ambitiousness, a multidisciplinary approach, and the potential to bring added value to Finnish industry and society,” says Marja Leskinen, Secretary General of the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.
“Funding was awarded to research groups that pursue multidisciplinary research and meet the highest international standards. Their work demonstrates a passion for research and a commitment to making a difference,” says CEO of the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation Laura Juvonen.