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Toni Björninen receives young researcher award

The Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion has granted young researcher award in the amount of 15,000 euros to Toni Björninen from Tampere University of Technology. Björninen received the award on 8 June at an award and grant ceremony in Helsinki.
Toni Björninen’s research bears great significance for people’s well-being and technological applications in the field of healthcare.
Toni Björninen’s research bears great significance for people’s well-being and technological applications in the field of healthcare.

Toni Björninen’s research relates to the highly topical field of new healthcare technologies and applications – an area that also carries great future potential. Björninen’s research focuses on wearable and implantable sensors and it contributes to the creation of new healthcare and medical applications. The research is highly valuable both in terms of people’s well-being and the innovation activities of Finnish companies.

In 2012, Björninen received Postdoctoral Researcher funding for his project ‘Implantable and wearable antennas for body-centric wireless sensing systems’ from the Academy of Finland (Interface: Think, and a prosthetic arm moves). The research is ongoing and carried out in close cooperation with renowned international universities (UC Berkeley, UCLA, Georgia Tech and Tsinghua University) and industry. Björninen is a productive researcher with a total of 107 peer-reviewed articles, 65 of which have been prepared together with international cooperation partners.

Further information

Manager of grants Mikko Martikainen, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, tel. +358 (0) 40 717 8575, firstname.lastname@tem.fi

Academy Postdoctoral Researcher Toni Björninen, Tampere University of Technology, tel. +358 (0) 44 534 1510, firstname.lastname@tut.fi

News submitted by: Tiina Leivo
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