The main objective is to inspire students and researchers to explore biomaterials together and to create new concepts for the future use of cellulose and other biomaterials.
The Fashion/Textile Futures research group explores new perspectives on human-centered design research. A strong research focus is on sustainable and circular fashion and textiles.
The Multifunctional Materials Design research group focuses on experimental studies of soft materials, as well as inorganic-organic hybrids.
Bioinnovation Center’s target is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy and bioeconomy, and to create opportunities for sustainable economic growth in Finland.
Bio-based dyes and pigments for colour palette
Academy of Finland, Strategic funding 2019–2025
Searching the value chain and the formation of new luxury from woad, a plant which provides blue natural colour
Digital textile printing, product-service systems, and network type of doing business
DIGItex, Tekes 2013–2014
Digiprintnetwork, Tekes 2015–2017
Designing cellulose for the future
Sustainable textile systems: Co-creating resource-wise business for Finland in global textile networks
Academy of Finland, Strategic funding 2019-2025
Unveiling the full potential of lignocellulose
Academy of Finland’s Flagship program since 2018.
Biobased water repellency for textiles
Aalto University 2017–2018
High-quality textile fibres from wood and other cellulosic materials
several projects since 2013
Nordic network on smart light-conversion textiles beyond electric circuits
Autonomously adapting and communicating modular textiles
The New Road to Silk: Bio-based production of silk-like materials
Academy of Finland 2017–2020
Wearables for computational diagnostics and mobile monitoring of treatment
Academy of Finland 2017-2020
An efficient, technically feasible, durable, and aesthetic design for integrating solar cells with textiles to provide energy-autonomous operation for wearable electronics and smart textile applications
Business Finland, 2019–2021
Woven e-textile as an interface between physical and digital worlds
Aalto University, CEAMA/Business Finland & DEBARE/ATTRACT 2017–2022
Designing high-value products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design
EU Horizon 2015–2018