Below you’ll find information of our on-going and past projects that we have been involved as a research group.
We are currently also working with several initiatives to be evolved into full-scale research projects. We are also looking for interested collaborators (private and public).
For further information, please contact us!
September 5, 2016
Disruptive technologies challenge the current energy system. Improved energy efficiency and the replacement of fossil fuels with increasingly cheaper renewable energy change the ways in which energy is produced, distributed and used in all sectors. For example, in the electricity system, an increasing share of intermittent production creates the need for new market models, products and services: demand response, storage and flexible production....
May 6, 2016
LeNSin project (2016-2018) is an EU-supported research project (ERASMUS+) aiming to improve the internationalization, intercultural cross-fertilization and accessibility of higher education on Design for Sustainability (DfS). The project has its topical focus on Sustainable Product-Service Systems and Distributed Economies – considering both as promising models to couple environmental protection with social equity/cohesion and economic...
January 15, 2015
Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) is a strategic opening by Tekes, aiming at the R&D of cellulosic materials, their applications and new businesses, through bridging Finnish design and cellulose know-how. It is a five-year (2013-) interdisciplinary project between Aalto University (CHEM and ARTS), VTT and Tampere University of Technology, with an annual budget of 2,9 million euros. The goal is to transfer cellulose...
February 3, 2014
SHIFT project (2013-2016), part of the EU programme ECOINNOVERA, is a research project which deals with investigating the roles of universities, incubators, business development organisations, financial institutions, design service providers and other relevant actors in supporting sustainable entrepreneurship – start-ups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in particular. SHIFT explores how support systems currently function and how...
December 18, 2012
Consumption of energy evades our perception and is therefore largely detached from our emotive selves. The MDNM project in 2012 aimed to generate a multidisciplinary platform for artists, designers and researchers within Aalto University, to create new connections between media, energy and emotions. With an emphasis on the emotions induced by interactions in everyday life, this project focused to explore the relation between the design of...
May 21, 2012
TANGO (2012-2013) was an EU-supported cultural project between three European design universities: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki; L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, Nantes; And Politecnico di Milano, Milan.
Tango, Towards A New Inter-Generational Openness is a set of activities organized by the AH-Design project. The project provides a participatory platform for investigating how design can improve...
December 18, 2011
LeNS, the Learning Network on Sustainability was an EU-funded project (2007-2010) for curricula development and teaching diffusion on Design for Sustainability focused on Product-Service System (PSS) innovation.
LeNS aimed at contributing to human resources and curriculum development, in a reciprocal understanding of cultures, by promoting a new generation of designers (and design educators) capable to effectively contribute to a transition...