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Metal recovery by 3D-printed porous structures and their use as catalysts

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LUT: Associate Professor Eveliina Repo leads a research group in Hydrometallurgy for Urban Mining that focuses on the developing advanced methods for the recovery of valuable metals from the different side streams and waste effluents such as ash, slag, sludge and e-waste. The topics covered are electrochemical leaching and recovery, metal-organic-framework structures, ionic liquids, photocatalysis, and developing separation materials by additive manufacturing (3D-printing).

Academic secondment: University of Trento (IT)
Intersectoral secondment: Electro Optical Systems Finland (FI)

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Open science community technologies for environmental measuring

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Associate Professor Antti Knutas supervises a group of doctoral researchers at the Department of Software Engineering. Along with the other department researchers and frequent international collaborators, he works on collaborative software construction, open science, and civic and community technologies. He is currently the coordinator of a H2020 project on participatory science communication and leads WPs in several other projects. 

Academic secondment: KU Leuven (BE)
Intersectoral secondment: Hyxo (FI)

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Optimized fuels from carbon neutral circular economy

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Professor Tuomas Koiranen leads Chemical Process systems engineering (CPSE) research team. The research are concentrated in process research, design and intensification by physico-chemical modeling, prediction and experimentation. Computerized tools and Process Intensification are central in these activities. One of the main focus have been carbon dioxide capture and conversion to chemicals. 

Academic secondment: NTU (SG)
Intersectoral secondment: Wärtsilä (FI)

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Collaborative working capital management in low carbon products and technologies

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Professor Timo Kärri leads a research group in Capital, Capacity and Cost Management that focuses on methods of cost management and capital investment appraisal from the perspective of managerial decision making. In collaboration with industrial partners, work revolves around the management of physical, financial and knowledge assets from an inter-organizational perspective. Regarding financial assets, research focuses on working capital management.

Academic secondment: Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Intersectoral secondment: ABB (FI)

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Study of defects in lithium and sodium-ion batteries

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Professor Bernardo Barbiellini leads a research group in Computational Materials Science. The group performs research on functional materials for various technological applications. The group uses modern spectroscopy techniques and first principles computations applied to materials for rechargeable batteries, which help unravel relationships between key battery characteristics and the nature of the electronic orbitals involved in intercalation reactions.

Academic secondment: Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Intersectoral secondment: Sonotecc (FI)

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Systemic design and innovation in waste management

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Professor Leonid Chechurin leads a research group in System Engineering focusing on methods for complex system analysis and synthesis. It sees modern systems as blends of interacting socio-technical elements in various domains during a system's lifetime – from design to utilisation. The group develops interdisciplinary quantitative and qualitative approaches to the design and synthesis of complex systems.

Academic secondment: 
Intersectoral secondment: Ecochange (FI)

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Urban socio-digital innovations for better air quality

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Professor Helinä Melkas leads a research group in Smart Services. Currently the group focuses on R&D projects concerning innovation management at policy and organizational levels, sociotechnical transition, technology impact assessment, user-driven and social innovation, and regional development, inter alia.

Academic secondment: Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Intersectoral secondment: Ramboll (FI)

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Managing industrial facilities towards lower emissions

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Associate Professor Minna Saunila leads a research group in Sustainable Global Production Systems that focuses on the management of sustainable operation and production in industrial context. Currently the focus has been on how technology and sustainability can interact to generate innovation and performance and how strategic approaches to sustainability can be attained.

Academic secondment: Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Intersectoral secondment: Virnex (FI)

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‘Innovate to zero’ – New value constellations through zero-waste manufacturing and smart recycling

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Professor Ville Ojanen leads a research group in Innovation and Technology Management. The group specialises in industrial innovations in digitalized ecosystems. The research efforts of the group focus on the interconnections between industrial renewal and smart manufacturing, digital service business development, and sustainability-oriented innovation, by utilizing a variety of methods derived from e.g. approaches of decision and design sciences.

Academic secondment: National University of Singapore (SG)
Intersectoral secondment: Haptronics (FI)

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Machine learning in forecasting and allocation of distributed energy resources

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Professor Lasse Lensu leads a research group in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. It has its basis in computer science and engineering with the specialization in computer /machine vision, pattern recognition based on machine learning, and data analysis.

Academic secondment: Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Intersectoral secondment: GreenEnergy Finland (FI)

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