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FIMECC’S Industry-led Doctoral School Digitalizes Material Science

FIMECC’s Breakthrough Materials Doctoral School presented its latest results at the Manufacturing Performance Days (MPD) event in Tampere on June 10. This intensive research collaboration which already involves 37 doctoral works sets special focus on multiscale modelling and so called integrated computational materials engineering (ICME). New digital tools are used to build comprehensive understanding and to control material properties from microstructure to product design. This will speed up the product development and greatly improve the predictability of product endurance in demanding industrial applications.

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The Alliance for Materials way to the creation of the Materials Common House – MATCH kicked off

The MATCH project funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 framework programme was initiated to strengthen and deepen the Alliance4Materials strategy with a further increased stakeholder network. Spinverse is a work package leader on communications and events section and is also participating in a work package related to the identification of success stories and analysis of the best practices.

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FIMECC DEMAPP programme managed by Spinverse - Effective industry-driven PPP achieved great results with high impact

The industry-driven PPP, public-private partnership programme, FIMECC DEMAPP has created a unique competence platform and a variety of concrete energy, materials and cost-effective solutions boosting the competitiveness of the metals, engineering and cleantech industries. Focusing on need-based, application-driven R&D of advanced materials for extreme service conditions the programme has provided great results, both in terms of scientific novelty and high industrial impact, which were presented in the final seminar in September 30, 2014 at Kino Tapiola, Espoo, Finland.

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FIMECC’s industry driven doctoral school brings materials research to new era

FIMECC research programmes have already proven their strength as target-oriented public-private partnerships (PPP), capable of creating new solutions and implementing results effectively. Now a new wave of intensive research cooperation between academia and industry is brought alive through an industry-led FIMECC Breakthrough Materials Doctoral School. Built as a part of the FIMECC BSA and HYBRIDS programmes launched in the beginning of 2014, it will involve 22 doctoral students in its first phase. Focusing on fundamental scientific challenges and modelling, this multi-disciplinary group of young scientists with their senior advisors and international partners will tackle critical research questions set by the companies involved to build new solutions and relevant competence for the industry.

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Spinverse to manage new 80M€ breakthrough materials programs for FIMECC

FIMECC has launched two new research programs that will have a major impact in bringing innovative and sustainable materials solutions for many emerging and growing industry sectors. The programs will also enable a major renewal in the Finnish metals and engineering cluster. Spinverse facilitated the preparation of these novel industry driven public-private partnership (PPP) programs and has now been selected to manage both of them.

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Markku Heino is building Finland's future with materials technology

The Tekes Functional Materials Programme has invested altogether 150 million euros to renew and strengthen the Finnish industry. The Programme coordinated by Dr. Markku Heino from Spinverse Oy has systematically built new competences and base for new global business. The results are promising: more than 100 patents, 200 publications, 14 new start-ups, and a set of emerging technologies developed in new areas like printed intelligence, renewable energy and biomedical applications.

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Functional Materials Summer Festival

Materials development renewing Finnish industry

The active two-day Annual Seminar (29.-30.05.2012) of the Tekes Functional Materials Programme coordinated by Spinverse, gathered together 250 experts and presented a bunch of new exciting results both from companies and research projects. Fresh result highlights include e.g. roll-to-roll ALD coating (Beneq), flexible & formable touch sensors (Canatu), novel solar thermal collectors (Savo-Solar, Aurubis, PolarSol), antimicrobial fabrics (Silvergreen), ultra-high strength biocomposites (Vivoxid) & injectable bone cement (Ozics) for bone fracture treatment, fibril cellulose for industrial applications (UPM) and as cell growth media (Helsinki University), and formable plywood (UPM Grada).

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Spinverse Feasibility Study for an Estonian Materials Technology Programme Published

Co-operation between enterprises and universities requires substantial improvement

A study for Estonian Materials Technology Programme, ordered by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication, has been completed. The result is, due to the weak cooperation between universities and companies in Estonia, a big gap between university research & development and real business needs.

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Life-cycle thinking needs to be included in materials R&D

The Annual Seminar of the Tekes Functional Materials Programme arranged by Spinverse in Helsinki on October 20th, 2010 gathered together the Finnish Materials Society. Among several discussion themes, the importance of life-cycle thinking and material and energy efficiency was raised up as a topic connecting the participants of several branches of industry and academia. Including these aspects already as part of the research and development phase is becoming more and more crucial for the competitiveness of the industry.

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Spinverse Arranged Functional Materials Show Case Event That Gathered Together the Finnish Materials Society

The Annual Seminar of the Tekes Functional Materials Programme arranged on 20.10.2010 in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki attracted about 200 participants representing several branches of industry and academia. The event disseminated recent research results of the Programme and provided an active networking and discussion forum for the whole Finnish materials society.

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Estonian Government Contracts Spinverse for Preparing National Materials Program

Spinverse Oy has been selected to conduct a broad feasibility study for an Estonian Materials Technology Programme. Materials technology is identified as one of three strategic key technology areas in Estonia’s research and development and innovations strategy. The study was ordered by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication.

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New Coating for Highly Corrosive Environment: Best Results of the Year in Spinverse Managed DEMAPP-Program

For cleaner world, boilers go dirty. To reduce unwanted emissions, fossil fuels are today increasingly replaced by renewable biomass. This carries to combustion process a lot of impurities like chlorine, which promotes severe boiler corrosion by a catalytic process called active oxidation. This challenge is usually approached by reducing the boiler temperature, which leads to lower efficiency, or by adding significant amounts of coal or peat to the fuel, which in turn reduce the renewable fraction and increase emissions.

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