New webinar series on tomorrow’s sustainable technologies – next webinar on 14 December

  • The universities in Turku have launched a joint webinar series focusing on technology and sustainable development.
  • Aboa Tech Talks will highlight new technologies and innovative technological research that can offer solutions to the complex global challenges of our time.

“Research and innovation in areas such as clean energy, sustainable chemical engineering, renewable materials, bio economy and circular economy are absolutely essential if we are to move towards a more climate-friendly, sustainable future. These are issues we want to highlight in Aboa Tech Talks”, says Johan Bobacka, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi University.

The next Aboa Tech Talks will take place on 14 December 2021 at 9.30-11.30 am. The topic is solar driven technologies and how researchers aim to address the major global sustainability challenges of our modern society.

The webinar is free of charge and open to anyone interested, including representatives from industry, government, the third sector, researchers and students. The webinar will be held in English.

Programme and speakers

Aboa Tech Talks – Solar Based Technologies
14.12.2021 at 9.30-11.30 am

Hybrid event
University of Turku, Main Building, Säästöpankki lecture hall, and online
Participants outside UTU, ÅAU, TUAS and Novia are invited to attend the event virtually.

Coffee and snack is served at 09.15 am at the event venue.


Eva-Mari Aro, University of Turku
Photosynthesis at the forefront of sustainability

Miikka Frantti, Solar Finland Group
Photovoltaic business in Finland, and R&D cooperation with higher education institutions

Kati Miettunen, University of Turku
Sustainable solar energy

Samuli Ranta, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Photovoltaic as part of the Nordic energy system

Jan-Henrik Smått, Åbo Akademi University
Research on emerging solar cells at Åbo Akademi University

Host: Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, University of Turku

Virtual audience is invited to ask questions via Flinga board. The link to Flinga board and the link to join the virtual event will be sent to all registered participants one day before the event.