Category: RDI

Embracing AI and Sustainability: Insights from the latest LOGY 2024 Conference

LOGY, the Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics, is a professional organization that brings together experts and companies involved in sourcing, logistics and materials management. Established in 1938, LOGY provides its members with training seminars, industry news, and networking opportunities, including the annual LOGY Conference which features both domestic and international speakers from various sectors related to logistics and supply chain management. As part of SPOTLOG project co-funded by Interreg Europe Programme, TAMK’s team attended the LOGY Conference in Helsinki 2024.

Sustainable Fibres and Polymers for Nonwovens: Paving the Way to a Greener Future

As environmental concerns are becoming increasingly important, more and more industries are prompted to seek sustainable solutions to minimize their environmental impact. An example of such industry is the nonwoven sector, which is known for its wide range of applications, from hygiene products to automotive and construction materials. The nonwoven sector is gradually adopting sustainable fibres and polymers to replace traditional petroleum-based raw materials that take thousands of years to degrade and pose a threat to the environment and human health when they end up in landfills or marine environments.

Qualitative improvement for teacher education in Rwanda

The Higher Education Pedagogies for Teacher Education (HEP-TED) project has been granted a significant 1.1 million euros in funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project, launched in January 2024, aims to develop, and strengthen the capacity of Rwandan higher education institutions and it contributes to sustainable development through quality teacher education for general education, and technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Capacity building to support circular economy business in Namibia

The need for the development of circular economy (CE) in Namibia is obvious based on both economic, environmental, and social sustainability. At the beginning of November 2023 started a joint project with TAMK and Tampere University aiming at the capacity building of circular economy in Namibia. The project, funded by Finnpartnership, supports the feasibility study of a Finnish company. The project started intensively with a trip to Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.

Niitty 2 - Working together with immigrant families for a better everyday life

The number of immigrants in Finland is increasing for many reasons. In 2022, 508,000 of Finland's population had a foreign background or 9 percent of the entire population. Settling in a new country takes time and energy, especially in the beginning. At different stages of integration, questions or feelings may come to mind, even though they have lived in a new country for a long time.

Smart and Sustainable Mobility: Insights from the Transnational Exchange of Experience event of SPOTLOG project

Smart mobility refers to the intelligent use of various modes of transportation, such as public transport, car-sharing, ridesharing, walking, biking, and more, to reduce environmental impact and improve quality of life. Smart mobility solutions aim to optimize the efficiency, safety, comfort, and accessibility of mobility services, while minimizing the negative effects of congestion, pollution, noise, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Just triple transition towards zero pollution – digital, social and green

The world is in transition. This transformation concerns us globally in environmental, economic and social terms. We need both tools and determination to drive the transition towards just and responsible solutions across sectors and borders. However, reaching just transition is not easy since it means complex actions, whilst simplifying things often end up with insufficient or even wrong answers.

The Future of Subcontracting - How can TAMK contribute?

Industrial landscape is in transition everywhere. During the last decade, globalisation of value chains and networks has challenged the existing economic order. Combined with the unexpected and disruptive occurrences of global pandemics and violent war at Ukraine during the last few years has had a tremendous effect also on Finnish industrial SMEs relying in their business and existence on their subcontractors in Finland and abroad.

Advancing Sustainability Marketing in the Nordic Renewable Energy Sector: A Research- and Practice-Informed Perspective

Sustainability has transitioned from being a niche focus to a cornerstone of contemporary business strategy, especially in industries like renewable energy. In the Nordic countries, sustainability marketing is not merely an operational tactic but a catalyst for innovation and transformation. This blog post draws from both Lunde's (2018) systematic review on sustainability in marketing and from a recently written thesis to illuminate the critical elements for effective sustainability marketing, highlight the practices of a pioneering Nordic energy firm, and discuss impactful methods for communicating sustainability narratives.