Category: RDI

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.

The Soaring Growth of Nonwoven Production in China

Nonwovens are a type of engineered fabric made of fibers bonded together rather than woven. They have diverse applications in sectors ranging from healthcare and hygiene to automotive and fashion. This blog post delves into the dramatic rise of nonwoven production in China over the past decade and the factors fueling its success. At the same time, this growth presents challenges for the nonwovens industry in Europe. Hence, we conclude with recommendations for Europe to take proactive measures in response.

Living Labs empowering citizens – TAMK as part of the ENoLL community drives the change

Empowering the citizens to change is a tough challenge. Instead of simply participating them into innovation process, they must be truly and thoroughly aware of their possibilities and possess the right tools and capacities. We all must take concrete actions not only in changing our own behavior but also to push others such and policy makers and authorities to drive and enable this change. The Living Labs are a perfect tool to facilitate this.

Unlocking Sustainability: The Power of Engineered Fabrics in Nonwovens Industry

Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, a luminary in textile innovation, with a Ph.D. from Leeds University in 1982, has left an indelible mark through groundbreaking research and transformative leadership. Currently, he holds the Klopman Distinguished Professorship of Textile Materials and is the Director of the Nonwovens Institute at NC State. This blog post draws inspiration from Dr. Pourdeyhimi's recent visit to Tampere University of Applied Sciences, where he delivered a captivating presentation.

Partnering for life – but who are the ones?

Bonding with partners takes a lot of effort, no matter if we are in an analog or digital world. For organisations such as universities of applied sciences, networking with local, regional, national and global settings has always been a natural task. The local and global competition for talents and resources gets harsher while at the same time expectations for effectiveness and pace for impact creation grows.

Research and innovation infrastructures support knowledge valorisation for SMEs

University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), where TAMK is an organisational member, offers a great platform to share good practices, exchange views and debate on forward-looking topics on university-industry collaboration. One of the themes discussed among the more than 400 participants in the annual UIIN Conference 2023 in Budapest concentrated on knowledge valorisation. Building the bridge between academia and business should be facilitated to achieve more effective and efficient value creation of research results.