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This year the Researchers’ Night takes place in Helsinki and Espoo. The Helsinki programme is organized by the University of Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics and the University of the Arts Helsinki. In Espoo, VTT is organizing Startup Sauna to come up with science based solutions to real world problems.

At the University of Helsinki the European Researcher’s Night will be organised at Think Corner and at the Helsinki Observatory. At Think Corner the researchers will present results of their research and discus matters that interest youngsters in co-operation with the upper secondary school students of Töölön yhteiskoulu and Helsinki Normal Lyseum.

At the living library of researchers you can borrow a researcher and get dwelled into questions that trouble your mind. The researchers are ready to tell you about their research findings, their work and about how they became researchers. In the evening there will be a pub quiz were we will find out who knows best the latest news from the academic world. The programme is mainly in Finnish.

At the Helsinki Observatory the European Researcher’s Night will offer you a change to meet researchers and experience natural sciences in small workshops. You’ll get to chat with the researchers as they show you what they work with. The programme is in Finnish but the researchers also speak English.

This year the French Institute will organize an event Café scientifique, starting at 17:00, where two researchers from different fields of study tell about their researches to the public and celebrate science. After the short presentations, there will be time for open discussion. For more information and pre-registration, see the official website of the French Institute.

Espoo, Otaniemi Startup Sauna

Different paths to innovation – how to create impact from science?

Science will save the world! Especially applied science. Climate change, air pollution, health hazards and suffering water systems: it´s easy to get overwhelmed by all the massive problems around. We’ve accepted the challenge! You are welcome to join us at the Startup Sauna, where we bring bold solutions to the table and discuss the innovation process with researchers, entrepreneurs and students.

From 16:00 to 18:00 in Startup Sauna (Betonimiehenkuja 3D, Espoo): exciting pitches and thought-provoking panellists, snacks and after party.

The event is in English and will be livestreamed.

Organised by VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland.