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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.

The French Institute will organize a “café scientifique” – a café, where several researchers from different fields of study come together to celebrate science. For more information and pre-registration see the official website of the French Institute.

European Researcher’s Night in Otaniemi at Startup Sauna – in English

Different paths to innovation – how to create impact from science? Scientific research creates knowledge of the world. But it only has an impact in our life when a technology meets viable business model and a real-world need. All are welcome to join us at the Startup Sauna to experience the most interesting science-based solutions to real world problems and discuss the innovation process with researchers, entrepreneurs and students! From 16:00 to 20:00 in Otaniemi: exciting pitches and thought-provoking panellists, open demo area and after party. The event is in English and will be livestreamed. Organizeb by VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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