ACR study trip to Finland

Once a year the Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR) organises a study trip in order to broaden one’s horizon, to discover new possibilities for innovation and to strengthen the international research network. No wonder we appreciate this initiatve very much. The this year’s destination was Finland. Finland is known for his huge innovative potential. To name only a few ideas, Finland has introduced boxes of baby clothes for poor mothers already in 1938, launched the world’s first national anti-suicide strategy in the late 1980s or began researching the natural sweetener Xylitol in the early 1970s. In the 21st century finish companies have ambitious ideas: autonomous vehicles are already state-of-the-art in many land based transport modes. By 2025 the world’s first autonomous ships might be ready to cross the Baltic Sea, a cooperation between Rolls Royce and VTT; the Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe.

From the electron microscopical point of view we took adavantage of the possibility to renew our contacts with the Nanomicroscopy Centre at the Aalto University where we had a lot of fruitful discussions with Prof. Hua Jiang.








Visit at the Aalto University Nanomicroscopy Center: Ferdinand Hofer & Hartmuth Schröttner (from left to right)

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Article (German) Die Finnen scheuen sich nicht, sich messen zu lassen

Nanomicroscopy Center at the Aalto University