FICORE

Projects

Are you interested to learn what kind of projects are going on in FICORE? Do you want to know the people behind the collaborations? You are in the right spot!

List of Projects

The following projects with Indian partners are seed-funded by Finnish universities in the FICORE network. These projects are carried out during 2021-24. The projects foster collaboration in education, research, and innovation. The list of projects will be updated as and when new projects are seed funded.

Ongoing FICORE projects

Elevating Biomaterials Research: A Synergistic Approach for High-Impact Biomedical Applications

Aalto University and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) are joining forces to advance biomaterials research for transformative biomedical applications. The project builds on the institutions' longstanding collaboration and expertise in biomaterials, additive manufacturing, and biomedical engineering.

Elevating Biomaterials Research: A Synergistic Approach for High-Impact Biomedical Applications

Breakthroughs in Quantum Thermodynamics: A Collaborative Endeavor Between Finland and India

In the realm of quantum technology, a critical challenge is managing the inevitable heat generated by quantum computers as their capabilities expand. However, this challenge has also initiated quantum thermodynamics as a new avenue of exploration.

Breakthroughs in Quantum Thermodynamics: A Collaborative Endeavor Between Finland and India

Developing of Flexible Viologen-based Electrochromic Devices

In a collaborative initiative, Aalto University and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) join forces to advance the frontier of electrochromic (EC) devices.

 Development of Flexible Viologen-based Electrochromic Devices

Envisioning sustainable 6G smart schools with children, by children

The project Envisioning Sustainable 6G Smart Schools with Children, by Children (6G Smart Schools) aims to understand and create models for new forms of pedagogy and participatory engagement with novel technology to promote digital citizenship among young learners in education in the context of India.

Workshops with the Nao v6 robot at a public school in New Delhi. Source: Dr. Sumita Sharma, New Delhi, Nov 2022.

Developing markets: Co-creation platform for Finnish-Indian R&D (COFIRD)

COFIRD aims to build a novel Finnish-Indian co-creation platform for Finnish companies and researchers from Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) to scale up the technical know-how and carry out R&D activities utilizing the local testbed environment.

India EU Workshop on Inclusive Design and Standardization. Bangalore November 28-29, 2022.

Thermal conversion of challenging Indian and Finnish feedstocks with a focus on pyrolysis

Thermal Conversion of Challenging Indian and Finnish Feedstocks with a Focus on Pyrolysis is a joint project between Åbo Akademi University (ÅA) in Turku-Finland and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in Chennai-India.

The research group of Prof. Vinu at IIT Madras. Summer 2022.

Technological advancements in the areas of biomass thermal processing

Technological Advancements in the Areas of Biomass Thermal Processing is a project jointly coordinated by the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Åbo Akademi University and the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay.

Professor Cataldo De Blasio and his research facilities and research team. Åbo Akademi University, 2022

Synthesis of novel biobased and biodegradable polymers from biobased resources for value-added application

Synthesis of Novel Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers from Biobased Resources aims to synthesize novel biobased polymers and their composites from biobased monomers or macromers resources with enhanced biocompatibility, and biodegradability.

Bio-based polymers/resins from bio-based resources for tissue engineering and /or wood products

Promoting critical, playful and inclusive algorithmic literacy and digital citizenship among young learners

The project Promoting Critical, Playful and Inclusive Algorithmic Literacy and Digital Citizenship among Young Learners explores new forms of digital pedagogy and participatory engagement.

Critical, Playful and Inclusive Algorithmic Literacy and Digital Citizenship among Young Learners

Finland and India joint research on nucleoside diphosphate kinases: Protein 3D structure determination and hit identification (FINNDK)

Parasitic diseases in the tropical world range from trypanosomiasis to leishmaniasis. Many of the clinical forms are fatal if untreated.

Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinases: Protein 3D Structure Determination and Hit Identification (FINNDK)

Electrochemical sensing of breast cancer metabolic biomarkers in urine: A collaboration between IIT Mandi and Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU)

The project Electrochemical Sensing of Breast Cancer Metabolic Biomarkers in Urine is a collaboration between the School of Basic Sciences-IIT Mandi, and the Laboratory of Molecular Science and Engineering- ÅAU.

Electrochemical Sensing of Breast Cancer Metabolic Biomarkers in Urine

Optimization techniques for large scale multiantenna system and RIS enabled integrated sensing and communications

Optimization Techniques for Large Scale Multiantenna System and Reconfigurable Inteligent Surface (RIS) enabled Integrated Sensing and Communications is a joined research initiative between Aalto University and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Microwave circuit consisting of two power dividers. Source: Jari-Matti Hannula, 2019.

Indo – Finnish collaboration to speedup of quantum computations by many-qubit logic

A team of experts in Quantum Technology from India and Finland join hands to improve the fidelity of the multi-qubit gate operations through a joint project. The project aims to demonstrate a method to implement all possible quantum gates acting on three qubits of a trimon system.

Artistic impression of an on-chip microwave source controlling qubits. Source: Visual design by Aleksandr Kakinen (2021).

Characterizing the variability in the output of the human motor cortex: A collaboration of Indo-Finnish expertise in brain research

The project Characterizing the Variability in the Output of the Human Motor Cortex is a seed-funded initiative from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Characterizing the Variability in the Output of the Human Motor Cortex: A collaboration of Indo-Finnish expertise in Brain Research. Source: Mikko Raskinen,14.6.2021

Quantum Lego for topological computing – A consortium of IITs and Finnish universities

Quantum Lego for Topological Computing Consortium is a collaboration between Aalto University, University of Jyväskylä, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

Quantum Hall bilayer with two parallel graphene layers, separated insulating layer.

MicroMachine to develop novel biomaterials through Indo-Finnish collaboration

Using Microbial Intracellular Machineries to develop Novel Biomaterials (MicroMachine) is a seed-funded initiative from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Micromachine collaboration activities in a nutshell

AI technologies for computational systems biomedicine

AI Technologies for Computational Systems Biomedicine is a seed-funded initiative from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. AI Technologies for Computational Systems Biomedicine aims to develop technologies that support knowledge discovery in big molecular biology data.

Image - source-Juho Rousu

Aalto University and IIT Delhi to collaborate on ultra-low-power and sustainable wireless communications

The project Ultra-Low-Power and Sustainable Wireless Communications is a seed-funded initiative from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Ultra-Low-Power and Sustainable Wireless Communications

Complementary biomaterials research approach - towards high value-added biomaterials

Complementary Biomaterials Research Approach -Towards High Value-added Biomaterials is a seed-funded initiative from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The project furthers the development of biobased materials to produce multi-functional materials for specific applications.

3D Printed Biomaterial Scaffolds

Aalto speech technology postdoc programme (APOS) to train Indian doctoral graduates

Aalto Speech Technology Postdoc Programme (APOS), a seed-funded initiative from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture aims to provide postdoc training at Aalto University for Indian doctoral graduates, who aim at academic careers in India.

APOS Image-ManilaKodali.jpg
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