Science leads the future - the new Mission Possible science day at the University of Vaasa on 22 March
The aim of the Mission Possible science day is to create an environment where the curious public and all our partners can come together and discuss the latest challenges in society and findings in science.
The science day programme starts at 14:00 and continues throughout the day with inspiring panel discussions, short research presentations and lectures focusing on current topics, and impact cases. The day also includes the possibility to visit our unique and world class laboratories. Our scientists will also present their research and discuss it with the public in a science poster exhibition at campus.
The multidisciplinary science day is free of charge and bilingual (English and Finnish).
Cryptocurrencies: Blessing or Curse? The old barriers of energy communities are gone – Is the year 2023 when they are breaking into the mainstream? Can AI tools help in sustainability communication and reporting? Green innovation - A way towards prosperous business and environment? The Mission Possible science day programme offers a wide range of topics and themes from business, management, engineering and communication sciences. Come and learn about energy transition, artificial intelligence and digitalisation, sustainable housing and transport, well-being and teleworking.
The science day will take place in the main building Tervahovi (Wolffintie 32, Vaasa) and in the laboratories at campus. There will be 39 presentations and 880 minutes of talks from more than 75 researchers and experts during the day.
The science day is for everyone interested in science. The event will highlight research conducted at the University of Vaasa and the importance and impact of science in everyday life, business and society. It provides a great opportunity to ask questions, mingle and discuss with researchers.
– With our first ever Mission Possible science day we want to showcase the unique research we conduct here at the university. Our aim is to raise awareness of the great work done by our researchers and to initiate discussions. The science day is a way for us to strengthen our collaboration with local actors and to increase sustainability in our region, says Philipp Holtkamp, Senior Specialist in Innovations and Ecosystems.
Have a look at the programme at uwasa.fi/en/science-day. The event is bilingual and presentations will be held either in Finnish or in English.