Ecosystem Event

The first Chip Zero Ecosystem event was held 14th of December, 2023, in Espoo.

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Chip Zero project was launched in 2023 with a mission to develop chips with zero lifetime emissions. We aim to create the first semiconductor ecosystem in Finland to make this happen.

The first Ecosystem Event was organized to discuss the latest news on co-innovation projects, Business Finland funding reserved for them and how companies and other organization can be part of the upcoming projects for shaping the future of Finnish semiconductor industry.

Time: Thursday 14.12.2023 at 09:00-12:00, Workshops 12:00-13:00
Place: Dipoli, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo


8.30-9.00 Morning coffee & networking

9.00 Program starts

Tero Virta, Senior Director, Engineering, Applied Materials

Chip Zero: Current status and next steps
Öner Akdik, Ecosystem Manager, Applied Materials

Introduction of the first co-innovation projects

  • New chemistries for resource efficient semiconductor manufacturing (CHEMI-SEMI)
    Antti Karttunen, Associate professor, Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Aalto
  • Circularity in semiconductor fabrication ZeroChip
    Mona Arnold, Principal Scientist, (Tech Lic., MBA), VTT
  • The Boundary - Surface Engineering
    Jouko Lång, CTO, Comptek
  • Energy efficient analog neuromorphic edge computing
    Olli-Pekka Kilpi, VTT

Panel dicussion: Sustainable Innovation in the Semiconductor Industry 
Thomas Gädda, Chief Technology Officer, PiBond
Piia Konstari, Lead, Microelectronics and Quantum technology, VTT
Safdar Muhammad, Chip Zero theme lead, Physicist/Scientist, Applied Materials
Tero Virta, Senior Director, Engineering, Applied Materials
Karin Wikman, Chief Adviser, Ecosystem funding, Business Finland

12.00 Program ends


13.00-14.00 Workshops: Select one of the two

EU Projects for Microelectronics and Semiconductors (Room: Lumituuli Auditorium)
Jyrki Kiihamäki, Research Manager, Principal Scientist, Microelectronic Systems, VTT
Kari Leino, Ecosystem lead, Business Finland

Innovating for Efficient Photonics (Room: Takka)
Humeyra Caglayan, Associate professor, Tampere University
Aapo Varpula, Research Team Leader, VTT


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