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Hybrid event 14:00-16:30

Info Day on EU's SESAR 3 partnership – Future Aviation Research, Innovation and Business Opportunities in Finland

The info day will be hosted as hybrid event via Teams and on-site at Otaniemi, Espoo. Please note the instructions for on-site participation under the event program. 
The event will be organised in English. 


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Timo Lind
timo.lind (at)

Pauli Stigell
Business Finland
pauli.stigell (at)

Hanna Vuorinen
Ministry of Transport and Communications
hanna.vuorinen (at)

The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking is an institutionalised European partnership between private and public sector partners set up to accelerate through research and innovation the delivery of the Digital European Sky. To do so, it is harnessing, developing and accelerating the take-up of the most cutting-edge technological solutions to manage conventional aircraft, drones, air taxis and vehicles flying at higher altitudes. 

A new generation of aviation opens up new business opportunities for Finland. We invite companies, universities and research institutes to join in exploring opportunities for collaboration. In the info day you will hear the essentials regarding SESAR3 Research and Innovation Agenda, what activities will be funded in the coming years, and how you can participate. And most importantly, what kind of public support services are available for your help in preparing the funding proposals and in the project implementation phase.


  • 14:00 Opening words
    Ari Aalto, Vice President, Mobility and Transport, VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Hanna Vuorinen, Research Director, Ministry of Transport and Communications
  • 14:15 SESAR3 Partnership and the first Calls:
    Richard Frizon, Executive Director ad interim, SESAR3 Joint Undertaking
    Benoit Fonck, Chief Programme & Delivery, SESAR3 Joint Undertaking
    Alain Siebert, Chief Economist & Master Planning, SESAR3 Joint Undertaking
  • 15:00 Questions and answers
    Comment from industry:
    Jonas Stjernberg, Vice President, Robots Expert Oy
  • 15:20 Setting the scene – understanding the application process:
    Stephen Wright, Industry Professor, Aircraft Systems, University of Tampere
  • 15:40 Finnish aviation and research:
    Pauli Stigell, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
  • 16:00 Panel Discussion on SESAR3 Flagship Areas:
    Moderator Timo Lind, Principal Scientist, VTT; Board member of SESAR3
    Richard Frizon, Executive Director ad interim, SESAR3 Joint Undertaking
    Petri Mononen, Principal Scientist, VTT
    Stephen Wright, Industry Professor Aircraft Systems, University of Tampere
    Jonas Stjernberg, VP, Robots Expert Oy
    Jouni Eho, CEO, Redstone AERO Oy

In case you wish, you can leave short description of your organisation and its expertise related to SESAR3 partnership's agenda at the registration website. The aim is to collect the info and circulate it to the SESAR 3 founding members to enable match-making and provide an overview of Finland's potential within the field.

The info day will be hosted as hybrid event - via Teams and at Otaniemi, Espoo in Innopoli 1 (street address Tekniikantie 12, 02150 Espoo, auditorium Leonardo). In case you wish to participate on-site at Espoo, please let us know and send email to timo.lind (at) 

More information

SESAR 3 partnership

SESAR 3 strategic research and innovation agenda 

European ATM Master Plan