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IEEE Finland Section Student and Young Professionals (SYP) affinity group officers

Monday, February 3rd, 2020



SYP Chair

Behrouz Jedari


Sanjay Kumar

Vice Chair

Sanjay Kumar
University of Jyvaskyla



Oulu Activities 


Tampere Activities 


Vaasa Activities




Vaasa Activities


Tampere Activities


IEEE Nordic SYP meeting on cruise ship Symphony (Stockholm to Helsinki)

Friday, August 9th, 2019

The IEEE Nordic Student and Young Professional (SYP) Congress is a bi-annual event promoting cooperation and sharing of ideas between the Nordic student branches, young professionals and women in engineering affinity groups and chapters. This will be 3rd edition of the event. The previous two congresses have been organized in Stockholm, Sweden (2015) and Vilnius, Lithuania (2017).

This event gives an unique opportunity to grow global networks and to get new ideas! We expect to see at least 50 Young Professionals and Students during the weekend from all around Region 8. The program includes interesting IEEE presentations, workshops and team building activities.

The SYP is going to be focused on sustainability and the role that young professionals and students will play in trying to engineer smarter, more efficient solutions in the future.

Flyer: PDF

Further details and registration: here

Event Description and Cost: here

Innocamp Evening – Janne Haverinen, CEO of IndoorAtlas

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The event showcases how to set up a successful start-up, presented by Janne Haverinen, CEO at IndoorAtlas Ltd.,  followed by questions and answers, and an open discussion.

Enjoy the innovative evening with like-minded people.

Venue: Business Kitchen, Patio

Address: Torikatu 23, 4th floor, 90100 Oulu

Registration via Webropol here ( by 14.12.

Snacks and drinks are provided by TEK and IEEE Young Professionals.

IndoorAtlas believes it has found a solution to this problem—by tapping into the magnetic field, which for millions of years has been guiding turtles, whales, salmon, and other migratory animals. Enabled by ultra-accurate positioning, IndoorAtlas believes product-proximity ads could be the next forefront of advertising.



IndoorAtlas originated in the academic world. Founder and CEO Janne Haverinen, a professor at Finland’s University of Oulu, began studying indoor robot navigation in the late ’90s. Noticing that buildings’ magnetic distortions were leading his machines astray, he eventually turned the problem around and focused his attention on the magnetic interferences caused by steel structures. What he found was that the disturbances inside them were consistent, creating a magnetic fingerprint unique to a building. That became the crux of IndoorAtlas, which leverages what Haverinen calls “nature’s GPS”—GPS that requires no infrastructure beyond a smartphone and works where no cellular connections exist.

Informations based on the article of Alice Truong published in the Reverse Engineered magazine.

Students and Young Professionals are getting alive in Helsinki area

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

IEEE is seeking  for enthusiastic, dedicated and responsible individuals to join the IEEE Helsinki Young Professionals and Student Branch executive committee in 2014-2015 academic year. Each officer nominee must be willing to learn and commit to the success of the section. The election is planned to take place in late September 2014. Do not wait, contact student or YP representatives!

R8 Outstanding GOLD AG Award for GOLD Finland

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The Region 8 GOLD Committee has annouced that the winner of the Region 8 Outstanding GOLD Affinity Group Award for its activities during 2012 is FINLAND!

The Finland GOLD Affinity Group is acknowledged for their many successful and divers activities, as well as their continued efforts to motivate volunteers and inspire IEEE GOLD members.

IEEE Young Professionals Finland

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Welcome to the IEEE Young Professionals (YP) activities page!

YP is a program developed to help student members transition into young professionals. It helps young professionals to advance fast in their careers. YP offers programs and services to graduating students, recent graduates and young engineers. The IEEE Finland and YP Committee organizes activities aiming at:

  • providing members with networking opportunities
  • organizing seminars and workshops in collaboration with universities and local industry
  • developing skills that can boost your career
  • sharing knowledge
  • providing access to national and global IEEE resources

IEEE YP Finland Officers 2013

Optical Measurement and Imaging seminar

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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In the end of May, students, researchers and company representatives gathered to listen presentations about the latest technological achievements on optical and imaging measurements. The goal of the one day-long seminar was to bring together the industry and research representatives and allow them to discuss about the latest achievements in the field of optical sensing. The seminar provided a great opportunity to meet new individuals and create valuable contacts with specialist working in the same area of interest.

The seminar started with the presentations from the University of Oulu and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and continued with the speech given by the keynote speaker Jyrki Saarinen. His topic was about how a high quality research can lead to a successful international business. After Jyrki’s speech, six companies, mostly start-up companies, were presenting their novel products related to optical measurements. In addition, they provided insights about origin of innovations and how difficulties related to commercialization. The event was concluded with the social event which provided participants a great opportunity to discuss and network in the informal atmosphere.



Keynote speaker: Jyrki Saarinen


Head of Photonics Applications and Commercialization research at the University of Eastern Finland. Prof. Saarinen received his D. Sc. (Tech.) degree from Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) in 1995. He headed the Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics research group at TKK. Since 1997 he has been Adjunct Professor of Micro-Optics at TKK, now Aalto University. In 1993 he co-founded Heptagon – a company in Silicon Valley, USA. As CEO and later as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Member of the Board he was the driving force behind Heptagon’s growth from a one-man company to a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced micro-optics solutions with one thousand employees. He identified major breakthrough products and market segments as well as acquired high-profile customers.


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Flexible solar cells straight from Finland

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

flexsolarAt the end of May GOLD Finland organized Summer School in Flexible Solar Cells. Event was held in Oulu, the city of Nokia mobile origins. In order to assure high quality of lectures, organizers invited high profile speakers from Germany, Belgium and United Kingdom. Since the industry shows increasing interested in renewable and cheap energy production the topic of summer school was carefully selected and flexible solar cells subject was chosen.  Attendees were mostly graduate students from Finland and Region 8.  Nevertheless, some undergraduate students and industry representatives were present. Very intensive lectures started with introduction to physics of solar cells presented by Uli Wuerfel from Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energie Systeme, Germany. Consequently, Tom Aernouts and Eszter Voroshazi from IMEC, Belgium gave the lecture about organic solar cells and their reliability. Finally, Arman Ahnood and Yuji Suzuki from London Centre for Nanotechnology, UK, familiarized audience with concepts of thin film silicon solar cells and implementation of micro- and nano-sturctures in solar cells. The event gathered students and professionals from the printed electronics field that share the visions and dreams that solar energy harvesting does not need to be “rigid” and could be cheaply implemented everywhere.