UPM promotes new innovations in disease research by supporting Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation. The support is targeted especially at cancer research based on application of cell models. These models help to investigate pathogenetic mechanisms of diseases and how cancer medications work. With new cell models, it will be possible to develop even more effective treatments and cures for serious diseases in the future.
UPM facilitates regional high level technical education in Fray Bentos with the Technological University of Uruguay (UTEC). The aim is to advance technical skills and engineering, particularly in mechatronics, renewable energy, transport and logistics.
UPM and the Shanghai-based Tongji University College of Design and Innovation started cooperation with a target to create a modern concept for the traditional Chinese tea house. The unique tea house is now ready and showcases UPM’s innovative wood-based biomaterials in a way that combines heritage with the future.
In the core of the Bio Era Tour, introducing bioeconomy and its possibilities and innovations, is the Bio Era Truck exhibition, where visitors can learn of the latest innovations made of renewable raw materials in an interactive manner and get to innovate also themselves. UPM wants to highlight the industry's new innovations, versatile operations in the circular economy and meet young people around Finland.
UPM co-operates with several universities in the field of engineering technologies. The aim is to support the research related to our businesses and innovative use of our materials as well as to find new ways to commercialise UPM’s technologies. UPM has co-operated with the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Darmstadt University of Technology and Nanjing University for many years.