Beyond fossils initiatives

We seize the limitless potential of bioeconomy and promote innovations and expertise that can support us in taking the world beyond fossils.


Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation

UPM promotes new innovations in disease research by supporting the 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. 


University co-operation

We co-operate with several international universities in the field of engineering technologies. Our aim is to support research related to our businesses and innovative use of our materials as well as to new opportunities to commercialize our technologies.

Our co-operation covers project-based joint projects all the way to the long-term strategic partnerships. We also offer master of thesis opportunities to university students whom we consider to be future employees of UPM.