Insta pledges €200,000 to support education and research in aeronautical systems

Insta has pledged to award €200,000 to the new Tampere University to support education and research in the field of aeronautical engineering.

The donation illustrates Insta’s commitment to support education that helps ensure the continued availability of world-class aeronautical engineering expertise in Finland. The donation will be paid out in annual €20,000 instalments over the next ten years. The contract was signed on 18 December 2018. 

“Tampere is a growing hub of aviation expertise in Finland. It is wonderful that education and research in aeronautical engineering will continue at the new Tampere University, which will begin its operations at the beginning of 2019,” says Insta Group’s CEO Henry Nieminen. “We especially value research that focuses on aeronautical systems and is carried out in collaboration with industry, associations and the public sector,” continues Nieminen. 

“We are sincerely grateful for Insta’s generous support. This funding will enable us to strengthen and develop our research and education in aeronautical engineering. For example, we will introduce a new major in aeronautical engineering next year. Tampere University will be the only university in Finland that offers students the opportunity to major in aeronautical engineering,” says Pauli Kuosmanen, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at Tampere University of Technology.

Insta is a Finnish family-owned company that specialises in secure digitalisation, automation solutions, and defence technology. Insta has a strong expertise in aviation and an important role in ensuring the operational performance and safety of the Finnish Air Force. Insta hopes that the aviation industry continues to attract new talent in the future.

Tampere University. The University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology are being merged to create the new foundation-based Tampere University on 1 January 2018. Together the new University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences will constitute a new university community with technology, health and society as its areas of priority.

Photo: TUT’s Dean Pauli Kuosmanen (left), Insta Group’s CEO Henry Nieminen, Insta Group’s Executive Vice President Ville Soininen, Professor Kari T. Koskinen, TUT’s Dean Mika Grundström, Provost of the new Tampere University Jarmo Takala and President Mari Walls, and TUT’s President Jaakko Puhakka. Photo by Mika Kanerva


Henry Nieminen
CEO of Insta Group
Tel. +358 40 827 9622 / henry.nieminen@insta.fi

Pauli Kuosmanen
Dean, Tampere University of Technology
Tel. +358 50 304 5934, pauli.kuosmanen@tut.fi

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