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Students at Helsinki-based Aalto University will benefit from a donation by the Planmeca Group, which exports its dental products to more than 120 countries worldwide. (Photograph: Aalto University)

Planmeca supports university in Helsinki

By Dental Tribune International
January 12, 2017

HELSINKI, Finland: On 6 December 2017, Finland will look back on 100 years of independence from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. As its contribution to the celebrations throughout the year and to the country, Planmeca, one of the world’s largest dental equipment manufacturers, is making a “substantial” donation to Aalto University in Helsinki. In this manner, the company aims to invest in high-quality education and research.

Under the centenary celebration theme of “Together”, the country has a programme covering the whole of 2017. Planmeca is an official partner of the Finland 100 centenary year, for which clubs, associations or companies have proposed a project, event or campaign to be included in the programme.

For Planmeca, high-quality education, investment in research and collaboration between industry competitors are the cornerstones of technological expertise and progress, the company stated in a press release. In addition to its donation to Aalto University to celebrate Finnish independence, Planmeca will be highlighting the centenary through industry events, at company premises and via its various channels of communication, it announced.

Thousands of industry professionals visit Planmeca’s headquarters in Finland annually. This year, in honour of the anniversary, the company is inviting still more visitors from all over the world to see the Finnish research and development, production, expertise and culture that have sustained the company and advanced it to the top of its field.

“We are living in exciting times in this increasingly digital world. Finland is an exceptional breeding ground for high technology and health tech innovations—innovations which have the power to change the world. This is the message we at Planmeca want to spread everywhere in the world this year. It is how we want to celebrate Finland and do our share for the common good that is building the future of our country,” stated Planmeca Group founder and President Heikki Kyöstilä.

Aalto University was established in 2010 as a merger of three major Finnish universities: the Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki.

The donation amount was not disclosed.

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