Metropolia announced cooperation with NERC-DTV and Aalto in Shanghai Expo

18.10.2010

China-Finland joint research cooperation combines broadcast technologies and e-paper devices to create an ultra-low cost digital new media service platform for information distribution.

Cooperation between Finnish higher education and research institutions, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Aalto University, and leading Shanghai based research institution National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television (NERC-DTV) was announced in Shanghai Expo Finnish Pavilion on 14 October 2010.

The objective of the cooperation is to develop a new, cost-effective digital media platform and service concept to address the information distribution challenges of wide geographical areas and highly dispersed populations. Target audiences include populations in countryside China and in developing markets on a global scale.

New technology to boost flow of information

Ms Riitta Konkola, the President of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and NERC-DTV's General Manager, Mr Xia Ping Jian signed a joint research cooperation agreement in the Finnish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo on 14 October 2010.

The cooperation utilizes the recognized DigiTV technology expertise of the Shanghai based Chinese partner who is in key position in the specification and development of future digital TV technologies in China.

The joint vision is based on an ultra low cost information service platform that will be created by leveraging the existing DigiTV broadcast technology and networks as distribution channels and by developing energy efficient low cost e-paper based display devices.

This enables a very cost-effective solution for distributing a variety of commercial and public services information, including news, official information, educational materials and other content to geographically challenging environments. Features of the device are initially restricted to only receiving the information to enable the development of a low cost and low energy solution.

The e-paper device can stay operational for months without charging. The device can be charged with solar power, so it is not dependent on wired electricity

- This gives us a solution where information distribution can be facilitated even in very challenging environments where electricity disruptions occur, like in the case of earthquakes, floods or other natural disasters, says professor Yrjö Neuvo, member of Metropolia Board of Directors.

 

Professor Mr Matti Hämäläinen from Aalto University, Consul General Mr Matti Heimonen, Professor Ms Gui Lin from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Vice General Manager of NERC-DTV Mr Yao Wang, the Finnish Ambassador to China Mr Lars Backström, NERC-DTV's General Manager Mr Xia Ping Jian, Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Mr Paavo Väyrynen, President of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Ms Riitta Konkola, Commissioner General of Finland for World EXPO 2010 Shanghai China Mr Martti Huitu, Head of Electria Unit, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Mr Sami Kalliokoski.

Content distribution via DigiTV signal combined with a low-cost and low-energy e-paper device increases the number of potential end-users and creates opportunities for new type of content service concepts, business models and markets. The new concept challenges traditional business models in e-reader device markets and brings a new media platform to the market.

The Renmin Daily newspaper, with over 1.2 million readers, has collaborated with NERC-DTV for digital newspaper distribution and will be a partner for piloting the solution in a large scale, real-life environment.

NERC-DTV, founded in August 2010 in Shanghai, has a leading position in the development of future digital TV technologies in China. NERC-DTV has developed a broadcast technology based solution, where information can be distributed to different devices utilizing DigiTV broadcast.

Finnish partners will bring their expertise in very energy efficient electronics combined with e-paper technology and in creating new digital service concepts and business models to this joint effort. Electria Research Unit of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is specialized in applications of very energy-efficient technologies and cooperates with leading e-paper manufacturers in the world.

The role of Metropolia is to develop a very energy-efficient and low-cost device.

Aalto University is doing research on new service concepts and business models enabled by such very low–cost information distribution platforms. While the needs of public sector and content companies in serving populations in wide rural areas and developing economies are primarily targeted, such very low cost and simple information distribution platforms are expected to find use also in developed markets for applications that are not addressed by current e-reading devices and services.

Contact information

Mr. Sami Kalliokoski, Head of Electria Unit, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, mobile: + 358 40 5854 937, email: sami.kalliokoski@metropolia.fi

Prof. Matti Hämäläinen, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Science and Technology, Aalto University, mobile: +358 40 758 0150, email: matti.hamalainen@tkk.fi

Mr. Yao Wang, Vice General Manager, Shanghai National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television Co., Ltd. (NERC-DTV) mobile +862160897278, email: y.wang@nercdtv.org

Background information

Metropolia is a multidisciplinary University of Applied Sciences, the largest in Finland. Metropolia has four fields of study: Technology, Health Care and Social Services, Culture, and Business and it operates in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. Metropolia forms a community in which different people and worlds meet, creating insight and expertise for future. Metropolia has 15,000 students, 1,100 staff and over 1000 international students annually.

Aalto University is a newly established university with centuries of experience. The University was created through a merger of three Finnish universities: Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and University of Art and Design Helsinki - all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields. The combination of the three universities opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The university's ambitious goal is to be one of the leading institutions in the world in terms of research and education in its own specialized disciplines.

NERC-DTV: National Engineering Research Center of DTV is established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, China Electronics Standardization Institute, Electronic Technology Information Research Institute, Chinese top media groups, TV manufacturers, IC manufacturers and Transmitter manufacturers. Shanghai NERC DTV Co., Ltd is the legal entity of National Engineering Research Center of DTV. The principal mission and orientation of NERC-DTV is aimed at the strategic demand for the development of TV industry, to research and develop digital television’s common technologies and its subsequent evolution core technology, and carry on pilot demonstration of new business operation; to enhance the industrial technology improvement.

 


Muuta maailmaa kanssamme

Tule mukaan muutosta vauhdittavaan varainhankintakampanjaamme. Lahjoita euro, joka tukee yhteistä tulevaisuuttamme. Kiitos lahjoituksesta!

metropolia.fi/lahjoita


Metropolia closes Leppävaara campus from 4.3.2019 onwards - Until then teaching will be reorganised with special arrangements

21.02.2019

Metropolia’s Board of Directors has decided today Thu 21.2.2019 in its meeting that Leppävaara campus operations will be closed after week 9, and thus Metropolia will move its operations away from Leppävaara campus.
During 25.2.-3.3.2019, there will not be any contact teaching, but ...

Read More

City of Espoo announced about the poor condition of Leppävaara Campus – Relocation planning has started

15.02.2019

City of Espoo, the owner of Metropolia´s Leppävaara campus property, announced on February 14th 2019 about the poor condition of the campus´ supporting structures, urging Metropolia to move its operations away from Vanha maantie 6 and to find temporary facilities.
Metropolia has be...

Read More

Thank you to all applicants for our international degree programmes

23.01.2019

This spring’s first joint application period for Bachelor's and Master’s degree studies conducted in English ended on Wednesday 23.1. at 15.00 o’clock. In total, over 2500 applications were submitted to Metropolia.
Metropolia has in its offering six Bachelor’s degree program...

Read More

LOGY Association awards Metropolia alumnus with scholarship

17.01.2019

Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics, LOGY, recognized again the best Dissertation, best Master's thesis and best Bachelor's thesis in the field of purchasing and logistics. Winners were announced and awarded with scholarships at the annual members´ meeting on the 22nd of November 2...

Read More

09.01.2019

Otto Hokkanen - A Bold Entrepreneur and Grateful BBA student

Otto Hokkanen is a 21-year-old Metropolia student who moved from Mikkeli to Helsinki a year and half ago to study International Business and Logistics. Yeah, so what? Wait, there´s more; he has his own clothing line called Dens Clothing and he just established his first online shop. That´s ju...

Read More

08.01.2019

Make the choice of your life - choose Metropolia UAS!

Planning an international career and looking for studying in English language? Make the choice of your life and choose Metropolia, located in the metropolitan area of Finland.
The joint application for the English-taught Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees is from 9 to 23 January 2018. The studies beg...

Read More

21.12.2018

New publication: Metropolia Master´s – Discussions on the development of work life

The University of Applied Sciences Master’s Degree (YAMK) is a degree program intended for people who typically already have a Bachelor’s degree and are currently practicing their profession, but who wish to deepen their professional skills and competences through further studies. Studies in ...

Read More

18.12.2018

Record number of students graduate in 2018

Today is once again a day to remember for many students who have completed their studies at Metropolia as they celebrate their graduation on different campuses. A record number of students graduated this year, with more than 2,800 completing a Bachelor's degree and more than 400 completing a Master's deg...

Read More

14.12.2018

Lobbying and Decision Making in the EU - Metropolia Business School on a Study Trip in Brussels

Metropolia Master’s students in Business Development participated in a study trip to Brussels in early December. The highlight of the three-day trip was a visit to the European Parliament and a meeting with MEP Ms Lieve Wierinck.
The first part of the trip focused on the decision-making processes ...

Read More

04.12.2018

Urban Research as a European Mission – U!REKA Consortium held its 3rd Conference

Shaping Urban Communities by Smart and Sustainable Solutions was the topic of the third annual conference of U!REKA - the Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance - held in Frankfurt 26-28 November.
The consortium is formed by six European universities, and its purpose is to use its shared focus ...

Read More

19.11.2018

The Finnish higher education attracts the global education consultants

The education consultants around the world showed great interest in Finnish higher education at the Uniagents European Education Summit, held on 30.10.-1.11.2018 in Helsinki, Finland. Metropolia UAS co-hosted the summit in cooperation with Edunation, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, and Arcada...

Read More

10.10.2018

“This cooperation lasts long time” - The first staff exchanges between Metropolia and University of Colombo started

The first staff exchanges were implemented in the beginning of October 2018, when three Deans from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, came to Metropolia. The visitors were Professor Manjula Vithanapathirana, Faculty of Education; Professor JKD Sumedha Jayanetti, Faculty of Technology; and Professor De...

Read More

09.10.2018

Substantial Erasmus+ funding for collaboration with partner institutions outside Europe

Metropolia UAS received the largest funding in the Finnish UAS sector from the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) programme in the 2018 application round. The Finnish National Agency for Education awarded the funding to Metropolia for student and staff mobility with partner institutions from Au...

Read More

27.09.2018

3UAS and EduExcellence featured in learning festival Dare to Learn

Learning festival Dare to Learn was organized on 18-19 September in Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, and 3UAS was quite well presented in the event. 3UAS is a strategic partnership between Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia.
Dare to Learn gathered a vast and international group of experts to disc...

Read More

25.09.2018

ICT Summer School is fun and not just for ICT-students

The annual ICT Summer School was once again held on August (6.-24.8.) at Metropolia UAS, Leppävaara campus. In total 250 students from 30 countries attended the courses with great enthusiasm to enhance their knowledge on different areas of information and communication technology, as well as to...

Read More

14.09.2018

SWAIP - Develop curricula for a study programme which will train artists and health workers


The two-year Strategic Partnership Social inclusion and Well-being through the Arts and Interdisciplinary Practices (SWAIP) has received €204.855 from the Erasmus+ programme, to develop curricula for a study programme, which will train artists and health workers with an arts background to work wit...

Read More

12.09.2018

The Ministry of Health of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Metropolia UAS

The Ministry of Health of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed on Monday, 10.9.2018 a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation with Metropolia UAS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Metropolia was represented by Director, Finance and Administration, Deputy CEO Simo Mustila.
The content of the memorandum contributes t...

Read More

07.08.2018

Metropolia's 10th anniversary

Metropolia UAS turns 10 years this year! We will celebrate the 10th anniversary with the students, the staff and the stakeholders of Metropolia on Tuesday, 18th September, 2-5 p.m....

Read More

28.06.2018

Student selection now published — Metropolia welcomes 3300 new students

The results of spring 2018 joint application have been published. This autumn 3300 new students begin their studies at Metropolia.
Metropolia had a total of around 24 000 applicants this spring. Over 3500 applications were submitted to Metropolia in the joint application for the degree pr...

Read More

30.05.2018

Students are interested in circular economy

Circular Economy has been a hot topic and the role of Circular Economy in business is growing. During the spring students from 3UAS - Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences, tackled the issue of circular economy and came up with different business models...

Read More

25.05.2018

The first Sri Lankan students with a made-to-order Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy graduated

The first four Sri Lankan students with a made-to-order Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy graduated today 25.5.2018 from Metropolia UAS. Ms Delexshana Thangavel, Mr Agneshian Priyanth Croos, Mr Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Pavan Akalanka Bandara and Ms Jalathge Samitha Sulochana layalath received their degre...

Read More

25.05.2018

U!REKA Research Co-operation and Structure Strengthened

Members of the six participating European universities of applied sciences of the U!REKA Consortium (The Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance) met in Ghent in April 2018 to decide on research strategy and organizational structure of the alliance.
The Steering Committee of the U!REKA consortiu...

Read More

25.05.2018

Academic year culminates into graduation ceremonies

Around 2060 new professionals graduated from Metropolia in the spring term 2018. Over 1800 students have attained, or will attain Bachelor's degree and nearly 260 have completed a Master's degree.
Most of the graduates of the past academic year are from the fields of Health Care and Social Services and ...

Read More

15.05.2018

First self-driving bus in Helsinki to Scheduled Service operated by Metropolia

The driverless bus on public roads paves the way for regular automated bus service in Helsinki. A self-driving electric minibus supplied by NAVYA to the Helsinki RobobusLine accepted the first passengers on board on May 14, 2018, launched scheduled service in regular traffic on roads in the Kivikko distr...

Read More

09.05.2018

Edunation and Metropolia co-operate to accelerate international on demand education

The Finnish education export company Edunation and Metropolia have signed a cooperation agreement regarding the international on demand education.
Metropolia seeks growth by investing in international on demand education, where Edunation's role is to support and strengthen this activity in the target co...

Read More

26.04.2018

Robotbuses in Helsinki this spring

From this spring onwards, there will be record numbers of robot buses driving on the roads of Helsinki. The first robot bus of the spring will start operating in Suvilahti from Thursday 26 April onwards – weather permitting! The route of the bus, which was developed in the SOHJOA project between Me...

Read More

10.04.2018

Testing phase for Metropolia’s new campus profiles begins – let your voice be heard!

Are the students of Myllypuro’s campus engineers of well-being and does developer campus describe Leppävaara perfectly?
We have now reached the testing phase of Metropolia and Miltton’s co-creation project where special charasteristics of each campus are defined together with students, ...

Read More

28.03.2018

Students Helped Fulbright Foundation to Organise and Host Cybersecurity Conference

An eager group of international second year Metropolia Business School students assisted the Fulbright Finland Foundation in organising the seminar Making Democracies Resilient to Modern Threats which took place in the Grand Festive Hall at Metropolia’s Bulevardi campus on 14 March 2018.
The stude...

Read More

12.03.2018

3UAS-Professional Summer School has started and first it's time for Cambridge Venture Camp!

The Cambridge Venture Camp got 78 applicants, and 17 students were chosen to participate the camp. The camp is organized by 3UAS – Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia Universities of Applied Sciences. The program for the camp is organized by Laurea Entrepreneurship Society, LaureaES.Suvi Lehtonen &n...

Read More

23.02.2018

Changing the world through encounters – fundraising campaign launched

Metropolia has launched its fundraising campaign. We are inviting our partners to join us in encounters that speed up renewal in society, changing the world around us. Our campaign theme is “Meaningful encounters that change the world”. These meaningful encounters will be created through the ...

Read More



RSS-feed

News Archive

You can find older news at News Archive