Honey harvest Sunday 🍯! The Test Site’s little workers finished their part for the season and the produce is ready. We spent a couple of hours at the Urban Mill on 22.8.2021 doing the honey harvesting.
The Test Site Honey started off as part of a project at the ”How to change the world” course about 2 years ago. The project spun off to the Test Site adding to the biodiversity of the area 🌺. The garden group at the site planted plenty of flowers for the bees to pollinate so we have high hopes for some delicious honey 💛.
As the new school year is about to start, we are planning on setting up a stand at the Test-Site where you can fill your own jar. Follow Aalto Test-Site on Instagram for the latest announcements: https://www.instagram.com/aaltotestsite/
To whom? – Urban Energy Ecosystem actors Objectives: – To accelerate Urban Energy Ecosystems Services uptake – Strengthen collaboration within and with Otaniemiinnovation ecosystem
Join the event to discuss this hot topic together with industry experts, researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers. In the event you will also hear some of the latest findings from novel Smart Energy research. The event is free of charge.
The event is jointly organized by City of Espoo, 6Aika: Ecosystems of Growth-project, Business Espoo, Enter Espoo, Aalto University, Aalto Networking Platform, Aalto Startup Center, Aalto EIT Services, Aalto Design Factory, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Smart Otaniemi, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK, Urban Mill Innovation Platform and CRESCENDO@CC project. Producer: Urban Mill Innovation Platform, Otaniemi, Betonimiehenkuja 3E, 02150 Espoo, Finland.
Biotechnology innovations for a circular bioeconomy – Harnessing the world’s underutilized waste streams with microbes
Microbes are well adapted to use various waste streams as feedstock to produce fuels, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials. Using the tools of synthetic biology we can further enhance this capability in applications on an industrial scale.
We invite companies, students and researchers from all over the world to participate in the SynbioPower Pitch 2021. This year’s challenge is to find innovative ways to use biological feedstock and waste streams into added-value products, using the tools of synthetic biology and biotechnology.
We are looking for early and more mature ideas, startups and more mature companies to participate in the call (DL 10.6.). Simple and fast to apply.
We are studying volume and maturity of Finnish synbio/biotech deal flow. We are currently studying the possibility and making plans for a synbio-focused early fund. We need to show the deal flow to understand the feasibility. Therefore, please, apply so that we shall become aware of your case. (Do not mind the maturity of your case and do not disclose confidential information).
The top cases will be selected for coaching and mentoring and feedback and providing connections from June to Sep/Oct. The jury consists of among others Perttu Koskinen (Neste), Rasmus Pinomaa (Kemira), Miika Mähönen (HMD Global), Janne Mieck (European Circular Bioeconomy Fund, Juha Lindfros (Lifeline Ventures). The jury will select finalists for the final. The final synbio power pitch will happen during Slush 1.12. You have a good opportunity to showcase your idea/company. There is also a small award of 5000 e for the winner of the final. We have also a few Slush tickets for 2.12. to share for the finalists. The final will be a hybrid one – remote & face-to-face (if possible). You can choose how you participate if you are selected among finalists.
Are you interested in being a pioneer in a global technology with only a limited number of experts available? What even is 5G and what can be done with it?
The leading summer course on 5G, is now available for experts of all fields, for free. The course is organised as a virtual intensive course on weekdays from 7 to 18 June 2021. The course is organised by Start North, Aalto University and the FITech Universities.
There is a global high demand for understanding in a revolutionary technology, as 5G will impact the society in a whole new way. The course is worth 6 ECTS credits, accredited by Aalto University. We aim for multidiscipline-based learning during the course, combining expertise of all fields. We hope to see you as a part of our course! Prior knowledge on 5G is not required. During the course, you will learn about 5G technology and key applications such as autonomous cars, extended reality content and artificial intelligence.
As part of the course, students work as groups towards a project work for a leading company or an organisation on how it can leverage 5G technology in its operations. The need is real, as 5G technology makes unprecedented performance and efficiency possible. A good project is not only technical, it should include user-centric design, business-orientation, sustainability measures and solutions to societal issues.
PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 21.5.2021 at 9:00-17:00 (EEST)
This year’s gala will be organised as a digital only event. 10 prototypes will be showcased by the student teams. The online platform will open on the Monday 10th of May, while the gala itself will be held on Friday 21st of May.
What does this mean?
Well having the platform open well in advance allows visitors to see what presentations, project booths and other activities there are on the platform. You will be able to see all of our students, their profiles, their expertise and which project they belong to. This way visitors can preplan their Gala Day schedule have more effective use of their time.
For 24 years, PDP has brought students of business, design, technology, and science together to tackle industry challenges and develop state of the art solutions to real industry problems. At the Product Design Gala 2021, you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome projects.
Aalto-yliopiston ylioppilaskunta AYY ilmoittaa, että riemukkain ja riehakkain aika vuodesta on täällä!
”Vaikka emme pääsekään juhlimaan wappua fyysisesti yhdessä perinteiseen tapaan, on wappu ainutlaatuista ja perinteikästä aikaa Aalto-yhteisössä. Juhlikaamme opiskelijayhteisöä, tulevaa kesää ja ilon juhlaa! Kokoontukaamme etätapahtumiin, pukekaamme haalarit päälle niin kotona kuin lenkkipolulla ja painakaamme lakit päähän aattona.”
Welcome to Synbio Powerhouse annual event 29.9.2021!
This year the Synbio Powerhouse annual seminar will explore the symbiosis of synthetic biology and the circular bioeconomy. Microbes are uniquely capable to utilise bio waste as feedstock. With the tools of synthetic biology we are able to engineer the microbes to efficiently convert the waste into useful products such as biomaterials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Biotechnology can help us achieve a truly sustainable use of biomass derived from agriculture, forest or food industry. What could be done, what is needed and how should we move forward? Join us to discuss this hot topic together with industry experts, researchers and policy makers. In our event you will also hear some of the latest finding from novel synbio research.
What is possible, what is needed and how should we move forward – join us for a discussion with industry experts, researchers and policy makers. In this event you will also hear some of the latest findings from novel synbio research.
Preliminary program: – Waste as feedstock – Biosynthetic production – Novel Synbio Research
This seminar is part of the official program of the European Biotech week 28.9-1.10.2021.
Invitation by Lantmännen in co-operation with Urban Mill:
How can we challenge the way we produce and eat food to resolve two of the world’s most urgent problems: climate change and increasing health issues?
We are facing major challenges, both in terms of the way we produce food and how we consume it. Our planet must feed a growing population, and at the same time sustainability challenges and health problems related to the food we put on our plates are increasing globally. A development that we at Lantmännen are convinced that we can change. Together.
Do you have fresh insight on sustainable nutrition to complement our expertise? An excellent idea for a new plant-based product? An unexplored solution for using manufacturing process sidestreams adding value to more healthier products? Maybe a business model to change consumer behavior towards more sustainable way? Or maybe a breakthrough insight for oat or wholegrain?
As a startup, you might be wondering:
– How does Angel Investing work?
– What does an Angel investor look out for in startups?
– What metrics are important and how can you attract a great Angel Investor to your startup?
We will be hosting Reima Linnanvirta who will be sharing his experience as an Angel Investor.
Reima Linnanvirta is an angel investor and chairman of the board at the Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN). He invests in early-stage startups, especially in B2B software and SaaS. With over 20 companies in the portfolio, including Cambri, Innovestor, and OGOship. He recently made his latest exit with Whiteboard.fi which was sold to Kahoot!
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