Participants of EU’s Climate-KIC Pioneers into Practice program: working in Urban Mill is a journey of inspiration

We are Pia Liepe and Kai-Ti Wu, 2015 pioneers from the EU Pioneers into Practice program who is working with the Department of Real Estate, Land use Planning and Geoinformatics in Aalto University. The experience working in the Urban Mill could be seen as a journey of inspiration. We ourselves have very good experience in sharing our own knowledge using the space and facilities. We would definitely encourage more interdisciplinary events to be held in Urban Mill.

The open spaces and facilities for open discussions were very user friendly, during the one month work in Aalto Uni, we were very lucky to get inspired from this innovative co-working, meeting space. We would share our experience working in the Urban Mill in three different occasions:

Tutoring in the System Thinking 1 Masters Class from the program of Creative Sustainability:

USERXP1The Urban Mill is a great place to put together students from different disciplines to work together. The 3D Theatre (Urban Cave) could contain 30 students with enough space to stand up and stretch themselves and it also provides a lot of space for private group tutoring events. Presentations could be clearly presented throughout the room.

Participating in the Helsinki Uusimaa Regional Pioneers into Practice Workshop

USERXP2On 15th of October the Pioneers into Practice workshop was held in the Urban Mill. 15 Pioneers from all around the world working in the Helsinki region met together in Urban Mill for the workshop. The program’s regional councils presented the horizon of Helsinki’s low carbon development strategy and encouraged the pioneers to work together for a solution. We had a pleasant experience working with the facilities provided in the space and was able to come up with creative presentations. The group in the picture was presenting their solution with the scene of doing sauna together. Which fits to the context to be a proud Finnish style of communication!

Text and photos:

Kai-Ti Wu – kaitiwu@pik-potsdam.de , Pie Liepe – liepe@stud.uni-heidelberg.de

#coworking #UrbanMill #PiP2015 #AaltoUni

Climate-KIC is EU’s main climate innovation initiative, see http://www.climate-kic.org

Pioneers into Practice is Climate-KIC’s professional mobility programme. Low Carbon Economy professionals from education, research, enterprise and administration join and put into practice their expertise to create new products and services in the field of the climate change. See http://www.climate-kic.org/programmes/pioneers

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