Invitation: Smart Urban Energy – Discover Otaniemi! 10.6.2021

To whom?
– Urban Energy Ecosystem actors
Objectives:
– To accelerate Urban Energy Ecosystems Services uptake
– Strengthen collaboration within and with Otaniemi innovation 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.

Register here: https://discover-otaniemi-june2021.in.howspace.com

Smart Urban Energy  Discover Otaniemi!
10.6.2021 at 14:00 – 17:00 (EEST)
Zoom & Howspace

PROGRAMME

14:00 OPENING SESSION – SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CHALLENGES?

  • Pasi Laitala, Director of Sustainable development at City of Espoo
  • Janne Laine, Vice President, Innovation, at Aalto University
  • Erja Turunen, Executive Vice President, Smart industry and energy systems at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Jari Jokinen, CEO, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK

14:10 TOPICAL URBAN ENERGY RESEARCH

  • CO2 emission reductions with sector coupling of electricity and district heat, Matti Lehtonen, Professor, Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering at Aalto University
  • Aalto Center for Autonomous Systems and Aalto Autonomous Car, Ville Kyrki, Associate Professor, Intelligent Mobile Machines, Aalto University
  • Practical tools to solve the last mile challenge of decarbonisation, Antti Arasto, Vice President, Industrial energy and hydrogen at VTT

14:40 FUTURE ENERGY SERVICE ECOSYSTEMS – KEY QUESTIONS

  • Helena Sarén, Head of Smart Energy at Business Finland and Chairperson at Nordic Energy Research
  • Ecosystems: from Value Creation to Value Capture, Sari Kola, Entrepreneur and co-author of Ecosystem Handbook, Innovaatiotohtori.fi

15:00 EXEMPLARY ENERGY ECOSYSTEM PILOTS

  • Aalto Works Bloc: low-carbon heating and cooling system, Antti Säynäjoki, Development Manager, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
  • How to build sustainable and resilient energy networks, Simo Säynevirta, Vice President, Digital Lead, ABB
  • LuxTurrim5G ecosystem for Smart Urban Energy, Juha Salmelin, Ecosystem Leader at Nokia
  • Sustainable Energy Positive & Zero Carbon Communities (SPARCS): Elina Wanne, Development manager, Sustainability, City of Espoo

15:30 SMART URBAN ENERGY – EMERGING ROADMAPS TO 2035?
DIALOGUE WITH CITIES

  • City of Espoo • Tampereen kaupungin kasvupalvelut • Oulu Startup Incubator Oy • EnergyVaasa • Lappeenranta Greenreality

16:10 VIRTUAL PARALLEL SITE VISITS TO ADVANCED APPLICATION ENVIRONMENTS

  • Smart Otaniemi 2.0, hosted by Sanna Öörni, Co-Creation Manager at VTT and Tatu Koljonen, Executive in Residence at Aalto University
  • Sustainable City of Espoo – Building ecosystems together, hosted by Mari Päätalo, Development Manager, Sustainability, City of Espoo
  • Aalto EIT Services, hosted by EIT experts and project managers Zoltan Javor and Petri Allekotte
  • Aalto Startup Center’s Ecosystem, Marika Paakkala, Head of Aalto Startup Center 
  • TEK – Community of  Professionals, hosted by Jussi-Pekka Teini, Engineering Sustainability at Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK

16:40 PITCHES ON SMART HEATING SOLUTIONS

  • Introduction by Samuel Cross, Manager for Energy, Aalto Networking Platform
  •  Clean Heat Otaniemi challenge
    • Books like it Hot! Tony Salomaa, M.Sc. student, Aalto University
    • SolarVenue – Heat in the moment, Doctoral student Tero Koivunen, M.Sc. Irina Safonova, and M.Sc. student Abhishek Dahiya, Aalto University
  • Helsinki Energy Challenge – Beyond Fossils, Tomi J. Lindroos, Senior scientist, VTT

17:00 CLOSING

INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS DURING THE EVENT

FACILITATORS: Sami Kazi, VTT and Elina Wanne, City of Espoo

With this event, free of charge, we want to get you access to new knowledge, practical experiences, contacts and collaboration opportunities. Not to forget new creative insights it may trigger!

Register here: https://discover-otaniemi-june2021.in.howspace.com

Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/285711793340634/

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.

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Welcome to PdP Product Design Gala 2021 on May 21st

From our partner Aalto Design Factory:

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.

Register here: https://aaltodf.typeform.com/to/XH531A5F

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.

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Try Mindfulness meditation in Urban Mill at PDP Gala 4.9.2020

Announcement for PDP Gala 2020 visitors from Urban Mill ecosystem actor network: Experience how mindfulness practices make difference in the state of your mind and learn how mindfulness can support your team.

MINDFULNESS SUPPORTING YOUR TEAM | FRIDAY 4.9.2020 at 11:00-13:00
4 different practices á 30 min: 11:00, 11:30, 12.00, 12:30

Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3E, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

An innovative mind and good communication work best when there is just a moderate amount of stress, when one feels him/herself safe. This is something that you can improve with mindfulness-meditations. You may practice these meditations privately or as a team.

Well experienced, professional mindfulness teacher Erja Lahdenperä, Helsinki Mindfulness will guide these meditations.

Fri 4.9.2020 – 4 different exercises

At 11.00 Body and breathing.
Calming down the nerve system, helping brains to become more open and observative. You might notice that you are finding solutions more easily.

At 11.30 Meditation of the sounds.
Opens the mind to observe the ”bigger picture”, perhaps also a different point of view.

At 12.00 Body and breathing with the difficult sensations in our body
One learns how to be with the problematic moments. Staying there calmly gives you an opportunity to notice the way out instead of pretending that the difficulty doesn’t exist.

At 12.30 Body scanning
Helps to calm down and to become close to yourself. Helps to improve emotional intelligence and gives a way to recognize the hints of intuition.

Be at the place in time because we will close the door when we start.

You may come only for one meditation or you may like to try them all.

Give yourself, your body, brains and heart this experience. You will notice the difference.

See you at PDP Gala!

Erja

Welcome to Product Design Gala @ Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill 4.9.2020

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 4.9.2020 at 9:00-17:00
Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill
Betonimiehenkuja 5C & 3E, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

www.facebook.com/events/660646771189955

For 23 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 problems. At the Product Design Gala 2020, you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome projects.

Come and fall in love with the results of our interdisciplinary Product Development Project teams in the Product Design Gala on 4th of September, at Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill!

The 12 teams from Aalto University and our partner universities have been working hard for the whole year to complete their design challenges given by industrial companies and other collaborating parties. In the public exhibition, you will have a chance to hear about the teams’ accomplishments and processes, as well as to get familiar with the people themselves together with their amazing prototypes.

This year the teams were sponsored by companies such as: ABB, Airbus, Aurora Propulsion Technologies, CAEN Spa (in collaboration with the University of Manchester), Futudent, GRK (former Winco), Heimdall, HitSeed, Imagine, Logisnext (former Rocla), Trenox, and SkyEcho. In addition, the Aalto teams have been collaborating with students from universities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania such as: Javeriana CaliInovaLab POLINYC Design FactoryThomas Jefferson UniversityPorto Design FactoryWarsaw Design Factory – INFOX PWHAMK University of Applied SciencesRTU Design FactoryHochschule MünchenISDI Mumbai, and Design Factory Melbourne

For more details concerning the Gala and this year’s projects, please visit: http://pdp.fi/

In addition, in Urban Mill you can

  • explore prototypes and concepts co-created 28.-30.8.2020 by Finnish and Ukrainian teams in the European Design Upgrade (EDU) Hackathon 2020 for Creatives and Startups.
  • experience how mindfulness practices make difference in the state of your mind and learn how mindfulness can support your team. Well experienced, professional mindfulness teacher Erja Lahdenperä, Helsinki Mindfulness will guide 4 different kind of practices á 30 min between 11 am and 13 pm.  –  An innovative mind and good communication work best when there is just a moderate amount of stress, when one feels him/herself safe. This is something that you can improve with mindfulness-meditations.

PS – Visit this event physically only if you are healthy, and remember to take care of good hand hygiene.

Aalto University
#pdpgala2020 #pdpaalto #aaltodf #aaltouniversity #urbanmill

BioGarage Opening 27 Sep at Aalto Design Factory!

Invitation sent by SynBio Powerhouse:

BioGarage Opening
27 Sep, 13:30 – 17:00
Aalto Design Factory Stage
Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, Otaniemi, Espoo

REGISTER HERE

The new BioGarage at Aalto Design Factory offers students, young researchers and everybody interested the opportunity to test wild ideas and experiment freely using synthetic biology and related technologies in a GMO-lab environment.

Open-minded and cross disciplinary science is key to unlocking the potential that nature has to offer. Engineering biology enables the sustainable use of waste streams and CO2 as a carbon building blocks for synthesis of materials, food, fuels, chemicals and medicines.

Join us to hear how grassroot science can foster innovation and start-up creation! Our inspiring keynote speakers are:

You will also have the opportunity to visit our lab space and see a live demonstration of DNA by this year’s iGEM teams.

BioGarage is a Synbio Powerhouse initiative sponsored by Jenny ja Antti Wihuri Foundation. Other supporters include Aalto University, VTT, Sitra Fund.

Kutsu Otaniemen Innovaatiokujalla kokeillaan -tapahtumaan Espoo-päivänä 31.8.2019 klo 10-14

Aika: la 31.8.2019 klo 10 – 14
Paikka: Urban Millin sisätilat & Aalto Design Factoryn pihapiiri, Betonimiehenkuja 3 ja 5, Otaniemi, 02150 Espoo

Tervetuloa Espoo-päivän tapahtumaan Otaniemeen! Tule tekemään itse! Kokeile uutta! Tapaa suunnittelijoita, yrittäjiä ja taiteilijoita. Onnistu yhdessä. Työpajoja, kilpailuja ja tekemistä lapsille, nuorille ja perheille. Tutustu Innovaatiokujan tiimien protoihin, demoihin ja näyttelyihin. Experimenting at Innovation Alley!

Avaamme ovet klo 10 ja tapahtumaa riittää klo 14 saakka. Voit käydä paikalla kun sinulle parhaiten sopii. Tapahtuma on avoin kaikille kiinnostuneille ja osallistuminen on maksutonta. Tilaisuuteen ei ole ennakkoilmoittautumista, mutta jotta kahvia ja pientä purtavaa riittää, suosittelemme että merkitset itsesi tapahtumaan Facebookissa tästä.

Tekniikan Akateemisten TEK ry:n Uudenmaan aluetoimisto tarjoaa grilliherkkuja lastauslaiturilla klo 12 alkaen niin kauan kuin grillattavaa riittää! Tulevaisuuden hyönteisruokaa on puolestaan tarjolla Entocuben maistiais- ja tietopisteessä.

AVAA KOKO OHJELMA TÄSTÄ:

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Tervetuloa Otaniemi tutuksi -tapahtumaan Urban Milliin Espoo-päivänä pe 30.8.2019

Espoo-päivän tapahtuma: Otaniemi tutuksi – Otaniemi tänään ja huomenna
Aika: pe 30.8.2019 klo 12.30 – 15.00
Paikka: Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Otaniemi, 02150 Espoo

Tule ottamaan selvää mitä Otaniemessä jo tapahtuu. Kurkista kampuskokeiluihin ja tulevaisuuden Otaniemeen. Ammenna tietoa alueen kehittäjiltä ja kerro minkälaisen Otaniemen sinä tekisit. Aalto-yhteisön, Espoon kaupungin, TEKin, yritysten sekä asukasyhdistysten esityksiä ja keskustelupisteitä.

Tilaisuus on maksuton Espoo-päivien tapahtuma eikä siihen tarvitse ilmoittautua etukäteen. Järjestelyjen sujuvoittamiseksi suosittelemme kuitenkin ilmoittautumaan tapahtumaan Facebookissa tästä linkistä.

Ohjelmaa täydennetään vielä. Kellonajat ovat ohjeellisia aloitusta ja päättymistä lukuunottanatta.

12.30 URBAN SCENE

  • Tervetuloa – Kari Mikkelä, vastaava tuottaja, Urban Mill
  • Avaus: Otaniemi kestävän kehityksen eurooppalaisena edelläkävijänä, Markku Markkula, Espoon kaupunginhallituksen puheenjohtaja
  • Tallinnan tunneliprojektin esittely, Kustaa Valtonen, partner, Finest Bay Area Development Oy
  • Using technology to solve global development challenges, Razi Latif, Manager, UNTIL Finland Lab, UN Technology Innovation Lab at Otaniemi

13:00 URBAN CAVE

  • Otaniemi-Keilaniemi-Tapiola tänään ja huomenna, Sampo Sikiö, aluearkkitehti, Suur-Tapiolan alue, Espoon kaupunkisuunnittelukeskus
  • Aalto University Campus: A Unique Collaboration Hub, Aapo Pihkala, Project Manager, Campus Development, Aalto University
  • Monimuotoista Otaniemeä tekemässä, Eetu Ristaniemi, kiinteistösijoitusjohtaja, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
  • Design Factory – Aalto-yliopisto pienoiskoossa, Aalto Design Factory
  • Ylioppilaskunnan tietoiskuja
    • Opiskelijat kehittävät Otaniemeä, Aalto-yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan esitys mm. uusista rakennushankkeista, Ellen Heikkilä
    • Aaltolaisen luovuuden festivaali – Otaniemen Yö, Marianne Honkasaari, Tero Uuttana, Aalto-yliopiston ylioppilaskunta
  • Otaniemi’s magic – Launch announcement – Aalto Explorer platform for ocean exploration, Oskari Heikkilä, inventor and founder of Aalto Industries Oy.

14:00 URBAN SCENE

  • Ihminen louhinnassa? Asukasyhdistyksen puheenjohtajan havaintoja elämästä kiivaan kehityksen ympäröimässä naapurustossa, Leena Ripatti-Torniainen, Otaniemi-Seuran puheenjohtaja; yliopistonlehtori, Kasvatustieteellinen tiedekunta (HY)
  • Otaniemen kampuksella toimiva Haukilahden lukio on uudenlaisia, oppiainerajatkin ylittäviä opetusmenetelmiä ja joustavia tilaratkaisuja tarjoava lukio, joka tekee yhteistyötä Aalto-yliopiston, muiden oppilaitosten sekä yritysten ja kansalaisjärjestöjen kanssa, Pekka Piri, rehtori, Haukilahden lukio
  • 1.8.2019 aloittaneessa uudessa Otaniemen lukiossa yhdistyy tasokas yleislukio, matematiikka- ja luonnontiedelukio sekä teatteri- ja medialinja. Tietoa lukiosta ja sen valtakunnallisesta kehittämistehtävästä luonnontieteissä antaa Niina Takaneva, opinto-ohjaaja, Otaniemen lukio
  • Aalto Studios – tulevaisuuden mediakeskus, Ari Kivimäki, Senior Manager, Events and Partnerships, Aalto Studios
  • Start North, Next Generation Education Ecosystem Platform, Mikko Nikkanen, CTO
  • EIT Digital – European entrepreneurship driving digital innovation & education, Timo Nyberg, EIT Digital co-location Centre at Otaniemi
  • Aalto Sustainability Hub – committed to building a sustainable society driven by innovation and entrepreneurship, Meri Löyttyniemi, Senior advisor, chair of Nordic Sustainable Campus Network, Aalto University, Research and Innovation Services
  • Living factories for sustainability – SynBio Powerhouse, Merja Penttilä, tutkimusprofessori, VTT ja Aalto-yliopisto
  • Päätöspuheenvuoro: Engineering a Sustainable Future with TEK, Jussi-Pekka Teini, kestävä teknologiayhteiskunta, Tekniikan Akateemiset TEK ry

15:00 TILAISUUS PÄÄTTYY

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Special addition to event program
15:00 URBAN SCENE: Aalto Explorer Press Conference event – indeep story of our journey from the beginning
Join our Press Conference to get the latest information about our plan of launching Aalto Explorer to the global platform and listen to our story on how to turn an idea into reality. You will have a chance to directly ask questions to our founders. Come and explore what will be the new generation of underwater drone experiences.

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Tapahtuman info-, keskustelu ja demopisteet ovat ovat auki koko tapahtuman ajan klo 12:30-15:00 Urban Scenellä:

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Welcome to Product Design Gala @ Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill on May 17th!

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 17.5.2019 9:00-17:00
Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill
Betonimiehenkuja 5C & 3E, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

pdp.fi/events/pdp-gala-2019

For 22 years PdP has brought students of engineering, design, and business together to tackle industry problems and develop state of the art solutions to real’life challenges. At the Final Product Design Gala you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome products.

So come and fall in love with the results of our interdisciplinary Product Development Project teams in the Product Design Gala on 17.5.19 at Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill!

The 12 student teams from Aalto University and our partner universities have been working hard for the last 9 months, to complete their design challenges given by industrial companies and other collaborating parties. In the public exhibition, you will have a chance to hear about the teams’ accomplishments and process, as well as to get familiar with the people themselves together with their amazing prototypes.

This year the teams are sponsored by the following companies: AALTO INDUSTRIES, FMC, HAAPANIEMEN TIETOTEKNIIKKA, KAVO KERR, KONE, OMNIA AI, NOSE ACADEMY, PEXRAY, RAPALA, SAAB, TRENOX, WÄRTSILÄ. In addition, the Aalto teams have been collaborating with students from the following universities: Yonsei University in South Korea, Pace University in New York, Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Porto Polytechnic in Portugal, Riga Technical University in Latvia, University of Tartu in Estonia, University of São Paulo in Brazil, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Warsaw University of Technology in Poland and ISDI Parsons in Mumbai.

Welcome!

All you need is Love, Design, Business, and Engineering!

You can find more information about the teams and their solutions also from PdP Gala 2019 Mobile Service: tag.urbanmill.org/tag/16974

Aalto Explorer Opens the Oceans for Everyone to Explore

Aalto Explorer team members Henri Joona, Andrés Prieto, Manuel Rosales and Oskari Heikkilä. Photo by Annamari Tolonen/Aalto University.

Aalto University has published a fascinating story about Aalto Explorer which continues its underwater adventure through crowdfunding. The aim is to send a remote controlled underwater vehicle to the Baltic Sea in the summer.

Photo: Manuel Rosales/Aalto Explorer

“The vision of Aalto Explorer’s international team of over ten members is to develop a remote controlled and unmanned underwater vehicle, whose underwater journey can be monitored by people all around the world through a network application.“

The team operating in Urban Mill consists of the Aalto Industries company, students from the Aalto University Product Development Project (PdP) course, and other Aalto University students and alumni. The project has received a small amount of initial funding from a private investor, but the development team works mainly on a voluntary basis.

“The majority of the world’s seas have not been explored. Our goal is to allow people to see the beauty of the seas, learn new things and even find lost treasures. At the same time, we would like to draw attention to the state of the seas, says Aalto University master’s student Loi Tran, who is responsible for the project’s business concept.”

“Aalto Explorer originated in 2017 on the Aalto University Product Development Project (PdP) course as a student project, which was sponsored by the company Aalto Industries. A team of students from Aalto University and the Indian School of Design & Innovation built an underwater rover and its interface prototype.”

“The miracle of Otaniemi, inventor Oskari Heikkilä from Aalto Industries describes. I cannot think of another place where you could find a team of over ten experts to work on a voluntary basis aside their studies and jobs in order to create something entirely unprecedented. These people have a lot of courage.”

“The project’s continuation is planned to be financed by a crowdfunding campaign to be launched this summer. The objective is to raise one million euros. Aalto Explorer aims to embark on its journey in the Baltic Sea this year.”

Read the whole story on Aalto University’s web page:

In English: https://www.aalto.fi/news/aalto-explorer-wants-to-make-everyone-an-ocean-explorer

In Finnish: https://www.aalto.fi/fi/uutiset/aalto-explorer-haluaa-tehda-jokaisesta-merten-tutkimusmatkailijan

Tervetuloa kehittämään tulevaisuuden koulutusta – paikkoja vielä rajatusti vapaana ensi viikon työpajoihin Otaniemessä!

Aalto Design Factory ja Tekniikan Akateemiset ovat mukana Universities of the Future (UoF) nimisessä EU-projektissa, joka keskittyy erityisesti neljännen teollisen vallankumouksen tuomiin haasteisiin (digitalisaatio, robotisaatio, työn murros, AI, yms) ja miten tulevaisuuden asiantuntijoita tulisi valmentaa töihin, joita emme vielä osaa edes kuvitella. Hankkeessa tutkitaan ja kehitetään yhdessä toimintaa, ja ohjeistuksia yliopistoille, yrityksille ja julkiselle sektorille, jotta he voisivat valmistautua 4. Teolliseen vallankumoukseen mukana tuomaan muutokseen paremmin.

UoF järjestää huhtikuun alussa neljä työpajaa Otaniemessä. Jokaisessa työpajassa suunnitellaan koulutuskokonaisuus ryhmissä, keskittyen päivän teemaan. Teemat valittiin projektin viime vuonna tehtyjen raporttien pohjalta. Raportit löytyvät täältä. Koulutuskokonaisuuksia lähdetään puhtaalta pöydältä. Mitä jos ei olisi olemassa olevia koulutusjärjestelmiä rajoittamassa mahdollisuuksiamme? Paikalle kutsutaan 10 henkeä per tapahtuma, noin neljä edustamaan yrityksiä ja neljä edustamaan korkeakoulutusta ja kaksi julkista sektoria.

Työpajat tukevat projektin lopputuotteina syntyviä ohjeistuksia yrityksille, korkeakouluille ja julkiselle sektorille. Työpajojen ideat voivat myös vaikuttaa siihen, millaisia luentoja ja kursseja tulemme toteuttamaan tämän ja ensivuoden aikana.

Ajat ja teemat:
• 1.4, 16-18, Lifelong learning
• 2.4, 16-18, Diversity in tech
• 3.4, 15-17, Cross-sectoral collaboration
• 5.4 14-16,  Balancing STEM and soft skills

Kiinnostuneet ovat lämpimästi tervetulleita osallistumaan työpajoihin. Voitte vapaasti valita päivän joko oman kalenterin tai aiheen mukaan ja ilmoittautua Irena Bakic:lle osoitteeseen irena.bakic@aalto.fi