Musical Midsummer Greetings from Espoo Innovation Garden: The legendary RWBK performs on Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals on June 11

The first ever virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals was a refreshing dive into Espoo Innovation Ecosystem scene.

The event was arranged on June 11 in Zoom, produced and broadcasted from Urban Mill, in the heart of Espoo Innovation Garden at Aalto University campus. It attracted 170 participants to learn and discuss about collaboration,

Retuperän WBK, the legendary Voluntary Fire Brigade Band, technology student orchestra from Aalto University in Espoo performed in the event bringing a touch of culture for us all in our innovation ecosystem!

Watch, listen and enjoy RWBK from our Youtube channel !

With the very best Midsummer regards

Urban Mill staff

Business, culture and fun in Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals on June 11

The first ever virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals was a refreshing dive into Espoo innovation ecosystem scene.

The event was arranged on June 11 in Zoom and broadcasted from Urban Mill, in the heart of Espoo Innovation Garden at Aalto University campus. It attracted 170 participants to learn and discuss about collaboration in the Otaniemi innovation ecosystem. The recording can be watched on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTlAD5KCmaM&t=1s

The celebration began with a musical performance by Retuperän WBK, the legendary Fire Brigade Band of technology students from Aalto University.

This was followed by breakout sessions and discussions by the leaders of the City of Espoo, Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK. These are the key institutional players shaping the success of Espoo Innovation Garden, already the biggest Innovation hub in the Northern Europe.

In 2018 the City of Espoo was nominated the most intelligent city in the world. Mayor Jukka Mäkelä emphasized that the point is not to be the most intelligent city but to be the most intelligent community.

“That means that we have to do it together with our citizens, but also it is very important for to the city of Espoo to collaborate with Aalto University, research centers like VTT and with the companies. Collaboration is the key word” he continued.

Keynote speakers were Jyri Engeström, Partner & Co-Founder at Yes VC and Patrick Shulist, Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business in Aalto University.

Watch Jyri Engeströms presentation from here (pdf).

The celebration ended with artistic performances by aerial artist Ilona Jäntti and RWBK student orchestra.

The whole event was streamed on Start North’s Youtube channel for everybody to experience. You can watch the recording of the event from here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTlAD5KCmaM

Watch, listen and enjoy the artistic performances recorded in the event:

Virtual networking platform Deal Room was offered 11.-12.6.2020 for all participants to make virtual 1-1 meetings with other participants before and after the celebrations in Zoom. Over 200 persons registered to this platform, which was also the place where to register to the celebrations and for startups and innovation enablers to set up their virtual booths.

The event was organized by Urban Mill, the City of Espoo, Business Espoo, 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center, VTT and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK in collaboration with Start North, Innovation House Finland, Crazy Town and Otaniemi startup communities.

See the whole programme              See program flyer

Credits:

Invitation to virtual Summer Celebration with Startups & Professionals in Creative & Sustainable Espoo 11.6.2020! #EspooCelebration

Welcome to the first ever virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals to make a refreshing dive into Espoo innovation ecosystem scene!

The #EspooCelebration is arranged in ZOOM on

Thursday 11.6.2020 from 16:00 to 18:00 EEST (Eastern European Summer Time)

REGISTER LATEST ON 10.6. HERE: https://espoocreative.dealroomevents.com

ZOOM link will be sent to registered participants by mail prior to the event.

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

In the program

  • BUSINESS, CULTURE AND FUN!
  • LEARN ABOUT ESPOO INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
  • OPENING SPEAKERS: Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor, City of Espoo; Janne Laine, Vice President, Innovations, Aalto University; Erja Turunen, Executive Vice President, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Jari Jokinen, CEO, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK
  • DISTRIBUTED TOAST
  • KEY NOTE SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES: Jyri Engeström, Partner & Co-Founder at Yes VC; Patrick Shulist, Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business, Aalto University, Tuula Antola, Director of Economic Development, City of Espoo; Antti Vasara, President & CEO, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • ENJOY LOCAL CULTURE: Retuperän WBK, Voluntary Fire Brigade Band, technology student orchestra from Aalto University in Espoo; Ilona Jäntti, Ilmatila, Aerial Acrobatics from Urban Mill; Notes, A Cappella ensemble from Otaniemi
  • FACILITATORS: Kari Mikkelä, Urban Mill; Sami Kazi, VTT; Glenn Gassen, Espoo Marketing
  • NETWORKING BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT: Virtual networking in Deal Room is open for all participants before and after the celebration 11.-12.6.2020

The event is organized by Urban Mill, Business Espoo, 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center, VTT and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK in collaboration with Start North, Innovation House Finland, Crazy Town and Otaniemi startup communities.

Link to #EspooCelebration program flyer. The event is free of charge.

For more information: www.urbanmill.org/info-cse2020/ and in the mails for registered participants.

REGISTER LATEST ON 10.6. HERE:
https://espoocreative.dealroomevents.com/

ZOOM link will be sent to registered participants by mail prior to the event.

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

Welcome and feel free to share this invitation!

Kari Mikkelä & Lars Miikki, Urban Mill
Creative & Sustainable Espoo – Virtual Summer celebration with startups & professionals organizer team

Business Espoon tiedotustilaisuus koronakriisin vaikutuksista yritystoimintaan 16.4.2020

”Vaikka koronaepidemia haastaa kuntatalouden kovalla kädellä, on erityisesti yritysten ja yhteisöjen elinvoimasta pidettävä huolta. Miten Espoon kaupunki tukee yrittäjiä koronakriisin aikana, entä miten yrittäjän olisi hyvä valmistautua tulevaan? Miten yksinyrittäjä voi hakea kunnalta tukea? Miten vahvistamme kasvua yhdessä? Business Espoon asiantuntijat vastaavat kysymyksiin. Asiantuntijoina edustajat Espoon kaupungilta, YritysEspoosta, Espoo Marketing Oy:sta, Helsingin seudun kauppakamarista ja Omniasta.”

Tarkemmat hakuohjeet julkaistaan 17.4.2020 Business Espoon sivuilla.