Why the Bioeconomy Needs Synthetic Biology – Synbio Powerhouse Ecosystem Annual Event 29.9.2021

From our partner network:

SAVE THE DATE!
Synbio Powerhouse Ecosystem Annual Event:
Why the Bioeconomy needs Synthetic Biology
29.9.2021 at 13:00 – 16:30 (EET)

Registration link

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.

Do you have an innovative idea within Sustainable nutrition – applications to Greenhouse idea accelerator are accepted until March 31.

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?  

Take the chance and apply to the Greenhouse now! Application period ends 31st of March 2021.

More information: http://www.lantmannen.com/research-and-innovation/The-greenhouse/

Startup Grind: Virtual Fireside Chat with Angel Investor, Reima Linnanvirta 31st March 2021

Invitation from our partner network

WHAT: Virtual Fireside Chat with Angel Investor, Reima Linnanvirta
WHEN: Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 5:00 pm (EEST)
WHERE:The event is FREE and can be joined ONLINE
HOW: Register to join www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-helsinki-presents-virtual-fireside-chat-with-angel-investor-reima-linnanvirta/#/

PROGRAMME

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!

ABOUT STARTUP GRIND
Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. We bring like-minded yet diverse individuals together to connect, learn, teach, help, build, and belong. We do this daily through our local events, flagship conferences, startup programpartnerships, and online media + content – collectively reaching over 3.5 million individuals worldwide. For more information: www.startupgrind.com

TEK: Tervetuloa Future-Proof Engineering Education -webinaariin 13.4.2021

Kumppanimme TEK tiedottaa:

Tervetuloa keskustelemaan tekniikan alan yliopistokoulutuksen tulevaisuudesta TEKin ja alan yliopistojen kanssa #FPEE2021-webinaariin!

Viime vuonna yliopistot joutuivat muokkaamaan vakiintuneita toimintatapojaan pandemian vuoksi. Opiskelu muuttui radikaalisti. Tutkimusten mukaan opiskelijoiden hyvinvointi ja jaksaminen muuttuvat huolestuttavista hälyttäviksi.

Tervetuloa keskustelemaan hyvinvoinnista ja koronan vaikutuksista opetukseen sekä tekniikan alan yliopistokoulutuksen muista ajankohtaisista kysymyksistä TEKin ja tekniikan alan yliopistojen kanssa. Tilaisuudessa julkistetaan myös TEKin ja tekniikan alan yliopistojen yhteisen TEK Graduate Survey -palautekyselyn tulokset vuodelta 2020.

Aika: tiistai 13.4.2021 klo 12-15
Paikka: Webinaari


Tapahtuman kieli on suomi.
Tapahtuman sivu: https://education.tek.fi/

Ilmoittaudu mukaan tästä

OHJELMA
12.00 Tilaisuuden avaus, Marja Sutela, koulutuksen vararehtori, Tampereen yliopisto
12.10 Koronan vaikutukset tekniikan alan yliopistoissa, Kati Isoaho, arviointiasiantuntija, KARVI
12.50 TEK Graduate Survey 2020: Näkyykö koronavuosi valmistuneiden palautteissa? Arttu Piri, analyytikko, TEK
13.20 Tauko 
13.30 Yliopisto-opiskelijoiden hyvinvointi korona-aikana, Katariina Salmela-Aro, professori, Helsingin yliopisto
14.20 Kommenttipuheenvuorot
Vili Sipilä, hallituksen jäsen, TREY
Laura Arpiainen, professori, Aalto-yliopisto
14.50 Lopetus, Esa Räsänen, koulutusvaradekaani, Tampereen yliopisto

Tilaisuudessa julkistetaan myös TEKin ja tekniikan alan yliopistojen yhteisen TEK Graduate Survey -palautekyselyn tulokset vuodelta 2020.

Invitation to online Synbio talk on Thursday March 25th, 2021: IGEM, Driving Innovation in Synthetic Biology

Invitation from Urban Mill’s partner network

An event for students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and companies interested in learning more about International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM Foundation), their portfolio of projects in the Nordics, and possible pathways for future collaboration in the field of synthetic biology.

Time & Location
25 Mar, 14:00 – 15:30 EET
Online Event

You are warmly welcome to our second Synbio Talk! – an event series taking place every month where we talk about different topics related to synthetic biology. Our aim with these events is to build a stronger synbio community in Finland and beyond as well as to strengthen collaboration networks in the field of synthetic biology.

For this Synbio Talk taking place on Thursday, March 25th at 14:00 (EET), we will introduce IGEM and present some of the projects disseminated in the Nordics during the last couple years as part of the IGEM Competition. This is a perfect opportunity for students in Finland interested in opening up IGEM teams at their universities and for companies or individuals looking to collaborate with students in the field of synthetic biology.

AGENDA:

14:00 – 14:10   Welcome and Synbio Powerhouse News
Manuel Arias, Interdisciplinary Researcher at VTT

14:10 – 15:00   IGEM – What is it, how it works, and project portfolio in the Nordics Capon Lamelas, iGEM Alliance Project Manager and Regional Head (EMEA) at iGEM EPIC

15:00 – 15:20   Q&A

15:20 – 15:30   Wrap-up

REGISTRATION HERE:

https://www.synbio.fi/event-details/synbio-talks-igem-driving-innovation-in-synthetic-biology

For any questions regarding the event you can contact Manuel Arias from Synbio Powerhouse.

Kind regards,

Manuel Arias and Tuula Palmén – Synbio Powerhouse

Feel free to share this invitation with those among your network who might also be interested in attending.

Do you have an innovative idea within Sustainable nutrition – apply to Greenhouse idea accelerator program!

Announcement from our partner network

We are looking for ideas in a wide range within Sustainable nutrition:

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 side streams adding value to healthier products? Maybe a business model to change consumer behavior towards more sustainable way? Or maybe a breakthrough insight for oat or wholegrain? Or…

Apply now to Lantmännen Greenhouse idea accelerator program – application time is until March 31st!

Want to hear more and meet our Greenhouse crew? Join the digital info session in Teams:

  • 4.3.2021 at 9-10 CET or
  • 10.3.2021 at 11-12 CET

Send e-mail to greenhouse@lantmannen.com to join the info!

The theme of this year’s Greenhouse program is Sustainable nutrition. 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?

The Greenhouse is Lantmännen’s accelerator focused on innovations within food and agriculture – from field to fork. We support up-and-coming entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs and help them turn their ideas into profitable and sustainable long-term businesses. The program consist of six digital workshops and project team work in May-June. All the Greenhouse workshops in 2021 will be digital, so you will be able join from anywhere in the world. The program culminates in Dragons’ Den with Lantmännen top management in September.

The program has been organized since 2014 with the total of 79 projects, and this year’s program being already the 11th. Participating in the program is free of charge. As an entrepreneur, you will keep all intellectual property rights to your ideas when you join The Greenhouse. In the program we are using Microsoft Teams as the collaboration platform, complemented with other digital tools. Recommended project team is 2-4 persons.

Learn more and apply In Lantmännen Greenhouse website: https://www.lantmannen.com/research-and-innovation/The-greenhouse/

Important dates and facts:

  • 31.3.: application period closes
  • 16.4.: project selection
  • May-June: six digital workshop days and project team work
  • 24.8. and 31.8.: preparing for Dragons’ Den
  • Beginning of September: Dragons’ Den with Lantmännen top management

The team behind the Greenhouse

Lantmännen’s Greenhouse is run by Nina Tuomikangas and Jakob Söderström. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or thoughts regarding the Greenhouse!

Nina Tuomikangas, Project Manager Innovation, Lantmännen R&D, +46 10 556 10 56, nina.tuomikangas@lantmannen.com

Jakob Söderström, Innovation Manager, Lantmännen R&D, + 46 10 556 10 59, jakob.soderstrom@lantmannen.com

Urban Millin toiminta jatkuu nykyisissä tiloissa ainakin maaliskuun loppuun

Jatkamme nykyisissä tiloissa Betonimiehenkujalla Otaniemessä ainakin 31.3.2021 asti. Luomme tänä aikana uuden tilakonseptin luoville ja kestävän kehityksen osaajille ja heidän verkostoilleen: matalan kynnyksen hybridistudiotiloja sekä alusta fyysisten protojen ja muiden kädentöiden rakentelulle ja esittelylle. Co-working ja tapahtumatilamme ovat edelleen vuokrattavissa.

Siirryimme vuoden alusta kokeilemaan uutta palvelumalliamme, jolla välitämme Otaniemi-Keilaniemi innovaatioekosysteemin tuottamaa tietoa ja osaamista alueen ulkopuolelle. Fasilitoimme alueen osaajien ja alueen osaamista tarvitsevien toimijoiden yhteisten kehityshankkeiden syntyä sekä fyysisesti että digitaalisesti.

Tuemme asiakkaitamme virtuaalitapahtumien järjestämisessä, tuotamme avointa sisältöä yhdessä kumppaniemme kanssa, järjestämme hybridivierailuja alueelle ja fasilitoimme toiminnastamme kumpuvien uusien virtuaalitiimien syntyä ja työskentelyä.

Tavoitteenamme on kertoa kattavasti alueen moninaisista mahdollisuuksista, parantaa alueen tutkimus-, kehitys- ja kokeilutoiminnan globaali tarjoutuvuutta ja edistää näin erityisesti kestävää kehitystä tukevien ja luovaa osaamista hyödyntävien uusien yritysten ja yhteisöjen syntyä.

Toivomme, että uusi konseptimme palvelee myös sinua ja organisaatiotasi. Ota yhteyttä ja kerro olisiko sinulla jo jotain tarpeita mielessäsi?

Kari Mikkelä, +358505004048, kari.mikkela@urbanmill.fi

Lars Miikki, 358 40 503 6630, lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

Urban Mill will continue to operate in its current premises on Betonimiehenkuja in Otaniemi until at least the end of March. During this time, we will create a new space concept for creatives and sustainability actors and their respective networks: low-threshold hybrid studio spaces and a platform for the construction and demonstration of physical prototypes, artifacts and other handicrafts. Our co-working and event spaces are still available for rent.

From the beginning of the year, we moved on to pilot our new service model, with which we pass on the information and know-how produced by the Otaniemi-Keilaniemi innovation ecosystem outside the region. We facilitated the emergence of joint development projects of the region’s experts and actors in need of the region’s expertise, both physically and digitally.

We support our clients in organizing virtual events, produce open content together with our partners, organize hybrid visits to the area and facilitate the establishment and co-work of new virtual teams arising from our operations.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of the region’s diverse opportunities, to improve the global affordance of research, development and experimentation of the region, and thus to promote the emergence of new companies and communities that support sustainable development and utilize creative know-how.

We hope that our new concept will also serve you and your organization. Contact us and let us know if you already have any needs in mind?

Kari Mikkelä, +358505004048, kari.mikkela@urbanmill.fi

Lars Miikki, 358 40 503 6630, lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

Urban Mill toivottaa Hyvää uutta vuotta – Urban Mill wishes you a Happy New Year!

Kumppaneillemme, jäsenillemme, asiakkaillemme, ystävillemme; For our partners, members, customers, and friends;

Kiitämme hyvin sujuneesta yhteistyöstä kuluneen vuoden aikana ja toivotamme hyvää ja menestyksellistä Uutta vuotta!

Jatkamme nykyisissä tiloissa ainakin kolme kuukautta. Tavoitteenamme on luoda tänä aikana uusi tilakonsepti Betonimiehenkujalle luoville ja kestävän kehityksen osaajille ja heidän verkostoilleen: matalan kynnyksen hybridistudiotiloja sekä alusta fyysisten protojen ja muiden kädentöiden rakentelulle ja esittelylle. Co-working ja tapahtumatilamme ovat edelleen vuokrattavissa!

Siirrymme 1.1.2021 lähtien uuteen palvelumalliin, joka perustuu paikallisten asiakasekosysteemien mahdollisuuksiin ja tarpeisiin, fasilitoi niissä yhteisten kehitysnarratiivien syntyä, tukee virtuaalitapahtumien järjestämistä, tehostaa virtuaalitiimien muodostamista, kasvattaa kokeilutoiminnan tarjoutuvuutta ja validoi näin kestäviä bisnesmalleja palvelemaan temaattisia ekosysteemejä. Uskomme, että uusi konseptimme palvelee myös sinua / organisaatiotasi.

Thank you for your co-operation, we wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

We will continue in our current facilities at Betonimiehenkuja for at least three months. Our goal is to co-create during that time a new space concept for creatives and sustainability actors and their respective networks: low-threshold hybrid studio spaces and a platform for the construction and demonstration of physical prototypes, artifacts and other handicrafts. Our co-working and event spaces are still available for rent.

As of January 1, 2021, we will move to a new service model based on the capabilities and needs of local customer ecosystems, facilitate the emergence of common development narratives, support virtual event management, enhance virtual team building, increase the availability of experimental activities and validate sustainable business models to serve thematic ecosystems. We believe that our new concept will also serve you / your organization.

Terveisin / with Best Regards

Kari, Lars, Marjukka, Tomi ja muu Myllyn väki!

From connective to collective actions: Collective physical support emerged from self-organized local virtual groups during the COVID pandemic in Belarus!

Blog for Urban Mill by Aliaksei Zanouski 30.12.2020, heading and subheadings by Urban Mill.

March for freedom in Minsk, Belarus. 16 August 2020. photo: Alyaksandr Vasyukovich / Vot-tak.tv / Belsat.eu

”My name is Aliaksei Zanouski. I am an architect and a student at the Urban Studies and Planning master program at Aalto University. During Urban Mill’s Otaniemi recycling days in December 2020, I had an interesting and fruitful discussion with Lars Miikki, co-founder and co-producer at Urban Mill. This occasional meeting reminded me of importance to be in the same space for networking and how casual small talk leads to an interesting discussion. I want to share with you some highlights of our conversation.”

Connective individual actions through social media networks

Poster “Structures don’t take to the streets” Minsk, Belarus. 27 September 2020. photo: Facebook post

In August as a response on fraudulent elections mass protests swept across Belarus demanding democracy and end of the 26-year authoritarian rule of Alexander Lukashenko. Despite a shocking amount of violence used against peaceful demonstrators, protests keep going since August. Media write a lot about Belarus recently. However, what is missing from international media coverage is an inner dynamic of the uprising which could be interesting to those who are interested in urbanity.

Like many other recent social movements uprising in Belarus could be categorized as a connective action. Coordination almost absent, the role of political parties and structures wasn’t significant. The movement was based on personalized content sharing across social media networks. Leaderless action without a defined political structure seems more sustainable against the repressive machine in a short term. Nevertheless, in most cases we know, connective action cannot sustain in a long run. Movements built on a mostly virtual ‘weak tie’ networks failing to get offline and build their own political structures. Is it the case in Belarus?

Lue loppuun

Urban Mill esittäytyy MAL-lehden uudessa numerossa 4-2020

”Otaniemessä 8 vuotta sitten perustettu Urban Mill ei ole mikä tahansa mylly, vaan varsinainen uusien ideoiden ja ennakkoluulottomien kokeilujen tehdas, joka tekee yhteistyötä myös koulujen kanssa. Mistä Urban Mill sai alkunsa ja millaista toimintaa se on ollut järjestämässä vuosien aikana? Entä miltä näyttää sen tulevaisuus koronan jälkeen? Tästä kertovat vastaava tuottaja Kari Mikkelä ja tuottaja Lars Miikki.”

Näin alkaa Urban Millin esittely uunituoreessa MAL-lehden numerossa 4-2020. Lehteä julkaisee Matemaattis-luonnontieteellisten alojen Akateemiset ry, matemaatikoiden, fyysikoiden ja tietojenkäsittelijöiden keskuudessa tuttavallisesti {MAL}. Yhdistyksen tehävänä on edistää matemaattis-luonnontieteellistä sivistystä sekä näiden tieteenalojen hyväksikäyttöä ja ammattitaidon arvostusta.

Koko lehden voi lukea pdf-versiona yllä olevasta linkistä. Sivuilla 14-15 oleva Urban Millistä kertova artikkeli aukeaa puolestaan tästä.

MAL pähkinänkuoressa

MAL on vuonna 1961 perustettu järjestö, joka edustaa akateemisia matemaatikoita, fyysikoita ja tietojenkäsittelyn ammattilaisia. MAL:in jäsenet toimivat erilaisissa matemaattis-luonnontieteellistä asiantuntemusta vaativissa tehtävissä sekä julkisella että yksityisellä sektorilla. Jäseninä on myös korkeakouluopiskelijoita. MALin jäsenet ovat myös Tekniikan Akateemisten Liiton TEKin jäseniä

MAL:n verkkosivut: https://www.mal-liitto.fi/