Creative Otaniemi Talks – Watch the Urban Mill Espoo Day 28.8.2020 recordings

The recordings can be watched on YouTube:

1. Creative Otaniemi Talks on Espoo Day 2020 PART ONE – sustainability, creativity and co-creation

  • Opening, Kari Mikkelä, Executive Producer, Urban Mill Innovation Platform
  • Co-creative Communities and Ecosystems in Sustainable Espoo, Markku Markkula, Chair of the Board at City of Espoo
  • Aalto University Campus – Creative and Sustainable Landscapes, Aapo Pihkala, Project Manager, Campus Development, Aalto University
  • The Art of Co-creation, Matti Hämäläinen, Aalto alumni, Forum Virium Helsinki

2. Creative Otaniemi Talks on Espoo Day 2020 PART TWO: Opening session of EDU virtual Hackathon

  • Opening and Welcome
  • European Design Upgrade Intro
  • Country Perspectives
  • Design hack + objectives intro
  • Practicalities

Hacking at Otaniemi Innovation Alley on Espoo Day 29.8.2020

Experience moments in virtual EDU Hackathon Studio at Urban Mill

Espoo-päivän tapahtuma
Lauantai 29.8.2020 klo 13-15
Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 Espoo

Koe kansainvälisen European Design Upgrade (EDU) -hankkeen virtuaalisen Hackathon for Creatives and Startups -tapahtuman inspiroiva ilmapiiri Urban Milliin Hackathonstudiossa. Pääset mm. seuraamaan isoilta näytöiltä miten designerit, suunnittelijat, taiteilijat ja yrittäjät laativat uusia konsepteja ja ideoita rajat ylittävissä kansainvälisissä tiimeissä. Tutustu samalla Urban Millin luovuutta ja innovaatioita ruokkiviin tiloihin ja palveluihin!

Hackathon-studio sijaitsee Urban Millin Cave-tilassa

The event is produced by Urban Mill Innovation Platform in collaboration with European Design Upgrade (EDU) programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

#espoopaiva #EDU #edupgrade #creativeeurope #urbanmill #kfund #creativebrussels #espoo #kiev #brussels #sdg #EU

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Creative Otaniemi Talks – Join Espoo Day Online Event 28.8.2020

Creative Otaniemi Talks
Friday 28.8.2020 12:00 – 14:00 EEST
Virtual Espoo day event in Zoom
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81382473540
Zoom Waiting room opens at 11:45
If Meeting ID is asked, type: 813 8247 3540
Inspirational talks about creativity & sustainability in Otaniemi, in the very heart of Espoo Innovation Garden. Join and find out what already happens and what will happen in the future!

Virtual presentations in Zoom by the City Espoo, Aalto University and creative designers followed by the opening session of the Hackathon for creatives and startups from Espoo, Kiev and Brussel.

Programme

12:00 – 13:00 TALKS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY, CREATIVITY AND CO-CREATION

  • Opening, Kari Mikkelä, Executive Producer, Urban Mill Innovation Platform
  • Co-creative Communities and Ecosystems in Sustainable Espoo, Markku Markkula, Chair of the Board at City of Espoo
  • Aalto University Campus – Creative and Sustainable Landscapes, Aapo Pihkala, Project Manager, Campus Development, Aalto University
  • The Art of Co-creation, Matti Hämäläinen, Aalto alumni

13:00 – 14:00  OPENING SESSION OF EUROPEAN DESIGN UPGRADE (EDU) VIRTUAL HACKATHON

The event continues in EDU Zoom
-> go to: https://zoom.us/j/94261455031?pwd=U0lobVN1Ym1MZnBwNmR6REFiMWU0UT09
Meeting ID: 942 6145 5031
Passcode: 053339

  • Opening and Welcome
  • European Design Upgrade Intro
  • Country Perspectives
  • Design hack + objectives intro
  • Practicalities

         

Additional information

Link to the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81382473540

The event is produced by Urban Mill Innovation Platform in collaboration with the City of Espoo, Aalto University and European Design Upgrade (EDU) programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Photo: Unto Rautio

#espoopaiva #EDU #edupgrade #creativeeurope #urbanmill #kfund #creativebrussels #espoo #kiev #brussels #sdg #EU #aaltouniversity

Espoon kaupungin kestävän kehityksen paikallisarvio julkaistu!

https://www.espoo.fi/kestavakehitys

Tavoitteena kestävä tulevaisuus

Espoon tavoitteena on olla vastuullinen edelläkävijä. Kestävää tulevaisuutta luodaan yhdessä asukkaiden ja kumppanien kanssa uusilla liikkumisen, energian ja rakentamisen ratkaisuilla, kestävää elämäntapaa tukevassa opetuksessa ja kasvatuksessa, hyvinvointia vahvistavissa kulttuurin, liikunnan sekä sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon palveluissa ja ylläpitämällä viihtyisää lähiluontoa ja viheralueita.

Espoo tavoittelee hiilineutraaliutta vuoteen 2030 mennessä. Tämä edellyttää merkittäviä muutoksia energiantuotannossa ja -kulutuksessa, liikenteessä ja arjen valinnoissa. Kansainvälisten kestävän kehityksen tavoitteiden edelläkävijänä Espoo etsii ratkaisuja, jotka toimivat esimerkkeinä tulevaisuuden hiilineutraalista elämästä kaupungeissa.

Espoo on myös mukana rakentamassa kestävää Suomea. Se liittyi ensimmäisenä kaupunkina Suomen kestävän kehityksen yhteiskuntasitoumukseen, jonka tavoitteena on luonnon kantokyvyn turvaava, hyvinvoiva ja globaalisti vastuullinen Suomi.

Seuraa työtä somessa: #KestäväEspoo ja #IlmastoEspoo

Lataa Espoon kaupungin kestävän kehityksen paikallisarvio ENG [PDF 35 Mb]

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:

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.

 

YritysEspoon Webinaari yrittäjälle 8.4.2020: Kuinka toimin haastavissa olosuhteissa, mistä saan apua?

YritysEspoon kutsu edelleenvälitettynä Urban Millin verkostolle:

Tervetuloa kuuntelemaan YritysEspoon webinaaria keskiviikkona 8.4. klo 14:00 – 15:00. Webinaarissa käymme läpi mm. seuraavat aiheet:

  • Koronaepidemian vaikutukset liiketoimintaan
  • Mitä muutoksia on ollut?
  • Kuinka toimin näissä haastavissa olosuhteissa?
  • Tarjolla olevat rahoitus- ja tukimahdollisuudet
  • Usein kysyttyä
  • YritysEspoon palvelut korona-aikana

Saat myös mahdollisuuden esittää kysymyksiä webinaarin aikana. Ilmoittauduthan mukaan viimeistään 7.4.

Funzi Future Pack launched! Four high-quality free mobile courses that equip the users with the skills needed during the crisis and for building a better future thereafter.

Dear Funzi community,

During these challenging times of uncertainty, we want to reach out and let you know that we are committed to our mission, to you – our learners, and the incredible community that has supported us, more than ever before. We are facing extraordinary times, but we are optimistic that together we will overcome the challenges and come out stronger.

Since 2015, Funzi has delivered the calming message of information and learning to millions of mobile users in many types of crises in collaboration with governments, the UN system, and third sector organizations. Our capability to deliver effective and motivating learning to all connected devices is unique. And hence, it is our responsibility to contribute to the fight against #covid19. Our intent is to do this on a systems-level globally while being locally relevant everywhere.

We have today launched the Funzi Future Pack. You can find it at funzi.mobi/go/futurepack It consists of four high-quality free mobile courses that equip the users with the skills needed during the crisis and for building a better future thereafter.

Get that future (created in collaboration with UNESCO): creating an understanding of the importance of our active role in building our futures.

Sustainable world (created in collaboration with UNDP & UNA Finland): increasing awareness of the challenges we are facing and how to make more sustainable choices after the crisis that will have a lasting impact.

Founder 101: inspiring entrepreneurial mindset and initiatives to lead the change for a brighter future.

Get that Job: enhancing livelihoods through job-seeking skills that enable users to discover their career path and become better versions of themselves at work.

We hope that the Funzi Future Pack can help bring solace during this difficult time. We hope that it will help you feel a little more connected to yourself and to the world around you. We hope that it will shed a glimmer of light so that you will meet tomorrow more hopeful about the possibilities.

Funzi is built for those who want to create a better future, to acquire the skills they need to build their dreams. And serving them is our purpose. Always.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay curious.

Your team at Funzi

Funzi Future Pack

Welcome to VIRTUAL Smart Otaniemi Open Doors Day!

Application form: SmartUp Accelerator 2020 (Smart Consumption)

Are you working on solutions to reduce the environmental impact and resource consumption of the things we do in our daily lives, as part of a startup/SME based in Finland?

Are you working on for example on:

– Sharing economy solutions
– Reducing/eliminating food waste
– Circular economy solutions
– Awareness raising/nudging solutions

Apply to the 2020 edition of the one-of-a-kind SmartUp Accelerator to get help in propelling your business! You’ll receive tailored support from amazing mentors and partners, take part in an expenses-paid bootcamp in Berlin and get connected to potential clients and investors.

Application is open until February 12.