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

City of Espoo is again among the six European Capital of Innovation finalists! Join the virtual awarding 24.9.2020!

The Commission will announce the European Capital of Innovation 2020 and the five runners-up on 24 September 2020 during a fully virtual awarding ceremony at the European Research and Innovation Days ( 22-24 September 2020).

Registration is open and free.
https://lnkd.in/dkUV_rt

The six finalists of this year’s edition are listed below in alphabetical order:

Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Espoo (Finland)
Helsingborg (Sweden)
Leuven (Belgium)
Valencia (Spain)
Vienna (Austria)

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#EU #espoo #EIG #espooinnovation #urbanmill #Innovation

Invitation to the High-level Webinar of the Baltic Sea Region – Towards Sustainable Economic Transition on 28 Sept. 2020 at 10 am EEST

“Smart Specialisation for Economic
Transformation and SDGs Implementation –
for sustainable future in Baltic Sea Region”

Date: 28 September, 2020
Time: 9.55-14.00 EEST
Venue: Virtual Meeting (Webinar), hosted from
Aalto University

Please register no later than 25 September: https://webropol.com/s/bsrconference

We have a pleasure to invite you to High-level Webinar of Baltic Sea Region – Towards Sustainable Economic Transformation over Zoom on the 28th of September 2020 with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission and Markku Markkula, Vice President, European Committee of the Regions.

The event focuses on the future opportunities of the Baltic Sea Region in order to speed-up sustainable economic transformation and implementing SDGs, while contributing to the post-crisis’s recovery and resilience.

We attempt to look behind the scenes at how regions embed Smart Specialisation Strategies in their regional, economic, and spatial development policies. By working with nine regions in each of the Baltic Sea Region countries we have intended to get an insight into how Smart Specialisation Strategy affects the future prospects of the regions. During the event a new book ‘Sustainable Baltic Sea Region – towards Economic Transformation by Smart Specialisation Strategies’ will be launched.

The Webinar agenda addresses these main topics (timing EEST):

  • 10.00 Opening remarks
    • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission
    • Paula Lehtomäki, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
    • Markku Markkula, Former President, European Committee of Regions (CoR)
    • Hosted by Taina Tukiainen, Professor, Aalto University
  • 10. 30 Policy discussion on ‘Sustainable Economic Transformation’ in the Baltic Sea Region
    • Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit, Territorial Development, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Reinar Kneifel-Haverkamp, Director General for European and International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
      and European Affairs of the State of Brandenburg, Germany
    • Sille Kraam, Director, Economic Development in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
    • Gunars Ansins, Deputy Chair, Development and Cooperation of Liepāja City Council, CoR Member, Latvia
    • Steen Bording Andersen, Aarhus City Council Member, CoR Member, Denmark
    • Sari Rautio, Vice Chair of the Board, Association of Finnish Municipalities, CoR Member, Finland
    • Moderated by Markku Markkula, Former CoR President, President of the Board, Helsinki Region
  • 11.20 Launch of the Book ‘Sustainable BSR Towards Economic Transformation by Smart Specialisation Strategies’
  • 11.50 Panel on ‘Leadership & Innovation – Future invented with Youth’ in Baltic Sea Region
    • Inge Relph, Executive Director, Global Choices
    • Wiktor Sawaryn, Dansk Youth Council & Jonna Rönn, Finnish Youth Agenda 2030
    • Satu Haapanen, Chair of Education and Culture Board, City of Oulu, CoR Member
    • Tomasz Szymczak, CEO, Inkubator STARTER
    • Marianne Ping-Huan, Professor, Aarhus University
    • Moderated by Taina Tukiainen, Professor, Aalto University, Finland
  • 12.40 Introduction to “BSR Strategic Instruments for Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Capacity Building”
  • 12.50 Experienced Insights – How to Move Forward to Actions
    • Ramojus Reimeris, ex-Managing Director, Strata, Lithuania
    • Tuija Hirvikoski, Former President, ENoLL
    • Patrizia Busolini, Policy officer, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, EC
    • Martin Brynskov, Professor and Chair of OASC
    • Moderated by Taina Tukiainen, Professor, Aalto University, Finland
  • 13.20 Closing Remarks on the Future of Smart Specialisation and the Baltic Sea Region
    • Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit, Territorial Development, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor, Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
  • 13.35 Virtual Cocktails

Background and more information (pdf)

For further information and agenda, please check out the Smart-up Website https://smartup-bsr.eu/final-conference/

Registration for the webinar is open and is possible through the above-mentioned website or directly here: https://webropol.com/s/bsrconference.  Deadline for the registration is 25.9.2020. Please, register as soon as possible.

Feel free to forward this invitation to the interested experts in your own region.

We warmly welcome you to the webinar!

Taina Tukiainen
On the behalf of the organizing Committee
Professor, Aalto University

 

Osallistumiskutsu espoolaisen innovaatiotyön näkyvyyden tukemiseen Euroopan innovaatiopääkaupunkikilpailun loppuhuipennuksessa!

Espoon kaupungin iCapital-tiimin viesti 18.9.2020:

Lämmin tervehdys, Espoon kaupungin innovaatiokumppani!

Olet varmaan jo kuullut, että Espoon kaupunki on yltänyt jo toisena perättäisenä vuonna kuuden parhaan joukkoon Euroopan innovaatiopääkaupunkikilpailussa (iCapital). Kisan voittaja julkistetaan Euroopan tutkimus- ja innovaatiopäivillä 24.9.2020. Lisätietoja kisahakemuksemme perusteista saat tiedotteestamme.

Yksin ei Espoon kaupunki ole nytkään menestynyt, vaan erityisen tiiviin ja toimivan verkostotyön ansiosta. Kaikki huomionosoituksetkin kuuluvat siis koko innovaatioyhteisölle.

Nyt kun loppuhuipennukseen on aikaa enää vajaa viikko, kutsumme sinut mukaan tukemaan espoolaisen innovaatiotyön näkyvyyttä. Olisi hienoa, jos lähtisit viestimään yhteisestä kehittämistyöstämme somessa, erityisesti Twitterissä ja LinkedInissä.

Muutama käytännön toive / vinkki some-viestintään:

  • Käytäthän aina vähintään näitä hashtagejä eli tunnisteita:
    • #iCapitalAwards
    • #MakeWithEspoo
  • Mainitse lisäksi julkaisusi tekstissä sana ”Espoo”.
  • Kieli mieluiten englanti, myös suomi ja ruotsi toki ok.
  • Mistä julkaisuihin aiheet? Kerro esimerkiksi yhteisistä projekteistamme: millaisia uudistuksia olemme jo saaneet aikaan, minkä parissa aherramme parhaillamme tai mitä on suunnitelmissa.

Ystävällisin terveisin, Espoon kaupungin iCapital-tiimin puolesta

Päivi Sutinen
palvelukehitysjohtaja, KT, EMBA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paivisutinen/
Palvelukehitys, Espoon kaupunki

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

Join now the Live Pitch Streaming on YouTube from European Design Upgrade Hackathon 2020:

Link to the Live Streaming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcX24J_0VBM

Several Finnish startup and design teams from Otaniemi in Espoo Innovation Garden will start their pitches within few minutes.

Challenges provided by startups and design teams from Finland, Ukraine and Netherlands. During the hackathon creatives, designers and startups has worked together with real-life use cases.

#EDU #edupgrade #creativeeurope #urbanmill #kfund #creativebrussels #espoo #kiev #urbanmill #espooinnovationgarden

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

FINAL CALL for Designers and Creatives: European Design Upgrade Hackathon 2020

Date: 28 – 30 August, 2020
Location: Online Ultrahack
Deadline for registrations: 21st August, 2020
Registration: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020

Are you a designer or creative wanting to explore the startup world? Do you want to upskill yourself in a real-life project with interesting startups? Want to exhibit your work at the largest design event in Northern Europe? Join the European Design Upgrade 2020 Hackathon!

21 hackathon challenges provided by startups and design teams from Finland, Ukraine and Belgium. During the hackathon creatives, designers and startups get to work together with real-life use cases.

Please all creative minds register latest 21.8.2020 to the hackathon and help us to co-create solution concepts for those challenges.

Why you should join

  • Get the chance to network and employed by startups from Finland, Belgium and Ukraine
  • Learn new skills with support from top-notch design mentors
  • Display your work at Helsinki Design Week and Dutch Design Week 2020
  • Enhance your portfolio with real-life project
  • Become a member in Creative Ring community, an European-wide organization supporting creative entrepreneurs.
  • and more prizes to come…

Challenges from Finland include

  • Aviran Oy: Gamified education and city scaling with location-based services using wifi router data? Key words: location-based services, wifi router data, managing events, social patterns, people flow
  • Crazy Town Oy: How to build and connect digital communities. Keywords: Community building, co-working, co-creation, events, digital matchmaking, digitalization, facilitation, peer-learning
  • Delicode Ltd: Real-time occupancy monitoring in pandemic and post-pandemic circumstances. Keywords: marketing, development, data visualization, pandemic
  • Lapponia House: Design concepts for sustainable house clusters based on movable wooden house modules. Keywords: wooden houses, mini homes, space planning, ready-to-move modules, ecological living, sustainable house clusters
  • RD Physics Oy: Ready-made models/components for 3D printing DIY. Keywords: visual design, 3D print, industrial design
  • Start North: FBTWLI What does the classroom of the future look like? Keywords: AR, VR, future education, virtual classroom
  • Virtually Oy: Rehabilitation by patient clothing. Keywords: psychological aesthetics, product life cycle ecology, experience promoting healing, researched functionality and making it visible
  • Some additional challenges from Finland will be confirmed soon …

How to join: Register individually from here latest on 21st August: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020

PROGRAMME 28.-30.8.2020

Friday 28 August
13.00 – 14.00 Opening session
– Opening
– European Design Upgrade Intro
– Design hack + objective intro
– Practicalities
14.00 – 15.00 Checkpoint 1
15.00 Hacking Commences
20.00 – 21.00 Checkpoint 2
21:00 Community Booster

Saturday 29 August
09.00 – 09:30 Community Yoga (LIVE STREAM)
10:00 – 11:00 Mentor/Startup coffee
11.00 – 12.00 Checkpoint 3
14.00 – 14:45 Pitching training
19.00 – 20:00 Mentor/Startup coffee
20.00 – 21.00 Checkpoint 4

Sunday 30 August
09.00 DEADLINE: Pitch Submission
10.00 – 11.00 Jury Briefing
11.00 – 14.00 Pitch Streaming and Q&A
14.15 – 15.30 Jury deliberation
14.00 – 16.00 Community discussions and networking
16.00 Announcement of winners and Closing

Info and How to join: Register individually from here latest on 21st August: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020

Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/273139823972596/

Preparatory Design programme online courses during June-July can be viewed from
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

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