Nyt haetaan vuoden uusmaalaista yritystä 2017

Uudenmaan liitto tiedottaa:

Nyt on aika tehdä ehdotuksia vuoden uusmaalaiseksi yritykseksi 2017. Voit ehdottaa ansioitunutta yritystä 15.9. mennessä.

Palkinnoilla annetaan tunnustusta esimerkillisestä yritystoiminnasta, lisätään yrittäjyyden arvostusta sekä kannustetaan start up -yrittäjyyteen.

Palkintosarjoja on kolme:

  • Tuotannollinen yritys
  • Kaupan tai palvelualan yritys
  • Start up -yritys

Ehdotuksia voi tehdä yrityksen palveluihin tai tuotteisiin tyytyväinen asiakas tai organisaatio. Myös yrittäjä itse voi tarjoutua ehdolle.

Lue lisää Uudenmaan liiton sivulta, josta voit myös ladata lomakkeen ehdotuksia varten.

Päätökset palkittavista tekee asiantuntijaraati, jossa ovat edustettuina Uudenmaan liitto, Uudenmaan ELY-keskus, alueen yrittäjäjärjestöt ja Helsingin seudun kauppakamari.

Vuoden uusmaalaiset yritykset palkitaan marraskuussa Uudenmaan Maakuntaparlamentissa.

Yrittäjävalinnoilla on jo yli 20 vuoden perinteet.

Urbaanin tietovisan voitti Greger Lindén Aallon Tutkimuksen strateginen tuki -yksiköstä

Aalto-yliopiston U-tason 8.6. kesätapahtumassa Urban Mill -rastilla järjestetyn tietovisan voittaja on ratkennut. Kaksi vastaajista sai täydet 21 pistettä:

  • Greger Lindén, RIS / Tutkimuksen strateginen tuki
  • Katri Ventus, Oppimispalvelut / Ulkoisten asiakkaiden palvelutiimi

Näistä kahdesta onnetar arpoi voittajaksi Greger Lindénin, joka saa palkinnoksi Urban Millin tilavoucherin. Voucheri oikeuttaa hänen edustaman Aallon yksikön järjestämään yhden puolen päivän tapahtuman maksutta Urban Millin varattavissa tiloissa syksyllä 2017.

URBAN MILL ONNITTELEE VOITTAJAA!

OIKEAT VASTAUKSET TIETOVISAN KYSYMYKSIIN

Kysymys 1: Milloin Urban Mill on perustettu?
oikea vuosiluku on 2013:
Urban Mill on julkis-yksityisenä aloitteena vuonna 2013 käynnistetty ohjelma ja palvelu. Käynnistäjinä olivat Espoon kaupunki, Aalto-yliopisto, Aalto-yliopistokiinteistöt Oy sekä RYM Oy (SHOK) ja sen Energizing Urban Ecosystems -tutkimusohjelma (EUE) yrityksineen. Urban Milliä operoi Järvelin Design Oy.

Kysymys 2: Mikä Urban Mill on
oikea vastaus on kaikki kolme: a, b ja c
a) yksilöiden fyysinen ja virtuaalinen kohtaamis- ja oppimisalusta,
b) kehittäjätiimien sekä kehityshankkeiden ja -ohjelmien kotipesä
c) organisaatioiden monitahoista yhteistyötä vaativien ongelmien ratkaisujen tuottaja

Kysymys 3: Mitkä Aalto-yhteisön ryhmät ovat jo käyttäneet Urban Millin palveluita?
oikea vastaus on kaikki luetellut: a) tutkijat, b) opettajat, c) rehtorit ja dekaanit, d) muu henkilökunta, e) opiskelijat, f) kumppanit, g) rahoittajat, h) vieraat, i) alumnit, j) killat, k) ammattiainekerhot, l) harrastusyhteisöt, m) AYY, n) Aallon tulevat opiskelijat

Kysymys 4: Espoo Innovation Garden on
oikea vastaus on b: Otaniemi-Keilaniemi-Tapiola alue ja yhteisö

Kysymys 5: Kuinka monta Espoo Innovation Garden lipun kanssa samanväristä Aallon lippua on Urban Scene -tilassa?
oikea vastaus on b: kaksi

Kysymys 6: Urban Mill myöntää Aalto-yliopiston toimijoille alennuksia seuraavasti:
oikea vastaus on c: 30 % tilavuokrista

Invitation to 138. Bisnestreffit / Bisnesdates ”Inspirational Environments for Work and Study” on June 16th in Design Factory

Location: The Studio @ Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5C, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Time: Friday 08:00 – 09:00
Entrance and morning coffee from 07:45 o’clock. Two short talks, followed by Q&A, discussion and comments.

SPEAKERS
Aalto City. What is it for university, companies, startups – and citizens? Antti Ahlava, Vice President Campus Development, Aalto University
Challenging the traditions of office space. Esmi Santamäki, Agile Works.

More information and registration:  http://designfactory.aalto.fi/events/138-bisnestreffit-bisnesdates-2/

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
These BisnesDates are not just discussion between Finnish business people and start-up students but challenging discussions with our international business friends too. Our common language is good business – so don’t worry about our Finnish or “bad English”.

BisnesDates is a morning thought bubble for anyone looking into establishing or enlarging their international business circle. For the year 2017 we are turning our attention to Aalto University’s students and local international startups.

For the greatest benefit we recommend inviting your own social networks to participate in the dialogue with the hashtag #bisnestreffit. Each event will also be streamed. For new and previous streams please check out here.

ORGANIZER
Aalto Design Factory                 Personal EU United Brains
designfactory.aalto.fi.               personaleu.eu
kalevi.ekman(at)aalto.fi.           kurt.linderoos(at)personaleu.eu

Join us in Cities in Transition LOOP Workshop 2nd of June @ Urban Mill

We will host a workshop to co-create a programme concept to enhance sustainable partnerships between cultures.

About the workshop:

  • Time: Friday 2nd of June at 14:00-16:00. The workshop ends with a networking time at 15:45, programme starts 14:00 sharp.
  • Place: Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 Espoo.

The workshop will be held in the Urban Mill’s Cave room. We will be greeting you at the main door.

See the whole event programme below!

Please register for free: goo.gl/UbGKlG.

For more info check our Facebook event: https://goo.gl/ZfqKVg

Thank you!

LOOP Team

  • Sara Lucía – sara.ruedamejia(at)aalto.fi
  • Andrea Gilly – andrea.gillymarquez(at)aalto.fi

Welcome to Aalto ME310 Final Presentations and Expo on May 30th

What:     Aalto ME310 Final Presentations
When:    30.05.2017, 15:30

Where:   Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, 02150 Espoo

ME310 Aalto is a global human-centered product and service innovation program, where interdisciplinary student teams get together to solve real life corporate challenges by following Stanford University’s Design Thinking methods.

It is time for the culmination of the year of ME310 -course at Aalto! Join us at the final presentations where the students share a story of their learnings, their challenges and the results of 9 months of hard work. They walk you through their extensive need finding, benchmarking, ideation, prototyping, user testing and validation all the way to their final solution. Afterwards, at the expo you get to put yourself in the shoes of their users and experience their final concepts yourself. Join us to learn what a year as an ME310er is like and the awesome ways in which the students are making the difference in the world!

PROJECTS
OP – Enabling SMEs to plan and shape their own future
BASF – Harnessing the intelligence of a community to enable better decision making for individual farmers
Xylem – Providing volunteers accessible tools to monitor the cleanliness of waterbodies
Roland Garros – Creating a new social media product for sharing tennis enthusiasm

AGENDA
15:30-16:00 Welcome
– Registration
– Coffee and snacks

16:00-17:00 Project Presentations
– 10min presentations and 5min Q&A per team

17:00-18:00 Expo
– Talk to the teams
– Try out the prototypes

NOTE: Please Register for the event so that we can ensure a correct amount of coffee and snacks! To register, click on the ticket link above or at: https://me310expo2017.eventbrite.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/133577297189596/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Welcome to Product Design Gala 2017 @ Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill on May 19th!

What: Product Design Gala 2017
When: 19.05.2017, the exhibition area is open 9-17
Where: Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3-5, Otaniemi, Espoo

The Product Design Gala is an annual event presenting the results of the interdisciplinary Product Development Project course in Aalto University.

For 20 years PdP has brought students of business, design, and engineering together to tackle industry problems and develop state of the art solutions to real problems. At the Final Product Design Gala you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome products.

The 16 student 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 process, as well as to get familiar with the people themselves together with their amazing prototypes.

This year the teams are sponsored by such companies as: ABB Marine, Caruna, Fiskars, KONE, Konecranes, Lindström, NOKIA, … . In addition, the Aalto teams have been collaborating with students from universities in : Munich, New York, Philadelphia University, Porto, Stockholm, São Paulo, and more.

You can find more information about the teams and their solutions from PdP Gala 2017 Mobile Service here: http://tag.urbanmill.org/tag/16643

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

Go to the Gala event page in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796708737313410/

“All you need is Love, Design, Business, and Engineering.”

Espoo Innovation Garden & Aalto University investigated by EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) as Place-Based Innovation Ecosystem

Title: Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems: Espoo Innovation Garden & Aalto University (Finland)

The case study identifies key success factors in the Espoo innovation ecosystem, with particular attention to the role of Aalto University as an example of an entrepreneurial university.

It seeks to inform policies aimed at supporting the strengthening and emergence of existing or new place-based innovation ecosystems and entrepreneurial universities in other EU regions and cities.

The report starts by defining what a place-based innovation ecosystem is intended to be, and identifies a conceptual framework that can operationalise the study of concrete cases.

The study continues with a presentation of the main local actors and pre-existing enabling factors, progressively moves to the catalysers that have made this innovation garden flourish and finally analyses its Quadruple Helix collaboration model and the way the whole ecosystem is orchestrated.

The publication is a Science for Policy report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. It aims to provide evidence-based scientific support to the European policymaking process.

Download the publication through this shortlink: http://bit.ly/2q6USiv

Publication information in The European Commission’s science and knowledge service: http://bit.ly/2r2yJit

JRC Science Hub: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc

Picture on cover page above: sketch illustration based on aerial photo of Espoo by SARC OY Architects and SRV OY