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

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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

Orchestration of Innovation Ecosystems – Join EDU open online lecture by Kari Mikkelä today 8.7. from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Kansainvälisen EDU-kurssin avoimet online luennot jatkuvat. Tänään on klo 18-19:30 vuorossa Urban Millin vastaavan tuottajan Kari Mikkelän esitys aiheesta Orchestration of innovation ecosystems

Luento on katsottavissa YouTubessa: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

Jos haluat olla aktiivinen luennon aikana ja olla vuorovaikutuksessa puhujan kanssa, käytä ZOOM-linkkiä: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84394669082?pwd=SGE1Q2xibHN2bllTUCt1WWV5eHVxUT09#success

Urban Mill on European Design Upgrade: transnational capacity building (EDU) ohjelman Suomalainen partneri. Lisätietoa: https://edupgrade.design/en/


The open online lectures of the international EDU course continue. Today, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, it is the turn of Kari Mikkelä, the Executive producer of Urban Mill, to present the topic Orchestration of innovation ecosystems

You have the opportunity to join the webinar program on our YouTube channel
www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

If you want to be active during the lecture and interact with speakers, use the ZOOM link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84394669082?pwd=SGE1Q2xibHN2bllTUCt1WWV5eHVxUT09#success

Urban Mill is the Finnish partner of the European Design Upgrade: transnational capacity building (EDU) program. Additional information: https://edupgrade.design/en/

#urbanmill #espooinnovationgarden

Find online events at Aalto University!

From Aalto Alumni Circle:

Aalto University and its partners arrange several hundreds of events annually, also open to alumni and corporate representatives. We cannot invite guests to the campus until 31 May. However there are many events online.

The calendar below is updated according to the information we receive. Follow the events’ own sites or organisers for more information. Aalto University official announcements about the situation you can read here.

Follow the most updated list of the events and exhibitions at aalto.fi/for-alumni/events

Seuraa ajantasaisinta tapahtumakalenteria suomeksi: aalto.fi/fi/alumneille/tapahtumakalenteri

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

Otaniemen lukion opiskelijat kävivät kemian kimppuun kokkailemalla Urban Millissä

Lukion vuosittainen kemian intensiivileiri toteutettiin tällä kertaa Urban Millissä. Kurssin tarkoituksena on tutustua tieteelliseen tutkimuksen tekemiseen ruuanlaittoon liittyvällä projektilla.

Opiskelijat ja opettajat kertovat:

Saavuimme aamulla 9.1. Urban Mill -yhteistyötilaan suorittamaan keittiökemian kurssin kokeellista osuutta. Pikaisen kierroksen jälkeen olimme vakuuttuneita Urban Millin olevan sopiva paikka tutkimuksen tekemiseen, sillä keittiössä oli hyvät työtasot ja maisteluun oli sopivan rauhallinen tila mukavilla tuoleilla.

Kurssimme opiskelijat jaettiin ryhmiin jo ennen joululomaa ja ideoimme silloin molekyyligastronomiaan liittyviä tutkimustöitä. Yksi ryhmä esimerkiksi tutki erilaisten marinadien vaikutusta pihvien mureuteen. Heillä oli mm. hapan ja emäksinen marinadi, joiden tuottamia tuloksia pohdittiin kemian kannalta.

Ryhmillä oli kiinnostavia projekteja, joita muut saivat maistella. Mm. erilaisia karamellikastikkeita, sekä erilaisilla tavoilla paistettuja pipareita. Eräs opiskelija kertoo: “Itse osallistuin tähän kinuskin maisteluun. Voin sanoa, että aika hyviä ne oli.” Pipariryhmän mukaan raaka piparitaikina voitti sokkomakutestin. Illalla pääsimme vielä yhdessä saunomaan ja viettämään iltaa. Osa porukasta osoitti selvää kampusalueelta tarttunutta teekkarihenkeä juoksemalle mereen asti uimaan.

Seuraavana päivänä tilaa hyödynnettiin vielä tutkimuksen raportoinnin viimeistelyyn ja esittämiseen muille. Urban Millissä on loistavat tilat tällaisen kokeellisen ja tutkimuksellisen työn tekemiseen. Tunnelma on rento, ja erilaisia huoneita löytyy. Esimerkiksi eräs ryhmä päätti perustaa leirin erääseen huoneeseen, jossa oli rennot tuolit ja sohva. ”Tuntui kuin olisi omassa autotallissa, todellinen man cave.”

Welcome to Product Design Gala @ Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill on May 17th!

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 17.5.2019 9:00-17:00
Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill
Betonimiehenkuja 5C & 3E, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

pdp.fi/events/pdp-gala-2019

For 22 years PdP has brought students of engineering, design, and business together to tackle industry problems and develop state of the art solutions to real’life challenges. At the Final Product Design Gala you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome products.

So come and fall in love with the results of our interdisciplinary Product Development Project teams in the Product Design Gala on 17.5.19 at Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill!

The 12 student teams from Aalto University and our partner universities have been working hard for the last 9 months, 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 the following companies: AALTO INDUSTRIES, FMC, HAAPANIEMEN TIETOTEKNIIKKA, KAVO KERR, KONE, OMNIA AI, NOSE ACADEMY, PEXRAY, RAPALA, SAAB, TRENOX, WÄRTSILÄ. In addition, the Aalto teams have been collaborating with students from the following universities: Yonsei University in South Korea, Pace University in New York, Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Porto Polytechnic in Portugal, Riga Technical University in Latvia, University of Tartu in Estonia, University of São Paulo in Brazil, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Warsaw University of Technology in Poland and ISDI Parsons in Mumbai.

Welcome!

All you need is Love, Design, Business, and Engineering!

You can find more information about the teams and their solutions also from PdP Gala 2019 Mobile Service: tag.urbanmill.org/tag/16974

Aalto Explorer Opens the Oceans for Everyone to Explore

Aalto Explorer team members Henri Joona, Andrés Prieto, Manuel Rosales and Oskari Heikkilä. Photo by Annamari Tolonen/Aalto University.

Aalto University has published a fascinating story about Aalto Explorer which continues its underwater adventure through crowdfunding. The aim is to send a remote controlled underwater vehicle to the Baltic Sea in the summer.

Photo: Manuel Rosales/Aalto Explorer

“The vision of Aalto Explorer’s international team of over ten members is to develop a remote controlled and unmanned underwater vehicle, whose underwater journey can be monitored by people all around the world through a network application.“

The team operating in Urban Mill consists of the Aalto Industries company, students from the Aalto University Product Development Project (PdP) course, and other Aalto University students and alumni. The project has received a small amount of initial funding from a private investor, but the development team works mainly on a voluntary basis.

“The majority of the world’s seas have not been explored. Our goal is to allow people to see the beauty of the seas, learn new things and even find lost treasures. At the same time, we would like to draw attention to the state of the seas, says Aalto University master’s student Loi Tran, who is responsible for the project’s business concept.”

“Aalto Explorer originated in 2017 on the Aalto University Product Development Project (PdP) course as a student project, which was sponsored by the company Aalto Industries. A team of students from Aalto University and the Indian School of Design & Innovation built an underwater rover and its interface prototype.”

“The miracle of Otaniemi, inventor Oskari Heikkilä from Aalto Industries describes. I cannot think of another place where you could find a team of over ten experts to work on a voluntary basis aside their studies and jobs in order to create something entirely unprecedented. These people have a lot of courage.”

“The project’s continuation is planned to be financed by a crowdfunding campaign to be launched this summer. The objective is to raise one million euros. Aalto Explorer aims to embark on its journey in the Baltic Sea this year.”

Read the whole story on Aalto University’s web page:

In English: https://www.aalto.fi/news/aalto-explorer-wants-to-make-everyone-an-ocean-explorer

In Finnish: https://www.aalto.fi/fi/uutiset/aalto-explorer-haluaa-tehda-jokaisesta-merten-tutkimusmatkailijan

Webinar: Virtual Power Teams – how to deliver faster!

Join this new webinar produced by Webakatemia.fi in collaboration with Urban Mill:

Peter Ivanov is an International Manager, Bestselling Author and Virtual Teams Expert. His method “Virtual Power Teams” – “The 10 Big Rocks” is proven in practice and has won multiple corporate awards.

9.5.2019 at 10:00 – 11:30

Build Virtual Power Teams and deliver Outstanding Results!

Virtual, remote or dispersed teams are everywhere – starting with a large global teams. Often projects with dispersed teams struggle with delays or even sometimes completely fail. International investments at risk of intercultural issues.

For who?

Senior Managers of Virtual Teams, HR Managers, L&D Managers, Project Managers, Team Leads, Coaches and Consultants and Entrepreneurs willing to extend their skills to leading virtual, remote and distributed teams. Ideal Add to existing Agile and Scrum certifications.

Course will be held in English. Lecturer Peter Ivanov is online. If you will attend webinar at Urban Mill, Otaniemi Espoo, you may ask your questions also in Finnish.

Webinar hosting by Mr Kari Mikkelä, Producer at Urban Mill.

All registered will get recorded webinar and course materials to their email afterwards.

For more information, prices and to register: https://webakatemia.fi/koulutus/virtual-power-teams-how-to-deliver-faster/

Welcome to Product Design Gala 2019 @ Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill on May 17th!

It is perfect time to mark PdP Gala 2019 to your calendar!

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 17.5.19 9:00-17:00
Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill
Betonimiehenkuja 5C & 3, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

http://pdp.fi/events/pdp-gala-2019/

For 22 years PdP has brought students of engineering, design, and business together to tackle industry problems and develop state of the art solutions to real’life challenges. At the Final Product Design Gala you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome products.

So come and fall in love with the results of our interdisciplinary Product Development Project teams in the Product Design Gala on 17.5.19 at Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill!

The 12 student teams from Aalto University and our partner universities have been working hard for the last 9 months, 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 the following companies: AALTO INDUSTRIES, FMC, HAAPANIEMEN TIETOTEKNIIKKA, KAVO KERR, KONE, OMNIA AI, NOSE ACADEMY, PEXRAY, RAPALA, SAAB, TRENOX, WÄRTSILÄ. In addition, the Aalto teams have been collaborating with students from the following universities: Yonsei University in South Korea, Pace University in New York, Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Porto Polytechnic in Portugal, Riga Technical University in Latvia, University of Tartu in Estonia, University of São Paulo in Brazil, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Warsaw University of Technology in Poland and ISDI Parsons in Mumbai.

Welcome!

All you need is Love, Design, Business, and Engineering!

Tervetuloa Eurooppaan! EIT Digital Summer School Invites You! Infotilaisuus 2.4.2019 klo 16:30-17:30

Aika: Tiistai 2.4.2019 klo 16:30-17:30
Paikka: Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3E, Otaniemi, 02150 Espoo

Kahvia ja pientä purtavaa tarjolla.

Lisätietoa alla sekä https://summerschool.eitdigital.eu/

TERVETULOA!

Tapahtuman järjestävät EIT Digital Summer School, Urban Mill ja Creative Life in a City -hanke (CLiC!) kumppaneineen yhteistyössä Aalto-yliopiston alumnisuhteiden kanssa.

JOIN THE EIT DIGITAL SUMMER SCHOOL! EARLY BIRD OFFER: 2 weeks FOR 250€!

FITech ICT and EIT Digital Summer School are welcoming industry professionals with residence in Finland to get hands-on experience in digital business development. The FITech ICT early bird offer is 250€ including accommodation for 2 weeks at one of the European cities!

The two-week summer program combines state-of-the-art excellence in key digital technology with expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E). The summer schools are scattered across Europe in Lisbon, Eindhoven, Stockholm, Budapest, Rennes, Tallinn, Trento, Ljubljana, Munich, Bologna and Helsinki. They are perfect for those who want to deep-dive in emerging technologies and learn how to benefit from it in business situations.

EIT Digital Summer Schools are part of EIT Digital, a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organization driving Europe’s digital transformation. EIT Digital is the Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

FITech ICT Tech is a talent’s fast track to the future. The FITech network universities provide selected studies at all Finnish universities of technology.

For more information and to apply:

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