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:

For more info check our Facebook event:

Thank you!


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

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!

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

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:


Aalto-yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan 7. vuosijuhlien jatkot Urban Millillä

Lauantaina 20.5. vietettiin AYY:n vuosijuhlia ravintola Caruzellossa Linnanmäellä, josta juhlijat siirtyivät illan hämärryttyä jatkoille Urban Millille.

Paikalle saapui myös monia itse pääjuhlaan osallistumattomia Aalto-yliopiston opiskelijoita juhlimaan lukuvuoden viimeiseen isoon tapahtumaan.

Jatkoilla vieraita oli viihdyttämässä Akystic bändi, joka piti tapahtuman tunnelmaa korkealla ja tila soveltui hyvin live-musiikille.

Terassille pystytettiin teltta, jossa juhlijoille tarjoiltiin ruokaa ja janoisimmat saivat apua Urban Caveen sijoitetusta baarista, joka saatiin erittäin näyttäväksi koko päätyseinän kokoisen valkokankaan ansiosta.

Kaiken kaikkiaan jatkot onnistuivat erittäin hyvin ja saimme kuulla paljon positiivista palautetta vierailta.

Kuvat: Joanna Haahti
Teksti: Niko Erä-Esko

Tilojen käytön alennettuun hintaan tarjosivat Urban Mill ja TEKin Uudenmaan aluetoimisto, jotka yhdessä pilotoivat uudenlaisia yhteisöpalveluja Otaniemen alueella.

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:

For more details concerning the Gala and this year’s projects, please visit:

Go to the Gala event page in Facebook:

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

Invitation to PdP Product Design Gala @ Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill on May 19th!

Hello there,

It’s our great pleasure to invite you to the 20th year PdP Product Design Gala on May 19th. This will be a proud day to present and celebrate the many hours of hard work that the students have put in to develop their awesome products. So mark your calendar and come fall in love with the results of this year’s PdP course!

What: Product Design Gala
When: 19.05.2017, 9-17
Where: Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill

We would highly appreciate it if you’d mark as going and share the event with your friends on Facebook:

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

Eetu, Bijan, and Antti

Heads up for May 19: Product Design Gala 2017 at Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill

For anyone close to Europe, Scandinavia, Finland.

Cancel your meetings, close your laptops, leave everything behind

For further information, follow ,,

Facebook, #pdpgala2017

All we need is you, love, design, engineering, and business!

the PdP teaching team Eetu & Bijan & Antti

Invitation to BA Service Design Project Course Final presentation on 6th of April

Photos: Service design concept of the digital mobility application for Otaniemi campus students. Authors: Decirée Bruce, Tuomas Jussila, Eero Pehkonen, Lauri Rinkinen, Irma Savolainen

You are kindly invited to the Final presentation of this year BA Service Design Project Course which will be on

6th of April at 9:00 in the Arabia Campus, at Hämeentie 135 C Helsinki, 8th floor, room 857  

This year the theme was Mobility as a Service where students were working on four different projects related to mobility for lead users, young families in suburban areas and students studying in Otaniemi.

The event will have the following timetable:

  • 9:00 Welcome and course introduction
  • 9:05 Group 1: Car sharing services for lead users (Tumps)
  • 9:35 Group 2: Mobility services for young families in Espoo (Easy Everything)
  • 10:05 Group 3: Mobility application for Otaniemi Campus students (OtaReach)
  • 10:35 Group 4: Future mobility services for lead users (Fumo) in SINCO Lab (8th Floor)
  • 11:05 Discussion
  • 11:15 Finnish

Each group will have 20 minutes for presentation and there will be 10 minutes for feedback.

You are more than welcome. Do not hesitate to forward this invitation to people that this event might be of interest.

Kind regards,

Dr. Helena Sustar, Course lecturer, Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University  School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Design