FallUp 2020 goes Online – Registration is now open!

From AaltoES FallUp team:

Are you ready to change your mindset? Take part in Fallup, Europe’s largest student-run entrepreneurship event. We want you to get inspired to become an entrepreneur and show entrepreneurship as a viable career option.

This year FallUp will happen online due to COVID-19 situation. The event is separated into three parts:

1) Online Workshops on Tuesday 13th October,
2) FallUp Live Talks livestream on Thursday 15th October,
3) Founder Stories, which are videos where founders of companies tell how they become entrepreneurs.

More information and registration for both Online Workshops and FallUp Live Talks is on at www.fallup.fi.

Make sure to follow FallUp on Instagram (@fallup20) and Facebook for further information about speaker lineup and more!

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.

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From Espoo Innovation Garden: Finnish company launches a new solution to prolong the lifecycle of clothes

Lagoom startup team announces:

“The fashion industry is responsible for a significant amount of waste and exhausting resources. The fast-fashion phenomenon not only creates environmental damage and fair trade issues, but also a culture of overbuying and throw-away.

Right now we are working on a start-up – Lagoom App, a collaboration between Tavarapilvi Oy and gaIoTa Oy. We are a multidisciplinary team of people from different cultural backgrounds and professional expertise but we all share a commitment to sustainability. Our core team consists of Aalto University’s students who are passionate about innovation.

As a part of sustainable fashion solution we empower consumers to be more responsible and contribute more to a sustainable lifestyle, we created Lagoom App.

Lagoom.app is a completely new way of recycling clothes securely. The solution enables an easy and clever way of creating one’s own community, making managing, buying and selling clothes straightforward. ”Lagoom is the Tinder of second-hand clothes,” says founder Jaakko Isohanni.

To create impact, we ask for your support to spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested in our app. This will be a tremendous support to our project. We truly appreciate your support and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please visit our website for further information or contact me via linh.nguyen@lagoom.app if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Linh Nguyen
On behalf of the Lagoom Team”

Read Lagoom’s PRESS RELEASE:
Lue loppuun

Demo Day by Aalto StartUp Center 5.3.2020

From Aalto University:

”The hottest demoday of Aalto Ecosystem! Demo Day is a day for startups, investors, mentors, media and all ecosystem players interested to learn more about new innovations.

We will showcase our current startups from Aalto Startup Center, the Space startups from the ESA BIC Finland as well as Aalto’s commercialization cases from Research to Business. Network with Aalto Startup Center’s alumni, Aalto Ventures Program’s cases, Kiuas startups and more!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet our innovative cases from Aalto’s ecosystem!

Register here by February 28th”

Aaltoes is organizing a whole new event: Welcome to Showdown Morrow 21-22.3.2020!

Showdown Morrow is a unique Aaltoes event for students who are interested in learning about sustainability and willing to work with companies for a better future. Showdown Morrow is a hackathon that includes features from festivals, making it a fun and new experience for all.

Don’t worry, you are definitely the right person to apply! The application process is now open, until 29.2.2020. You do not want to miss this!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/234329627590306/permalink/234856300870972/?notif_t=page_post_reaction&notif_id=1581932462145798

Application: https://www.showdownmorrow.org/registration/

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.”

Aalto Sustainable Business Club elects new board for 2020

A successful year for Aalto University’s Sustainable Business Club ended in the Fall meeting and elections on Monday 09.12.2019. The election ensured that the club will continue to be active in engaging members with sustainability-themed events for the coming year.

The meeting took place in Urban Mill, where the existing board met alongside candidates for the next board. 8 people attended the meeting, with another 2 board candidates leaving video applications for board member positions in their absence.

Aalto SBC would like to thank Urban Mill for their kindness in hosting the event, and congratulate the newly-elected board!

You can follow all upcoming events and activities of the Sustainable Business Club on the following Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AaltoSBC

More information: Matthew Hill, Aalto SBC Vice President, matthew.hill@aalto.fi

Text and photo: Aalto SBC

Diskonttausta silliksen merkeissä Myllyllä – Tuotantotalouden Kilta Prodeko täytti 53 vuotta!

Prodekon vuosijuhlaa, Diskonttausta, juhlittiin 53:ttä kertaa lokakuisena viikonloppuna. Itse pääjuhlaa seuraavana päivänä olevaa silliaamiaista, ”sillistä”, vietettiin tänä vuonna Urban Millissä. Aamupäivällä ennen silliksen alkua fuksit, eli ensimmäisen vuoden opiskelijat, valmistelivat valtaisan määrän suolaisia ruokia, brownieita, smoothieta ja muita herkkuja. Lisäksi tilaan kannettiin kasapäin säkkituoleja ja pallomeri vieraiden rentoutumista varten. Tilan ulkopuolelle tuotiin saunalava paljuineen sekä yksi lisäpalju, joista nautittiin raikkaassa syysilmassa.

 

Juhlijoiden alkaessa saapua paikalle puolen päivän aikoihin oli ruoat ja löhöpaikat odottamassa. Päivän edetessä vieraat alkoivat yhä enemmän siirtyä ohjelmatarjontaan, johon kuului paljuilun lisäksi pöytäjalkapalloa ja kokonainen karaokehuone. Tilaa sai mukavasti jaettua siten, että eri aktiviteeteillemme löytyi omia tilojaan, mutta mikään ei tuntunut liian eristetyltä.

Suuret kiitokset Urban Millin henkilökunnalle!

Teksti ja kuvat: Henna Pirskanen & co., Tuotantotalouden Kilta Prodeko ry

ARTS student project: your unwanted pens needed (3 places to drop them off in Otaniemi) today on Friday 4.10.2019

Announcement by Aalto University ARTS student team:

Hello Everyone!

Do you have some pen(s) you are not using anymore? If yes, please donate to us!
We are a group of ARTS students working on a project related to ‘Emotional connection between human and objects’ in Critical Design Practice (CDP Course 2019) and WE NEED THOSE PENS YOU DON’T WANT ANYMORE.

We are setting up donation boxes around campus. Please feel free to drop by and donate your unwanted pen(s) 😀 Any kind of pens are welcome! (New, old, ballpoint pen, ink pen, broken pen, etc.)

You will find paper beside donation boxes, please write a brief goodbye message to your pen!

Donation boxes locations 

  1. Väre information desk
  2. Harald Herlin Learning Centre information desk
  3. Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari 1, information desk

Aalto student’s extraction experiment at Urban Mill – 70 kilograms of urban honey yielded!

Aalto Test Site is a student community started by the students at Aalto University. The aim of the community is to give a space for students to experiment with different projects. One of the projects that started this year is the beekeeping project, where students want to increase the presence of bees as pollinators in urban environments.

Urban Mill offered to be a part of the project by offering the use of their spaces for the students to the honey extraction. Since the beehives are in the Otaniemi campus, the Urban Mill was a great place for the students to do the honey extraction process. This also opened the opportunity for another student beekeeper to join the efforts to do the honey extraction at the same time.

The honey extraction workshop was opened to the community around it and it was joined by a total of 10 people. During the process, the participants learned how to uncap the capped honey frames, how to put the honey frames in the extractor and how to do the extracting. At the end of the day, the result of the workshop was 70 kilograms of honey extraction.

Read more about The Test Site: http://acs.aalto.fi/category/test-site/

Text: Art Maloku
Photos: Festa Isufi