Urban Mill siirtyy uuteen palvelumalliin ja luovumme nykyisistä tiloistamme 31.12.2020

Hyvä Urban Millin tiloissa toiminut yritys / kehittäjä / pioneeri

Jo pitkään vallinnut koronakriisitilanne ja kampuksen rajoitteet ovat tehneet mahdottomaksi jatkaa Urban Millin toimintaa nykyisellä konseptilla. Tapahtumatilatulomme putosivat maaliskuun alun jälkeen nollaan koronapandemian johdosta. Tämän johdosta olemme joutuneet irtisanomaan Betonimiehenkuja 3 E:ssä sijaitsevan tilamme vuokrasopimuksen. Toimintamme nykyisissä tiloissa päättyy 31.12.2020.

Emme kuitenkaan lopeta toimintaamme, luovumme ainoastaan oman suuren kohtaamistilan vuokrauksesta ja ylläpidosta. Olemme tehneet aktiivisesti jo kesäkuusta lähtien kehitystyötä uuden Otaniemen aluetta palvelevan hybridipalvelukonseptin luomiseksi.

Siirrymme vuodenvaihteessa uuteen palvelumalliin, joka perustuu paikallisten asiakasekosysteemien mahdollisuuksiin ja tarpeisiin, fasilitoi niissä yhteisten kehitysnarratiivien syntyä, tukee virtuaalitapahtumien järjestämistä, tehostaa virtuaalitiimien muodostamista, kasvattaa kokeilutoiminnan tarjoutuvuutta ja validoi näin kestäviä bisnesmalleja palvelemaan temaattisia ekosysteemejä. Kerromme tästä lisää vuodenvaihteessa. Uskomme, että uusi konseptimme palvelee myös sinua / organisaatiotasi.

Tarvitsemme nyt apuasi tilan tyhjentämisessä asiakkaidemme ja muiden pioneeriemme sinne vuosien saatossa tuomista protoista, rollupeista, kalusteista ym. materiaalista, jotta saamme sen tyhjäksi vielä ennen joulua. Tähän on tarjolla monta mahdollisuutta:

  1. Mikäli olet jättänyt materiaalia Urban Milliin, pyydämme sinua ystävällisesti noutamaan omasi pois ti 8.12.2020 mennessä. Jäljelle jääneet tavarat laitamme kierrätykseen.
  2. Osallistu tilan tyhjennystalkoisiin. Talkooajat ovat seuraavat: ti 8.12. klo 15-19, ke 9.12. klo 15-19, su 13.12. klo 10-16, ma 14.12. klo 11-19, to 17.12. klo 11-19 ja pe 18.12. klo 11-17. Ilmoita mielellään Lars Miikille mihin talkoopäiviin pääset osallistumaan. Paikalle saa tulla myös ilmoittamatta.
  3. Kierrätyspäivät ke 15.12. klo 12-18 ja to 16.12. klo 12-18. Jäljellä olevaa irtaimistoa voi hakea pieneen hintaan ja osan maksutta!
  4. Mikäli sinulla on lainassa Urban Millin avain, palauta se 8.12. mennessä Lars Miikille.

Tule mukaan rakentamaan uutta ja entistäkin vaikuttavampaa Urban Mill -toimintaa!

Lisätietoa tilan tyhjennyksestä saa Lars Miikiltä ja uudesta palvelukonseptista Kari Mikkelältä (yhteystiedot alla).

Terveisin

Lasse ja Kari

PS Käypä tutustumassa rakenteilla olevaan YouTube-kanavaamme ja auta meitä saamaan siinä sadan tilaajan raja rikki! Olemme koonneet ja tuottaneet sinne jo aika liudan Otaniemeen liittyviä esityksiä käytettäväksesi: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQCAvi1WUv7OpezkIke9UOw/videos

Lars Miikki, Co-producer
lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi
+358-40-5036630

Kari Mikkelä, Executive producer
kari.mikkela@urbanmill.fi
+358 50 500 4048

URBAN MILL INNOVATION PLATFORM
Betonimiehenkuja 3 E
02150 ESPOO
FINLAND
www.urbanmill.org

Get to know the Aalto Sustainable Business Club!

We recently organized our first event at Urban Mill this year – Get to know SBC – to expand the idea of Sustainable Businesses to more students. If you missed the event, here’s a short summary about what we do:

The Sustainable Business Club (SBC) is a vibrant community of students enthusiastic about sustainability. We were relaunched in the beginning of 2019 and currently have about 300 members. We organize various events, such as company excursions, panel discussions and movie nights. Our aim is to connect students with like-minded people as well as interesting organizations. We encourage multidisciplinarity, welcoming students from all fields with a passion for sustainability. Our aim is to make SBC more accessible, lead by example, and make sustainability more fun.

The Get to know SBC event was a success, with people attending from various backgrounds. We spoke about the club, ideated about weird sustainable startups, brainstormed on new designs for the club, learnt about energy, and had a fun time getting to know each other with good vegan food.

As our location partner, Urban Mill – with its focus on innovation – is a perfect collaborator. With the speed at which the world is progressing, in both good and bad ways, we need to be able to innovate and realign our paths quicker than ever before. SBC is built from a need to innovate, and Urban Mill is building an ecosystem of innovators. We’re looking forward to strengthening our collaboration and creating greater value for everyone involved.

Get to know us better here: https://aaltosbc.wordpress.com/

And on social media: https://www.facebook.com/AaltoSBC, https://www.instagram.com/aaltosbc/

Text and photo: Aayush Kucheria & Co., SBC

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!

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

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

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

Avaamme asteittain toimintaamme – myös tapahtumatilamme ovat varattavissa

We are gradually opening up our operations – our event spaces are also bookable

Kumppaneillemme, jäsenillemme, asiakkaillemme, ystävillemme; For our partners, members, customers, and friends;

Tervetuloa takaisin sorvin ääreen ja Otaniemeen!

Aallon kampusta ollaan asteittain avaamassa vaikka syksyn koronatilanteeseen liittyy paljon epävarmuutta, eikä pandemia ole vielä tuolloin kokonaan ohi: https://www.aalto.fi/fi/aalto-yliopisto/tietoa-koronaviruksesta

Urban Mill on yksi keskeisistä yhdessätekemisen paikoista Otaniemessä. Sovellamme Aalto-yliopiston antamia linjauksia koronavirukseen liittyen ja jatkamme 16.8.2020 asti itsepalvelumoodissa. Tämä tarkoittaa sitä, että tila on siihen asti auki vain asiakkaillemme / avaimen haltijoiden organisaatioille ja heidän vierailleen.

Tilamme ovat normaalisti varattavissa. Katso palveluhinnasto: https://urbanmill.org/palvelut/ . Tilojen käytössä tulee kuitenkin noudattaa yliopiston ja viranomaisten antamia ohjeita ja suosituksia.

Tarvitsetko fyysistä etäyötilaa?

Urban Millistä voit vuokrata fyysisen etätyöpisteen tehostamaan työskentelyäsi ja jäsentämään paremmin työtäsi ja vapaa-aikaasi. Meillä on tarjolla rajattu määrä etätyöpisteitä suuressa hallitilassame. Ne sijaitsevat turvallisen välimatkan päässä toisistaan ja ovat räätälöitävissä tarpeitesi mukaan. Tilassa on maksuton WLAN-yhteys.

Samassa taloudessa asuvalla toisella henkilöllä on myös etätyöpisteen käyttöoikeus (yksi avain / talous). Lisäksi pienille tiimeille on tarjolla on muutama erillinen pientila, mm. yksi lukittava toimistohuone erillisessä toimistosiivessä.

Hinnat

  • Etätyöpiste yhdelle henkilölle / taloudelle, käytettävissä 24/7: 150 euroa / kk + ALV 24 %
  • Kiinteä pientila 2-3 hlö tiimille, käytettävissä 24/7: 350 euroa / kk + ALV 24 %

Sijainti: URBAN MILL INNOVATION PLATFORM, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 ESPOO

Tiedustelut: varaukset@urbanmill.fi

Read in Enlish: Lue loppuun

Business, culture and fun in Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals on June 11

The first ever virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals was a refreshing dive into Espoo innovation ecosystem scene.

The event was arranged on June 11 in Zoom and broadcasted from Urban Mill, in the heart of Espoo Innovation Garden at Aalto University campus. It attracted 170 participants to learn and discuss about collaboration in the Otaniemi innovation ecosystem. The recording can be watched on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTlAD5KCmaM&t=1s

The celebration began with a musical performance by Retuperän WBK, the legendary Fire Brigade Band of technology students from Aalto University.

This was followed by breakout sessions and discussions by the leaders of the City of Espoo, Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK. These are the key institutional players shaping the success of Espoo Innovation Garden, already the biggest Innovation hub in the Northern Europe.

In 2018 the City of Espoo was nominated the most intelligent city in the world. Mayor Jukka Mäkelä emphasized that the point is not to be the most intelligent city but to be the most intelligent community.

“That means that we have to do it together with our citizens, but also it is very important for to the city of Espoo to collaborate with Aalto University, research centers like VTT and with the companies. Collaboration is the key word” he continued.

Keynote speakers were Jyri Engeström, Partner & Co-Founder at Yes VC and Patrick Shulist, Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business in Aalto University.

Watch Jyri Engeströms presentation from here (pdf).

The celebration ended with artistic performances by aerial artist Ilona Jäntti and RWBK student orchestra.

The whole event was streamed on Start North’s Youtube channel for everybody to experience. You can watch the recording of the event from here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTlAD5KCmaM

Watch, listen and enjoy the artistic performances recorded in the event:

Virtual networking platform Deal Room was offered 11.-12.6.2020 for all participants to make virtual 1-1 meetings with other participants before and after the celebrations in Zoom. Over 200 persons registered to this platform, which was also the place where to register to the celebrations and for startups and innovation enablers to set up their virtual booths.

The event was organized by Urban Mill, the City of Espoo, Business Espoo, 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center, VTT and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK in collaboration with Start North, Innovation House Finland, Crazy Town and Otaniemi startup communities.

See the whole programme              See program flyer

Credits:

Invitation to virtual Summer Celebration with Startups & Professionals in Creative & Sustainable Espoo 11.6.2020! #EspooCelebration

Welcome to the first ever virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals to make a refreshing dive into Espoo innovation ecosystem scene!

The #EspooCelebration is arranged in ZOOM on

Thursday 11.6.2020 from 16:00 to 18:00 EEST (Eastern European Summer Time)

REGISTER LATEST ON 10.6. HERE: https://espoocreative.dealroomevents.com

ZOOM link will be sent to registered participants by mail prior to the event.

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

In the program

  • BUSINESS, CULTURE AND FUN!
  • LEARN ABOUT ESPOO INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
  • OPENING SPEAKERS: Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor, City of Espoo; Janne Laine, Vice President, Innovations, Aalto University; Erja Turunen, Executive Vice President, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Jari Jokinen, CEO, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK
  • DISTRIBUTED TOAST
  • KEY NOTE SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES: Jyri Engeström, Partner & Co-Founder at Yes VC; Patrick Shulist, Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business, Aalto University, Tuula Antola, Director of Economic Development, City of Espoo; Antti Vasara, President & CEO, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • ENJOY LOCAL CULTURE: Retuperän WBK, Voluntary Fire Brigade Band, technology student orchestra from Aalto University in Espoo; Ilona Jäntti, Ilmatila, Aerial Acrobatics from Urban Mill; Notes, A Cappella ensemble from Otaniemi
  • FACILITATORS: Kari Mikkelä, Urban Mill; Sami Kazi, VTT; Glenn Gassen, Espoo Marketing
  • NETWORKING BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT: Virtual networking in Deal Room is open for all participants before and after the celebration 11.-12.6.2020

The event is organized by Urban Mill, Business Espoo, 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center, VTT and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK in collaboration with Start North, Innovation House Finland, Crazy Town and Otaniemi startup communities.

Link to #EspooCelebration program flyer. The event is free of charge.

For more information: www.urbanmill.org/info-cse2020/ and in the mails for registered participants.

REGISTER LATEST ON 10.6. HERE:
https://espoocreative.dealroomevents.com/

ZOOM link will be sent to registered participants by mail prior to the event.

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

Welcome and feel free to share this invitation!

Kari Mikkelä & Lars Miikki, Urban Mill
Creative & Sustainable Espoo – Virtual Summer celebration with startups & professionals organizer team