Welcome to Product Design Gala 2018 @ Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill on May 18th!

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 18.5.2018 9:00-17:00
Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill
Betonimiehenkuja 5C & 3E, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland
https://www.facebook.com/events/308564139672139

For 21 years PdP has brought students of engineering, design, and business 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.

So come and fall in love with the results of our interdisciplinary Product Development Project teams in the Product Design Gala on 18.5. at Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill!

The 12 student teams from Aalto University and our partner universities have been working hard for the last 8 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 EXPLORER, ABB, ERICSSON, KONE, KY, MURATA, ORTHEX, RESTEL, SAAB, SAFERA, TRENOX, and VALTRA. In addition, the Aalto teams have been collaborating with students from the following universities: Munich University of Applied Sciences, Pace University in New York, Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Porto Polytechnic, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, University of Tartu, University of São Paulo, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne,

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

You can find more information about the teams and their solutions also from PdP Gala 2018 Mobile Service: http://tag.urbanmill.org/tag/16952

Welcome!

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

HAMK’s master students learning from business experts at Urban Mill

On a sunny Friday 27.4.2018, Urban Mill got visitors from Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), when its students from the Master’s degree programme in Business Management and Entrepreneurship spent the last contact day of their spring semester in Otaniemi.

During the day, the students had the pleasure of listening to lectures from experts from very varied fields of business. Lars Miikki from Urban Mill was kind enough to tell the story and mission of the Urban Mill Innovation Platform (Public-Private-People-Partnership), and Mikael Virkki came to give a lecture about the global operations of Business Finland. Teijo Räsänen and Tommi Gustafsson from Innotiimi International Ltd Oy talked about their company, change leadership and the many different styles of leadership with real life examples, and Perttu Karjalainen from Entocube gave a lecture about the global environmental problems the food industry causes, and gave an introduction into a possible solution: edible insect farming.

All of the subjects were very interesting and got a lot of discussion going on among the students. None of the lecturers was spared from sharp questions. The students got real treats, since Perttu from Entocube brought some tastings from their own production: crickets! How yummy! For lunch, the students visited the beautiful Fat Lizard restaurant and bar, which was conveniently in a walking distance. There they enjoyed a company introduction and a buffet – and also some more crickets.

At the end of the day, the students had a workshop, where they discussed the day’s topics and presented their own ideas and thoughts about change management and modern trends in food industry.

All of the students enjoyed the day at Urban Mill greatly, and the facilities got many praises for their innovative and refreshing atmosphere. The students were impressed also on the fact that the surrounding Otaniemi is full of companies with the same start-up mindset as Urban Mill. Lars Miikki mentioned at least Urban Mill’s neighbours at Otaniemi Innovation Alley: Startup Sauna and Aalto Design Factory with all its innovative students. Such a creative place!

Thank you for the awesome day, Urban Mill!

Text and photos: Terhi Tammivirta, Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK).

Yhteiset valmistujaisjuhlat 7.4.2018 Urban Millillä

Kuvat © Veera Somerpalo

Illan teema oli Black & White, joka näkyi osallistujien pukeutumisessa sekä tarjoiluissa. Urban Mill tarjosi loistavat ja helposti muunneltavissa olevat tilat, joihin saatiin luotua sekä mukavia oleskelunurkkauksia että tanssilattia. Lisäksi yksi rajatuista tiloista toimi paikkana valokuvaukselle.

Molemmat juhlakalut ovat aloittaneet opintonsa biotuotekniikan koulutusohjelmassa; Noora vuonna 2011 ja Katri 2012. Samasta koulutusohjelmasta huolimatta suuntautumiset ovat olleet erilaiset. Nooralle oli selvää alusta lähtien, että hän haluaa opiskella ympäristöasioiden hallinnan pääainetta. Kandivaiheessa Noora työskenteli kesät Suomessa, mutta maisterivaiheessa uramahdollisuuksia avautui niin Japanissa kuin Chilessä. Ennen valmistumista Noora ehti työskentelemään ulkomailla yhteensä puoli vuotta Tokion vilskeessä ja Concepciónin auringon alla. Diplomityön Noora päätyi kuitenkin tekemään Suomessa. Katri taas päätyi ensimmäisten kesätöidensä innoittamina opiskelemaan biojalostamot-pääainetta, joskin opinnot veivät myöhemmin myös perinteisen paperitekniikan pariin. Loppujen lopuksi Katri palasi kuitenkin perinteisen sellutekniikan pariin, ja päätyikin sellutekniikan suunnittelu- ja konsultointitehtävien pariin loppuvuodesta 2017.

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Espoon sivistystoimen kansainvälisyystreffit 21.3.2018

Espoon kaupungin kutsu kaupungin sivistystoimen työntekijöille:

Avoin mieli, avoin maailma – Sivistystoimen kansainvälisyystreffit
Keskiviikkona 21.3.2018 klo 12.30 – 16.30
Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Otaniemi, Espoo

Sivistystoimen henkilöstön kansainvälisyytreffeillä kuullaan kansainvälisyydestä eri näkökulmista  sekä jaetaan kokemuksia ja ideoita toimialalla tehtävästä kansainvälisyystyöstä. Mm. sivistystoimen johtaja Aulis Pitkälä ja pitkän linjan ulkomaantoimittaja, Espoon monikulttuuriasiain  neuvottelukunnan puheenjohtaja Rauli Virtanen jakavat ajatuksiaan. (Sisäministeri Kai Mykkänen
on aiemmasta tiedosta poiketen joutunut perumaan osallistumisensa).

Tilaisuus on avoin kaikille kaupungin sivistystoimen työntekijöille. Ilmoittaudu tästä linkistä viimeistään keskiviikkona 14.3.

Olet myös tervetullut esittelemään omaa kokemusta tai ideaa tilaisuudessa
– ilmoita aiheesi viimeistään 12.3. osoitteeseen annika.forsten@espoo.fi

Ohjelma

12.30    Ilmoittautuminen alkaa

13.00    Sivistystoimi on avaintoimija kansainvälisyyden rakentajana
              Sivistystoimen johtaja, kouluneuvos Aulis Pitkälä

             Espoosta maailmalle – kansainväliset rahoitusmahdollisuudet
             Opetusneuvos Mikko Nupponen, Opetushallitus

             Ulkopuolisen rahoituksen hakeminen sivistystoimessa
             Talous- ja hallintojohtaja Timo Ketonen, sivistystoimi

             Vaihto-opiskelijana Espoossa
             Opiskelija Mikko Rajakorpi, Leppävaaran lukio

             Kuka saa olla suomalainen?
             Asiantuntija ja sarjakuvataiteilija Warda Ahmed, Ruskeat tytöt

14.15    Tarjoilutauko ja minimessut
             KEPA ry, Filoksenia ry, Helinä Rautavaara -museo,
Espoo-Shanghai 20 – juhlavuosi

14.45    Arjen kansainvälisyystarinoita
             Sivistystoimen toimijoiden ja työntekijöiden kokemuksia, oppeja ja ideoita.

Haluatko esitellä omaa kokemusta tai ideaa?
Ota yhteyttä annika.forsten@espoo.fi viimeistään ma 12.3.

16.00    Kansainvälisyys Suomen menestystekijänä
              Toimittaja Rauli Virtanen, Espoon monikulttuuriasiain neuvottelukunnan puheenjohtaja

Tilaisuuden juontaa Tapiola Sinfonietan intendentti Juha Ahonen.

Tervetuloa!
Aulis Pitkälä, sivistystoimen johtaja, Espoon kaupunki

Lisätietoja antaa: erityissuunnittelija annika.forsten@espoo.fi, sivistystoimi

The relationship between fear of failure and entrepreneurs’ well-being examined through procrastination in Master’s thesis by Kasper Suomalainen

Master’s thesis, Kasper Suomalainen, Aalto University School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Fall 2017

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this thesis is to examine fear of failure, procrastination and wellbeing in entrepreneurs by studying the relationship between the variables through quantitative research methods. This paper focuses on (1) defining and scoping procrastination and fear of failure and how these relate to well-being, (2) forming 3 hypotheses based on existing literature, and (3) finding out how fear of failure, procrastination and well-being interact with one another. This was done through surveying 71 entrepreneurs through a questionnaire.

Kasper Suomalainen acted as the Director of Community at Startup Sauna 2016-2018. www.linkedin.com /in/kaspersuomalainen/

The study found out that (1) fear of failure is negatively related to subjective wellbeing, (2) fear of failure is positively related to procrastination, and (3) procrastination does not moderate the relationship between fear of failure and subjective well-being in a statistically significant way.

The biggest limitation in this domain is that existing literature involves multiple perspectives, definitions and measures of the construct of fear of failure, and the fact that procrastination is only measured on a general level with no real categorization.

 

DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE THESIS AS A PDF FILE FROM HERE

TIIVISTELMÄ: Tämän gradutyön tarkoitus on tutkia epäonnistumisen pelkoa, viivyttelyä (procrastination) sekä hyvinvointia yrittäjissä analysoimalla näiden muuttujien keskenäisiä suhteita kvantitatiivisesti. Työ keskittyy (1) määrittelemällä epäonnistumisen pelon ja viivyttelyn liittämällä nämä hyvinvointiin, (2) kolmen hypoteesin muodostaminen olemmassaolevan kirjallisuuden pohjalta ja (3) tutkimalla miten epäonnistumisen pelko, viivyttely sekä hyvinvointi vaikuttavat toisiinsa. Tämä tehtiin kvantitatiivisen tutkimuksen kautta johon osallistui 71 suomalaista yrittäjää.

Tutkimuksen aikana selvisi, että (1) epäonnistumisen pelolla on negatiivinen vaikutus hyvinvointiin, (2) epäonnistumisen pelolla on positiivinen korrelaatio viivyttelyn kanssa ja (3) viivyttely ei moderoi epäonnistumisen pelon ja subjektiivisen hyvinvoinnin suhdetta tilastollisesti merkitsevästi.

Suurin haaste tutkimuksen saralla on se, että epäonnistumisen pelkoa tutkitaan monesta eri perspektiivistä eri määritelmillä ja mittareilla, ja viivyttelyä tutkitaan yleisellä tasolla ilman kategorisointia.

LATAA KOKO GRADU PDF-TIEDOSTONA TÄSTÄ

Spanish Students from Mondragon Team Academy @ Urban Mill: WE WANT YOU TO MEET US!

This previous week just two young startups came to our Hub: Neemboo and 840 projects.

35 Spanish students from Mondragon Team Academy (MTA) are forming on the degree of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEINN). The students have their home base in Urban Mill in Espoo Innovation Garden during the weeks in Finland.

As part of their degree, they will be spending a month and a half in Finland, learning about the Finnish market and economy in order to create a bridge between both countries and have a social impact. As well as, in order to learn more about its educational methodology, innovation processes and entrepreneurship.

For them to join our lovely community with a good step, they have decided to prepare an event for them to present us their learnings, by doing different projects they have and are working on since September. This Event will be taking place on Friday 23rd February at Urban Mill from 13:00 to 15:00 that will include a Spanish Food tasting for all the people that attend it. To be sure you get your place on this great event, you can confirm the attendance in here: https://goo.gl/forms/FivMwSfaMKvmgLli1

840 Projects

840 Projects mainly focus in the development of sustainable products that tries to fix the damage of one of the problems that has a big impact in the world right now, Over Consumption. For this, they have been working in projects like:

AATMA that means soul in Hindi, is a project that creates unique handbags that are made of recycled clothes that have a personal story that comes from the users of those cloths.

SadBoysClub have high quality hoodies with a exclusive and unique drops of limited new designs. This focuses more into everyone having their own unique style and at the same time feel that they are part of a community.

Neemboo

Neemboo is basically a close entrepreneurial enterprise of project management willing to learn more things everyday. They believe in innovative ways of helping people to change what they are used to, to motivate them to leave their comfort zone.

Closer and Hoop, with a sustainable style, are representing the authentic and simple design of comfortable accessories. They make sure that women’s empower is taken into account as well as equality and justice between all of us.

EXEX, with a brand new concept of exclusive experiences and products. It is platform that gives light to rural entrepreneurs that hold up great stories within them. It makes the customer feel this experience and focus on why they buy, making the world a more human place.

We encourage you to come and visit them! Do not hesitate to contact them:

840 Projects
info@840projects.com
+358 414722020

Neemboo
info@neemboo.net
+358 46 5506376

Kick scooter sharing pilot concludes on a high note in Otaniemi by Samocat Sharing

Samocat Sharing Oy, with the introduction of Kick-scooter sharing system, the ”most compact public transport” want to add another option for users in their transportation choices by solving the last mile problem. The research focused on understanding stakeholders’ collaboration, required business model and user behavior & experience over a three-month pilot in Otaniemi, Espoo Innovation Garden in Finland.

The Pilot kicked off in the beginning of September 2017 and ended in November 2017. The results of the pilot are now published in a report found here: http://www.samocat.net/fi_report2017

Samocat sharing Oy, an international start-up with Russian roots are developing the kick-scooter sharing system as an ideal last mile public transport for urban areas. Samocat sharing consists of a dynamic team of individuals experts in varied fields operating from Moscow, Russia and Espoo, Finland.

City of Espoo, ACRE (Aalto University Campus and Real Estate, TEKES (Tekes, 2017) and Aalto University student union (AYY) are partners with Samocat. Urban mill is the workspace provider with logistics and networking support. Helsinki business hub (HBH) is the consultants who worked from the beginning throughout the pilot.

Focus group for the pilot have been Aalto University students, staff and Corporate employees around Otaniemi area. Six locations around Aalto University campus was set up for the pilot.

Read more about the team’s conclusions:

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