Launch event for the 5G Mökki Network and Workshop on 14 October

Published: by Aalto University 5.10.2021

Photo: Aalto University / Matti Ahlgren

Mark Wednesday 14 October 2021 from 13:00 to 15:00 (EEST) on your calendar and participate online! See the exciting event programme and register here.

What is Mökki?

Come and hear more about the new learning environment that will change the world. You can also come up with ideas and participate in designing content and programmes for Mökki that can help many people. Mökki has been developed to quickly take the latest knowledge and expertise to where it is needed – or better: Mökki helps create interaction between different actors in order to learn and develop something new. Mökki has been created to promote sustainable development. New technologies will also play a role in future learning environments and development.

Mökki means a variety of things. Mökki is still in its fledgling stages. Come and help it grow. It may lead you to new and incredible pathways. Come and leave your own mark on Mökki!

5G Mökki is a place to:

  • enjoy yourself and do what you want
  • drop by, experience things, find new interests
  • meet people you know and new people from your own campus, and other campuses and companies
  • learn quickly about 5G and other new technologies, and apply them immediately
  • gain insights and invent something new
  • present demos, projects and campaigns, and hold quick info sessions.

More officially 5G Mökki:

  • is a new tool for bringing and creating fast-paced information and content for universities and companies. It encourages people to develop their knowledge and expertise related to new technologies, such as 5G, AI, VR/AR, Blockchain, and helps companies and other organisations to deploy the new knowledge quickly and flexibly.
  • connects universities/universities of applied sciences, companies and other organisations more closely, in direct and immersive interaction.
  • offers companies an easy and fast way to find new technology experts and to launch development projects.

With the help of Mökki, companies and other organisations gain a competitive advantage and enhance their productivity through the latest technology. This, in turn, encourages the employment of new experts and successful career and entrepreneurship paths.

The Mökki concept is based on the work of a number of leading technology professionals and top companies and universities.

The first 5G campuses in the world are Nokia Corporation Garage, Espoo, Aalto University Design Factory, Espoo; Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Hämeenlinna; South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Kouvola and Mikkeli; Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Vantaa. The Mökki network is currently expanding nationally and internationally.

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Aalto students adding to the biodiversity of Otaniemi – Honey extracted at Urban Mill on Sunday

Honey harvest Sunday 🍯! The Test Site’s little workers finished their part for the season and the produce is ready. We spent a couple of hours at the Urban Mill on 22.8.2021 doing the honey harvesting.

The Test Site Honey started off as part of a project at the ”How to change the world” course about 2 years ago. The project spun off to the Test Site adding to the biodiversity of the area 🌺. The garden group at the site planted plenty of flowers for the bees to pollinate so we have high hopes for some delicious honey 💛.

As the new school year is about to start, we are planning on setting up a stand at the Test-Site where you can fill your own jar. Follow Aalto Test-Site on Instagram for the latest announcements:

Text: Festa Isufi
Photos: Senni Alho

Johdatus 3D-kaupunkimalleihin 25.-26.5.2021

Tiedote kumppaniverkostostamme:

Tervetuloa mukaan ESR-Kaos -hankkeen tarjoamaan ilmaiseen kaksipäiväiseen koulutukseen 3D-kaupunkimallinnuksen perusteista Zoomissa tiistaina 25.5. klo 9.00 –12.30 ja keskiviikkona 26.5. Klo 9.00 – 12.30

Voit osallistua koulutukseen molempina päivinä tai vain toisena, kiinnostuksesi ja aikataulusi mukaan. Paikkoja on rajoitetusti, joten ilmoittauduthan pian. Lisätietoja tästä koulutuksesta on saatavilla hankkeen verkkosivuilla, jossa myös koulutuksen ilmoittautuminen on avattu:


  • Haluat tietää, mihin ja miten nykyisiä 3D-kaupunkimalleja voidaan hyödyntää sekä millaisia 3D-kaupunkimallit tällä hetkellä ovat.
  • Olet kuullut puhuttavan kaupunkimalleista, mutta haluaisit tietää niistä lisää ja oppia kaupunkimallinnuksen perusperiaatteita.
  • Sinun ei tarvitse olla paikkatiedon asiantuntija eikä sinulla tarvitse olla paikkatietoalan koulutusta.
  • Voit olla joko julkisella sektorilla, elinkeinoelämässä, työnhakija tai esimerkiksi opiskelija.
  • Sinun ei tarvitse olla tietoteknisesti orientoitunut eikä sinulla tarvitse olla IT-alan koulutusta/kokemusta.


25.5.2021 klo 9-12:30

3D-kaupunkimallinnuksen nykytila & perusteet

  • Rakennetun ympäristön 3D-mallinnuksen tapoja ja niiden yhteys 3D-kaupunkimalleihin
  • Kaupunkimallien merkitys yhteiskunnassa ja kaupunkikehittämisessä
  • Kaupunkimallien tuotannossa yleisesti käytetyt tausta-aineistot
  • Kaupungin näkökulma
    3D-kaupunkimallinnukseen – case Helsinki 3D+

26.5.2021 klo 9-12:30

Työkalut, sovellusesimerkit &

  • Miten ympäristön 3D-kartoitus kehittyy?
  • Miten 3D-kaupunkimallinnus kehittyy?
  • 3D-kaupunkimallit viestinnän työkaluna osallistumisessa
  • Kaupunkimallien & 3D-paikkatiedon rooli kaupunkien luonnon ekosysteemipalveluiden hallinnassa
  • Puheenvuoroja suomalaisilta alan yrityksilltä

Ilmoittaudu koulutukseen tästä:

Kaupunkimallien Osaamispääoman Kehittäminen 6Aika-kaupungeissa (KAOS) -hanke

Welcome to PdP Product Design Gala 2021 on May 21st

From our partner Aalto Design Factory:

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 21.5.2021 at 9:00-17:00 (EEST)

This year’s gala will be organised as a digital only event. 10 prototypes will be showcased by the student teams. The online platform will open on the Monday 10th of May, while the gala itself will be held on Friday 21st of May.

What does this mean?

Well having the platform open well in advance allows visitors to see what presentations, project booths and other activities there are on the platform. You will be able to see all of our students, their profiles, their expertise and which project they belong to. This way visitors can preplan their Gala Day schedule have more effective use of their time.

Register here:

For 24 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 industry problems. At the Product Design Gala 2021, you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome projects.

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Site-specific circus laboratory at Urban Mill

Elbow Room Lab, a site-specific circus laboratory took place in Espoo on December 10th-12th.

This 2nd edition was organized by Ilmatila association in collaboration with Urban Mill Innovation Platform and supported by EDU Programme. Because of the current COVID-19 situation, the amount of participants was reduced and the final presentations were only shown for the other participants of the workshop.

The first edition of Elbow Room Lab in 2019 was aimed at circus performers specializing in aerial work, in 2020 the emphasis was in facilitating meetings with circus performers and artists from different art forms.

Participants in 2020:
Antye Greie-Ripatti/AGF (East Germany), sound sculptress
Merja Pöyhönen (Finland), puppeteer
Saana Leppänen/Circus Sabok (Finland), circus performer
Kert Ridaste/Circus Sabok (Estonia), circus performer
Ghia Lumia (Finland), circus performer
Ilona Jäntti/Ilmatila (Finland), circus performer
Tuula Jeker/Ilmatila (Finland), architect, animator
Kauri Klemelä (Finland), light design
Inkeri Jäntti (Finland), photography/documentative photography

Images: Inkeri Jäntti


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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

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:

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

Scale your business in Germany!

Apply now: German Scalers support Finnish companies who want to expand their business to Germany. 12 weeks of intensive work with coaches & connections to get your first german customers.

Read more:

German Scalers pilot is funded by 6Aika – Ecosystems of growth: Enabling the growth of companies through collaboration -project.

#kasvuhakuiset #6Aika

Sustainability news from Aalto University – March 2020

Forwarded to Urban Mill Network:

Here once again the monthly collection of sustainability related news from Take care of yourself, the people around you and the environment!

Emma Sairanen, ASH Trainee

How are you today?
During these challenging times, it’s important to take care of yourself and your colleagues.

Finnish researchers join forces to investigate the airborne transmission of coronavirus
The project includes fluid dynamics physicists, virologists and biomedical engineering specialists. The researchers are using a supercomputer to carry out 3D modelling and believe that the first results will be obtained in the next few weeks.

New material developed could help clean energy revolution
Researchers developed a promising graphene–carbon nanotube catalyst, giving them better control over hugely important chemical reactions for producing hydrogen fuel.

New scanner can improve the detection of cancer tissue and brain disease diagnoses
Researchers aim to have the technology ready for hospital use and commercialisation by the end of next year.

Water knowledge has a central role in the mitigation of climate change
World Water Day 2020, on 22 March, is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked.

AaltoSDG application development in spring 2020
The AaltoSDG mobile application is actively developed throughout 2020 based on feedback from the users and Aalto community. The goal for the app is to improve visibility of Aalto University’s SDG work as well as engage users to participate in the SDG work by taking human size actions. The next development sprint is starting soon and the next update will be published in May.

Not a drop wasted – AaltoCell™ fibres utilised in a new circular economy project
With funding totaling €240 000, the project aims to make more efficient use of food industry side streams.

From birch to poppies –  fabric for Marimekko’s shirt dress
The yarn spun from Ioncell® fibre is stronger than its commercial equivalent and performed excellently in the printing process and washing tests. The chemicals used to make the fibre were completely recycled too.

Capital of the campus nature
Nature enhances the economic value of an area and contributes to the wellbeing of people. Aalto University campus’s natural capital and ecosystem services were mapped in 2019, in a survey prepared by Ramboll Finland Oy.

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”

Fiksu arki assalle -ohjelman yrityshaku on käynnistynyt

Mukaan toivotaan yrityksiä sekä Espoosta että muualta pääkaupunkiseudulta tai Suomesta. Ohjelman kick-off tilaisuus järjestetään 7.2.2020 Urban Millissä.


Linkkiä julkaistuun tiedotteeseen: Potkua asemanseutujen yritysyhteistyöhön – kasvuyrityksille tarjolla kumppaneita ja sparrausta

Facebook: ohjelman käynnistys- ja verkostoitumistapahtuma 7.2.2020

#fiksuassa, #asemanseudut