Why the Bioeconomy Needs Synthetic Biology – Synbio Powerhouse Ecosystem Annual Event 29.9.2021

From our partner network:

SAVE THE DATE!
Synbio Powerhouse Ecosystem Annual Event:
Why the Bioeconomy needs Synthetic Biology
29.9.2021 at 13:00 – 16:30 (EET)

Registration link

Welcome to Synbio Powerhouse annual event 29.9.2021!

This year the Synbio Powerhouse annual seminar will explore the symbiosis of synthetic biology and the circular bioeconomy. Microbes are uniquely capable to utilise bio waste as feedstock. With the tools of synthetic biology we are able to engineer the microbes to efficiently convert the waste into useful products such as biomaterials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Biotechnology can help us achieve a truly sustainable use of biomass derived from agriculture, forest or food industry. What could be done, what is needed and how should we move forward? Join us to discuss this hot topic together with industry experts, researchers and policy makers. In our event you will also hear some of the latest finding from novel synbio research.

What is possible, what is needed and how should we move forward – join us for a discussion with industry experts, researchers and policy makers. In this event you will also hear some of the latest findings from novel synbio research.

Preliminary program:
– Waste as feedstock
– Biosynthetic production
– Novel Synbio Research

This seminar is part of the official program of the European Biotech week 28.9-1.10.2021.

Startup Grind: Virtual Fireside Chat with Angel Investor, Reima Linnanvirta 31st March 2021

Invitation from our partner network

WHAT: Virtual Fireside Chat with Angel Investor, Reima Linnanvirta
WHEN: Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 5:00 pm (EEST)
WHERE:The event is FREE and can be joined ONLINE
HOW: Register to join www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-helsinki-presents-virtual-fireside-chat-with-angel-investor-reima-linnanvirta/#/

PROGRAMME

As a startup, you might be wondering:
– How does Angel Investing work?
– What does an Angel investor look out for in startups?
– What metrics are important and how can you attract a great Angel Investor to your startup?

We will be hosting Reima Linnanvirta who will be sharing his experience as an Angel Investor.

Reima Linnanvirta is an angel investor and chairman of the board at the Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN). He invests in early-stage startups, especially in B2B software and SaaS. With over 20 companies in the portfolio, including Cambri, Innovestor, and OGOship. He recently made his latest exit with Whiteboard.fi which was sold to Kahoot!

ABOUT STARTUP GRIND
Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. We bring like-minded yet diverse individuals together to connect, learn, teach, help, build, and belong. We do this daily through our local events, flagship conferences, startup programpartnerships, and online media + content – collectively reaching over 3.5 million individuals worldwide. For more information: www.startupgrind.com

TEK: Tervetuloa Future-Proof Engineering Education -webinaariin 13.4.2021

Kumppanimme TEK tiedottaa:

Tervetuloa keskustelemaan tekniikan alan yliopistokoulutuksen tulevaisuudesta TEKin ja alan yliopistojen kanssa #FPEE2021-webinaariin!

Viime vuonna yliopistot joutuivat muokkaamaan vakiintuneita toimintatapojaan pandemian vuoksi. Opiskelu muuttui radikaalisti. Tutkimusten mukaan opiskelijoiden hyvinvointi ja jaksaminen muuttuvat huolestuttavista hälyttäviksi.

Tervetuloa keskustelemaan hyvinvoinnista ja koronan vaikutuksista opetukseen sekä tekniikan alan yliopistokoulutuksen muista ajankohtaisista kysymyksistä TEKin ja tekniikan alan yliopistojen kanssa. Tilaisuudessa julkistetaan myös TEKin ja tekniikan alan yliopistojen yhteisen TEK Graduate Survey -palautekyselyn tulokset vuodelta 2020.

Aika: tiistai 13.4.2021 klo 12-15
Paikka: Webinaari


Tapahtuman kieli on suomi.
Tapahtuman sivu: https://education.tek.fi/

Ilmoittaudu mukaan tästä

OHJELMA
12.00 Tilaisuuden avaus, Marja Sutela, koulutuksen vararehtori, Tampereen yliopisto
12.10 Koronan vaikutukset tekniikan alan yliopistoissa, Kati Isoaho, arviointiasiantuntija, KARVI
12.50 TEK Graduate Survey 2020: Näkyykö koronavuosi valmistuneiden palautteissa? Arttu Piri, analyytikko, TEK
13.20 Tauko 
13.30 Yliopisto-opiskelijoiden hyvinvointi korona-aikana, Katariina Salmela-Aro, professori, Helsingin yliopisto
14.20 Kommenttipuheenvuorot
Vili Sipilä, hallituksen jäsen, TREY
Laura Arpiainen, professori, Aalto-yliopisto
14.50 Lopetus, Esa Räsänen, koulutusvaradekaani, Tampereen yliopisto

Tilaisuudessa julkistetaan myös TEKin ja tekniikan alan yliopistojen yhteisen TEK Graduate Survey -palautekyselyn tulokset vuodelta 2020.

Invitation to online Synbio talk on Thursday March 25th, 2021: IGEM, Driving Innovation in Synthetic Biology

Invitation from Urban Mill’s partner network

An event for students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and companies interested in learning more about International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM Foundation), their portfolio of projects in the Nordics, and possible pathways for future collaboration in the field of synthetic biology.

Time & Location
25 Mar, 14:00 – 15:30 EET
Online Event

You are warmly welcome to our second Synbio Talk! – an event series taking place every month where we talk about different topics related to synthetic biology. Our aim with these events is to build a stronger synbio community in Finland and beyond as well as to strengthen collaboration networks in the field of synthetic biology.

For this Synbio Talk taking place on Thursday, March 25th at 14:00 (EET), we will introduce IGEM and present some of the projects disseminated in the Nordics during the last couple years as part of the IGEM Competition. This is a perfect opportunity for students in Finland interested in opening up IGEM teams at their universities and for companies or individuals looking to collaborate with students in the field of synthetic biology.

AGENDA:

14:00 – 14:10   Welcome and Synbio Powerhouse News
Manuel Arias, Interdisciplinary Researcher at VTT

14:10 – 15:00   IGEM – What is it, how it works, and project portfolio in the Nordics Capon Lamelas, iGEM Alliance Project Manager and Regional Head (EMEA) at iGEM EPIC

15:00 – 15:20   Q&A

15:20 – 15:30   Wrap-up

REGISTRATION HERE:

https://www.synbio.fi/event-details/synbio-talks-igem-driving-innovation-in-synthetic-biology

For any questions regarding the event you can contact Manuel Arias from Synbio Powerhouse.

Kind regards,

Manuel Arias and Tuula Palmén – Synbio Powerhouse

Feel free to share this invitation with those among your network who might also be interested in attending.

Urban Mill got global recognition from Boundary Spanning Champions Online Forum

The online gathering of practitioners was organised by University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) on December 2-3, 2020. The event covered a wide range of topics around university-industry engagement with the main focus being on people – those who are at the forefront of interaction, who break down the barriers between academia and business and drive meaningful change and collaborative innovation for their organisations. See https://uiin.org/sbforum/

The winners & runners-ups of the first edition of the Boundary Spanning Champions Online Forum:

Best University-Business Cooperation Story

  • Winner: Urban Mill: Agile Globally Networked Place-Based University-Industry Innovation Facilitator and Orchestrator at Espoo Innovation Garden, Kari Mikkelä, Urban Mill Innovation Platform
  • Runner-up: Bridging the Gaps in Industrial Digitalisation: Academics, Vendors and Users, David Cameron, University of Oslo

Best Innovative Education Story

  • Winner: Developing a Commercial Film Production Ecosystem in Academia with Pedagogy at Its Heart, Neil Fox, Sound/Image Cinema Lab at Falmouth University
  • Runner-up: 360 Learning – Collaborative Innovation in Multihelix, Tanja Hulst, 360 Learning Engineering

Best Boundary Spanning Tool

  • Winner: SPARK-ECG, Measuring and Ensuring Consensus and Coproduction with Industrial Partners. Identifying Success Factors, Stefan Brolin, Jönköping University
  • Runner-Up: The Degree-of-Engagement Diagram, a Tool for Supporting Collaborative Business Modelling for Sustainability by University-Industry Cooperation, Inge Oskam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

UIIN is an international knowledge leader on university-industry engagement, entrepreneurial universities dedicated to the future of higher education institutions and the impact on society. Website: https://uiin.org/

Suggested reading: Why Spanning Boundaries Agents Are the New Generation’s Super-Heroes

Join EDU Talks about Radical Creativity at DDW in Zoom today 22.10. at 12:30 (Finnish time)

European Design Upgrade (EDU) Day at Dutch Design Week DDW 2020

LIVE STREAM NOW: EDU Talks about Radical Creativity!
Today 22.10.2020 in Zoom at 12:30 (EETS)

PROGRAMME

12: 30-14: 00 EDU TALKS. Radical Creativity. How can we break the borders?

Some potential debate points
• What is Radical design?  Everything needs to become Radical?
• What is Boundary crossing Creativity?
• Building bridges between countries and people – how to implement it in design communities?
• How to co-create over boundaries (social, economical, technological, cultural, environmental, political or legal)?
• How does serendipity take place in virtual collaborations?
• Creative Collaboration within multidisciplinary and multicultural teams?
• Creative Solutions for Global challenges – synchronous and asynchronous cocreation?
• Creativity within the universe – leaving the earth?

Welcome!

Background:

As part of the European Design Upgrade (EDU) initiative, Urban Mill in collaboration with KFund and Creative Brussels organized an Online hackathon on 28-30th of August, 2020. EDU programme included three stages starting with online courses from mid-June onwards, leading to a hackathon at the end of August, after which, the best teams received an opportunity to get visibility during Dutch Design Week in October, 2020.

#EDU #edupgrade #creativeeurope #urbanmill #kfund #creativebrussels #espoo #kiev #urbanmill #espooinnovationgarden

Invitation to the High-level Webinar of the Baltic Sea Region – Towards Sustainable Economic Transition on 28 Sept. 2020 at 10 am EEST

“Smart Specialisation for Economic
Transformation and SDGs Implementation –
for sustainable future in Baltic Sea Region”

Date: 28 September, 2020
Time: 9.55-14.00 EEST
Venue: Virtual Meeting (Webinar), hosted from
Aalto University

Please register no later than 25 September: https://webropol.com/s/bsrconference

We have a pleasure to invite you to High-level Webinar of Baltic Sea Region – Towards Sustainable Economic Transformation over Zoom on the 28th of September 2020 with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission and Markku Markkula, Vice President, European Committee of the Regions.

The event focuses on the future opportunities of the Baltic Sea Region in order to speed-up sustainable economic transformation and implementing SDGs, while contributing to the post-crisis’s recovery and resilience.

We attempt to look behind the scenes at how regions embed Smart Specialisation Strategies in their regional, economic, and spatial development policies. By working with nine regions in each of the Baltic Sea Region countries we have intended to get an insight into how Smart Specialisation Strategy affects the future prospects of the regions. During the event a new book ‘Sustainable Baltic Sea Region – towards Economic Transformation by Smart Specialisation Strategies’ will be launched.

The Webinar agenda addresses these main topics (timing EEST):

  • 10.00 Opening remarks
    • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission
    • Paula Lehtomäki, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
    • Markku Markkula, Former President, European Committee of Regions (CoR)
    • Hosted by Taina Tukiainen, Professor, Aalto University
  • 10. 30 Policy discussion on ‘Sustainable Economic Transformation’ in the Baltic Sea Region
    • Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit, Territorial Development, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Reinar Kneifel-Haverkamp, Director General for European and International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
      and European Affairs of the State of Brandenburg, Germany
    • Sille Kraam, Director, Economic Development in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
    • Gunars Ansins, Deputy Chair, Development and Cooperation of Liepāja City Council, CoR Member, Latvia
    • Steen Bording Andersen, Aarhus City Council Member, CoR Member, Denmark
    • Sari Rautio, Vice Chair of the Board, Association of Finnish Municipalities, CoR Member, Finland
    • Moderated by Markku Markkula, Former CoR President, President of the Board, Helsinki Region
  • 11.20 Launch of the Book ‘Sustainable BSR Towards Economic Transformation by Smart Specialisation Strategies’
  • 11.50 Panel on ‘Leadership & Innovation – Future invented with Youth’ in Baltic Sea Region
    • Inge Relph, Executive Director, Global Choices
    • Wiktor Sawaryn, Dansk Youth Council & Jonna Rönn, Finnish Youth Agenda 2030
    • Satu Haapanen, Chair of Education and Culture Board, City of Oulu, CoR Member
    • Tomasz Szymczak, CEO, Inkubator STARTER
    • Marianne Ping-Huan, Professor, Aarhus University
    • Moderated by Taina Tukiainen, Professor, Aalto University, Finland
  • 12.40 Introduction to “BSR Strategic Instruments for Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Capacity Building”
  • 12.50 Experienced Insights – How to Move Forward to Actions
    • Ramojus Reimeris, ex-Managing Director, Strata, Lithuania
    • Tuija Hirvikoski, Former President, ENoLL
    • Patrizia Busolini, Policy officer, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, EC
    • Martin Brynskov, Professor and Chair of OASC
    • Moderated by Taina Tukiainen, Professor, Aalto University, Finland
  • 13.20 Closing Remarks on the Future of Smart Specialisation and the Baltic Sea Region
    • Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit, Territorial Development, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor, Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
  • 13.35 Virtual Cocktails

Background and more information (pdf)

For further information and agenda, please check out the Smart-up Website https://smartup-bsr.eu/final-conference/

Registration for the webinar is open and is possible through the above-mentioned website or directly here: https://webropol.com/s/bsrconference.  Deadline for the registration is 25.9.2020. Please, register as soon as possible.

Feel free to forward this invitation to the interested experts in your own region.

We warmly welcome you to the webinar!

Taina Tukiainen
On the behalf of the organizing Committee
Professor, Aalto University

 

Orchestration of Innovation Ecosystems – Join EDU open online lecture by Kari Mikkelä today 8.7. from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Kansainvälisen EDU-kurssin avoimet online luennot jatkuvat. Tänään on klo 18-19:30 vuorossa Urban Millin vastaavan tuottajan Kari Mikkelän esitys aiheesta Orchestration of innovation ecosystems

Luento on katsottavissa YouTubessa: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

Jos haluat olla aktiivinen luennon aikana ja olla vuorovaikutuksessa puhujan kanssa, käytä ZOOM-linkkiä: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84394669082?pwd=SGE1Q2xibHN2bllTUCt1WWV5eHVxUT09#success

Urban Mill on European Design Upgrade: transnational capacity building (EDU) ohjelman Suomalainen partneri. Lisätietoa: https://edupgrade.design/en/


The open online lectures of the international EDU course continue. Today, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, it is the turn of Kari Mikkelä, the Executive producer of Urban Mill, to present the topic Orchestration of innovation ecosystems

You have the opportunity to join the webinar program on our YouTube channel
www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

If you want to be active during the lecture and interact with speakers, use the ZOOM link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84394669082?pwd=SGE1Q2xibHN2bllTUCt1WWV5eHVxUT09#success

Urban Mill is the Finnish partner of the European Design Upgrade: transnational capacity building (EDU) program. Additional information: https://edupgrade.design/en/

#urbanmill #espooinnovationgarden

Starting today 16.6.2020: EDU Online Summer Lectures – Join and Learn!

European Design Upgrade (EDU) project open online lectures start today.

You have the opportunity to join the webinar program on our youtube channel
www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

If you want to be active during the lecture and interact with speakers, use the permanent ZOOM link:

ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84394669082?pwd=SGE1Q2xibHN2bllTUCt1WWV5eHVxUT09#success

Our educational platform  is available for thee selected participants of the Contest.

EDU ONLINE OPEN LECTURES SUMMER 2020

Block 1. Philosophy & Concept of Design

16.6. No Creativity and Innovation without Strategy! Alain Heureux, Belgium

17.6. Philosophy of creativity and entrepreneurship. Lauri Järvilehto, Finland

18.6. Will the globalization swallow the uniqueness of local design? Victoria Yakusha, Ukraine

19.6. What if? We look at the urgent challenges of the near future and imagine fictional worlds and scenarios around them. Daria Tsapenko, Ukraine

Block 2. Ecosystem and innovation

22.6. The power of ecosystems: the role of creative industries in promoting innovation in cities and regions. Marlen Komorowski, Belgium

26.6. Crucial innovations & technologies to improve the city ecosystem. Alex Prykhodko, Ukraine

29.6. Art of Co-Creation. Matti Hämäläinen, Finland

6.7. Innovation environment as a service. Jarmo Suominen, Finland

7.7. Modern design technologies for patisserie art creation. Dinara Kasko, Ukraine

8.7. Orchestration of innovation ecosystems. Kari Mikkelä, Finland

Block 3. Design strategies making society sustainable

10.7. Emerging Resilient Economy. Timo Järvensivu, Finland

13.7. Business Modelling for a better design. Omar Mohout, Belgium

15.7. Systemic Design Thinking. Kristel Van Ael, Belgium

Block 4. Human centered design for the better future

17.7. Senses & meditation. Human-centered innovations. Dilnoza Shaumarova, Belgium

20.7. The meaning of “Human being”. The evolution of humanism in society. Anastasia Mikova, Ukraine/France


You can find all online EDU lectures during this summer and other project information also from our EDU site: https://edupgrade.design/en/courses/lectures/

Background: European Design Upgrade (EDU) is launched for a community of designers from Ukraine, Belgium, and Finland. Participants of the project will be able to implement their unique concepts and present them at the international level.

Kutsu etäyhteystapahtumaan 2.4.2020: Miten tehdään muovin suljettu kierto Helsingin seudulla? (muutama paikka vapaana)

Edelleenlähetetty Pääkaupunkiseudun Smart&Clean säätiön kutsu Urban Mill -verkostolle:

Miten kaikki muovi kiertää:
Aika: 2.4. 9.00 – 10.00 Liitythän mukaan jo klo 8.45. Esitykset alkavat klo 9.00
Paikka: Zoom etäyhteys, linkki toimitetaan ilmoittautuneille

Koronatilanteen vuoksi järjestämme tilaisuuden Zoom-etäyhteydellä. Ilmoittaudu mukaan tai vahvista aiempi ilmoittautumisesi alla olevasta linkistä. Zoom-kutsulinkki lähetetään vain ilmoittautuneille.

Pääkaupunkiseudulla vain kuusi prosenttia muovista kiertää uudelleen materiaaliksi. Tavoitteena on nostaa muovijätteen kierrätysaste 60 prosenttiin. Onnistuminen tässä saisi aikaan päästövähenemän, joka vastaa noin 80 000 pääkaupunkilaisen henkilökohtaisia CO2 päästöjä.

Haluatko sinä olla mukana rakentamassa tätä konkreettista muutosta kiertotalouteen?

Tervetuloa aamukahveille kuulemaan lisää kokonaisuudesta ja verkostoitumaan eri toimijoiden kanssa. Teoista ja rooleista keskustelemassa muun muassa Espoon kaupunginjohtaja Jukka Mäkelä, Fortumin Kierrätys- ja jäteliiketoiminnan johtaja Kalle Saarimaa ja Lassila & Tikanojan yhteiskuntasuhdejohtaja Jorma Mikkonen.

Smart & Clean – säätiö on talven aikana kerännyt dataa, analysoinut sitä ja tunnistanut vaikuttavimmat teot muovijätteen vähentämiseen, kierrätyksen lisäämiseen ja uusiomuovituotteiden kysynnän kasvattamiseen. Avainkumppanit ovat sitoutuneet kunnianhimoiseen tavoitteeseen – pakkausmuovin kierrätysaste nostetaan 50 prosenttiin ja muovin kokonaiskierrätysaste 20 prosenttiin vuoteen 2025 mennessä. Tule kuulemaan ja keskustelemaan, miten tämä on mahdollista saavuttaa sekä miten sinä voisit tähän vaikuttavaan työhön osallistua.

Ohjelma:

Miten tehdään systeemisiä ilmastoratkaisuja? Esimerkki: Kaikki muovi kiertää
Iina Oilinki ja Jaana Pelkonen, Smart & Clean -säätiö.

Keskustelu:
Kaikki muovi kiertää: miten toteuttaa vaikuttavat teot – kuka tekee mitä?
Jukka Mäkelä, kaupunginjohtaja Espoo
Kalle Saarimaa, liiketoimintajohtaja Fortum
Jorma Mikkonen, yhteiskuntasuhdejohtaja Lassila & Tikanoja
Loput keskustelijat varmistuvat myöhemmin

Lisätietoja tapahtumasta: Jaana Pelkonen jaana.pelkonen@smartclean.fi tai +358 40 540 9775

Tapahtuman tiedot:
Rekisteröidy: Avoin ilmoittautumislinkki
Tilaisuuden nimi: Miten toteutetaan muovin suljettu kierto
Paikka: Zoom-etäyhteys
Osoite: Zoom-kutsulinkki lähetetään vain ilmoittautuneille
Aika: 2.4.20209:00 – 10:00
Viimeinen ilmoittautumispäivä: 31.3.2020 12:00