Startup Garden 2016 Program started in Urban Mill, Startup Sauna and Aalto Design Factory

International experts from Aalto University and major startup and venture organizations organize Startup Garden 2016 in collaboration with Korean Entrepreneurship Foundation (KEF). The starting sessions were held today.

The program is 4 weeks long including workshops, exercises, team coaching and independent team work. The 60 participants are mainly Master’s degree students from Aalto University and various Korean Universities.

The location of the team spaces is at the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, City of Espoo. Lectures, assignments, and visits will take place at Urban Mill, Startup Sauna and Aalto Design Factory and various locations in Helsinki Capital area.

Some glimpses from the starting session for Korean participants held at Urban Mill this Morning:

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Startup Summer Program has adopted a new name for itself: Startup Garden. The new name better reflects the program’s affiliation with Urban Mill and Espoo Innovation Garden, describes the flourishing of new ideas and is easy to remember.

The new online address, http://www.startupgarden.fi, is now in use. The old address, startupsummerprogram.org, will redirect visitors to the new address until the 30th of September, 2016.

KUTSU: UUSIMAA INNOVOI – Uusi työ ja työn tekemisen uudet tavat 13.5.2016

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Perjantai 13.5.2016, klo 9-16, Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Otaniemi, Espoo

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Uusimaa-viikon verkostoitumistapahtuma UUSIMAA INNOVOI tuo yhteen innovaatiotoimijat, kehittämishankkeet ja -verkostot, yritykset, päättäjät – kaikki uutta tekevät ja Uudenmaan älykkäästä erikoistumisesta kiinnostuneet. Päivän yleisteemana on uusi työ, uudet työnteon tavat sekä yhdessä tekeminen.

Verkostoidu ja tapaa ihmisiä: Mukana laaja joukko toimijoita, jotka edustavat monipuolista läpileikkausta startup-yrityksistä innovaatiopalveluihin ja yhteistyöverkostoihin.

TietoiskutKäy esittely- ja tapahtumaständeillä tai kuuntele esityksiä viimeisimmistä käänteistä Uudenmaan innovaatiotoiminnan saralla.

Luo uutta: Päivän aikana voit esimerkiksi kokeilla taitojasi kaupunkisuunnittelijana 3D-kaupunkisuunnittelupelin avulla, osallistua kaupunkiviljelyyn, testata 3D-tulostamista tai kokea hyönteisruuan aromit.

Kokeile co-workingia: Yksi ”uuden työn” muotoja on paikkariippumaton työ, jota tehdään jaetuista tiloista käsin – yhdessä muiden kanssa. Voit käyttää päivässä Urban Milliä omana toimistonasi.

Tutustu Otaniemeen: Järjestämme tutustumiskiertokäyntejä lähikohteisiin, mm. samassa korttelissa sijaitseviin Aalto Design Factoryyn ja Startup Saunaan.

Avaamme ovet klo 9 ja tapahtumaa riittää klo 16 saakka. Voit käydä paikalla kun sinulle parhaiten sopii tai viettää koko päivän Urban Millissä. Avauspuheet pidetään klo 10.00 – katso ohjelma alta! 

Tilaisuuteen ei ole ennakkoilmoittautumista, mutta tarjoilun riittävyyden varmistamiseksi suosittelemme että merkitset itsesi tapahtumaan Facebookissa. Osallistuminen on maksutonta ja avoin kaikille kiinnostuneille. Flooran päivän kunniaksi vapaaehtoisena sisäänpääsymaksuna on yksi kukka – vaihtoehtoisesti voit istuttaa kasvin tai kukan kaupunkiviljelytyöpajassa! 

Kahvia, virvokkeita ja pientä purtavaa on tarjolla maksutta päivän mittaan. Makkaroita voi grillata lastauslaiturilla klo 11 lähtien ja myös kasvisvaihtoehtoja löytyy. Tulevaisuuden ruuasta voi puolestaan saada esimakua Entocuben tapahtumapisteessä sisäpihalla klo 11-14 (kts. tapahtumalistan kohta ”Hyönteiset, portti uusiin makuihin”).

Lisätietoa: Lars Miikkilars.miikki@urbanmill.fi, 040 503 6630. Uusimaa Innovoi -päivän järjestävät Urban Mill, UUSAIKA-hanke ja Uudenmaan liitto, yhteistyössä Espoon kaupungin kanssa.

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Viikonlopun Land Bootcamp Startup Saunassa avaa Aaltoes-yrittäjäyhteisön Teamup-konseptin pilotoinnin – osa tapahtumista Urban Millissä

TeamupAaltoes (Aalto Entrepreneurship Society) pilotoi tänä keväänä kolmivaiheista, kaikille avointa TeamUp -konseptia. Ohjelman tapahtumilla tavoitellaan yrittäjähenkisten henkilöiden yhteen saattamista. Taustalla ovat ensimmäisen vuoden kauppatieteiden opiskelijat Anttoni Aniebonam ja Joakim Isoaho.

Ohjelma on tarkoitettu niin yksilöille, jotka kaipaavat idealleen toteuttajia, kuin myös valmiille tiimeille, jotka haluavat edistää konseptiaan pidemmälle. Yli kolmesataa hakemusta osoittaa, että tapahtumalle on tarvetta. Mukaan mahtuu noin 250.

Tulevan viikonlopun 4.-6.3. tapahtumassa Startup Saunalla edistetään tiimien syntyä ja kehitetään ideoita. Koska valmista reseptiä ei ole, TeamUpissa kokeillaan useita, aiemmin toimiviksi todettuja konsteja. Osa viikonlopun aktiviteeteista järjestetään Startup Saunan naapurissa sijaitsevassa Urban Millissä, joka on yksi tapahtuman tukijoista.

Tapahtuman aikana tiimit saavat ammattimaista valmennusta idean kehitykseen ja tuotteistukseen.

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Teamup Bootcampin eli Land vaiheen jälkeen seuraa Sea vaihe Viking Linen risteilyaluksella 1-2. huhtikuuta, ja lopulta Air vaiheessa jäljellä olevat tiimit lennätetään Eurooppaan. Jokaisella vaiheella on oma tehtävänsä, joiden lopputuloksena tavoitellaan kansainvälisesti skaalautuvia palveluita ja tuotteita.

Viisi voittajatiimiä pääsee mukaan Aaltoes:n kesän kiihdyttämöohjelmaan.

“Find a dream team and build an idea. TeamUp is a pilot program by Aaltoes for anyone interested in creating or joining a startup team.  We help you connect with people who share your passions and ambitions.  We give you access to the best tools to jumpstart your idea and evolve it into an actual business. The program happens over a course of two months, but the best teams will receive an automatic spot on Summer of Startups, so that they can continue their work while also being financially supported over the summer months.”

Lue lisää:

http://teamup.aaltoes.com/

http://www.kauppalehti.fi/uutiset/opiskelijat-etsivat-unelmatiimia-saunassa-ja-risteilylla/vFJNCBUT

Kutsu: Espoo-päivän tapahtumat Urban Millissä 29.8.2015 sekä yli sata muuta tapahtumaa ympäri Espoota

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Perinteistä Espoo-päivää vietetään jälleen elokuun viimeisenä lauantaina 29.8. aamusta iltaan ympäri kaupunkia. Mukana on yli 100 erilaista tapahtumaa, joihin kaikkiin on vapaa pääsy. Tapahtumat tarjoavat Espoon kaupunki ja espoolaiset yhteisöt ja yritykset.

Kokonaisuudessa on mukana ihania kaupunkijuhlia, vuosittaisia suosikkeja ja paljon uutuuksia. Tutustu koko tapahtumatarjontaan Espoo-päivän nettisivuilla ja poimi suosikkisi.

Urban Mill & Design Factory on yksi Espoo-päivän tapahtumapaikoista

PDP Gala 2015_220515_print_35_30972Tule tekemään itse! Opi design-menetelmiä! Kokeile uutta! Tapaa suunnittelijoita. Onnistu yhdessä. Vie tuotokset kotiin. Experimenting at Otaniemi Innovation Alley! Työpajoja, kilpailuja ja tekemistä lapsille, nuorille ja perheille. Mahdollisuus tutustua yritysten ja tiimien tekemiin protoihin, demoihin ja näyttelyihin. Katso tästä tarkemmat tiedot Espoo-päivän tapahtumista Urban Millissä ja Design Factoryssa klo 10-14

Katso kaikki Otaniemen Espoo-päivän tapahtumat tästä:

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Innovation Garden grown EntoCube wants to end world hunger

From: http://www.espooinnovationgarden.fi

EntoCube farms insects in Espoo Innovation Garden for human consumption. Their container can hold up to hundreds of thousands of house crickets.

In the heart of Espoo Innovation Garden in Otaniemi, in the backyard of Startup Sauna and Urban Mill stands the budding innovation by the Espoo-based company EntoCube. The shipping container, which is hot and humid inside, is buzzing with insects. EntoCube’s goal is to end world hunger.

”Protein, iron, vitamins”, lists of Perttu Karjalainen, one of the young founding members of EntoCube. Insects are nourishing food.

”They are a local, economical and ecologically sustainable source of nutrition”, assures Karjalainen.

”We farm insects in a transferable container without water, soil or long supply chains. The food is produced close to the consumer. In the cube the crickets are safe from nature’s extremes, such as droughts and floods.”

Feeding the crickets is economical because they live off a student restaurant’s left-over salad and vegetable peels.

”The cube also has communal and social importance because it creates jobs for the locals”, adds Robert Nemlander, Karjalainen’s colleague, to the list of the positives of the insect cube. Feeding, cleaning, and sorting insects in different developmental stages has to be done daily.

Farming the original population shipped through Europe from Holland to Espoo had its obstacles, but through experimenting and learning the production has started to flow.

”At the moment we have about 100,000 specimens in the cube. At its full capacity the cube can produce five kilogrammes of food per day”.

The orders have already started to come in. The first containers EntoCube will deliver to its customers in the Nordic countries and in the Baltics, but the main target countries are in Southeast Asia, where, according to the EntoCube crew, the house cricket is already a traditional delicacy and source of nutrition.

The business is anticipating a boost from Startup Sauna’s spring programme, which the founders of EntoCube have been part of for a few weeks now. Their company was one of the fourteen lucky applicants that were chosen to the programme out of 500 hopefuls. The start-up programme participants are coached by dozens of experienced serial entrepreneurs and experts in different fields.

The young entrepreneurs believe that there will be a market for their product.

”Even in the Western world there could be an insect cube in the backyard of every restaurant”, Karjalainen envisions as he heads off to plan the upcoming cricket barbecue – a grill party with insect delicacies.

www.entocube.com

Collaplan Beta Launched

News from Summer of Startups 2014 team Collaplan:

Collaplan (f.k.a. OurNeighborhood) helps architects, construction developers and cities collaborate with building and neighborhood end users.

Collaplan has launched as closed beta. Collaplan helps Valeria Gryada, a service designer responsible for developing student driven learning spaces at Aalto University, to communicate with her end users. These end users are students and university staff who will use a new Learning Hub space that is being developed to the campus. Valeria says that:

“Collaplan helps me to communicate design proposals to a big group of end users in an efficient way. With Collaplan all stakeholders have the chance to see and discuss the same material in real time without having to organise a physical meeting. As all stakeholders see all comments in the same place, the chance for contradictions and misunderstandings decrease.”

– Valeria Gryada, Service Designer at Aalto University

The Learning Hub project has been one of the first real-life use cases for Collaplan and the results are promising not only from the designers/project managers point of view. The end users describe Collaplan as “simple, clear and easy-to-use”. We are happy to continue our collaboration with Valeria and enable the efficient creation of user-centered learning spaces at Aalto University.

Long Term Customer Agreement with Setlementtiasunnot Oy

Collaplan will be used as a collaboration platform for Finnish housing developer Setlementtiasunnot Oy’s new project. Setlementtiasunnot Oy plans to develop a intergenerational city block to Joensuu, Finland during the next few years. Starting in January 2015, Collaplan will be used as a centralized communication tool between different project stakeholders throughout the project. Setlementtiasunnot Oy’s CEO Kimmo Rönkä says that:

“Collaplan is a very promising tool for making collaborative construction project development more efficient, more engaging as well as more creative. We believe that Collaplan will make our project better and that is why we have made a commitment to use it throughout the project”.

– Kimmo Rönkä, CEO at Setlementtiasunnot Oy

Public Launch Next Year

Collaplan is running as closed beta. As it looks now, our public launch will be sometime in early 2015. We appreciate your patience and look forward to launch publicly as soon as possible. If you’re interested in having a sneak peek on what we are doing, don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’d be happy to invite you as a beta user and see how Collaplan can help you in making collaborative planning for the built environment more efficient!
Happy Holidays!

We know it’s busy times and appreciate that you’ve taken the time to read the whole newsletter 😉 The Collaplan team wishes you happy holidays and a great new year!

All the best,
Joakim & Rajeev / Collaplan

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Where Urban Mill comes from? Introducing Innovation Alley, Otaniemi and Espoo Innovation Garden

Innovation Alley: Design Factory – Startup Sauna – Urban Mill

Situated in the heart of Espoo Innovation Garden, Innovation Alley is the focal point of innovation buzz on Aalto University campus. Its core activities pivot around Aalto Design Factory, Startup Sauna and Urban Mill. Together these three co-working and co-creation platforms, and their common yards, form a networked physical, virtual and social Knowledge Triangle with its nodes focused on learning (main responsibility Design Factory), systemic innovation (main responsibility Urban Mill) and new business creation (main responsibility Startup Sauna).

These three multi-disciplinary communities of practice work daily and closely together. Activities are mainly self-organised and collaboration is facilitated through shared boundary objects. The human-centered innovation orchestration approaches in use challenge the traditional institution-centered practices. Innovation alley attracts yearly thousands of international visitors (e.g. scholars, businessmen and investors) and the exchange with its global co-location networks is intensive.

Aalto Design Factory (founded 2008) is an experimental co-creation platform for education, research and application of product design – where ‘design’ has a broad meaning. Design Factory aims to develop a passion-based student-centric learning culture for the Aalto University.

Startup Sauna (founded 2010) is a non-profit space, organization and community for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in Northern and Eastern Europe and Russia. The aim is to implement a blooming startup ecosystem and a pay-it-forward culture into the region in order to make it the best place for startups.

Urban Mill (founded 2013) is a thematic focal point and open innovation platform service for global urban innovators. It is a co-working space, an innovation community, as well as a change orchestration tool for urban development. It aims to re-define the way in which people accomplish joint innovation work, and aims to make societal impact in a global urban context.

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One alternative future, based on ideas collected from the Innovation Alley communities.

Otaniemi: Innovation – Business – Quality of Life.

Otaniemi, located in Espoo, Finland, is the largest technology hub in the Northern Europe, featuring a unique mix of top-level research organizations, academic institutions and technology businesses. Otaniemi is a community of over 32,000 people that includes 16,000 students and another 16,000 technology professionals.

110 different nationalities. Buzz. Serendipity.

If you are interested in visiting Otaniemi or if you’re looking for a suitable location to establish your hitech business in Scandinavia or Europe, look no further – Otaniemi is the place to be. Are you in Otaniemi yet? If not – allow us already in Otaniemi to help you get started and connected!

Otaniemi Marketing Ltd’s mission is to enhance Otaniemi’s competitiveness by supporting close collaboration between its key players and boosting its recognition and exposure around the world. For more information about Otaniemi and Otaniemi Marketing please check:

http://www.otaniemi.fi

Espoo Innovation Garden: Innovation and adventurous experiences!

Espoo is a garden of innovation and adventurous experiences – Espoo Innovation Garden. This refers to an innovative operational model that encourages a culture of collaboration; it’s the Espoo way of thinking and acting. Espoo Innovation Garden shares and enriches the Espoo story.

Espoo Innovation Garden is a growing and developing city garden that offers diverse services in the area that includes Otaniemi, Keilaniemi and Tapiola. It’s the home of the largest innovation hub in Northern Europe with thriving international companies, the hottest start-up sauna on the planet, various cultural activities and sports clubs as well as a renowned community of scientists and researchers. Science, financial activities and arts all make the Garden flourish.

Several world class companies have their global HQ’s, local or regional HQ’s or R&D units in Espoo Innovation Garden. These include Rovio, Kone, Nokia, Samsung, Microsoft, Bayer, Aalto University, VTT Research, EIT ICT Labs.

A total of 5,000 researchers, 25 research and development organisations and a number of Finnish listed companies operate in the area. The fact that there are people of 110 different nationalities working in the area is a clear reflection of its international character. The active centre of science and finance is enriched by abundant offering of arts and cultural events.

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Espoo’s success in the European Commission’s 2014 search for the European Capital of Innovation inspired our gardeners to continue to work with the Espoo soil to make it even more of a fertile ground for growth and innovation. Espoo managed to get onto the shortlist of six prominent cities from among 58 applicant cities.

Encounters – planned or random – between people are a source of innovation and new experiences. The garden will grow and flourish the more gardeners that tend to it. Everyone is welcome to do some gardening, make it bloom and create new innovation and experiences.

Making the dream garden come true

Espoo Innovation Garden’s aim is to bring together the various partners operating in the area and to encourage their collaboration and sense of community. We are making our dreams come true by nurturing the best companies, the best research and the best environment to work and live in. We want to prepare a seedbed for creating new jobs and a good strong living environment in collaboration with companies, communities and residents. Our aim is to develop both as a ground where innovation can grow and as a partner who makes innovation work.

We want to increase cooperation activities in order to create opportunities for success for the entire country as well as good life for the people living and working in the area. Our dream is to make the Innovation Garden bear fruit for the entire metropolitan area and all of Finland.

How to become a gardener?

People, companies and communities are the most important resources in our garden. Espoo Innovation Garden is an open network of residents, companies and communities. Anyone can become a gardener – science and research organisations, companies, cultural and sports organisations, city employees and residents. Anyone who lives in or likes Espoo is welcome.

http://www.espoo.fi/en-US/Jobs_and_enterprise/Innovation_Garden

http://www.espoo.fi/en-US/City_of_Espoo/Decisionmaking/The_Espoo_Story