Urban Mill muuttaa Design Factoryyn 1.10.2021 – Urban Mill moves to Design Factory on October 1, 2021

Kiitämme kaikkia jäseniämme, yhteistyökumppaneitamme, ja asiakkaitamme upeista vuosista 2013 – 2021, jotka olemme saaneet jakaa kanssanne Urban Mill –yhteistoimintatilassa Betonimiehenkuja 3:ssa. Näistä vuosista voisi kirjoittaa tuhansia tarinoita. Ja tarinoita tullaan vielä kokoamaankin! Vaikka yhteinen luomuksemme, Otaniemen rouhein innovaatiopaja, alueen yhteinen ”olohuone” siirtyy nyt historiaan, uutta luova yhteisömme ja sen henki eivät poistu mihinkään. Ne ponnistavat edelleen Otaniemen innovaatiokujalta tulevaisuuteen uuden monipaikkaisen ja hybridin palvelumallimme tukemana ja siivittäminä. Vuoden lopulla juhlistamme sekä mennyttä että tulevaa järjestämällä innovaatiokujalla Get together – tilaisuuden kaikille nykyisille ja entisille mylläreille, joten pysy kuulolla!

We would like to thank all our members, partners, and customers for the wonderful years 2013 – 2021, which we have been able to share with you at the Urban Mill co-working and co-creation platform at Betonimiehenkuja 3. Thousands of stories could be written about these years. And we promise to collect these stories later! Although the roughest innovation space & “living room” in Otaniemi, co-created by all of us together, is now going down in history, our innovative community and its spirit will not go away. They will continue to strive from Otaniemi Innovation Alley to the future, supported and driven by our new multi-location and hybrid service model. At the end of the year, we will celebrate both the past and the future by organizing a Get together event for all current and former millers at Otaniemi Innovation Alley, so stay tuned!

Terveisin / with Best Regards

Kari, Lars, Marjukka, Tomi ja muu Myllyn väki!


TIEDOTE YHTEISTYÖKUMPPANEILLEMME, JÄSENILLEMME JA ASIAKKAILLEMME – ANNOUNCEMENT TO OUR PARTNERS, MEMBERS AND CUSTOMERS 1.10.2021

Palvelumallimme muuttuessa siirrämme kotipesämme pihan yli naapurimme ja pitkäaikaisen yhteistyökumppanimme Aalto Design Factoryn tiloihin. Uusi osoitteemme on 1.10.2021 lähtien:

Urban Mill Innovation Platform
Betonimiehenkuja 5 C
02150 Espoo


Siirrymme uuteen palvelumalliin, koska se vahvistaa mahdollisuuksiamme keskittää voimavaramme entistä paremmin kumppaneidemme ja asiakkaidemme palvelemiseen strategisella painopistealueellamme, joka on edelleen Creative Sustainable City.

Muutoksen taustalla on myös koronapandemia, joka pakotti meidät muuttumaan, sillä kokoontumisrajoitusten myötä oman ison kohtaamistilan operointi ja ylläpito ei enää ollut taloudellisesti kestävällä pohjalla. Business Finlandin myöntämä koronarahoitus mahdollisti uusien palvelujen kehittämisen ja pilotoinnin 2020-2021.

UUSI PALVELUMALLIMME PÄHKINÄNKUORESSA

  • Välitämme Otaniemi-Keilaniemi innovaatioekosysteemin tuottamaa tietoa ja osaamista alueen ulkopuolelle. Fasilitoimme alueen osaajien ja alueen osaamista tarvitsevien toimijoiden yhteisten kehityshankkeiden syntyä sekä fyysisesti että digitaalisesti.
  • Tuemme asiakkaitamme virtuaalitapahtumien järjestämisessä, tuotamme avointa sisältöä yhdessä kumppaniemme kanssa, järjestämme hybridivierailuja alueelle ja fasilitoimme toiminnastamme kumpuvien uusien virtuaalitiimien syntyä ja työskentelyä.
  • Tavoitteenamme on kertoa kattavasti alueen moninaisista mahdollisuuksista, parantaa alueen tutkimus-, kehitys- ja kokeilutoiminnan globaali tarjoutuvuutta ja edistää näin erityisesti kestävää kehitystä tukevien ja luovaa osaamista hyödyntävien uusien yritysten ja yhteisöjen syntyä.

Toivomme, että uusi konseptimme palvelee myös sinua ja organisaatiotasi. Ota yhteyttä ja kerro olisiko sinulla jo jotain tarpeita mielessäsi?

Kari Mikkelä, +358 50 500 4048, kari.mikkela@urbanmill.fi
Lars Miikki, +358 40 503 6630, lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

HUOM! Muutoksen myötä olemme luopuneet omien tapahtumatilojen operoinnista ja ylläpidosta Betonimiehenkuja 3 E -kiinteistössä. Voit tehdä aikamatkan ”vanhan” Urban Millin tiloihin alla olevasta linkistä, joka vie yhteistyökumppanimme Aalto-yliopiston Mittauksen ja mallinnuksen instituutin (MeMo) viime joulukuussa tekemään Urban Millin virtuaalimalliin: https://modus3djournal.fi/demot/urban-mill/ tai selailemalla Dutch Design Week 2020 esittelyämme: https://www.thinglink.com/video/1377992839434076161.

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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: https://www.instagram.com/aaltotestsite/

Text: Festa Isufi
Photos: Senni Alho

Invitation: Smart Urban Energy – Discover Otaniemi! 10.6.2021

To whom?
– Urban Energy Ecosystem actors
Objectives:
– To accelerate Urban Energy Ecosystems Services uptake
– Strengthen collaboration within and with Otaniemi innovation ecosystem

Join the event to discuss this hot topic together with industry experts, researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers. In the event you will also hear some of the latest findings from novel Smart Energy research. The event is free of charge.

Register here: https://discover-otaniemi-june2021.in.howspace.com

Smart Urban Energy  Discover Otaniemi!
10.6.2021 at 14:00 – 17:00 (EEST)
Zoom & Howspace

PROGRAMME

14:00 OPENING SESSION – SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CHALLENGES?

  • Pasi Laitala, Director of Sustainable development at City of Espoo
  • Janne Laine, Vice President, Innovation, at Aalto University
  • Erja Turunen, Executive Vice President, Smart industry and energy systems at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Jari Jokinen, CEO, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK

14:10 TOPICAL URBAN ENERGY RESEARCH

  • CO2 emission reductions with sector coupling of electricity and district heat, Matti Lehtonen, Professor, Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering at Aalto University
  • Aalto Center for Autonomous Systems and Aalto Autonomous Car, Ville Kyrki, Associate Professor, Intelligent Mobile Machines, Aalto University
  • Practical tools to solve the last mile challenge of decarbonisation, Antti Arasto, Vice President, Industrial energy and hydrogen at VTT

14:40 FUTURE ENERGY SERVICE ECOSYSTEMS – KEY QUESTIONS

  • Helena Sarén, Head of Smart Energy at Business Finland and Chairperson at Nordic Energy Research
  • Ecosystems: from Value Creation to Value Capture, Sari Kola, Entrepreneur and co-author of Ecosystem Handbook, Innovaatiotohtori.fi

15:00 EXEMPLARY ENERGY ECOSYSTEM PILOTS

  • Aalto Works Bloc: low-carbon heating and cooling system, Antti Säynäjoki, Development Manager, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
  • How to build sustainable and resilient energy networks, Simo Säynevirta, Vice President, Digital Lead, ABB
  • LuxTurrim5G ecosystem for Smart Urban Energy, Juha Salmelin, Ecosystem Leader at Nokia
  • Sustainable Energy Positive & Zero Carbon Communities (SPARCS): Elina Wanne, Development manager, Sustainability, City of Espoo

15:30 SMART URBAN ENERGY – EMERGING ROADMAPS TO 2035?
DIALOGUE WITH CITIES

  • City of Espoo • Tampereen kaupungin kasvupalvelut • Oulu Startup Incubator Oy • EnergyVaasa • Lappeenranta Greenreality

16:10 VIRTUAL PARALLEL SITE VISITS TO ADVANCED APPLICATION ENVIRONMENTS

  • Smart Otaniemi 2.0, hosted by Sanna Öörni, Co-Creation Manager at VTT and Tatu Koljonen, Executive in Residence at Aalto University
  • Sustainable City of Espoo – Building ecosystems together, hosted by Mari Päätalo, Development Manager, Sustainability, City of Espoo
  • Aalto EIT Services, hosted by EIT experts and project managers Zoltan Javor and Petri Allekotte
  • Aalto Startup Center’s Ecosystem, Marika Paakkala, Head of Aalto Startup Center 
  • TEK – Community of  Professionals, hosted by Jussi-Pekka Teini, Engineering Sustainability at Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK

16:40 PITCHES ON SMART HEATING SOLUTIONS

  • Introduction by Samuel Cross, Manager for Energy, Aalto Networking Platform
  •  Clean Heat Otaniemi challenge
    • Books like it Hot! Tony Salomaa, M.Sc. student, Aalto University
    • SolarVenue – Heat in the moment, Doctoral student Tero Koivunen, M.Sc. Irina Safonova, and M.Sc. student Abhishek Dahiya, Aalto University
  • Helsinki Energy Challenge – Beyond Fossils, Tomi J. Lindroos, Senior scientist, VTT

17:00 CLOSING

INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS DURING THE EVENT

FACILITATORS: Sami Kazi, VTT and Elina Wanne, City of Espoo

With this event, free of charge, we want to get you access to new knowledge, practical experiences, contacts and collaboration opportunities. Not to forget new creative insights it may trigger!

Register here: https://discover-otaniemi-june2021.in.howspace.com

Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/285711793340634/

The event is jointly organized by City of Espoo, 6Aika: Ecosystems of Growth-project, Business Espoo, Enter Espoo, Aalto University, Aalto Networking Platform, Aalto Startup Center, Aalto EIT Services, Aalto Design Factory, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Smart Otaniemi, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK, Urban Mill Innovation Platform and CRESCENDO@CC project. Producer: Urban Mill Innovation Platform, Otaniemi, Betonimiehenkuja 3E, 02150 Espoo, Finland.

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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: https://aaltodf.typeform.com/to/XH531A5F

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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Do you have an innovative idea within Sustainable nutrition – applications to Greenhouse idea accelerator are accepted until March 31.

Invitation by Lantmännen in co-operation with Urban Mill: 

How can we challenge the way we produce and eat food to resolve two of the world’s most urgent problems: climate change and increasing health issues?

We are facing major challenges, both in terms of the way we produce food and how we consume it. Our planet must feed a growing population, and at the same time sustainability challenges and health problems related to the food we put on our plates are increasing globally. A development that we at Lantmännen are convinced that we can change. Together.

Do you have fresh insight on sustainable nutrition to complement our expertise? An excellent idea for a new plant-based product? An unexplored solution for using manufacturing process sidestreams adding value to more healthier products? Maybe a business model to change consumer behavior towards more sustainable way? Or maybe a breakthrough insight for oat or wholegrain?  

Take the chance and apply to the Greenhouse now! Application period ends 31st of March 2021.

More information: http://www.lantmannen.com/research-and-innovation/The-greenhouse/

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.

Do you have an innovative idea within Sustainable nutrition – apply to Greenhouse idea accelerator program!

Announcement from our partner network

We are looking for ideas in a wide range within Sustainable nutrition:

Do you have fresh insight on sustainable nutrition to complement our expertise? An excellent idea for a new plant-based product? An unexplored solution for using manufacturing process side streams adding value to healthier products? Maybe a business model to change consumer behavior towards more sustainable way? Or maybe a breakthrough insight for oat or wholegrain? Or…

Apply now to Lantmännen Greenhouse idea accelerator program – application time is until March 31st!

Want to hear more and meet our Greenhouse crew? Join the digital info session in Teams:

  • 4.3.2021 at 9-10 CET or
  • 10.3.2021 at 11-12 CET

Send e-mail to greenhouse@lantmannen.com to join the info!

The theme of this year’s Greenhouse program is Sustainable nutrition. How can we challenge the way we produce and eat food to resolve two of the world’s most urgent problems: climate change and increasing health issues?

The Greenhouse is Lantmännen’s accelerator focused on innovations within food and agriculture – from field to fork. We support up-and-coming entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs and help them turn their ideas into profitable and sustainable long-term businesses. The program consist of six digital workshops and project team work in May-June. All the Greenhouse workshops in 2021 will be digital, so you will be able join from anywhere in the world. The program culminates in Dragons’ Den with Lantmännen top management in September.

The program has been organized since 2014 with the total of 79 projects, and this year’s program being already the 11th. Participating in the program is free of charge. As an entrepreneur, you will keep all intellectual property rights to your ideas when you join The Greenhouse. In the program we are using Microsoft Teams as the collaboration platform, complemented with other digital tools. Recommended project team is 2-4 persons.

Learn more and apply In Lantmännen Greenhouse website: https://www.lantmannen.com/research-and-innovation/The-greenhouse/

Important dates and facts:

  • 31.3.: application period closes
  • 16.4.: project selection
  • May-June: six digital workshop days and project team work
  • 24.8. and 31.8.: preparing for Dragons’ Den
  • Beginning of September: Dragons’ Den with Lantmännen top management

The team behind the Greenhouse

Lantmännen’s Greenhouse is run by Nina Tuomikangas and Jakob Söderström. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or thoughts regarding the Greenhouse!

Nina Tuomikangas, Project Manager Innovation, Lantmännen R&D, +46 10 556 10 56, nina.tuomikangas@lantmannen.com

Jakob Söderström, Innovation Manager, Lantmännen R&D, + 46 10 556 10 59, jakob.soderstrom@lantmannen.com

Urban Millin toiminta jatkuu nykyisissä tiloissa ainakin maaliskuun loppuun

Jatkamme nykyisissä tiloissa Betonimiehenkujalla Otaniemessä ainakin 31.3.2021 asti. Luomme tänä aikana uuden tilakonseptin luoville ja kestävän kehityksen osaajille ja heidän verkostoilleen: matalan kynnyksen hybridistudiotiloja sekä alusta fyysisten protojen ja muiden kädentöiden rakentelulle ja esittelylle. Co-working ja tapahtumatilamme ovat edelleen vuokrattavissa.

Siirryimme vuoden alusta kokeilemaan uutta palvelumalliamme, jolla välitämme Otaniemi-Keilaniemi innovaatioekosysteemin tuottamaa tietoa ja osaamista alueen ulkopuolelle. Fasilitoimme alueen osaajien ja alueen osaamista tarvitsevien toimijoiden yhteisten kehityshankkeiden syntyä sekä fyysisesti että digitaalisesti.

Tuemme asiakkaitamme virtuaalitapahtumien järjestämisessä, tuotamme avointa sisältöä yhdessä kumppaniemme kanssa, järjestämme hybridivierailuja alueelle ja fasilitoimme toiminnastamme kumpuvien uusien virtuaalitiimien syntyä ja työskentelyä.

Tavoitteenamme on kertoa kattavasti alueen moninaisista mahdollisuuksista, parantaa alueen tutkimus-, kehitys- ja kokeilutoiminnan globaali tarjoutuvuutta ja edistää näin erityisesti kestävää kehitystä tukevien ja luovaa osaamista hyödyntävien uusien yritysten ja yhteisöjen syntyä.

Toivomme, että uusi konseptimme palvelee myös sinua ja organisaatiotasi. Ota yhteyttä ja kerro olisiko sinulla jo jotain tarpeita mielessäsi?

Kari Mikkelä, +358505004048, kari.mikkela@urbanmill.fi

Lars Miikki, 358 40 503 6630, lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

Urban Mill will continue to operate in its current premises on Betonimiehenkuja in Otaniemi until at least the end of March. During this time, we will create a new space concept for creatives and sustainability actors and their respective networks: low-threshold hybrid studio spaces and a platform for the construction and demonstration of physical prototypes, artifacts and other handicrafts. Our co-working and event spaces are still available for rent.

From the beginning of the year, we moved on to pilot our new service model, with which we pass on the information and know-how produced by the Otaniemi-Keilaniemi innovation ecosystem outside the region. We facilitated the emergence of joint development projects of the region’s experts and actors in need of the region’s expertise, both physically and digitally.

We support our clients in organizing virtual events, produce open content together with our partners, organize hybrid visits to the area and facilitate the establishment and co-work of new virtual teams arising from our operations.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of the region’s diverse opportunities, to improve the global affordance of research, development and experimentation of the region, and thus to promote the emergence of new companies and communities that support sustainable development and utilize creative know-how.

We hope that our new concept will also serve you and your organization. Contact us and let us know if you already have any needs in mind?

Kari Mikkelä, +358505004048, kari.mikkela@urbanmill.fi

Lars Miikki, 358 40 503 6630, lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi