Business, culture and fun in Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals on June 11

The first ever virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals was a refreshing dive into Espoo innovation ecosystem scene.

The event was arranged on June 11 in Zoom and broadcasted from Urban Mill, in the heart of Espoo Innovation Garden at Aalto University campus. It attracted 170 participants to learn and discuss about collaboration in the Otaniemi innovation ecosystem. The recording can be watched on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTlAD5KCmaM&t=1s

The celebration began with a musical performance by Retuperän WBK, the legendary Fire Brigade Band of technology students from Aalto University.

This was followed by breakout sessions and discussions by the leaders of the City of Espoo, Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK. These are the key institutional players shaping the success of Espoo Innovation Garden, already the biggest Innovation hub in the Northern Europe.

In 2018 the City of Espoo was nominated the most intelligent city in the world. Mayor Jukka Mäkelä emphasized that the point is not to be the most intelligent city but to be the most intelligent community.

“That means that we have to do it together with our citizens, but also it is very important for to the city of Espoo to collaborate with Aalto University, research centers like VTT and with the companies. Collaboration is the key word” he continued.

Keynote speakers were Jyri Engeström, Partner & Co-Founder at Yes VC and Patrick Shulist, Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business in Aalto University.

Watch Jyri Engeströms presentation from here (pdf).

The celebration ended with artistic performances by aerial artist Ilona Jäntti and RWBK student orchestra.

The whole event was streamed on Start North’s Youtube channel for everybody to experience. You can watch the recording of the event from here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTlAD5KCmaM

Watch, listen and enjoy the artistic performances recorded in the event:

Virtual networking platform Deal Room was offered 11.-12.6.2020 for all participants to make virtual 1-1 meetings with other participants before and after the celebrations in Zoom. Over 200 persons registered to this platform, which was also the place where to register to the celebrations and for startups and innovation enablers to set up their virtual booths.

The event was organized by Urban Mill, the City of Espoo, Business Espoo, 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center, VTT and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK in collaboration with Start North, Innovation House Finland, Crazy Town and Otaniemi startup communities.

See the whole programme              See program flyer

Credits:

Invitation to virtual Summer Celebration with Startups & Professionals in Creative & Sustainable Espoo 11.6.2020! #EspooCelebration

Welcome to the first ever virtual Summer Celebration with Otaniemi startups, creatives and sustainability professionals to make a refreshing dive into Espoo innovation ecosystem scene!

The #EspooCelebration is arranged in ZOOM on

Thursday 11.6.2020 from 16:00 to 18:00 EEST (Eastern European Summer Time)

REGISTER LATEST ON 10.6. HERE: https://espoocreative.dealroomevents.com

ZOOM link will be sent to registered participants by mail prior to the event.

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

In the program

  • BUSINESS, CULTURE AND FUN!
  • LEARN ABOUT ESPOO INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
  • OPENING SPEAKERS: Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor, City of Espoo; Janne Laine, Vice President, Innovations, Aalto University; Erja Turunen, Executive Vice President, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Jari Jokinen, CEO, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK
  • DISTRIBUTED TOAST
  • KEY NOTE SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES: Jyri Engeström, Partner & Co-Founder at Yes VC; Patrick Shulist, Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Business, Aalto University, Tuula Antola, Director of Economic Development, City of Espoo; Antti Vasara, President & CEO, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • ENJOY LOCAL CULTURE: Retuperän WBK, Voluntary Fire Brigade Band, technology student orchestra from Aalto University in Espoo; Ilona Jäntti, Ilmatila, Aerial Acrobatics from Urban Mill; Notes, A Cappella ensemble from Otaniemi
  • FACILITATORS: Kari Mikkelä, Urban Mill; Sami Kazi, VTT; Glenn Gassen, Espoo Marketing
  • NETWORKING BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT: Virtual networking in Deal Room is open for all participants before and after the celebration 11.-12.6.2020

The event is organized by Urban Mill, Business Espoo, 6Aika Ecosystems of Growth project, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center, VTT and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK in collaboration with Start North, Innovation House Finland, Crazy Town and Otaniemi startup communities.

Link to #EspooCelebration program flyer. The event is free of charge.

For more information: www.urbanmill.org/info-cse2020/ and in the mails for registered participants.

REGISTER LATEST ON 10.6. HERE:
https://espoocreative.dealroomevents.com/

ZOOM link will be sent to registered participants by mail prior to the event.

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact lars.miikki@urbanmill.fi

Welcome and feel free to share this invitation!

Kari Mikkelä & Lars Miikki, Urban Mill
Creative & Sustainable Espoo – Virtual Summer celebration with startups & professionals organizer team

Welcome to VIRTUAL Smart Otaniemi Open Doors Day!

INVITATION: Materials for future designs 13.9.2017 @ Urban Mill

There is an increasing worldwide demand for high-performing materials and their application in sustainable solutions. Solving contemporary challenges is strongly linked to everyday life involving food, packaging, textiles and interiors. Bioeconomy and the industrial use of sustainable chemicals and materials will create growth and wealth and health for our planet.

During the Helsinki Design Week 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is organising an open discussion event where we will address the big questions related to the future of materials and their use in the design of novel solutions. During the two-hour event, we will hear interesting keynotes and a series of pitches by the scientists who are developing the materials of the future and seek ideas to their potential use. We will also showcase several demos on the topic and the evening will be concluded with the award ceremony for the winners of The Making of Tomorrow design hackathon organised earlier during the Helsinki Design Week 2017.

Event Information
Name: Helsinki Design Week – Q&A on Materials of the future
Time: Wednesday 13.9.2017, 18:00–20:00
Venue: Urban Mill
Address: Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Espoo

Go to the registration page from here

Please note the seminar is free to attend but there are limitations to maximum number of participants.

See the program of the seminar:

Lue loppuun

Open afternoon seminar at VTT: Stories of UX – UX-driven innovations

User experience (UX) can make a difference in the industry and business. In this seminar we will present examples of user experience as a source of innovation and competitive advantage. The seminar is the third event in the FIMECC UXUS seminar series on “Stories of UX”. FIMECC UXUS companies will present examples of competitive advantage gained with UX-driven design and innovation. In the UX Showroom you can see and experience yourself UX-driven innovations.
You are warmly welcome!When & Where: Wednesday 3.6.2015, 13:00 – 16:00
Venue : VTT, Vuorimiehentie 3, EspooRegistration:  Please sign up before 27.5.2015

12:30 Coffee & registration
13:00 Opening of the seminar, Eija Kaasinen, VTT
13:10 Novel crane concepts with UX-driven innovation,
Johannes Tarkiainen, Konecranes
13:40 Future marine concepts with UX-driven innovation,
Iiro Lindborg, Rolls-Royce
14:10 UX as a key to innovations and continuous renewal,
Maaria Nuutinen, UXUS Programme Manager, VTT
14:30– 16:00 UX Showroom – See and experience UX-driven innovations initiated from the FIMECC UXUS programme, e.g.:
  • Control room anywhere – Natural interaction in future process plants
  • Being one with the ship and the sea – Future ship bridge concepts
  • Hands-on experience of remote control – Boxhunter crane concept
  • Designing the best user experience – Red dot awarded Rocla forklift
The seminar is free of charge and you can forward the invitation to other persons who are possibly interested in the subject. Please register before May 27th, 2015.
Kind regards,
Maaria Nuutinen
FIMECC UXUS programme managerThe seminar is organised by the FIMECC UXUS Programme

VTT:n diplomi-insinöörit koolla Urban Millissä

Tekniikan Akateemisten liitto TEKin VTT:läinen paikallisyhdistys VTDI ry kokoontui Urban Milliin maanantaina 24.11. syyskokouksen ja keskustelutilaisuuden merkeissä. Sopiva paikka kokoukselle oli saatu käyttöön TEKin alueasiamiehen Jorma Louhelaisen avustuksella.  Aluksi Lars Miikki Urban Millistä kertoi paikan historiaa ja käytäntöjä tällä hetkellä. Syyskokousasioiden lisäksi keskusteltiin vilkkaasti VTT:n yt-neuvotteluiden kulusta ja tulemasta, ja myös uudesta, VTT Oy:ön tulevasta työehtosopimuksesta, joka myös on neuvoteltu tämän syksyn aikana.

Fyysiset puitteet tilaisuudelle tarjosi Urban Mill ja TEKin Uudenmaan aluetoimisto, jotka yhdessä pilotoivat uudenlaisia yhteisötilapalveluja Otaniemen alueella Espoo Innovation Gardenissa.

Puitteet sopivat hienosti tapahtumaamme, kiitokset TEKille ja Urban Millille!

Kuvassa Lasse kertoo kokouksen aluksi, missä olemme. Osa osallistuneista vtt-läisistä on ollut aiemmin töissäkin samassa talossa.

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VTDI on VTT:n, GTK:n, MIKES:n ja muiden vastaavaa toimintaa harjoittavien laitosten palveluksessa olevien,  teknillisessä korkeakoulussa tai yliopistossa tai muissa niitä vastaavissa kotimaisissa taikka ulkomaisissa korkeakouluissa tai yliopistoissa alemman tai ylemmän akateemisen loppututkinnon suorittaneiden ammattijärjestö. Vuonna 1964 perustettu itsenäinen rekisteröity yhdistys on vuoden 2010 alusta akavalaisen Tekniikan Akateemisten Liitto TEKin paikallisosasto.

Lisätietoja VTDI:sta: http://vtdi.tek.fi/

Älyä kaupungissa! Ennakointi ja sosiotekninen muutos 2014 -seminaari – enää muutama paikka jäljellä

10.10.2014, klo 12.30 – 18.00
Paasitorni, Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, 00530 Helsinki

Teema: Älyä kaupungissa!

Pitääkö kaupungin olla fiksu? Onko älykäs kaupunki vain teknologiahypeä vai todellisia muutoksia kaupungin toimijoiden ajatus- ja toimintamalleissa? Miten tulevaisuuden kaupungeissa kietoutuvat yhteen low carbon ja high tech sekä energian tuotanto ja jakelu, rakentaminen, liikenne, jne. VTT:n ennakointi- ja sosiotekninen muutos -seminaarissa pohditaan kaupunkien muutosta ja tulevaisuutta uusista näkökulmista.

Seminaari on maksuton.

Ilmoittautuminen seminaariin 2.10.2014 mennessä: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/VTTEnnakointi2014

Kutsu: http://www.vtt.fi/files/events/ennakointiseminaari_2014_kutsu.pdf

Seminaarin ohjelma

12:30 Ilmoittautuminen ja kahvitarjoilu
13:00 Tilaisuuden avaus, Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President, Strategic Research ja Johanna Kohl, Research Team Leader, VTT
13:10 Smart city – low carbon ja high tech?, Miimu Airaksinen, Research Professor, VTT
13:30 Mikä on tulevaisuuden Smart city?, Eero Paloheimo, Oy Eero Paloheimo Ecocity Ltd
13:50 Älykästä liikkua – visioita menneistä ja tulevista, Anu Tuominen, Principal Scientist & Thomas Casey, Senior Scientist, VTT
14:10 Energiat ja palvelut – mistä kiikastaa? Nina Wessberg, Senior Scientist, VTT
14:30 Kahvitauko demotorilla, esittelyitä ja myyntipuheita
Demo 1: Bioaktiivinen paperi, Tomi Erho, CTO, The Active Paper Company
Demo 2: Interaktiivinen näyttöpääte mainostuksessa, Tomi Mattila, Chief Technology Officer, Posterfy Oy
Demo 3: Älykäs valaistus, Vesa Pentikäinen, Research Team Leader, VTT
15:00 Tähän uskon – uskotko sinä? Väittelyjä muutoksesta ja tulevaisuudesta
Tuulella ja auringolla tulevaan, Pasi Vainikka, Principal Scientist ja Satu Helynen, Vice President, Operations, VTT
Radikaalia teknologiaa vai ei?, Toni Ahlqvist, Principal Scientist, VTT ja Mikko Rask, Senior Researcher, Kuluttajatutkimuskeskus
Älykäs valaistus, Vesa Pentikäinen, Research Team Leader, VTT ja Tuomas Hakala, Projektipäällikkö, Helsingin kaupunki
16:10 Seminaarin yhteenveto, Anu Tuominen ja Johanna Kohl, VTT
16:15 – 18:00 Coctail-buffet ja treffit demotorilla

Tervetuloa!

Lisätietoja:
Johanna Kohl, Research Team Leader
Puh. 020 722 4549, johanna.kohl@vtt.fi