Creative Otaniemi Talks – Watch the Urban Mill Espoo Day 28.8.2020 recordings

The recordings can be watched on YouTube:

1. Creative Otaniemi Talks on Espoo Day 2020 PART ONE – sustainability, creativity and co-creation

  • Opening, Kari Mikkelä, Executive Producer, Urban Mill Innovation Platform
  • Co-creative Communities and Ecosystems in Sustainable Espoo, Markku Markkula, Chair of the Board at City of Espoo
  • Aalto University Campus – Creative and Sustainable Landscapes, Aapo Pihkala, Project Manager, Campus Development, Aalto University
  • The Art of Co-creation, Matti Hämäläinen, Aalto alumni, Forum Virium Helsinki

2. Creative Otaniemi Talks on Espoo Day 2020 PART TWO: Opening session of EDU virtual Hackathon

  • Opening and Welcome
  • European Design Upgrade Intro
  • Country Perspectives
  • Design hack + objectives intro
  • Practicalities

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

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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: http://pdp.fi/

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

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.