Join now the Live Pitch Streaming on YouTube from European Design Upgrade Hackathon 2020:

Link to the Live Streaming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcX24J_0VBM

Several Finnish startup and design teams from Otaniemi in Espoo Innovation Garden will start their pitches within few minutes.

Challenges provided by startups and design teams from Finland, Ukraine and Netherlands. During the hackathon creatives, designers and startups has worked together with real-life use cases.

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Hacking at Otaniemi Innovation Alley on Espoo Day 29.8.2020

Experience moments in virtual EDU Hackathon Studio at Urban Mill

Espoo-päivän tapahtuma
Lauantai 29.8.2020 klo 13-15
Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 Espoo

Koe kansainvälisen European Design Upgrade (EDU) -hankkeen virtuaalisen Hackathon for Creatives and Startups -tapahtuman inspiroiva ilmapiiri Urban Milliin Hackathonstudiossa. Pääset mm. seuraamaan isoilta näytöiltä miten designerit, suunnittelijat, taiteilijat ja yrittäjät laativat uusia konsepteja ja ideoita rajat ylittävissä kansainvälisissä tiimeissä. Tutustu samalla Urban Millin luovuutta ja innovaatioita ruokkiviin tiloihin ja palveluihin!

Hackathon-studio sijaitsee Urban Millin Cave-tilassa

The event is produced by Urban Mill Innovation Platform in collaboration with European Design Upgrade (EDU) programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

#espoopaiva #EDU #edupgrade #creativeeurope #urbanmill #kfund #creativebrussels #espoo #kiev #brussels #sdg #EU

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Creative Otaniemi Talks – Join Espoo Day Online Event 28.8.2020

Creative Otaniemi Talks
Friday 28.8.2020 12:00 – 14:00 EEST
Virtual Espoo day event in Zoom
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81382473540
Zoom Waiting room opens at 11:45
If Meeting ID is asked, type: 813 8247 3540
Inspirational talks about creativity & sustainability in Otaniemi, in the very heart of Espoo Innovation Garden. Join and find out what already happens and what will happen in the future!

Virtual presentations in Zoom by the City Espoo, Aalto University and creative designers followed by the opening session of the Hackathon for creatives and startups from Espoo, Kiev and Brussel.

Programme

12:00 – 13:00 TALKS ABOUT 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

13:00 – 14:00  OPENING SESSION OF EUROPEAN DESIGN UPGRADE (EDU) VIRTUAL HACKATHON

The event continues in EDU Zoom
-> go to: https://zoom.us/j/94261455031?pwd=U0lobVN1Ym1MZnBwNmR6REFiMWU0UT09
Meeting ID: 942 6145 5031
Passcode: 053339

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

         

Additional information

Link to the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81382473540

The event is produced by Urban Mill Innovation Platform in collaboration with the City of Espoo, Aalto University and European Design Upgrade (EDU) programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Photo: Unto Rautio

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FINAL CALL for Designers and Creatives: European Design Upgrade Hackathon 2020

Date: 28 – 30 August, 2020
Location: Online Ultrahack
Deadline for registrations: 21st August, 2020
Registration: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020

Are you a designer or creative wanting to explore the startup world? Do you want to upskill yourself in a real-life project with interesting startups? Want to exhibit your work at the largest design event in Northern Europe? Join the European Design Upgrade 2020 Hackathon!

21 hackathon challenges provided by startups and design teams from Finland, Ukraine and Belgium. During the hackathon creatives, designers and startups get to work together with real-life use cases.

Please all creative minds register latest 21.8.2020 to the hackathon and help us to co-create solution concepts for those challenges.

Why you should join

  • Get the chance to network and employed by startups from Finland, Belgium and Ukraine
  • Learn new skills with support from top-notch design mentors
  • Display your work at Helsinki Design Week and Dutch Design Week 2020
  • Enhance your portfolio with real-life project
  • Become a member in Creative Ring community, an European-wide organization supporting creative entrepreneurs.
  • and more prizes to come…

Challenges from Finland include

  • Aviran Oy: Gamified education and city scaling with location-based services using wifi router data? Key words: location-based services, wifi router data, managing events, social patterns, people flow
  • Crazy Town Oy: How to build and connect digital communities. Keywords: Community building, co-working, co-creation, events, digital matchmaking, digitalization, facilitation, peer-learning
  • Delicode Ltd: Real-time occupancy monitoring in pandemic and post-pandemic circumstances. Keywords: marketing, development, data visualization, pandemic
  • Lapponia House: Design concepts for sustainable house clusters based on movable wooden house modules. Keywords: wooden houses, mini homes, space planning, ready-to-move modules, ecological living, sustainable house clusters
  • RD Physics Oy: Ready-made models/components for 3D printing DIY. Keywords: visual design, 3D print, industrial design
  • Start North: FBTWLI What does the classroom of the future look like? Keywords: AR, VR, future education, virtual classroom
  • Virtually Oy: Rehabilitation by patient clothing. Keywords: psychological aesthetics, product life cycle ecology, experience promoting healing, researched functionality and making it visible
  • Some additional challenges from Finland will be confirmed soon …

How to join: Register individually from here latest on 21st August: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020

PROGRAMME 28.-30.8.2020

Friday 28 August
13.00 – 14.00 Opening session
– Opening
– European Design Upgrade Intro
– Design hack + objective intro
– Practicalities
14.00 – 15.00 Checkpoint 1
15.00 Hacking Commences
20.00 – 21.00 Checkpoint 2
21:00 Community Booster

Saturday 29 August
09.00 – 09:30 Community Yoga (LIVE STREAM)
10:00 – 11:00 Mentor/Startup coffee
11.00 – 12.00 Checkpoint 3
14.00 – 14:45 Pitching training
19.00 – 20:00 Mentor/Startup coffee
20.00 – 21.00 Checkpoint 4

Sunday 30 August
09.00 DEADLINE: Pitch Submission
10.00 – 11.00 Jury Briefing
11.00 – 14.00 Pitch Streaming and Q&A
14.15 – 15.30 Jury deliberation
14.00 – 16.00 Community discussions and networking
16.00 Announcement of winners and Closing

Info and How to join: Register individually from here latest on 21st August: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020

Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/273139823972596/

Preparatory Design programme online courses during June-July can be viewed from
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

Background:

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Call for Designers and Creatives: European Design Upgrade Hackathon 2020

Date: 28 – 30 August, 2020
Location: Online https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020
Deadline for registrations: 21st August, 2020 at 11:59 GMT+03
Registration: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020/how_to_join

Are you a designer or creative wanting to explore the startup world? Do you want to upskill yourself in a real-life project with interesting startups? Want to exhibit your work at the largest design event in Northern Europe? Join the European Design Upgrade 2020 Hackathon!

21 hackathon challenges provided by startups and design teams from Finland, Ukraine and Belgium. During the hackathon creatives, designers and startups get to work together with real-life use cases.

Please all creative minds register latest 17.8.2020 to the hackathon and help us to co-create solution concepts for those challenges.

Why you should join

  • Get the chance to network and employed by startups from Finland, Belgium and Ukraine
  • Learn new skills with support from top-notch design mentors
  • Display your work at Helsinki Design Week and Dutch Design Week 2020
  • Enhance your portfolio with real-life project
  • Become a member in Creative Ring community, an European-wide organization supporting creative entrepreneurs.
  • and more prizes to come…

How to join:

Register individually from here: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020/how_to_join

Note: There might be a place or two left for additional challenges. If your team / organization want to bring your own challenge to the hackathon, please submit your challenge application also latest on 17.8.2020 following the instructions on https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020/how_to_join

PROGRAMME 28.-30.8.2020

Friday 28 August
13.00 – 14.00 Opening session
– Opening
– European Design Upgrade Intro
– Design hack + objective intro
– Practicalities
14.00 – 15.00 Checkpoint 1
15.00 Hacking Commences
20.00 – 21.00 Checkpoint 2
21:00 Community Booster

Saturday 29 August
09.00 – 09:30 Community Yoga (LIVE STREAM)
10:00 – 11:00 Mentor/Startup coffee
11.00 – 12.00 Checkpoint 3
14.00 – 14:45 Pitching training
19.00 – 20:00 Mentor/Startup coffee
20.00 – 21.00 Checkpoint 4

Sunday 30 August
09.00 DEADLINE: Pitch Submission
10.00 – 11.00 Jury Briefing
11.00 – 14.00 Pitch Streaming and Q&A
14.15 – 15.30 Jury deliberation
14.00 – 16.00 Community discussions and networking
16.00 Announcement of winners and Closing

How to join: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020/how_to_join

For more information: ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020

Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/273139823972596/

Preparatory Design programme online courses during June-July can be viewed from
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ

Background:

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Finnish & Estonian Public Service Top Executives Boot Camp at Urban Mill: Innovation needs government – Government needs innovation

Finnish and Estonian public sector leaders workshopped intensively in a two day boot camp held 3-4 March at Urban Mill in Aalto University Campus area in the heart of Espoo Innovation Garden.

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Virpi Einola-Pekkinen, Head of development of Ministry of Finance in Finland blogs here about the ongoining cross border co-operation in management development between Finland and Estonia:

The idea of a joint development program for Public Service Top Executives derived from a situation where Estonian and Finnish government institutions responsible for executive development recognized the similarities in the core challenges their Top Executives were facing as well as the expectations they had to meet. In a context where we are facing the challenges of the “New Normal” characterised by slow economic growth, high unemployment, higher volatility and level of uncertainty, Estonia and Finland need to prepare for new challenges by maximising their limited human and financial resources and accelerating innovation in public service.

Whole-of-Government Approach is needed in both countries

According to the OECD public governance reviews of Estonia (2011) and Finland (2010), one of the key challenges for public administration of both countries is to achieve a single government approach and work together with a society as a whole. The future success depends largely on the ability to tackle cross-ministerial challenges. Hence, strategic planning and finding innovative approaches in everyday work should cross the areas of responsibility.

WP_20150303_001However, cutting the traditional administrative and sectorial boundaries and replacing them with collaborative bridges with other organisations, requires a change in organisational culture and guides the leaders of public administration to work in new ways. A whole-of-government approach requires a new level of cooperation and collaboration across the public administration as well as between other stakeholders. Public sector needs its leaders to initiate the desired changes, come up with new ways of cooperation and together create a culture that would make innovation happen. As the whole-of-government approach is set as a priority both in Estonia and Finland, also the current development program aims to encourage the horizontal co-ordination and collaborative leadership in the process of innovative policy design and implementation.

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FINNISH HOME SMARTS: CO-DEVELOPMENT FOR TACKLING SMART HOME CHALLENGES

PRESS RELEASE

FINNISH HOME SMARTS: CO-DEVELOPMENT FOR TACKLING SMART HOME CHALLENGES

In a few years, we may live in homes with adjusting ‘applications’ for lighting, watching TV, home safety and personal wellbeing. For example, a smart TV, which displays your favourite TV show as you walk through the door; a remote control on a tablet PC for adjusting home safety or storing wellbeing data from your fitness band and creating an automated shopping list based on your blood pressure, pulse and other health indicators.

In Finnish homes, the use of internet services is still at a very rudimentary level. Especially elderly people might only use online banking, but not much else. Companies, who manufacture home devices or provide services, often sell and market ‘silo’ solutions, which integrate poorly with other home devices. There are multiple examples: consumers have trouble finding relevant services, once installed, the same service might work differently in your phone vs TV or PC, configuring or maintaining the services often requires IT specialist skills etc.

A Finnish development project “Home as a Service Platform” aims to improve the way how home related services are integrated together. Participants in this co-development project are Ministry of Transport and Communications, DIGILE, Espoo and Pyhtää municipalities, University of Eastern Finland and a host of private companies.

At Jyväskylä Housing Fair, the group are demonstrating first results from this collaborative effort. The demonstrations are focused on home safety and wellbeing services for the elderly. The aim is to help people live longer in their homes with ‘home smarts’. The project also has a more ambitious target of creating best practices for home and wellbeing service integration by adopting international standards.

Demonstrations are shown at the Jyväskylä Housing Fair in the ‘Sisustus ja Rakennus’ expo building. The Finnish ‘home smarts developers’ welcome you to their expo booth and welcome your feedback and ideas on further development.

Welcome to visit!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Juha Lipiäinen, Active Life Village Oy, tel 040 50 3744 4

 

”Home as a Service PlatfomPartners:

ActiveLifeVillage                                         www.activelifevillage.fi

Addoz Oy                                                  www.addoz.com

Anvia Oyj                                                   www.anvia.fi

Beddit Oy                                                  www.beddit.com

Bonwal Oy                                                www.bonwal.com

Digikonkarit/Ilolla Oy,                                 www.ilolla.fi

Electrix Oy                                                www.electrix.fi

F-Secure Oyj                                             www.f-secure.com

Helmivisio Oy                                             www.helmivisio.fi

Mohinet Oy                                               www.mohinet.fi

Oppimaa Oy                                             www. hyvinvointimedia.fi

Pienipiiri Oy                                                www.pienipiiri.fi

PlayGround Finland Oy                             www.anyplayground.com

UrbanMill                                                  www.urbanmill.org

 

Pyhtään kunta                                              www.pyhtaa.fi

Espoon kaupunki                                        www.espoo.fi

Liikenne- ja viestintäministeriö                     www.lvm.fi

Digile Oy                                                      www.digile.fi

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Ympäristötieteen laitos                               http://www.uef.fi/fi/ympti