Launch event for the 5G Mökki Network and Workshop on 14 October

Published: by Aalto University 5.10.2021

Photo: Aalto University / Matti Ahlgren

Mark Wednesday 14 October 2021 from 13:00 to 15:00 (EEST) on your calendar and participate online! See the exciting event programme and register here.

What is Mökki?

Come and hear more about the new learning environment that will change the world. You can also come up with ideas and participate in designing content and programmes for Mökki that can help many people. Mökki has been developed to quickly take the latest knowledge and expertise to where it is needed – or better: Mökki helps create interaction between different actors in order to learn and develop something new. Mökki has been created to promote sustainable development. New technologies will also play a role in future learning environments and development.

Mökki means a variety of things. Mökki is still in its fledgling stages. Come and help it grow. It may lead you to new and incredible pathways. Come and leave your own mark on Mökki!

5G Mökki is a place to:

  • enjoy yourself and do what you want
  • drop by, experience things, find new interests
  • meet people you know and new people from your own campus, and other campuses and companies
  • learn quickly about 5G and other new technologies, and apply them immediately
  • gain insights and invent something new
  • present demos, projects and campaigns, and hold quick info sessions.

More officially 5G Mökki:

  • is a new tool for bringing and creating fast-paced information and content for universities and companies. It encourages people to develop their knowledge and expertise related to new technologies, such as 5G, AI, VR/AR, Blockchain, and helps companies and other organisations to deploy the new knowledge quickly and flexibly.
  • connects universities/universities of applied sciences, companies and other organisations more closely, in direct and immersive interaction.
  • offers companies an easy and fast way to find new technology experts and to launch development projects.

With the help of Mökki, companies and other organisations gain a competitive advantage and enhance their productivity through the latest technology. This, in turn, encourages the employment of new experts and successful career and entrepreneurship paths.

The Mökki concept is based on the work of a number of leading technology professionals and top companies and universities.

The first 5G campuses in the world are Nokia Corporation Garage, Espoo, Aalto University Design Factory, Espoo; Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Hämeenlinna; South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Kouvola and Mikkeli; Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Vantaa. The Mökki network is currently expanding nationally and internationally.

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Apply to Aalto University’s 5G Hack the Mall summer course

From Urban Mill’s partner network:

Are you interested in being a pioneer in a global technology with only a limited number of experts available? What even is 5G and what can be done with it?

The leading summer course on 5G, is now available for experts of all fields, for free. The course is organised as a virtual intensive course on weekdays from 7 to 18 June 2021. The course is organised by Start North, Aalto University and the FITech Universities.

There is a global high demand for understanding in a revolutionary technology, as 5G will impact the society in a whole new way. The course is worth 6 ECTS credits, accredited by Aalto University. We aim for multidiscipline-based learning during the course, combining expertise of all fields. We hope to see you as a part of our course! Prior knowledge on 5G is not required. During the course, you will learn about 5G technology and key applications such as autonomous cars, extended reality content and artificial intelligence. 

As part of the course, students work as groups towards a project work for a leading company or an organisation on how it can leverage 5G technology in its operations. The need is real, as 5G technology makes unprecedented performance and efficiency possible. A good project is not only technical, it should include user-centric design, business-orientation, sustainability measures and solutions to societal issues.

Got interested? Learn more and register below!

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:

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:

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


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)


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

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact

In the program

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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: and in the mails for registered participants.


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

If you want to exhibit your startup virtually, please contact

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

Ennakkokutsu: Tule tapaamaan Otaniemen startup-yrittäjiä virtuaalisesti 11.6.2020! – Pre-invitation: Come and meet Otaniemi startup entrepreneurs virtually !

Espoo Marketing, 6Aika Kasvun ekosysteemit -hanke, Urban Mill, Aalto Startup Center, TEK ja EDU-ohjelma järjestävät virtuaalisen kesätapahtuman 11.6.2020 klo 16-18 yhteistyössä mm. Start Northin ja Otaniemen startup-yhteisöjen kanssa. Tapahtuman nimi on Creative & Sustainable Espoo – Summer celebration with startups & professionals.



Tämä on hyvä mahdollisuus tutustua Otaniemessä toimiviin startupeihin ja verkottua niiden kanssa. Tapahtuma on maksuton ja avoin kaikille kiinnostuneille. Järjestelyissä ovat mukana myös mm. TEKin yrittäjyysakatemia ja TEKin kestävän kehityksen asiantuntijat. Tarkempi ohjelma ja osallistumislinkki ilmoitetaan myöhemmin. Merkkaa tapahtuma kuitenkin kalenteriisi jo nyt!

Levitä mielellään tätä kutsua eteenpäin omissa verkostoissasi!

Pre-invitation: Come and meet Otaniemi startup entrepreneurs virtually on June 11, 2020!

Espoo Marketing, 6Aika Growth Ecosystems project, Urban Mill, EDU programme, Aalto Startup Center and Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK are organizing a virtual summer event on 11 June 2020 from 4 pm to 6 pm in collaboration with Start North and Otaniemi startup communities. The name of the event is Creative & Sustainable Espoo – Summer Celebration with startups & professionals.



This is a good opportunity to get to know startups in Otaniemi and network with them. The event is free and open to anyone interested. TEK’s Entrepreneurship Academy and TEK’s sustainable development experts are also involved in the arrangements. A more detailed program and participation link will be announced later. However, mark the event on your calendar now!

Feel free to spread this pre-invitation to your own networks!

Tervetuloa Otaniemi tutuksi -tapahtumaan Urban Milliin Espoo-päivänä pe 30.8.2019

Espoo-päivän tapahtuma: Otaniemi tutuksi – Otaniemi tänään ja huomenna
Aika: pe 30.8.2019 klo 12.30 – 15.00
Paikka: Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Otaniemi, 02150 Espoo

Tule ottamaan selvää mitä Otaniemessä jo tapahtuu. Kurkista kampuskokeiluihin ja tulevaisuuden Otaniemeen. Ammenna tietoa alueen kehittäjiltä ja kerro minkälaisen Otaniemen sinä tekisit. Aalto-yhteisön, Espoon kaupungin, TEKin, yritysten sekä asukasyhdistysten esityksiä ja keskustelupisteitä.

Tilaisuus on maksuton Espoo-päivien tapahtuma eikä siihen tarvitse ilmoittautua etukäteen. Järjestelyjen sujuvoittamiseksi suosittelemme kuitenkin ilmoittautumaan tapahtumaan Facebookissa tästä linkistä.

Ohjelmaa täydennetään vielä. Kellonajat ovat ohjeellisia aloitusta ja päättymistä lukuunottanatta.


  • Tervetuloa – Kari Mikkelä, vastaava tuottaja, Urban Mill
  • Avaus: Otaniemi kestävän kehityksen eurooppalaisena edelläkävijänä, Markku Markkula, Espoon kaupunginhallituksen puheenjohtaja
  • Tallinnan tunneliprojektin esittely, Kustaa Valtonen, partner, Finest Bay Area Development Oy
  • Using technology to solve global development challenges, Razi Latif, Manager, UNTIL Finland Lab, UN Technology Innovation Lab at Otaniemi


  • Otaniemi-Keilaniemi-Tapiola tänään ja huomenna, Sampo Sikiö, aluearkkitehti, Suur-Tapiolan alue, Espoon kaupunkisuunnittelukeskus
  • Aalto University Campus: A Unique Collaboration Hub, Aapo Pihkala, Project Manager, Campus Development, Aalto University
  • Monimuotoista Otaniemeä tekemässä, Eetu Ristaniemi, kiinteistösijoitusjohtaja, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
  • Design Factory – Aalto-yliopisto pienoiskoossa, Aalto Design Factory
  • Ylioppilaskunnan tietoiskuja
    • Opiskelijat kehittävät Otaniemeä, Aalto-yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan esitys mm. uusista rakennushankkeista, Ellen Heikkilä
    • Aaltolaisen luovuuden festivaali – Otaniemen Yö, Marianne Honkasaari, Tero Uuttana, Aalto-yliopiston ylioppilaskunta
  • Otaniemi’s magic – Launch announcement – Aalto Explorer platform for ocean exploration, Oskari Heikkilä, inventor and founder of Aalto Industries Oy.


  • Ihminen louhinnassa? Asukasyhdistyksen puheenjohtajan havaintoja elämästä kiivaan kehityksen ympäröimässä naapurustossa, Leena Ripatti-Torniainen, Otaniemi-Seuran puheenjohtaja; yliopistonlehtori, Kasvatustieteellinen tiedekunta (HY)
  • Otaniemen kampuksella toimiva Haukilahden lukio on uudenlaisia, oppiainerajatkin ylittäviä opetusmenetelmiä ja joustavia tilaratkaisuja tarjoava lukio, joka tekee yhteistyötä Aalto-yliopiston, muiden oppilaitosten sekä yritysten ja kansalaisjärjestöjen kanssa, Pekka Piri, rehtori, Haukilahden lukio
  • 1.8.2019 aloittaneessa uudessa Otaniemen lukiossa yhdistyy tasokas yleislukio, matematiikka- ja luonnontiedelukio sekä teatteri- ja medialinja. Tietoa lukiosta ja sen valtakunnallisesta kehittämistehtävästä luonnontieteissä antaa Niina Takaneva, opinto-ohjaaja, Otaniemen lukio
  • Aalto Studios – tulevaisuuden mediakeskus, Ari Kivimäki, Senior Manager, Events and Partnerships, Aalto Studios
  • Start North, Next Generation Education Ecosystem Platform, Mikko Nikkanen, CTO
  • EIT Digital – European entrepreneurship driving digital innovation & education, Timo Nyberg, EIT Digital co-location Centre at Otaniemi
  • Aalto Sustainability Hub – committed to building a sustainable society driven by innovation and entrepreneurship, Meri Löyttyniemi, Senior advisor, chair of Nordic Sustainable Campus Network, Aalto University, Research and Innovation Services
  • Living factories for sustainability – SynBio Powerhouse, Merja Penttilä, tutkimusprofessori, VTT ja Aalto-yliopisto
  • Päätöspuheenvuoro: Engineering a Sustainable Future with TEK, Jussi-Pekka Teini, kestävä teknologiayhteiskunta, Tekniikan Akateemiset TEK ry


Special addition to event program
15:00 URBAN SCENE: Aalto Explorer Press Conference event – indeep story of our journey from the beginning
Join our Press Conference to get the latest information about our plan of launching Aalto Explorer to the global platform and listen to our story on how to turn an idea into reality. You will have a chance to directly ask questions to our founders. Come and explore what will be the new generation of underwater drone experiences.


Tapahtuman info-, keskustelu ja demopisteet ovat ovat auki koko tapahtuman ajan klo 12:30-15:00 Urban Scenellä:

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