Register now: EDU2020 Online Hackathon for Creatives and Startups 28-30 August 2020

Tomorrow Mon 10.8.2020 we will introduce 21 hackathon challenges provided by startups and design teams from Finland, Ukraine and Belgium! Please all creative minds register before 17.8.2020 to the virtual European Design Upgrade Hackathon 28.-30.8.2020 and help us to co-create solution concepts for those challenges! #EDU #edupgrade #creativeeurope #urbanmill #kfund #creativebrussels #espoo #kiev #brussels #sdg #EU

Globally open EDU2020 Online Hackathon for Creatives and Startups is organized by EDU: European Design Upgrade: Transnational Capacity Building consortia and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

For more information about the EDU programme can be found https://edupgrade.design/en/

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

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

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.

Puhujat

Artistit

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.

Speakers

Artists

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!

Learn to cook Spanish dishes like the Michelin stars chefs!

HoxTeamCompany from Mondragon Team Academy – LEINN (MTA) in collaboration with Basque Culinary Center (BCC), a world-leading academic institution, in the innovation and investigation of gastronomy and nutrition, created by Michelin-starred chefs, offers a live course and tasting in group of Spanish cuisine with all included.

You will learn how to cook yourself the local dishes, the history and secrets that hide such a rich gastronomical culture. Furthermore, you will taste the unique and traditional Spanish flavours. The lessons will be given live by video conference and supervised by Spanish specialists.

The course will be composed of three individual lessons:

  • 1st lesson 5th of February: Spanish paella
  • 2nd lesson 12th of February: Andalusian gazpacho and fried squid rings
  • 3rd lesson 19th of February: Rice with milk and Cod omelet

All the lessons will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Get your tickets by clicking here!

The classes are arranged by HoxTeamCompany a young entrepeneur team from Spain collaborating with the world leading gastronomical university Basque Culinary Center.

The course is supported by Urban Mill and Sepon koulu (primary school)


30 Spanish students from Mondragon Team Academy (MTA) are forming on the degree of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEINN). The students have their home base in Urban Mill in Espoo Innovation Garden during the weeks in Finland.

As part of their degree, they will be spending a month and a half in Finland, learning about the Finnish market and economy in order to create a bridge between both countries and have a social impact. As well as, in order to learn more about its educational methodology, innovation processes and entrepreneurship.

Spanish Students from Mondragon Team Academy Arrived to Urban Mill!

Hola!

We are the lovely Spanish student LEINNers, 31 young entrepreneurs running our junior businesses here until 9th of November!!!

We come from MTA, a global community of team entrepreneurs piloting what radically transforming we could offer to companies, universities and young people in Finland and in Otaniemi.

Meet us at our booth in Urban Mill, which is our home base during our activities here in Finland!

http://mondragonteamacademy.com

Spanish Students from Mondragon Team Academy @ Urban Mill: WE WANT YOU TO MEET US!

This previous week just two young startups came to our Hub: Neemboo and 840 projects.

35 Spanish students from Mondragon Team Academy (MTA) are forming on the degree of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEINN). The students have their home base in Urban Mill in Espoo Innovation Garden during the weeks in Finland.

As part of their degree, they will be spending a month and a half in Finland, learning about the Finnish market and economy in order to create a bridge between both countries and have a social impact. As well as, in order to learn more about its educational methodology, innovation processes and entrepreneurship.

For them to join our lovely community with a good step, they have decided to prepare an event for them to present us their learnings, by doing different projects they have and are working on since September. This Event will be taking place on Friday 23rd February at Urban Mill from 13:00 to 15:00 that will include a Spanish Food tasting for all the people that attend it. To be sure you get your place on this great event, you can confirm the attendance in here: https://goo.gl/forms/FivMwSfaMKvmgLli1

840 Projects

840 Projects mainly focus in the development of sustainable products that tries to fix the damage of one of the problems that has a big impact in the world right now, Over Consumption. For this, they have been working in projects like:

AATMA that means soul in Hindi, is a project that creates unique handbags that are made of recycled clothes that have a personal story that comes from the users of those cloths.

SadBoysClub have high quality hoodies with a exclusive and unique drops of limited new designs. This focuses more into everyone having their own unique style and at the same time feel that they are part of a community.

Neemboo

Neemboo is basically a close entrepreneurial enterprise of project management willing to learn more things everyday. They believe in innovative ways of helping people to change what they are used to, to motivate them to leave their comfort zone.

Closer and Hoop, with a sustainable style, are representing the authentic and simple design of comfortable accessories. They make sure that women’s empower is taken into account as well as equality and justice between all of us.

EXEX, with a brand new concept of exclusive experiences and products. It is platform that gives light to rural entrepreneurs that hold up great stories within them. It makes the customer feel this experience and focus on why they buy, making the world a more human place.

We encourage you to come and visit them! Do not hesitate to contact them:

840 Projects
info@840projects.com
+358 414722020

Neemboo
info@neemboo.net
+358 46 5506376

Join 135. BisnesTreffit / BisnesDates 24.3.: Designing Management and Leadership

Time: 08.00-09.00. Entrance and morning coffee from 07:45 o’clock.

Location: Aalto Design Factory Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, Otaniemi, Espoo.

Speakers

These BisnesDates are not just discussion between Finnish business people and start-up students but challenging discussions with our international business friends too. Our common language is good business – so don’t worry about our Finnish or “bad English”.

BisnesDates is a morning thought bubble for anyone looking into establishing or enlarging their international business circle. For the year 2017 we are turning our attention to Aalto University’s students and local international startups.

For the greatest benefit we recommend inviting your own social networks to participate in the dialogue with the hashtag #bisnestreffit. Each event will also be streamed. For new and previous streams please check out here.

Registration and more information: http://designfactory.aalto.fi/events/135-bisnestreffit-bisnesdates

Organizers:

  • Aalto Design Factory, designfactory.aalto.fi, kalevi.ekman(at)aalto.fi.
  • Personal EU United Brains, personal.eu, kurt.linderoos(at)personaleu.eu