Welcome to Aalto ME310 Final Presentations and Expo on May 30th

What:     Aalto ME310 Final Presentations
When:    30.05.2017, 15:30

Where:   Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, 02150 Espoo

ME310 Aalto is a global human-centered product and service innovation program, where interdisciplinary student teams get together to solve real life corporate challenges by following Stanford University’s Design Thinking methods.

It is time for the culmination of the year of ME310 -course at Aalto! Join us at the final presentations where the students share a story of their learnings, their challenges and the results of 9 months of hard work. They walk you through their extensive need finding, benchmarking, ideation, prototyping, user testing and validation all the way to their final solution. Afterwards, at the expo you get to put yourself in the shoes of their users and experience their final concepts yourself. Join us to learn what a year as an ME310er is like and the awesome ways in which the students are making the difference in the world!

OP – Enabling SMEs to plan and shape their own future
BASF – Harnessing the intelligence of a community to enable better decision making for individual farmers
Xylem – Providing volunteers accessible tools to monitor the cleanliness of waterbodies
Roland Garros – Creating a new social media product for sharing tennis enthusiasm

15:30-16:00 Welcome
– Registration
– Coffee and snacks

16:00-17:00 Project Presentations
– 10min presentations and 5min Q&A per team

17:00-18:00 Expo
– Talk to the teams
– Try out the prototypes

NOTE: Please Register for the event so that we can ensure a correct amount of coffee and snacks! To register, click on the ticket link above or at: https://me310expo2017.eventbrite.com/

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Today at the backyards of Urban Mill at 17:00: Join us for the annual ME310 Paper Bike Race!

The Paper Bike rally is a challenge given every year in the beginning of the ME310 – Global Design Innovation course taught at Aalto Design Factory

PaperbikeRace2015Teams of 4-5 students are given two weeks to build a ”bike” (meaning vehicle) made almost entirely out of paper products and compete in a given challenge.

This year, the challenge is an actual race where paper vehicles will go toe to toe around a track with varying obstacles, with the goal of completing the race in the last amount of time.

Students will compete in a ”F1” setting, first having a ”timing” contest determining their starting position in the actual race.

They will then complete two laps of the course, where they will switch the rider and the pusher after one lap has been completed.

See you there to see some awesome designs and cheer the teams on!

More info about ME310 here: me310.aalto.fi

Set of pictures from last year’s rally: