Jo toista kertaa järjestettävä Keran kestävän kehittämisen seminaari keskittyy tänä vuonna kädenjälkityöhön: Mikä on Keran kädenjälki? Kuinka vaikuttavuutta kasvatetaan kaupunkikehittämisessä? Miten rakennamme yhdessä tulevaisuuden kestävää kaupunkia? Näihin ja moneen muuhun kysymykseen saat vastauksen marraskuussa Keran halleilla ja verkossa.
Kera Talks! -tapahtumasarjan päätapahtumassa esitellään ajankohtaisia kestävän kaupunkikehittämisen innovaatioita sekä kaupunkien, yritysten että tutkimuksen näkökulmasta.
Missä: Mahdollisuus osallistua paikan päällä Keran halleilla Terminaali 360 -parkissa (Karamalmintie 2, 02630 Espoo) tai etäyhteydellä. Tilaisuus nauhoitetaan, joten vaikka ajankohta ei sopisikaan, ilmoittaudu mukaan niin saat tallenteen katseltavaksi jälkikäteen.
Milloin: Keskiviikkona 2.11.2022 klo 11-16
Kenelle: Tapahtuma on suunnattu monipuolisesti kestävästä kaupunkikehittämisestä kiinnostuneille toimijoille.
Tänä vuonna uutena mahdollisuus esitellä omaa toimintaa tai verkostoitua ennen tapahtumaa Keran halleilla klo 11 alkaen – ole yhteydessä jos haluat tulla esittelijäksi!
Tapahtumaan voi osallistua joko paikan päällä tai etänä. Paikalle mahtuu ilmoittautumisjärjestyksessä ensimmäiset 150 henkeä. Paikan päällä osallistuville on tarjolla vegaaninen lounas klo 11-12. Tapahtuman jälkeen on mahdollisuus jäädä Keran halleille verkostoitumaan ja tutustumaan hallien tarjontaan.
”Science, technology and arts play an important role in solving global sustainability problems. Aalto University’s strength is its strong multidisciplinary approach to humanity’s greatest challenges, such as environmental crises. Aalto’s new sustainability report highlights some of the key sustainability actions taken by Aalto University in 2021.
Aalto’s most substantial sustainability impact arises from multidisciplinary research, teaching, and sustainable development solutions that apply research results in practice.
‘The time window for solving the biggest environmental crises that humanity is facing is getting narrower. Aalto and other universities play a key role in solving these crises. We must join forces more efficiently than before across school, university and organisational boundaries’, says Jussi Impiö, Head of Sustainability Solutions at Aalto University.
Aalto’s sustainability report 2021 summarises the key sustainable development actions taken at Aalto in the areas of research, teaching and societal impact, and on campus.
A sustainable society is not the outcome of scientific discoveries and technological innovations alone. We also need stability and a well-functioning economy.
Science and arts help us understand the complex world around us and challenge our ways of thinking. Together, they create new knowledge and perspectives which we need more than ever to solve complex global challenges.
‘Innovations must be understandable and acceptable to people. Arts and design help us achieve this’, Impiö says.”
The new pre-incubator program by Aalto Startup Center and Aalto Studios aims to strengthen the creative industries in innovation and entrepreneurial activities. The program targets projects where creativity is combined with new digital technologies.
Featuring: Jussi Nokkala | Director, Sustainability & Climate change leader | PwC Finland Tommi Ekholm | Research professor, Climate change mitigation | Finnish Meteorological Institute Kimmo Vilske | Partner, Energy utilities & resources leader | PwC Finland
In this event, we will review approaches to supporting decision making for reaching net zero carbon outcomes, focusing on marginal abatement cost curves (MACC). Jussi Nokkala from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will consider how corporate approaches to climate change have shifted from climate reporting to climate reduction plans. He will then explain the MACC approach at PwC can support these carbon emissions reductions.
Tommi Ekholm from the Finnish Meteorological Institute will then give a commentary on MACC methodology from an academic perspective and how this can be used to support policymaking for a net zero carbon future. After this overview of MACC from corporate and academic perspectives,
Kimmo Vilske from PwC will explain the concrete outcomes of corporate emission reduction plans, looking at resulting projects and transactions for low carbon energy systems. Overall the event will inform the audience on the tools to support decision making for a net zero future, their application in different contexts, and the resulting outcomes.
Honey harvest Sunday 🍯! The Test Site’s little workers finished their part for the season and the produce is ready. We spent a couple of hours at the Urban Mill on 22.8.2021 doing the honey harvesting.
The Test Site Honey started off as part of a project at the ”How to change the world” course about 2 years ago. The project spun off to the Test Site adding to the biodiversity of the area 🌺. The garden group at the site planted plenty of flowers for the bees to pollinate so we have high hopes for some delicious honey 💛.
As the new school year is about to start, we are planning on setting up a stand at the Test-Site where you can fill your own jar. Follow Aalto Test-Site on Instagram for the latest announcements: https://www.instagram.com/aaltotestsite/
To whom? – Urban Energy Ecosystem actors Objectives: – To accelerate Urban Energy Ecosystems Services uptake – Strengthen collaboration within and with Otaniemiinnovation ecosystem
Join the event to discuss this hot topic together with industry experts, researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers. In the event you will also hear some of the latest findings from novel Smart Energy research. The event is free of charge.
The event is jointly organized by City of Espoo, 6Aika: Ecosystems of Growth-project, Business Espoo, Enter Espoo, Aalto University, Aalto Networking Platform, Aalto Startup Center, Aalto EIT Services, Aalto Design Factory, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Smart Otaniemi, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK, Urban Mill Innovation Platform and CRESCENDO@CC project. Producer: Urban Mill Innovation Platform, Otaniemi, Betonimiehenkuja 3E, 02150 Espoo, Finland.
We are looking for ideas in a wide range within Sustainable nutrition:
Do you have fresh insight on sustainable nutrition to complement our expertise? An excellent idea for a new plant-based product? An unexplored solution for using manufacturing process side streams adding value to healthier products? Maybe a business model to change consumer behavior towards more sustainable way? Or maybe a breakthrough insight for oat or wholegrain? Or…
The theme of this year’s Greenhouse program is Sustainable nutrition. How can we challenge the way we produce and eat food to resolve two of the world’s most urgent problems: climate change and increasing health issues?
The Greenhouse is Lantmännen’s accelerator focused on innovations within food and agriculture – from field to fork. We support up-and-coming entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs and help them turn their ideas into profitable and sustainable long-term businesses. The program consist of six digital workshops and project team work in May-June. All the Greenhouse workshops in 2021 will be digital, so you will be able join from anywhere in the world. The program culminates in Dragons’ Den with Lantmännen top management in September.
The program has been organized since 2014 with the total of 79 projects, and this year’s program being already the 11th. Participating in the program is free of charge. As an entrepreneur, you will keep all intellectual property rights to your ideas when you join The Greenhouse. In the program we are using Microsoft Teams as the collaboration platform, complemented with other digital tools. Recommended project team is 2-4 persons.
When: 15.12.2020 12:00-18:00 and 16.12.2020 12:00-18:00 Where: Urban Mill Innovation Platform, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 Espoo (Otaniemi) Organizers: Urban Mill and Otaniemi Recycling Center
After nearly eight great years in our current location at the campus, Urban Mill is relocating to new location(s) within Otaniemi to serve you even better in the digitalizing world. We have since the summer been developing a new hybrid service concept serving the whole Otaniemi RDI ecosystem.
As we are moving from our current facilities at the end of the year, we have a lot of furniture, kitchenware, office supplies, books, equipment, various materials, decorations, etc. which we would like to recycle within the Otaniemi community: students, residents, startups, employees and other friends of our creative community.
Urban Mill’s Otaniemi recycling days will be held on Tue 15th and Wed 16th, December 2020. Our doors are open from 12.00 to 18.00 on both of the days.
You have now a great opportunity to find recycled furniture etc. for your home and office before Christmas. You can take the items you need for free or for a small price (only cash accepted).
NOTE! Although we have large facilities, we can take only a limited number of people inside at the same time due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Remember to keep masks and distances!
We recently organized our first event at Urban Mill this year – Get to know SBC – to expand the idea of Sustainable Businesses to more students. If you missed the event, here’s a short summary about what we do:
The Sustainable Business Club (SBC) is a vibrant community of students enthusiastic about sustainability. We were relaunched in the beginning of 2019 and currently have about 300 members. We organize various events, such as company excursions, panel discussions and movie nights. Our aim is to connect students with like-minded people as well as interesting organizations. We encourage multidisciplinarity, welcoming students from all fields with a passion for sustainability. Our aim is to make SBC more accessible, lead by example, and make sustainability more fun.
The Get to know SBC event was a success, with people attending from various backgrounds. We spoke about the club, ideated about weird sustainable startups, brainstormed on new designs for the club, learnt about energy, and had a fun time getting to know each other with good vegan food.
As our location partner, Urban Mill – with its focus on innovation – is a perfect collaborator. With the speed at which the world is progressing, in both good and bad ways, we need to be able to innovate and realign our paths quicker than ever before. SBC is built from a need to innovate, and Urban Mill is building an ecosystem of innovators. We’re looking forward to strengthening our collaboration and creating greater value for everyone involved.