Fortum Forward program – for individuals and teams who want to develop an idea to tackle climate change

Fortum is looking for individuals or teams who are capable of driving idea development and are eager to create impactful solutions for a cleaner world.

Wanted: ideas that can tackle climate change can be related for example to Sustainability and resource efficiency, Smart energy solutions, Mobility, but has not to be limited to these.

Fortum Forward is a goal-driven 8-week program that offers the opportunity to create an own startup with Fortum’s support and world-class resources. The application period ends by March 24th.

Read more and apply:

Photo: Fortum

Apply to Greenhouse idea accelerator program Bread Goes Future – set your ideas free!

Invitation by Lantmännen & Vaasan in co-operation with Urban Mill:

We must re-think our food production, if we want to live off our land in the future. This is what we do at Vaasan and at Lantmännen, a Swedish agricultural cooperative that owns Vaasan. But we need more people who think differently in order to produce tasty and healthy food for our future generations.

Do you have an idea about the future of bread? Do you have fresh insight on oat to complement our expertise? Maybe a way to reduce climate impacts in the bread chain?

Apply now to Greenhouse – together we’ll create the bread innovations of tomorrow!

The Greenhouse consist of six workshops arranged during the spring of 2020, and will culminate in a dragons’ den event in May. The aim is to sharpen raw ideas into complete business cases. Participation in the program is free of charge, you will only need to take care of your travel fees to the workshops arranged in Espoo.

The program is a joint effort by Lantmännen and the bakery company Vaasan – part of Lantmännen Group. Poster Greenhouse – Bread Goes Future.

Read more and apply by February 23rd at

Program managers:
Emma Nordell
+ 46 70 387 47 82

Jakob Söderström
+ 46 72 221 25 77

Are you an entrepreneur with a good idea that you want help to develop further? Lantmännen’s Greenhouse is an accelerator focused on innovations within food and agriculture – from field to fork. The Greenhouse is established to create an environment to help develop up-and-coming entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs with their business or idea in order to become a profitable and sustainable long-term. Each seed is a startup!

Aalto Sustainable Business Club elects new board for 2020

A successful year for Aalto University’s Sustainable Business Club ended in the Fall meeting and elections on Monday 09.12.2019. The election ensured that the club will continue to be active in engaging members with sustainability-themed events for the coming year.

The meeting took place in Urban Mill, where the existing board met alongside candidates for the next board. 8 people attended the meeting, with another 2 board candidates leaving video applications for board member positions in their absence.

Aalto SBC would like to thank Urban Mill for their kindness in hosting the event, and congratulate the newly-elected board!

You can follow all upcoming events and activities of the Sustainable Business Club on the following Facebook page:

More information: Matthew Hill, Aalto SBC Vice President,

Text and photo: Aalto SBC

Circular economy startups are pitching at GREENTECH CHALLENGE Investor day in Otaniemi on Oct 24th

Date and time: Thursday 24.10.2019 14-19
Location: Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 Espoo, FINLAND

𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗖𝗛 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗡𝗚𝗘 𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 is taking place at Urban Mill 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝘂, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵 on Otaniemi campus, where 12 circular economy startups are going to pitch in front of industry VIPs and investors. Many entrepreneurs, impact investors, and consultants from KPMG, Salesforce, AWA etc. will be there as well.

It’s a great opportunity to network with impact investment professionals as well as listen to the pitches by entrepreneurs who strive for sustainability.

Participation is FREE. Just register through the link below & have fun at the event!

Bisnestreffit 23.2.: Kestävä liiketoiminta – BisnesDates on 23 February: Sustainable Business

Espoon kaupunki tiedottaa:
Tervetuloa Bisnestreffeille keskustelemaan liiketoiminnan kestävyydestä ja
verkostoitumaan samanhenkisten kanssa.
  • Kuinka asiakkaita voi auttaa pienentämään ekologista jalanjälkeään?
  • Kuinka Espoosta voisi tulla kestävyyden kansainvälinen edelläkävijä?
  • Mitä minun yrittäjänä pitäisi tehdä – ja kenen kanssa?

Tilaisuudessa puhujina:
Ilkka Kojo, Johtaja, Ympäristö ja kestävä kehitys, Outotec
Harri Paananen, Elinkeinopäällikkö, Espoon kaupunki

Puheenjohtajana toimii Kari Mikkelä, Urban Mill

Ideointiin ja verkostoitumiseen on varattu aikaa 30 min. Paikkoja on rajallinen määrä, joten mikäli estyt saapumasta paikalle, varmistathan, että kollegasi osallistuu puolestasi. Tilaisuuden kieli on englanti.

Aika: pe 23.2.2018 klo 8.00 – 9.00.  Paikka: Espoon kulttuurikeskus Kulttuuriaukio 2 .  Hinta: Maksuton. Ilmoittaudu tästä:

Järjestäjät: Espoon kaupunki ja Kurt Linderoos (Oy Personal EU United Brains Ltd).

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