Creative Otaniemi Talks – Watch the Urban Mill Espoo Day 28.8.2020 recordings

The recordings can be watched on YouTube:

1. Creative Otaniemi Talks on Espoo Day 2020 PART ONE – sustainability, creativity and co-creation

  • Opening, Kari Mikkelä, Executive Producer, Urban Mill Innovation Platform
  • Co-creative Communities and Ecosystems in Sustainable Espoo, Markku Markkula, Chair of the Board at City of Espoo
  • Aalto University Campus – Creative and Sustainable Landscapes, Aapo Pihkala, Project Manager, Campus Development, Aalto University
  • The Art of Co-creation, Matti Hämäläinen, Aalto alumni, Forum Virium Helsinki

2. Creative Otaniemi Talks on Espoo Day 2020 PART TWO: Opening session of EDU virtual Hackathon

  • Opening and Welcome
  • European Design Upgrade Intro
  • Country Perspectives
  • Design hack + objectives intro
  • Practicalities

Insinöörien ilmastopioneerit kutsuvat dialogiin korkeakoulutuksen kestävyyssisältöjen kehittämiseksi

Kutsu edelleenvälitettynä:

”Insinöörien ilmastorintamalla on ilo kutsua teidät dialogiin tekniikan alan korkeakoulutuksen kestävyyssisältöjen kehittämiseksi. Tämä viesti lienee kiinnostavin tekniikan alan parissa työskenteleville mutta toivottavasti herättää ajatuksia myös muiden alojen asiantuntijoille.

Insinöörien ilmastorintama on alkuvuodesta perustettu uusi ilmastoliike tekniikan alan korkeakoulutetuille. Haluamme auttaa alan ammattilaisia kanavoimaan omaa ammatillista osaamistaan ilmaston ja muiden ympäristöasioiden hyväksi. Teemme palveluita insinööreiltä insinööreille. Ensimmäinen tuotoksemme paneutuu tekniikan alan korkeakoulutukseen, jossa näemme kestävyysnäkökulmasta paljon kehittämistarpeita. Tarvitsemme systemaattisia muutoksia tekniikan alan korkeakoulutuksen ajatusmalleihin. Me voimme puhua vain oman alamme puolesta mutta toivomme esimerkkimme kannustavan muitakin aloja samanlaiseen aktivismiin (ja tilanne on muuten vähintään hälyttävä kun insinöörit turvautuvat aktivismiin).

Julkaisimme tänään klo 12 koulutuspoliittisen manifestimme. Avaamme manifestin kautta julkista keskustelua ja luomme korkeakoulujen johdolle julkista painetta tekniikan alan kestävyyssisältöjen kehittämiseksi. Valta ja sen myötä vastuu toimenpiteistä on lopulta korkeakoulujen johdolla, mutta emme aio jättää korkeakouluja näiden vaatimusten kanssa yksin. Manifestimme on kutsu jatkuvaan vuoropuheluun systeemisen muutoksen käynnistämisestä aina läpivientiin ja prosessin päätökseen saakka.

Insinöörien ilmastorintaman aktiiveista löytyy paljon osaamista paitsi kestävyysteemoista, myös korkeakoulupolitiikasta. Tunnemme korkeakoulujen kokemat yhteiskunnalliset ristipaineet ja olemme empaattisia korkeakoulujen alati tiukentuvia vaatimuksia ja tiukkenevia resursseja kohtaan. Korkeakoulujen kestävyysreformi on kuitenkin väistämätön, kiireellinen ja sidosryhmien laajasti toivoma kehityssuunta. Pyrimme tapaamaan kaikkia tekniikan alaa opettavien korkeakoulujen johtajia ja toivomme löytävämme yhteistyössä kullekin korkeakoululle sopivia keinoja vaatimustemme edistämiseen tiukoista resursseista ja muista kiireistä huolimatta.

Kuten manifestin lopusta huomaatte, olemme saaneet kirjelmän tueksi varsin vaikutusvaltaisia organisaatioita ja henkilöitä. Emme siis ole huolemme kanssa yksin. Toivomme että myös te jaatte huolemme ja lähdette kanssamme tekemään kauan odotettua kestävyysvallankumousta tekniikan alan korkeakouluopintoihin. Alan opettajakunnan allekirjoituksia lisäämme listan jatkoksi mieluusti.

Vaikka pääsääntöisesti edistämme asiaa keskusteluilla korkeakoulujen johdon kanssa, niin teemme mieluusti yhteistyötä myös yksittäisten, aktiivisten alan opettajien kanssa. Meihin sopii olla yhteydessä matalalla kynnyksellä jos kiinnostus herää.

Ystävällisesti,

Insinöörien ilmastorintama

ilmastorintama.fi/insinoorit

Best Wishes,

Jussi-Pekka Teini
Engineering Sustainability
jussi-pekka.teini@tek.fi @teinij
+358 40 7059755″

Hacking at Otaniemi Innovation Alley on Espoo Day 29.8.2020

Experience moments in virtual EDU Hackathon Studio at Urban Mill

Espoo-päivän tapahtuma
Lauantai 29.8.2020 klo 13-15
Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 Espoo

Koe kansainvälisen European Design Upgrade (EDU) -hankkeen virtuaalisen Hackathon for Creatives and Startups -tapahtuman inspiroiva ilmapiiri Urban Milliin Hackathonstudiossa. Pääset mm. seuraamaan isoilta näytöiltä miten designerit, suunnittelijat, taiteilijat ja yrittäjät laativat uusia konsepteja ja ideoita rajat ylittävissä kansainvälisissä tiimeissä. Tutustu samalla Urban Millin luovuutta ja innovaatioita ruokkiviin tiloihin ja palveluihin!

Hackathon-studio sijaitsee Urban Millin Cave-tilassa

The event is produced by Urban Mill Innovation Platform in collaboration with European Design Upgrade (EDU) programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

#espoopaiva #EDU #edupgrade #creativeeurope #urbanmill #kfund #creativebrussels #espoo #kiev #brussels #sdg #EU

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Creative Otaniemi Talks – Join Espoo Day Online Event 28.8.2020

Creative Otaniemi Talks
Friday 28.8.2020 12:00 – 14:00 EEST
Virtual Espoo day event in Zoom
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81382473540
Zoom Waiting room opens at 11:45
If Meeting ID is asked, type: 813 8247 3540
Inspirational talks about creativity & sustainability in Otaniemi, in the very heart of Espoo Innovation Garden. Join and find out what already happens and what will happen in the future!

Virtual presentations in Zoom by the City Espoo, Aalto University and creative designers followed by the opening session of the Hackathon for creatives and startups from Espoo, Kiev and Brussel.

Programme

12:00 – 13:00 TALKS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY, CREATIVITY AND CO-CREATION

  • Opening, Kari Mikkelä, Executive Producer, Urban Mill Innovation Platform
  • Co-creative Communities and Ecosystems in Sustainable Espoo, Markku Markkula, Chair of the Board at City of Espoo
  • Aalto University Campus – Creative and Sustainable Landscapes, Aapo Pihkala, Project Manager, Campus Development, Aalto University
  • The Art of Co-creation, Matti Hämäläinen, Aalto alumni

13:00 – 14:00  OPENING SESSION OF EUROPEAN DESIGN UPGRADE (EDU) VIRTUAL HACKATHON

The event continues in EDU Zoom
-> go to: https://zoom.us/j/94261455031?pwd=U0lobVN1Ym1MZnBwNmR6REFiMWU0UT09
Meeting ID: 942 6145 5031
Passcode: 053339

  • Opening and Welcome
  • European Design Upgrade Intro
  • Country Perspectives
  • Design hack + objectives intro
  • Practicalities

         

Additional information

Link to the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81382473540

The event is produced by Urban Mill Innovation Platform in collaboration with the City of Espoo, Aalto University and European Design Upgrade (EDU) programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Photo: Unto Rautio

#espoopaiva #EDU #edupgrade #creativeeurope #urbanmill #kfund #creativebrussels #espoo #kiev #brussels #sdg #EU #aaltouniversity

From Espoo Innovation Garden: Finnish company launches a new solution to prolong the lifecycle of clothes

Lagoom startup team announces:

“The fashion industry is responsible for a significant amount of waste and exhausting resources. The fast-fashion phenomenon not only creates environmental damage and fair trade issues, but also a culture of overbuying and throw-away.

Right now we are working on a start-up – Lagoom App, a collaboration between Tavarapilvi Oy and gaIoTa Oy. We are a multidisciplinary team of people from different cultural backgrounds and professional expertise but we all share a commitment to sustainability. Our core team consists of Aalto University’s students who are passionate about innovation.

As a part of sustainable fashion solution we empower consumers to be more responsible and contribute more to a sustainable lifestyle, we created Lagoom App.

Lagoom.app is a completely new way of recycling clothes securely. The solution enables an easy and clever way of creating one’s own community, making managing, buying and selling clothes straightforward. ”Lagoom is the Tinder of second-hand clothes,” says founder Jaakko Isohanni.

To create impact, we ask for your support to spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested in our app. This will be a tremendous support to our project. We truly appreciate your support and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please visit our website for further information or contact me via linh.nguyen@lagoom.app if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Linh Nguyen
On behalf of the Lagoom Team”

Read Lagoom’s PRESS RELEASE:
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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:

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: www.fortum.com/forward

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 lantmannen.com/greenhouse

Program managers:
Emma Nordell
emma.nordell@lantmannen.com
+ 46 70 387 47 82

Jakob Söderström
jakob.soderstrom@lantmannen.com
+ 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: https://www.facebook.com/AaltoSBC

More information: Matthew Hill, Aalto SBC Vice President, matthew.hill@aalto.fi

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!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2608340552578177/