CREATING SUSTAINABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

CREATING SUSTAINABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

Aalto Global Impact (AGI) promotes and facilitates Aalto University´s research and educational programmes for societal impact globally.

Aalto Global Impact (AGI) promotes and facilitates Aalto University`s research and educational programmes for societal impact globally.

Aalto Global Impact

Education

Foster new settings for students to develop their capabilities in real-life environments and create opportunities for in-depth learning in Africa, Asia and Latin America in collaboration with various Aalto University educational master’s level programmes and courses.

Research

Initiate and mobilize funding for new multidisciplinary research and innovation projects in the field of frugal and sustainable innovations, inclusive businesses, renewable energy, water and sanitation, ICT and digitalisation, new media and design thinking.

Entrepreneurs

Create awareness and inspire students and early stage entrepreneurs to start businesses with impact through Impact Iglu which is a community and platform for value-based entrepreneurial activities.

Latest projects

PBL East Africa

PBL East Africa is a joint initiative between University of Dar es SalaamUniversity of NairobiMakerere University and Aalto University. Taking place in 2017–2020, the project engages faculty, students and external partners in the four countries to work on sustainable innovation challenges in East Africa. As a whole, the project operates as a piloting platform for the universities to test, share and refine best practices in problem-based education – while also building regional and global networks in an effort to share knowledge and deepen innovation capabilities in East Africa and beyond.

aaltoglobalimpact.org/pbl-east-africa

CodeBus Africa

CodeBus Africa brings together African and Finnish innovators in tech and education to organise creative coding workshops for youth in ten African countries in February–May 2017. The project aims to inspire youth to discover and make use of technology in their lives, and empower especially girls to explore technology’s possibilities for their future. The project partners include the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, mehackit, Nokia and multiple tech hubs and educational institutes in 10 African countries. CodeBus is part of Finland’s 100th independence celebration and the official Finland 100 programme.

codebusafrica.com

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21 November 2017 |

Register soon for UniPID spring 2018 courses
Finnish University Partnership for International Development UniPID offers a variety of online courses on global sustainable development topics. The curriculum for spring 2018 features for example Introduction to Development Economics, Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility and Migration, Development and Human Rights. UniPID’s Virtual Studies are free of charge online courses, available for both international and Finnish students enrolled at Read more >
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09 November 2017 |

Video: CodeBus Africa – Adventures in creative technology
In spring 2017, CodeBus Africa brought together African and Finnish innovators in tech and education. CodeBus inspires youth to discover and make use of technology in their lives, and empower especially girls to explore technology’s possibilities for their future. The project reached altogether 1900 youth in 10 countries. “There is still a lot of work Read more >
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01 November 2017 |

Develop your green business idea in the Greenhouse programme
Applications for the Greenhouse climate entrepreneurship programme are open. The programme offers business coaching and a strong European network. The Greenhouse programme is seeking students, researchers, and professionals interested in climate entrepreneurship to apply by 30 November. The search is on for business ideas connected with cleantech and innovative climate solutions, products, and services. One Read more >

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Teija Lehtonen

Aalto Global Impact’s Director
teija.lehtonen@aalto.fi

Teija Lehtonen is a director at Aalto Global Impact. She is passionate about co-creation and building inclusive innovation ecosystems together with people in low-income communities. Her vision for Aalto Global Impact is to find new sustainable ways to create wealth and reduce poverty.

Riina Subra

Senior Manager
riina.subra@aalto.fi

Riina Subra is responsible for building partnerships and scaling up best practices for international collaboration. She has specialized in management work with international organisations, designing projects, strategies and partnerships for UNESCO and the UNDP.

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Ville Luukkanen

Chief Iglu Officer
ville.2.luukkanen@aalto.fi

Ville is the Chief Iglu Officer at Impact Iglu. He has over 20 years’ experience in developing inclusive and sustainable business globally, with special focus on Africa. Ville is passionate about supporting emerging entrepreneurs grow and expand their positive impact.

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Roope Kiviranta

Designer
roope.kiviranta@aalto.fi

Roope Kiviranta is the designer for Aalto Global Impact. He has worked as a designer in various roles and projects related to Graphic Design and User Interface Design. He’s a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, and holds an MA from Aalto University.

Vilma Hämäläinen

Project Specialist
vilma.hamalainen@aalto.fi

Vilma Hämäläinen leads communications in a Finland 100 project Codebus Africa. Currently on the last stretch of her master’s studies at Aalto University, Vilma is particularly interested in the social and equality dimensions of sustainable business practice.

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Irena Bakic

Project Coordinator for Coding Bus Africa
Irena.bakic@aalto.fi

Irena Bakic is the coordinator of a Finland 100 project CodeBus Africa. Irena is a graduate of Aalto University with a Master of Science degree and her passion is to co-create and innovate with children and youth.

Outi Puukko

Communication Specialist
outi.puukko@aalto.fi

Outi Puukko is in charge of developing communication of Aalto Global Impact. Puukko is passionate about communication for societal change and has worked with strategic communication from NGOs to public sector.

Aalto Impact Ecosystem

Educational Programmes
International Design Business Management

International Design Business Management master’s programme comprises international and multidisciplinary courses accompanied by a six-month industry project in collaboration with organisations from all over the world.
http://idbm.aalto.fi/

Sustainable Global Technologies

Sustainable Global Technologies programme runs a set of cross-disciplinary courses that look at the diverse connections between sustainability and technology in developing context. Student projects highlight environmental, social and cultural
aspects of sustainable development.
http://www.sgtprogramme.fi/

Creative Sustainability

Creative Sustainability master’s programme focuses on ecological, social and economic sustainability challenges and solutions. It offers multidisciplinary courses and a real-life sustainability project with an enterprise, NGO or public sector.

http://acs.aalto.fi/

Aalto-IITB DiDaCTiC Collaboration

Digital Design and Construction Technology in Coursework is a collaboration project between Aalto University and IIT Bombay. The project aims to initiate a long term educational collaboration between both universities, especially around topics of digitalization in construction and its potential role in improving the quality and performance of built environments across different parameters, e.g. affordability, sustainability, finish, comfort and air quality, etc.

Research and Innovation Projects
New Global

Integrates interdisciplinary research and new business development to co-create the sustainable business solutions of tomorrow.
http://newglobal.aalto.fi/

Digital Opportunities

Creates an innovation ecosystem which develops digital services for citizens living in informal communities. We aim at designing and developing services for sustainable business in emerging markets.
http://digitalopportunities.aalto.fi

Aalto WiT LAB

Aalto WiT (World in Transition) LAB is a network of researchers and projects focusing on resilient communities, human settlements, humanitarian architecture, environmental awareness, pre-disaster planning, reconstruction, sustainable technologies, community engagement and grass roots action.
http://witlab.fi/

SUB

Sustainability on Business Research provides knowledge about innovative business models and transition paths that enhance sustainable development, and co-creates solution proposals together with partners from different sectors of society. http://sub.aalto.fi

Entrepreneurship
Impact Iglu

Supports entrepreneurs who do business to solve societal challenges.
http://impactiglu.org/