5 tips for Aalto Festival

 

Aalto Festival is an entire month full of collisions, experiments, calculations, disruptions and surprises by the many talents of the university. We gathered five tips for the festival with a global sustainable development focus – see these and many more in aaltofestival.fi

IDBM Impact

IDBM Impact event on May 4 is about innovative and socially-impactful concepts that design, business and engineering students have been working on over the course of 6 months. One of the teams has been examining food’s value chain from maize fields to the milk glass as a part of PBL East Africa project and we are looking forward to their final proposal.

Impact Meetup: SDGs and Businesses

‘Impact Meetups’ is a new series of monthly meet-ups organised by A Grid Impact and Aalto Start-Up Center. The first meetup with the theme SDGs and Businesses will be held on May 14 at A Grid.

Aalto Sustainability Day

Aalto Sustainability Day is the inaugural event of Aalto Sustainability Hub on May 18 in Dipoli. Join the opening session to hear Dr. Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment 2010-2014, Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP and EP rapporteur for circular economy and Ilkka Herlin, Chairman of Cargotec corporation and Co-founder of Baltic Sea Action Group foundation among others.

Sustainability revolutions exhibition

What is innovation for poverty alleviation or design for food circularity? Sustainability revolutions exhibition brings interesting interdisciplinary projects on May 18-June 9 to Dipoli.

Stories from Nepal, East Africa and Mexico – SGT Studio Final Presentations

Hear the stories of our SGT Studio course students who have been working with six different development challenges in five countries this spring. Experiences, learnings and project proposals are presented on May 21 in Harald Herlin Learning Center.

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This post was written by Outi Puukko

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