INVITATION: Aalto Sustainability Day 18.5.2018

Tackling complex sustainability challenges by co-creating disruptive innovations

What kind of research is effective for sustainability goals? Which forms of co-creation across different fields of society do we need to bring together groundbreaking sustainability solutions? These and many more questions drive Aalto Sustainability Day that seeks new paths for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary sustainability innovations. The event brings together experts, practitioners, students, and citizens to share their knowledge and experience with novel approaches.

WHEN: 18th of May 2018
WHERE: Aalto University, Dipoli, Otakaari 24, FI- Espoo
REGISTRATION: Register here before 2 May 2018.
MORE INFO: Aalto Sustainability Hub (ASH)


08.30 Coffee, tea & registration
09.00 Opening of Sustainability Revolutions exhibition

  • Opening words by Vice President Tuija Pulkkinen, Aalto University
  • Introduction by Curators Riikka Mäkikoskela and Taneli Tuovinen, Aalto ARTS
  • Musical intervention by Saija Hollmén & Tatu Pohjola

09.30 Keynote speeches and panel: How to co-create disruptions for sustainability? What does it take to make sustainability our new normal?

  • Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment 2010-2014
  • Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP
  • Ilkka Herlin, Cargotec corporation and Baltic Sea Action Group
  • Peter Lund, Professor of New Energy Technologies
  • Minna Halme, Professor, Director of Aalto Sustainability Hub
    Panel moderated by professor Ramia Maze from Aalto ARTS

11.45 Vegan lunch (at own expense)
12.45 Interdisciplinary sustainability research sessions

  • Sustainability-oriented innovation: Co-creating novel products, services and business models
  • Sustainability in materials choices and design
  • Regenerative sustainability
  • Digitalisation, sharing and sustainability

Other sessions

  •  Doctoral students meeting practitioners
  • For CLC members: Disruption – Climate Leadership Coalition´s annual spring meeting

15:00-15:30 Vegan & fair refreshments 
15:30-17:00 Sustainability excursions in Otaniemi

  • Posters: Sustainability and Global Impact (Dipoli)
  • Sustainability Revolutions and Arts (Dipoli)
  • Sustainability and St1 DeepHeat walk
  • Otaniemi Green campus walk
  • A Grid and Climate Entrepreneurship walk
  • CLC: St1 DeepHeat and Smart Mobility walk

There is no fee – register here  before 2 May 2018.

Detailed program:

In collaboration with HELSUS Sustainability Science Days 16-17 May 2018

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