Current Events

January 29, 2015. Northern Service Day 2015 in Oulu,

Global business from everyday experiences

Northern service day is a Finnish Service Alliance affiliated annual event that is now organized for a third time. The event is dedicated to promote and understand service business for people residing in Northern Finland. The event will host various keynote speeches from public sector organizations as well as panel discussion involving representatives among others form Ludocraft, Whatevergroup, Elektrobit and Nokia. For this event the emphasis is on truly meeting and understanding your customers as well as everyday experiences and scalability of these experiences. The event is free of charge and open for everybody.

Challenge your thoughts on how to create services and solutions that are valuable and can create profitable business both now and in the future. Please find more information and registration from here>>> (In Finnish)

Date & Time: January 29, 2015. Starting at noon.
Place: Oulun kaupunginteatteri, Pikisali (Kaarlenväylä 2, Oulu)
January 30, 2015. Nordic Independent Living Challenge Promotion Event at Aalto University,

Nordic Independent Living Challenge is a competition aiming to produce innovative and sustainable solutions to improve quality of life elderly and disabled people and help them live independently in their own homes. The competition is open for everybody interested in producing innovative service solutions for the elderly and the disabled. For further information, please read this Aalto Service Factory news article about the competition or visit Nordic Independent Living Challenge webpage.

As part of the competition preparations Aalto Service Factory in collaboration with Forum Virium will organize a promotion event at Aalto Design Factory on January 30, 2015 starting at 1 PM and lasting until 4 PM. The idea of this additional promotion event at Aalto University is to involve the students and staff of Aalto to share their already produced solutions, solution proposals or ideas that could fit or be further developed to fit into the Nordic Independent Living Challenge framework.

Date & Time: January 30, 2015. 13:00 - 16:00.
Place: Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, Espoo)
February 6, 2015. Lecture: Skanska @ Aalto Design Factory,

On February 6 Aalto ARTS business partner construction company Skanska presents cases being developed by using user-centered service design methods. Skanska has co-created new living environments with agile development methods and accurate user-data. The lecture is open for everyone and free of charge.

Date & Time: February 6, 2015. starting at 1 pm
Place: Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5, Espoo)
February 10, 2015. Researchers' Breakfast @ Service Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
More information>>>

Presentations:

LIVING, MOVING AND DOING RESEARCH IN THE ARCTIC
Svetlana Usenyuk
Department of Design
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aleksandre Asatiani
Department of Information and Service Economy
School of Business

More information about the presentations>>>

Date & Time: February 10, 2015. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Service Factory (Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki)
February 28 - March 1, 2015. Global Service Jam in Espoo,

Aalto Service Factory is again a part of organizing the Service Jam event in Finland. Service Jam is a global event in which thousands of people around the world gather to innovate new services from a same theme during a single weekend. In the Service Jam you will experience the whole service development process under the guidance of experienced service designers serving as mentors. All you need to participate is an interest for service development and a desire to make an impact. The resulting service solutions from the weekend will be presented to the public on the Sunday afternoon.

The registration for the event begins on January. Stay tuned for further information on Global Service Jam Helsinki 2015 Facebook page>>>

If you are already familiar with service design process, you can sing-up as a mentor already from here>>>

Data & Time: February 28 - March, 2015. Starting at 5 PM.
Place: Laurea (Vanha Maantie 9, Espoo)
March 10, 2015. Researchers' Breakfast @ Media Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
More information>>>

Presentations:

Takis Pangiotis
Department of Film, TV and Scenography
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Chun Namkyu
Department of Design
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

More information about the presentations>>>

Date & Time: March 10, 2015. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Media Factory (Hämeentie 135, Helsinki)
March 18, 2015. Service Day at Design Factory,

Reserve the date March 18 in your calendar for Service Day 2015.

Service Day is Finnish Service Alliance's annual event that promotes the importance of services in the society. In the next service day the theme will be health and well-being service development. The day will involve keynote speeches and workshops and award ceremonies for Vuoden palveluteko 2015, Service Thesis of the Year 2015 and Service Design Achievement 2015 awards. You can find the videos for each Service Design Achievement 2015 nominees from Service Design Breakfast Facebook page>>>

Stay tuned for further information about Service Day 2015 at Finnish Service Alliance's website>>>

Date and Time: March 18, 2015.
Place: Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, Espoo)
April 9-10, 2015. Real-Time Economy: Innovations for Europe Conference,

Real-Time Economy (RTE) Innovations for Europe is a two-day conference probing into the future of financial processes. The overriding theme for the conference is the need to improve the existing infrastructures and innovative new ecosystems in the financial administration area. The event presents the latest developments in the areas of real-time accounting, XBRL-based government reporting, COREP-reporting, e-identification, mobile financial services, and innovative services for the banking sector. The event is organized into nine roundtable sessions in three tracks: XBRL, Public Sector Services and Real-Time Accounting.

More information>>>

Date & Time: April 9-10, 2015.
Place: Aalto University School of Business, Chydenia building (Runeberginkatu 22-24, Helsinki)
April 14, 2015. Researchers' Breakfast @ Design Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
More information>>>

Presentations:

Q&A WITH THE VICE DEAN OF RESEARCH
Teemu Leinonen
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

VISUAL NARRATIVE
Zach Dodson
Department of Media
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Tua Björklund
Aalto University Design Factory

More information about the presentations>>>

Date & Time: April 14, 2015. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5C, Espoo)
May 12, 2015. Researchers' Breakfast @ Service Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
More information>>>

Presentations:

TBA

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Date & Time: May 12, 2015. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Service Factory (Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki)

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