IBM invites applications to the Nordic Graduate SW Sales Program to begin in September 2013. Successful applicants must have either recently completed or soon to complete their Master’s degree and have some experience in customer service/sales.
Please note that the application deadline has been extended to April 7, 2013.
This is a great opportunity for students to start their career in one of the largest service companies in the world!
Instructions on how to apply and more information are provided here:
Aalto Service Factory, Center for Knowledge and Information Research (CKIR) and Aalto Future Club will host a panel discussion event on How Creative Passion Changes Companies and Society?
Creativity and passion for making are increasingly emphasized as engines of entrepreneurship, change and growth. What kind of explosive forces can be released when these two factors are combined, is the main question that the well-known and distinguished panelists from fields of entrepreneurship, research, management, politics, sports and arts will consider. The panel include members such as Mikael Jungner, Susanna Rahkamo and Kiira Korpi. The event is free of charge and open for everyone and it will be held on Friday 12th of April at Mellin-hall of Otaniemi campus’ Main Building.
Please find further information about the event HERE and register to the event HERE. Please also note that the event will be held entirely in Finnish.
- Pia Erkinheimo, Head of Crowds & Communities, TIVIT
- Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO, Forum Virium Helsinki
- Mikael Jungner, Member of Parliament
- Mikko Koria, Professor, Aalto University
- Kiira Korpi, Figure Skater and Olympic Athlete
- Susanna Rahkamo, Chair, Finnish Figure Skating Association
- Mika Sulin, Secretary General, Finnish Olympic Committee
Lauri Järvilehto of Aalto University and Filosofian Akatemia will moderate the discussion.
Please check also the event website: www.servicefactory.aalto.fi/fi/paneeli2013
The Finnish Service Alliance launched its web site yesterday in the Northern Service Day-event in Oulu.
Please visit www.servicealliance.fi to know more a out the association and how to join as member. Please also subscribe to FSATweets and join the association’s LinkedIn group to keep up to date on the latest news and activities!
Aalto Service Factory is among the first institutional members to join the Finnish Service Alliance and is participating actively in the association’s activities.
Aalto Service Factory allocates funding for service-related research and educational activities in all fields of technology, business, design and art. We received a delightful number of responses to the Call for Proposals for the year 2013, the requested funding of which equals to 1.240.694 euro. In this round, a total of 412.000€ is granted to different groups according to the attached document.
We thank all the applicants for their interest towards the ASF!
In the evaluation of the proposals, particular attention was paid to:
• The potential to create significant scientific contributions, and the ability to strengthen the interaction between Aalto’s service scholars,
• The capability of the group to pursue activity that support Aalto University’s strategy, and
• The potential of organizing activity and gaining results of high international standard.
The funds are allocated mainly for basic research, research workshops and events, and development of educational activities.
The researcher salaries are sponsored with 38.000 €/year and the seminar series and events with 5.000 €. The recipients are encouraged to apply for additional funding to the operation. The ASF requests a summary of the results gained through the funding.
More information: Virpi Tuunainen, Director of Aalto Service Factory
ASF allocates funding for research and education on services
ASF now grants funding for service-related research activities in all fields of technology, business, design and art. ASF supports initiatives that contribute to and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge on services. The funding can be directed to all activities that support high-quality research and educational activities in the field, including research work, hosting of research workshops or conferences, acquisition of data, and collaboration for publishing scientific articles. However, projects conducted by an individual researcher alone are beyond the scope of this call. As research on services and service innovation can benefit from multidisciplinary collaboration, cross-departmental applications are encouraged.
November 30, 2012 – Deadline for applications
December 14, 2012 – Decisions
January 1 to Dec 31, 2013 – Funds available
The free format applications (of 3 to 5 pages) should include the items listed below. All applications will be subject to an initial screening, after which additional information is requested if needed. The applications should include:
- A title of the application/proposal
- A brief description of the planned activity in 2013
- Contact information of the persons in charge
- Targeted participants (individuals, participating schools, departments and faculty members)
- A brief description of the planned activities in regard to how does the proposal augment cross-departmental collaboration within the Aalto University
- An overall budget for the activities and the amount of funding applied
- Description of possible functional support requested from the ASF
- Anticipated outcomes
Those groups that have received funding from ASF earlier –and wish to continue to get funding– are expected to summarize in the application how the previous funding has been used and what are the results achieved with it.
The applications (in MS Office-compatible files or PDFs) should be submitted by email to servicefactory[at]aalto.fi by November 30, 2011.
Download the call for research proposals (pdf)
The groups that have received funding in the previous financing rounds can be explored on the ASF website (http://www.servicefactory.aalto.fi/fi/research/thematicgroups).
For more information regarding the call for proposals, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Director, Aalto Service Factory, virpi.tuunainen[at]aalto.fi, +358 50 589 7541.
Helsinki Metropolitan Region Urban Research Program requests researchers and research teams to submit research or development project proposals for projects to be funded in 2013. The projects are expected to focus on urban issues, challenges and phenomena located on Helsinki Metropolitan Region.The Call for Proposals for 2013 wishes to attract in particular projects with new and innovative approaches to urban issues, challenges and phenomena.
In the selection of the projects to be funded the following criteria will be emphasized: relevancy with regards to the programs themes and subjects, questions stemming from the Metropolitan region’s special features, cooperation between several actors and institutions, multidisciplinary approaches, international and comparative perspectives. High scientific quality is the requirement for the basic research projects.
Proposals including all attachments should be sent to the program coordinator [jussi.kulonpalo(at)helsinki.fi] by email. Deadline for submitting proposals is Monday October 1st 2012 at 16.00 hours.
Please see the program homepage for more detailed information:
In the “cardboard hospital” prototyping workshops held at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, patients, hospital staff and architects were creating ideas for the future hospital environment through physical 1:1 prototyping.
Please have a look at video documentation from the workshops:
Cardboard Hospital from Juha Kronqvist on Vimeo.
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The project is a collaboration between Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture and Pirkanmaa Hospital District. The project is co-funded by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Aalto Service Factory.
On behalf of the editorial team, we are glad to invite you to contribute a chapter to an edited volume: The Handbook of Service Innovation, which will be published by Springer-Verlag in January 2014.
The book seeks to have a collection of chapters addressing contemporary issues in service innovation, and is envisioned to encompass both conceptual and applied contributions, as well as cases that cross various disciplines. This may also include examples of some failed service innovation attempts to demonstrate the reality and balanced view of the topic, and with pitfalls to be avoided. Finally, the book aims to culminate into a suggested step-by-step guide to introducing and managing effective service innovation.
The deadline for submission of a 2-3 page proposal is October 15, 2012. Nevertheless, please communicate your intention to submit a manuscript to email@example.com via email latest by 15 September 2012.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Editorial Team listed below.
The Editorial Team:
Dr. Renu Agarwal, University of Technology Sydney, Email: renu.agarwal(at)uts.edu.au
Prof. Willem Selen, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, Email: willem.selen(at)uaeu.ac.ae
Prof. Goran Roos, Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney ,Email: goran(at)roos.org.uk
Prof Roy Green, University of Technology Sydney, Email: roy.green(at)uts.edu.au