Category: Events

Nordic Sparks


Nordic Sparks is a day long event organized by Sahara Sparks event ltd and the University of Turku together with other partners with the main aim of nurturing the current relations between Africa and the Nordic Region. The event is catered for Nordic tech businesses that can be adopted in Africa, Nordic investors who want to invest in Africa, Non-Governmental organizations and other stakeholders (innovators, intellects, tech enthusiasts, developing partners, entrepreneurs etc.) with interest in Africa. Africa is a market of 1.2 billion people, with the increase of the middle class and youthful population Africa creates opportunities for global businesses that are looking for fast growing sustainable markets. Nordic Sparks is an event building up to a larger event in Tanzania in October 2019.

The event is organised on September 2nd in A Grid, Otaniemi. New Global researcher Marleen Wierenga will facilitate a round table discussion on Innovating in Complex Global Systems With Cases.

 

Finland – Africa Research Stories


As part of the Think Africa Week 2019, Think Africa and New Global present the event “Finland-Africa Research Stories”.

Are you a researcher, organization or student that is interested in research done in Finland with the theme of Africa?

Think Africa invites you to come and share your research stories with us, to learn and collaborate with fellow researchers and practitioners as well as to find the right talent for your project.

The goals

1. Showcase research that is being done with the theme of Africa

2. Matchmaking those doing similar research for collaboration

3. Connect practitioners or entrepreneurs with researchers who might want to start a business based on those results

Are you interested? Please Register on Eventbrite! Limited places are available.
https://www.eventbrite.com/preview?eid=67565170243

Report launch


Online report on New Global findings will be launched on November 20th, 2019.

Affordable energy solutions at World Village Festival


How to promote sustainable, democratic and affordable energy solutions in the Global South? This panel discussion hosted by the Siemenpuu Foundation looks at the challenges and opportunities of solar power and off-grid power systems in providing electricity to rural areas and which types of electricity projects can best serve rural communities.

The panel is led by Hanna Matinpuro, director of the Siemenpuu Foundation, and includes as members doctoral student Sini Numminen from Aalto University and Access Energie and ACPREP founder Ibrahim Togola. The discussion is held in English.

World Village Festival

Defence of dissertation: Sini Numminen


Sini Numminen, M.Sc.(Tech.), will defend the dissertation “Reliability and sustainability analyses of frugal solar photovoltaic micro-grid systems in emerging markets” on Monday 10 June 2019 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall K216, Otakaari 4, Espoo. In this dissertation, solar-powered micro-grids operated by energy service companies were studied in rural India. A particular focus was their reliability and sustainability.

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Sustainable forestry at Innofrugal


New Global researchers Sara Lindeman and Tatu Lyytinen together with Thomas Selänniemi (Indufor) and Mikko Laine (Slidetec) will discuss sustainable forestry in Tanzania at Innofrugal. Take a look at the case beforehand on youtube.

Waves Impact Festival


Waves festival brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, designers, financiers, students, and other impact business enthusiasts to discuss, network and enjoy festival vibes. It is initiated by New Global.

Stay tuned! and follow Waves on Facebook.

New Global at SuomiAreena: Planeetalle mahtuva talous


Planeetalle mahtuva talous: Se muuttuu, mitä mitataan

Talousjärjestelmämme ei enää mahdu rajalliselle maapallolle. Tarvitaan innovaatioita siihen, minkälaisin keinoin ohjaamme tuotantoa, kulutusta ja sijoituksia kohti resurssiviisautta. EU puhuu kasvusta murroksessa. Uusi Seelanti keskittyy kansalaistensa hyvinvointiin, empatiaan ja ystävällisyyteen.

SuomiAreenan keskustelutilaisuus luo uusia näkökulmia siihen, miltä näyttäisi luonnon kantokykyyn sopeutunut talous Suomessa ja millaisin mittarein sitä ohjataan. Keskusteluja konkretisoidaan kuvin ja animaatioin.

#SuomiAreena #mitämitataan

Puhujat:
Minna Halme, vastuullisen liiketoiminnan professori, Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu
Niko Humalisto, tutkijatohtori, kehitysasiantuntija, Suomen Lähetysseura, Itä-Suomen yliopisto
Aki Kangasharju, toimitusjohtaja, Elinkeinoelämän tutkimuslaitos Etla
Elma Nevala, tuore ylioppilas
Teija Paavola, kiertotalousliiketoiminnan kehittäjä, Atria
Pertti Salolainen, ansioitunut luonnonsuojelija, veteraanipoliitikko

Tilaisuuden juontaa Merja Mähkä.

Tilaisuus on Eetunaukion lavalla 18.7. klo 10-11 Porin SuomiAreenassa (Itäpuisto, 28100 Pori).

Tapahtuman järjestävät Suomen Lähetysseura, Aalto-yliopiston New Global -tutkimushanke ja Suomen luonnonsuojeluliitto.

Seuraa tapahtumaa Facebookissa.

Slush side event: Connecting Drivers of Change


Save the date:

29.11.2018 17:00-20:00, Päivälehden museo, Helsinki

Connecting Drivers of Change – let’s advance entrepreneurship in Africa

To raise awareness about entrepreneurship in Africa and to present collaboration opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa, BioFisa,  New Global, SAIS Programme, Think Africa and amplaffy organize a networking event in Helsinki. 

We bring for you to meet

  • Impact investors, investors and funding instruments
  • the most promising early-stage startups identified in partnership with Slush Global Impact Accelerator
  • Startups and companies in Finland interested in Sub Saharan African markets
  • the freshest bioscience research-based entrepreneurs in Southern Africa and Finland
  • innovation ecosystem builders and business supporters in Finland and Sub Saharan Africa
  • The diaspora and talented people interested to meet the startups and get involved in impactful ventures

This is an official Slush side event.