Category: Events

Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development

Professor Minna Halme will present her paper “Collective sensemaking in multi-sector groups: The co-creation of inclusive business for poverty alleviation” in Leiden in the Frugal Innovation conference.

New Global researcher Marleen Wierenga will also present at the conference.

The conference will assess Frugal Innovation not only as a theoretical concept, but also as a policy tool in responding to three significant sustainability (social, economic, environmental) challenges in an ever more complex world.

What is architects’ role in climate change?

New Global researcher Helena Sandman will be speaking (in Finnish) at Habitare fair. Along with Ville Hara, she will discuss how architects can affect the interaction between people and what kind of roles they can take in preventing climate change. Read more.



What makes home a home?

What makes home a home? Is home just the space between the walls of an apartment? What makes a city a home to its residents?

New Global researcher Helena Sandman discusses these themes as a part of Helsinki Design Week. Read more.

SuomiAreena: Suomi 100 vuoden päästä: Make sustainability great again

Time: July 12th, 3:15 PM
Place: Purje stage, Pori, SuomiAreena

New Global is on stage at SuomiAreena. Together with among others Pekka Haavisto and Sixten Korkman, Sara Lindeman discusses (in Finnish) the theme Finland after 100 years: Make sustainability great again. More information later in the summer. There will be live stream from the event.

Program is available here. New Global organises this event with Sitra, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Anglo American and Gasum.

Jarkko Levänen presents frugal energy solutions at Energy Gala

Photo: Lindsay Simmons

Energy Gala
Time: Tuesday 23.5 15.00-17.00
Location: Learning centre (Otaniementie 9), Makerspace

Energy platform invites you to celebrate the recent achievements in the diverse field of energy research and teaching at Aalto University. Network with peers while enjoying snacks and drinks.


15.00 Welcome!

Prof. Martti Larmi – Joint Master’s Program in Advanced Energy Solutions (ENG, ELEC, CHEM)

Prof. Sanna Syri – One of the biggest energy projects in Aalto funded in 2016: Failandiasta Winlandiaan

Juuso Lindgren (Awarded Alumni) – Tekes energy start-up of the year

Pitch talks related to research highlights, recents appointments and new projects in the following fields:
Lecturer Janne Halme (SCI, appointed spring 2016) – Hey! We could print our solar cells as photographs!
Assistant professor Sandip Bankar (CHEM, appointed spring 2016) – Biobutanol – a next general biofuel?
Post doc Jarkko Levänen (BIZ) – Frugal Energy Innovations
Assistant professor Ville Vuorinen (ENG, appointed 2015) – Thermodynamics and Combustion
Post doc Floran Martin (ELEC) – Multiscale model: a multi-physics tool to predict ferromagnetic material behavior
Professor of Practice Mikko Jalas (ARTS, appointed summer 2016) – ARTS view: active making of energy transitions

17.00 Closing words – event ends

More information.

New Global’s photo exhibition at Laituri

Time: May 22nd-26th
Place: Laituri, Narinkka 2, Helsinki

New Global’s photo exhibitions presents three research cases: Private Forestry Programme operating in Southern Highlands in Tanzania, finding good models for socially sustainable housing production in Zanzibar, and delivering affordable electricity to low-income rural villagers in India.

More information.

Yksityissektori köyhyyden ja eriarvoisuuden vähentäjänä: onko Suomi kestävällä polulla, oikein eväin?

Yksityissektori köyhyyden ja eriarvoisuuden vähentäjänä: onko Suomi kestävällä polulla, oikein eväin? – Keskustelua Suomen ja suomalaisten toimijoiden roolista kehitysmaiden talouden, yksityissektorin ja verotuskyvyn vahvistajana.

Satu Santala, kehityspoliittisen osaston osastopäällikkö, ulkoasiainministeriö  
Aila Paloniemi, KPT:n puheenjohtaja, kansanedustaja (kesk)
Minh Lam, BEAM-ohjelmapäällikkö, Tekes
Hanna Sarkkinen, KPT:n 1. varapj. (vas)
Kari-Pekka Murtonen, yritysyhteistyön asiantuntija, KEPA
Sara Lindeman, tutkija, projektipäällikkö, Aalto yliopisto, New Global

Ohjelma ja ilmoittautuminen.

Night of Circular Solutions

The Night of Circular Solutions presented by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is an intensive one night adventure, where students and researchers from different majors and backgrounds get to take their academic know-how into action. During the night multidisciplinary teams will develop concrete solutions to current and actual circular economy issues.

The Night will consist of problem solving, meeting mentors and verifying developed ideas with facilitated assistance. The teams will be taken on an adventure across the beautiful centre of Helsinki, all ending in a spectacular final where the fine-tuned solutions will be presented. After a hard-working night and the crowning final at dawn, the morning continues with a chill-out seaside celebration to end the eventful night.

This Night is a side event to the World Circular Economy Conference in Helsinki, which presents the world’s best circular economy solutions. It gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers to Finlandia Hall in Helsinki Finland on 5 to 7 June. We welcome all attendees to either participate or just join in the final and the celebration.

New Global researchers will be your coaches during the journey! Welcome!

Apply by May 30th as an individual or with a team, we will team all the applicants up before the event! Hear out the challenges and pick the one you can solve. Think sustainable, applicable and inventive. Put academics into action under the midnight sun. Will you be done by dawn? Take up this challenge! This Night is free of charge and open to everyone who is interested in sustainable solutions and academics in action. You can also find us on Facebook.

More info here.