Category: Events

Report launch


Online report on New Global findings will be launched on October 4th, 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.

Impact Meetups: SDG 6 Clean Water & Sanitation


‘Impact Meetups’ is a series of meet-ups organised by A Grid Impact and Aalto Start-Up Center. The first series of the meet-ups will focus on Sustainable Development Goals, Businesses and Researches and will cover all the 17 Goals goals in upcoming episodes. The meetups are intended for those interested in researches, start-ups/businesses and opportunities in sustainability and impact businesses. Everyone is welcome! Coffee and light snacks will be served!

PROGRAMME

1600-1630: (Dr. Suvi Sojamo)
SDG 6 Intro & current water challenges
Corporate water stewardship as a means to advance water security for all

1630-1650: (Toni Laurila, Sensmet Oy)
Transforming water analytics

1650- 1710: (Anne Hyvärinen, New Global)
Innovation intermediaries in the water sector in Kenya

1710-1730: (Nina Maarit Partanen)
Project Impact: Business can be revolutionary sustainable

1730-1800: Networking

Please sign up here.