Light Pill wins Aalto Gift competition
The Grand Prize winners were Lauri Lemmenlehti and Abel Groenewolt. The winning proposal is called Light Pill, a portable series of illuminators.
The jury found their work to be a pleasing combination of design, business, and technology - it even had a very "Aalto feel" to it, with a touch of humour. Lemmenlehti and Groenewolt will be rewarded with the Grand Prize of 5 000 €, pre-seed funding from Aalto (up to 50 000 €) and a ticket to the Cambridge VentureCamp.
Two other teams were also awarded by Cambridge VentureCamp. The second proposal, called a Float, by Pekka Laurila and Tuukka Mattila, which is a levitating scaled model of the Aalto-1 satellite.
Soroush Moradi Zavie Kord and Anahita Rashidfarokhi Fathabadi were awarded by their Hi Look, which is a portable Kite Aerial Photgraphy device, which glides and climbs to the different altitudes with an on-board camera providing elevated view of earth.
Aalto Gift program was a two months intensive program to develop new design based start-ups for corporate gift markets. Aim was to get new corporate gifts for Aalto University and coach ideas towards viable businesses.
The coaches for the program were Professor, CEO, Industrial Designer Hannu Kähönen, Professor Kalevi Ekman and Serial Entrepreneur Moaffak Ahmed. The jury was Jussi Tuurnala from ACE, Hanne Haapoja from Aalto Communications and Natalie Gaudet from Aalto Venture Garage.
Aalto Gift has been part of the Aalto University Living+ program (living.aalto.fi) creating better and more sustainable living environments.
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