Events

Event highlights

Full program
Exhibitions and fairs
Solve the SDGs banner with Junction, Aalto University and Aalto Ventures Program logos
Other

Solve the SDGs

Solve the SDGs is an online hackathon, where participants work together with world-class mentors to solve sustainability-related problems.
Alumni day 10 October 2020 main image_1
Online event

Alumni Studio & Science Show

Aalto University is celebrating its 10th anniversary by inviting alumni and other stakeholders online.
Aalto Talent Expo 2020 illustration / Graphic designer Babi Brasileiro.
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2020-21

The recruitment and contact fair Aalto Talent Expo will be organised in Otahalli on the 14th of January 2021. The fair, originally planned for the fall of 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Exhibitions and fairs

Near futures – online exhibition

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Shaking up Tech
Exhibitions and fairs

Shaking up Tech 2020

Shaking up Tech virtual event inspires and encourages female high schools students to choose a career in technology. The event is open to everyone.

Wood Wonders exhibition showcases climate-friendly building concepts

If all the buildings constructed in Finland each year were made of wood, the amount of wood needed for their construction would grow back in ten hours.
Exhibitions and fairs
Helsinki Airport, Arrival Hall 2B
Wood Wonders exhibition at Helsinki airport. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Near futures – online exhibition

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates
Exhibitions and fairs
Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates

Online help desk by Materials Platform

The Materials Platform virtual help desk offers advice for Aalto University people who want to improve their presentation, publication, or other aspects of their work related to research dissemination and popularization.
ONLINE (Zoom, Teams, etc.)
Meeting and sketching, photo by Kaleidico @unsplash

CANCELLED: Hidaka Ohmu – The seaweed pavilion

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we have decided to cancel the seaweed pavilion on the Otaniemi campus. You can experience Julia Lohmann's Kombu Ahtola algae piece at Annantalo (Annankatu 30, Helsinki) on 20 August 2020–31 January 2021.
Exhibitions and fairs
Annankatu 30, Helsinki
Julia Lohmann's Kombu Ahtola algae sculpture at Annantalo.

ONLINE: Co-creating the future of food

This exhibition sheds light on what happens behind the scenes of novel food and beverage products, showcasing Finnish entrepreneurs, experiments and collaboration needed for designing new innovative solutions.
Exhibitions and fairs
Väre
main lobby
The food we produce, purchase and consume has far-reaching consequences for our society and planet.

Ecological traveling by train

Travelling by train is a far more ecological way to travel than flying, but its image could use a facelift.
Exhibitions and fairs
Väre
LQ lobby
Train Brag by Anni Tolvanen, Iina Silventoinen and Akseli Manner

ONLINE: SUSLA – Your guide to a sustainable lifestyle

Susla is a detailed footprint calculator that provides both carbon and material footprints across five domains: housing, mobility, leisure, food and goods.
Exhibitions and fairs
Online
Susla is a detailed footprint calculator that provides both carbon and material footprints across five domains: housing, mobility, leisure, food and goods.

Materials Platform exhibitions & events for Helsinki Design Week 2020

Aalto's Helsinki Design Week exhibitions and events, Designs for a Cooler Planet, feature multiple cross-disciplinary materials research projects
Other
Väre
Exhibitions and events also take place at Vuorimiehentie 2, Kemistintie 1, and off campus
Race for a Cooler Planet logo Race for the Future

The Baltic Ripple Effect

The Baltic Sea is one of the most vulnerable biospheres; a fragile ecosystem that is suffering from human impact.
Exhibitions and fairs
Vuorimiehentie 2A
Mon-Fri 12-18 (for Aalto community only)
a collage of photos with shipping containers alongside with a set of still life objcts such as bottle, fish and rocks, all black and white

Waves Rising – Projections of rising sea levels

A sculptural installation conceptually materialises projections of rising sea levels as a consequence of climate change.
Exhibitions and fairs
Vuorimiehentie 2A
Mon-Fri 12-18 (for Aalto community only)
a blue colored print marking water has been placed on a rock to showcase the rising of water due to climate change

Naturally Dramatic

Sustainable costume design is still in its early days. Despite efforts to move to 'greener' processes, stage and film productions still make costumes in traditional ways with little regard for their impact on the environment or employees.
Exhibitions and fairs
School of Chemical Engineering building
Kemistintie 1
Lobby
Colourful costume made with sustainable, natural materials by Urs Dierker

New Life of Gardenia - adaptive reuse concepts for the former nature center in Viikki

Architecture students developed ideas for the future use of Gardenia building in Viikki, Helsinki.
Exhibitions and fairs
Vuorimiehentie 2A
Mon-Fri 12-18 (for Aalto community only)
sketch for the new use of Gardenia building in Viikki, Helsinki: a vertical farm. people walking indoors the glass-walled building, fruits being sold there

Dissertation

welding
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Sebastian Lindqvist, M.Sc.

Title of the dissertation: Fracture toughness, crack path and strength mismatch of Alloy 52 dissimilar metal weld.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of engineering physics, Tapio Riekki, MSc

Reaching for record-low temperatures in liquid helium
CS_defence_3 photo by Matti Ahlgren
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of computer science, MSc (tech) Marko Järvenpää

Title of the dissertation is "Gaussian Process Surrogate Methods for Sample-Efficient Approximate Bayesian Computation"
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. Yaseen Khan

The title of the dissertation is Structured Microreactors for the Heterogeneously Catalyzed Gas-phase Dehydration and Partial Oxidation of 1-butanol
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