A new event series explores sustainability in a concrete way

Unfolding Tomorrow by AVP and Aaltoes is an event series about sustainability that brings the brightest minds in business, academia and government together to talk about what we can do today to make tomorrow better.
Illustration with the Unfolding Tomorrow logo

In a world that’s changing faster than ever, no one can predict the future — but we can affect it.

The big problems facing our planet today — such as climate change, poverty and inequality — are complex and severe, but they’re not unsolvable. To fight them, we need to work together. Business and government, design and research, creativity and common sense; we need it all. 

Unfolding Tomorrow by Aalto Venures Program and Aaltoes is a new monthly event series that brings representatives from business, academia and government to discuss sustainability from different angels and offer concrete information and solutions. The event topics come from the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their targets and indicators. 

The idea for the event series comes from Aalto Ventures Program, the university's entrepreneurship education program, who is focused on building a more sustainable world through entrepreneurship. Collaborating with Aaltoes has helped bringing in interesting speakers from their vast network, as well as with reaching more students.

"We envision a future where the whole Aalto community contributes to SDGs, whether they're scientists, artistic practitioners, engineers or entrepreneurs. Hopefully this event series encourages people to take action," says Myungji Suh from AVP.

The first Unfolding Tomorrow session is about introducing the concept of sustainability through SDGs and Net Impact. Speakers from Aalto University, Upright Project and the Finnish government give brief introductory talks followed by a panel discussion, during which the audience can also ask questions.

Read more about the first event here:

The next upcoming events will tackle gender equality (SDG 5), climate action (SDG 13) and responsible consumption (SDG 12).

  • Published:
  • Updated:

Read more news

Open-top chambers in a tundra environment.
Press releases Published:

Understanding climate warming impacts on carbon release from the tundra

Tundras could transform from carbon sinks into a carbon source, exacerbating the effects of climate change
People registration to SSD
Press releases Published:

Program now available for the sustainability event of the year - Speakers include economist Kate Raworth and president Tarja Halonen

This year, Sustainability Science Days, a joint event of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki is collaborating with the world's largest Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress SRI. The event will bring together 2,000 experts to solve global sustainability challenges.
Tissue Culture Spinner, a machine with many test tubes attached.
Research & Art Published:

A new way to do controlled experiments in medicine: simulate the control

Generative AI could augment randomized controlled trials.
Otaniemi seafront pictured in the summer with the Aalto logo and event title, and VTT and Open Science logos overlayed.
Campus, Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 will be hosted by Aalto University

Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 will be held at Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus and in Zoom 3.–4.6.2024. Please register by May 3.