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Aalto University. Anne-Marie Salmi Small Business Center. Emerging Innovation in Norden St. Peterburg meeting 29.9.-1.10.2010. Aalto University at a glance. Created from the merger of three leading Finnish universities on 1 January 2010. Three Schools: • School of Economics - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Aalto UniversityAnne-Marie SalmiSmall Business Center

    Emerging Innovation in Norden

    St. Peterburg meeting 29.9.-1.10.2010

    Created from the merger of three leadingFinnish universities on 1 January 2010.

    Three Schools: School of Economics School of Art and Design School of Science and Technology

    Second biggest university in Finland

    Total Annual budget: 368 million (2009)

    Composition (2009) 4,500 Staff (300 professors) 20,000 Students 75, 000 Alumni 1600 masters degrees 180 doctoral degrees 473 MBA/EMBA degrees

    Aalto University at a glance

    Aalto University aims to be acknowledged as a world-class university in the field of technology, business & art by the year 2020.

  • The Name of Aalto University

    Alvar Aalto (18981976) Distinguished himself in the fields of technology,business and art. Diploma in Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology Founder of Artek 1935 Professor MIT (19461948)

    Aalto Quotes

    Building art is synthesis of life in materialized form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.Alvar Aalto

  • Mission, Vision and Values of Aalto

    Aalto University strives to change the worldthrough top-quality interdisciplinary research,pioneering education, blending traditionalboundaries, and renewal.

    Aalto University educates responsible, broad-minded experts with a comprehensive understanding of complex subjects to act as societys visionaries. Mission

    The best connect and succeed at Aalto University, an institution internationally recognized for the impact of its science, art, and learning.Vision

    Research and EducationKnowledge NetworksInfrastructureServicesSchool of Science and TechnologySchool of Art and DesignOrganizationAcademic Affairs CommitteePresidentSchool ofEconomicsBoardTenured Professors CouncilExecutive DeanAcademic Affairs CommitteeAcademic Affairs CommitteeAcademic AffairsCommitteeExecutive DeanExecutive Dean

    BoardChair Matti Alahuhta, DSc (Engineering) President & CEO of Kone Corporation

    Vice Chair Marja Makarow, PhD, Professor, CEO of the European Science Foundation ESF

    MembersRobert A. Brown, PhD, President of Boston UniversityAnne Brunila, DSc (Economics and Business Administration),Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Sustainability, FortumBengt Holmstrm, PhD, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITSaku Mantere, DSc, MA, Professor, Hanken, School of EconomicsAnna Valtonen, DA (Art and Design), Rector of Ume Institute of DesignAll members of the board have a doctorate.

  • Research at Aalto University

    Current areas of strength (Research Assessment Exercise 2009) ICT and media Computation and modeling Materials research Design

    Other strengths, from the viewpoint of societal impact Architecture and arts Business competence in global economy Process and system know-how

    Multidisciplinary themes Digitalization and services Energy and sustainable use of natural resources Human oriented living habitat

    Research focus areas

  • Foundation and partners

    The Charter of Foundation was signed in June 2008.

    Its seven-member Board was appointed in August 2008 by the Finnish Government and representatives of external funding.

    Contributions as per the Charter of Foundation:

    Finnish Government contributes 500 million towards the basic capital of the University.

    Donations of at least 200 million are to be collected.

    Additional Government funding will be allocated to Aalto University for years 2010-2019.

    The University is managed by the Aalto University Foundation

    PartnersFinnish Government

    Federation of Finnish Technology Industries

    Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation

    Foundation for Economic Education

    Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers

    Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers

    Finnish Association of Business School Graduates

    Project ideas for Emerging Innovation in Nordic Partnerhsip

    30.9.2010Nordic-Russian Joint Methods and Criterias for Sustainable Innovation for SME Competiveness Development (Small Business Center)

    IPR Related Market Barriers in Co-Operation Nordic-Russian Creative Industries (Small Business Center and CEMAT)

    Nordic-Russian Creative Clusters as Boosters for Cross-border Regional Development (Small Business Center and CEMAT)

    Truffle Cultivation - New Possibilities for Nordic-Russian Co-Operation (Aalto University of Techology/Dept. of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology)

    Innovative Creative Economy Network

    Aalto Design Factory (1)


    Design Factory is a common platform, innovative factory building for Aalto students, researches and other staff members and their partners

    Established in 2007 being the 1st Aalto unit, (Aalto University Foundation started the operations 1.1.2010)

    Situated in Otaniemi campus, Espoo ( 3 000 m2)

    Design Factory is connected to electrical engineering and electronics, automation, architecture, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, computer science, and industrial engineering and management

    Aalto Design Factory (2)

    30.9.2010 The School of Art and Design is represented by the fields of textile art and clothing design, industrial design and environmental art.

    The School of Economics is linked to the Factory through marketing, international business and innovations. Ideal innovation development infrasturcture for passionate people

    Active involvement of big companies (Nokia, KONE) and DF has also own start-up unit (Venture Garage)

    Aalto Design Factory (3)

    30.9.2010Design Factory established in co-operation with Tongji Univeristy Aalto-Tongji Design Factory, in Shanghai China 25.5.2010

    24 hours videoconference connection between DF Otanieniemi to ATDF Shanghai

    Future basis for Aalto operations in Asia

    Aalto Design Factory (4)

    30.9.2010Active participation in the Shanghai World Expo Better City Better Life (1.5.-31.10.2010)

    implemented in 2010: Aalto on Tracks (100 aaltoes by train to World Expo); 24 Chinese Experiences in Finland; Helsinki Higher Education Days in World Expo, Aalto LAB Shanghai