World Challenge Finland 2018

Official Program of World Challenge 2018 Finals Week


Day I: Finals Opening – Getting Familiar with People and Finland

15:00-16:00 Official Opening at the Helsinki City Hall (Aleksanterinkatu 20, Helsinki) with director Marja-Leena Rinkineva, Digitalization Director of Business Finland Pekka Sivonen, and Jaan Praks from Aalto university ( 16:00-19:00 Sightseeing tour in key locations of Helsinki and dinner in Allas pool (Kauppatori, Suomenlinna Ferry; 20:00-22:00 Cocktails at Clarion Hotel Helsinki (Tyynenmerenkatu 2, Helsinki)


Day II: Introduction to Espoo, Aalto, Companies and Mentoring

09:00-11:30 Mentoring of the Finalists in Aalto University Open Innovation House (Maarintie 6, Espoo) 11:30-12:00 Lunch at Open Innovation House 12:30-17:00 Mentoring of the Finalists in Aalto University Open Innovation House 17:15-22:30 Trip with VTT and City of Espoo to Nuuksio National Park for nature, sauna, Finnish cuisine experience (Nuuksiontie 77, Espoo)


Day III: Mentoring, Recruiting and Rocket Launch

09:00-11:00 Introduction to the Espoo Innovation Garden, company visits to Reaktor Space Lab and Iceye (Bus transportation from Clarion) 11:00-12:00 Lunch at Open Innovation House (Maarintie 6, Espoo) 12:00-13:00 Mentoring of the Finalists in Aalto University Open Innovation House 16:30-18:30 Future possibilities in Space industry at AGRID/ASUC (Otakaari 5, Espoo) 19:00-20:00 Amateur model rocket launch (event open for everybody. Address: Maarintie 6, Espoo, behind the parking lot)


Day IV, Finals – Nokia Executive Experience Center in Espoo

08:00 Welcome Coffee (Karakaari 18, Espoo) 08:30 Finals agenda by Konsta Weber 08:40 Opening words, Incubation lead Pekka Kupila, Nokia Bell Labs 08:50 NewSpace Economy, Markus Ranne, Business Finland 09:00 Nokia on the Way to the Moon - Karol Mattila 09:15 UN World Challenge 2018, Maurizio Gazzola Chief, Strategic Solutions OICT/UN 09:30 Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications 09:45 Introduction of the finalists' pitches by Patrick Hogan and Yann Voumard: 10:00 Pitching Ideas and Project Proposals Presentations (3 min. pitch + 1 min transition) 11:00 Coffee break 11:30 ESA Business Incubator Center Finland - Kimmo Isbjörnssund 11:40 Finland´s path to Space 2020 onwards, Assistant professor Jaan Praks, Aalto University 11:50 Breathable Cities, John Liljelund, Head of Air Quality, Vaisala 12:00 Creating the Future - Open National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Deputy Director General Jarkko Koskinen, National Land Survey of Finland 12:10 How to disseminate learnings from space in a global scale, President Ron Fortunato, Trillium Learning, NASA Teacher-In-Space astronaut 12:25 Awarding Ceremony 12:50 Space Nation Award 12:55 Final Remarks by Patrick Hogan 13:00 Ending 14:00 Vantaa Clarion dinner for finalists and all partners (Karhumäentie 5, Vantaa) 15:00 Aviapolis presentation by Jose Valanta City of Vantaa 15:20 Sustainable development of Tourism – how to tackle overtourism by Mikko Turtiainen VP Global Sales Finnair 16:00 Transport for foreign guests to Clarion Helsinki



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