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21
November

A Bloc and Aalto University put campus services under hack in Junction 2018

Aalto University’s main building will host Junction on 23–25 November, when coders from around the world will tackle industry-set challenges.

Aalto University is one of the Junction 2018 partners, and together with shopping center A Bloc challenges coders to develop the services of the campus area.

Teams participating in the challenge […]

09
November

Electric car charging will become chargeable in Otaniemi

Electric car charging points will be chargeable 15th November onwards, it will no longer be possible to charge electric cars free of charge at the following locations in Otaniemi : Otakaari 24, Otakaari 9, Otakaari 1, Tietotie 1, Maarintie 8, Otaniementie 14.

The Finnish tax authorities have deemed that the […]

26
October

One million visitor mark reached in shopping center A Bloc

In less than two months, over a million visitors have visited the new shopping center A Bloc in Otaniemi. The center was opened on August 30th 2018, and the million visitor mark was reached on Friday, October 26th 2018.

Since the opening in August, A Bloc’s operation has started well. […]

30
August

Otaniemi’s service offering is revolutionized – shopping center A Bloc opened to the Aalto University campus

The new shopping center A Bloc opened on Thursday August 30th in connection with the Aalto University metro station. New restaurants, cafes, shops and other services transform Otaniemi’s service offering.

“A Bloc will certainly influence the whole dynamics of the Otaniemi area, and will bring in long-sought-after options for lunch-time, evening […]

06
August

Restaurant Factory will open in Otaniemi’s A Grid in August

Startup hub A Grid is welcoming a new visible service provider, when the long-awaited restaurant Factory opens its doors on August 13th 2018.

The restaurant is located in Otakaari 5 in the G-wing of the ground floor, with picturesque views over Ossinlampi. In the future, restaurant Factory will also get […]

18
June

Shopping center A Bloc will open in Otaniemi in August

The new beating heart of the campus – shopping center A Bloc – will open on August 30th 2018 in connection with the Aalto University metro station.

With its restaurants and cafés, A Bloc is the natural meeting place of Aalto University Campus and the whole Otaniemi. A Bloc also […]

08
May

AYY awarded the students’ Seal of Approval to Aalto Space project

The Aalto University Student Union awarded Aalto Space with the Seal of Approval award, what an honor! The students grant the award for good practice at Aalto University. The award has been ongoing since 2015.

Aalto Space enables booking vacant University rooms for the use of students with ease. The […]

08
March

Solving the food problem from space

Reaktor Space Lab intends to send a flock of satellites into space.

“The Aalto University campus is an ideal environment for growing space business,” says Tuomas Tikka, CEO of Reaktor Space Lab.

Why did Reaktor Space Lab decide to come to the campus?

“Without Aalto University, there would be no Reaktor […]

A million crickets in the middle of the campus

EntoCube is an insect farming company that wants to change the world through high-protein food solutions.  

“Our business operations have really taken off on the Aalto University campus,” says Perttu Karjalainen, CEO and Co-founder of EntoCube.

Why did EntoCube decide to relocate to the campus?

“We moved here in 2014, […]

09
October

Aalto Space now includes also T-building and Maarintie 8

The pilot version of the Aalto Space mobile application was released one year ago, and it is now being used in four facilities on the Otaniemi campus.  In addition to the main building (Otakaari 1) and the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, the app can now also be used for […]