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08
November

Defining new normals for 3D printing – the Mehta Heino story

A small two-person startup Mehta Heino is creating a new industry standard in 3D printing in their office in startup hub A Grid on the Aalto University campus.

3D printing is rapidly becoming more and more popular, and recently we have seen the printers appear in libraries and other public […]

The A Bloc team received the Best innovation in Finland 2019 award
09
October

A Bloc won NCSC Best Innovation in Finland 2019 award

Shopping center A Bloc was awarded at the Nordic Council of Shopping Centers Finnish Awards gala on October 8, 2019. A Bloc won the Best Innovation in Finland award at the annual competition. With the win, A Bloc will compete for the title of Best Innovation in the Nordic […]

04
March

New coworking venue focused on health and wellbeing opened in the heart of the Aalto University campus

Are you a company within the health industry?
Are you an individual or an organization looking to find a better balance in your working day?
Or are you simply looking to have a healthier workplace?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then Health powered by A Grid might very […]

09
January

2 million visitors in A Bloc

In just over 4 months since the opening, shopping center A Bloc has welcomed 2 million visitors. To thank our awesome community and celebrate this milepost, we are organizing different activities and special deals from January 9th to 12th 2019.

On Thursday January 10th there will be cake and coffee […]

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 […]