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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 […]

21
August

New Dipoli opened – a shared meeting place for everyone

Dipoli has been modernised. It is now a lookout spot towards the university, a low threshold meeting place and the main building of the university. Public areas of the main building are open to everyone at Aalto University and also to the public. The new Dipoli offers workspaces, restaurants, […]

19
May

Fat Lizard Brewing Company to move its production facilities to Otaniemi

Established in 2013, Fat Lizard Brewing Company Oy is the first microbrewery in Espoo with commercial beer production. Having outgrown their production capacity at their present location on the Kivenlahti industrial estate, the brewery found a new home in Otaniemi, Espoo. Last year, the small brewery produced approximately 30,000 […]

25
April

Nexus selected as winner of Chemist’s Block architectural design competition

The result of the architectural design competition for the development of Otaniemi’s Chemist’s block was announced today. The entry “Nexus” by the Finnish firm Anttinen Oiva Architects was selected as the winner.

The competition jury noted that the winning proposal is subtle and effective, and that it is a distinctive […]