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Har du lösningen för klimatförändringen?

tisdag, maj 14th, 2019

Esbos mål är att vara den hållbaraste staden i Europa och kolneutralt fram till år 2030. För att uppnå målet behöver vi få med hela Esbo och esboborna så att vi kan kan ta Esbo, Finland och det internationella samarbetet mot en hållbar framtid.

 

Största delen av Esbos klimatutsläpp utgörs av uppvärmingen av bostäder, trafiken och elkonsumtionen. För att stöda hållbar utveckling i Esbo tas i bruk och utvecklas nya betydande lösningar baserade på smart och ren teknologi tillsammans med samarbetspartners. Evenemanget Fiksu Assa besöker Aalto-universitetets metrostation 13-15.5. Vid metrostationen kan man prova på underlättande och klimatsmarta lösningar för vardagen. Vid stationsområdena centreras människoflöden, boende och rörelse, och det utgör en växande potential för olika servicelösningar.

 

Smarta lösningar med låg kolhalt stöder smidigheten i vardagen. Även under andra veckor går kanske viktiga lösare av klimatförändringen omkring på Aalto-universitetets metrostation. Städerna, staten, företagen och övriga organisationer behöver kunniga med en stark tvärvetenskaplig förståelse både nu och i framtiden. Endast ett perspektiv såsom tekniskt, samhällsvetenskapligt, handelvetenskapligt, administrativt eller naturvetenskapligt räcker inte. Man måste kunna identifiera vilka vetenskapsområden och kunskaper som behövs för att få till stånd stora och nödvändiga lösningar.

 

Framförallt kräver vägen mot kolneutralitet samarbete med olika människor. Jag tror att både studentlivet och vetenskapliga studier ger färdigheter för det. Interaktionsförmågan utvecklas av att göra och glädjas  över livets resa tillsammans. Den här resan fortsätter givetvis efter studierna också, men under studietiden finns  utmärkta möjligheter att njuta av samarbete. Utöver gemensamma kursarbeten uppmuntrar jag er att tillbringa kvällar  och möta morgondagen tillsammans. Studenterna behövs som förändringsaktörer och ändringsdrivare som del av ett samarbetsnätverk. Ni är lösarna nu och i framtiden!

 

 

 

Skribent: Niina Nousjärvi arbetar
som planerare för hållbar utveckling på Esbo stad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Målet med projektet Fiksu Assa är att förbättra serviceutbudet på tåg- och metrostationerna och därigenom smidiggöra stadsbornas vardag och uppmuntra till att använda lågkolhaltiga färdmedel. HRM och städerna ordnar Fiksu Assa-evenemanget på Aalto-universitetets metrostation 13-15 maj samt på järnvägsstationerna i Malm, Myrbacka, Riihimäki och Tavastehus, där nya, klimatsmarta lösningar för vardagen presenteras.

 

Aalto-universitetets metrostation, må-fre 13.-17.5., se programmet (på finska)

Riihimäkis järnvägsstation, må-ti13-14.5.

Tavastehus järnvägsstation, må-ti 13.14.5

Myrbacka järnvägsstation, on-lö 15-18.5

Malms järnvägsstation, to-lö 16-18.5

 

Noggrannare tidtabeller och information om tjänsterna (på finska) finns på adressen www.fiksuassa.com och på facebook-evenemanget, där man även kan ge idéförslag för nya serviceformer på stationerna.

Läs utredningen om utvecklandet av stationsområdena (på finska) Analyysi asemaseutujen kehittämisestä liikepaikkoina erityisesti vähähiiliselle liiketoiminnalle

A Quick Dive into the Diverse World of Healthcare Information Systems

fredag, februari 22nd, 2019

Sanni Pajarinen is an interdisciplinary student at Tampere University who works as a Technical Documentation Specialist at Tieto Healthcare and Welfare unit in Tampere. Her job focuses on translating the contents of Tieto Lifecare patient information system and other healthcare documentation into English for international markets. Sanni also helps to create uniform and effective terminology for everyone working in the healthcare domain of Tieto.

 

Gaining insight

Tieto – as we all know – is an incredible combination of different expertise and talent. Not only that, Tieto brings together people from different nationalities and cultures. I myself have gained personal insight into Tieto’s healthcare business and company culture since I started as a Technical Documentation Specialist summer trainee this year. In fact, healthcare forms a unique cluster of professional diversity inside Tieto – one where nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals can meet programmers, ICT professionals and business experts. For me, the interesting question was, what happens when all these individuals are teamed up and what language do they use professionally and culturally?

Testing is caring

Still, no matter how serious the condition or emergency is, misunderstandings cannot be avoided in the language of the healthcare branch. To test the usability of any healthcare system, you need to create test patients and simulate real-life procedures on them. This can be really intense, because healthcare software development testing includes making new babies, terminating test patients and having patients bouncing here and there, trying to make it to the operation room with no luck. No wonder, s

Humor aside, there has always been a profound sense of caring and humanity present in my work. The people working in Tieto Healthcare spend countless hours trying to provide even better systems and functions for the healthcare professionals out there in the field.

And I was always amazed by how my team tested the system relentlessly to improve a single application, whether it was home care, emergency care or maternal care. I never saw them become frustrated or give in. Instead, they tackled every programming challenge as if they were dealing with a new patient arriving for a doctor’s appointment. What made this especially impressive is that not all my colleagues are healthcare professionals.

Healthy teamwork

So far, my experience at Tieto has been about combining the two worlds of tech and healthcare, as well as witnessing remarkable multi-professional teamwork. When I started at the beginning of the summer, I wanted to complete my internship richer in experience and knowledge.

Now, as I continue working part-time at Tieto, I feel like I’ve definitely reached my goal. Tieto has taught me to believe in myself and embrace all my qualities, because not everyone has to be a tech expert – or a doctor. That’s why we work together.

Giant Leap -projct – Rainmaker

tisdag, december 4th, 2018

“Are you our rainmaker for the upcoming summer, literally?” was the humorous question that drew me in last spring. The task was to analyze, prototype, and test different methods in order to create a proposal for rain measurement reference. At the university, I was fascinated by the cloud physics course, and this was the perfect Giant Leap -project to develop even deeper understanding of the topic.

Having a background in meteorology gave me a strong basis on cloud formation theory, rain and its measurement. However, the practical setup construction created a new aspect to the topic. The project challenged me to think beyond the limits of meteorology and to utilize my technology-related skills and even my personal life experience. This project pointed out that know-how of different fields can lead to surprising outcomes.

In the picture above, you can see one of my highlights in Vaisala. After the Giant Leap summer I continued to work as Master’s thesis worker in Vaisala and constructed the rain generator with the help of an automation expert. The power of cooperation is clearly present in different projects in Vaisala. The community has a tremendous set of people with different backgrounds. In Vaisala’s interdisciplinary environment, I can learn something new every day.  And that’s not all – from time to time there are possibilities to visit our customers and learn their needs for the future.

Climate change and climate change adaptation are the key factors to be acknowledged when planning business for future. Since climate change and the atmosphere are themes that impact everyone globally, Vaisala is part of different international instrumentation projects. Vaisala’s solutions help tackle some of the most crucial issues our time – topics that are very important to me personally as well – and enable companies and decision makers to make better-informed decisions based on reliable measurement data.

The Giant Leap -project itself felt really meaningful for me, because the need for artificial rain to test, maintain and develop rain measurement instrumentation was evidenced especially during this summer – the driest summer in decades. So I literally became the rainmaker for the summer! All in all, it has been a pleasure to work with a meaningful Giant Leap project and develop it even further with a growing research network.

 

Giant Leap is Vaisala’s internship program for students in a university or polytechnic. We’ll hire up to 20 students for a period of three months over the summer to our head office in Vantaa Finland and our US head office in Louisville, Colorado. As a Giant Leap intern, you’ll work either individually, in pairs or together with experienced Vaisala employees on real-life projects that have genuine business relevance.

 

Challenging but also rewarding, the program is designed for students with a variety of skills, qualities and educational backgrounds. To us, motivation and intellectual curiosity are more important than specific achievements or your line of studies. We don’t expect you to have all the answers but we hope you have lots of questions. Application period for Giant Leap 2019 is from January 10th until February 10th. Come as you are, as long as you are curious!

 

Creating the future at work!

måndag, september 10th, 2018

What does it feel like to work for Symbio?

We asked our Junior UI/UX Designer Valentin to tell more about his experiences about Symbio as a workplace. Read his thoughts about joining Symbio as a Junior Designer after graduating from university.

“Feels great! I really like the atmosphere here and the projects I’m working on are super up-to-date and interesting. Plus, I get to do what I love, which is combining technology, design and innovation in unexpected ways. I like to think I’m creating a future even my kids might use some day.”

Support, encourage, interact

“Life as a UI designer? Most of the time I work independently. But I can always turn to my team members for help and that all-important second opinion. We support each other, come up with new solutions together and interact through our work. Sharing the same office space with nice, friendly people also makes the grind part of any job more fun!”

“When it comes to my future, I meet with my managers regularly to discuss what I should be doing in terms of professional development and further learning. They know what they’re talking about because they’re right there, doing the same things I do.”

Changing an entire ecosystem

I’m currently working with a global automotive components manufacturer. They recently decided to create their own ecosystem for the car industry together with Symbio in an innovation lab. The cool part is that they entrusted us with everything – from system and software design to final testing.

If you are looking for launch your career with creative and innovative minds in a modern working environment, tick the Symbio box! You won’t regret it.

Want to know more about working in Symbio?

Get to know our company, culture and career opportunities at https://tick.symbio.com/

Symbio is a global innovation and R&D service partner with innovation centers in the United States, Finland and China. We help customers to develop high quality IoT solutions and digital services: solutions and services that have not been invented before. For more information about our references, take a look at our websites www.symbio.com/fi.

Welcome to Espoo – let’s develop the community together!

torsdag, augusti 30th, 2018

Why did you come to Finland?

I’ve heard that’s the question people with foreign background are most often asked here. I’m not going to ask that. Of course you came to Finland! It’s the happiest country in the world with top quality education and a super active student culture. We have fresh air, lush nature (and snow!), room to breathe and to develop yourself. Now it’s up to you to make the most of your journey in the land of Nokia, Rovio and Junction (all from Espoo, by the way)!

I’m especially happy you chose to study in Espoo! Espoo is the second largest city in Finland (with 279,044 inhabitans, to be precise) and you’re one of the about 18,500 students in town. Innovation is a word you cannot avoid when talking about Espoo – we’re home to the biggest innovation ecosystem in Northern Europe, Espoo Innovation Garden, and we were named the Most Intelligent Community in the World in 2018. Not bad, eh?

Maybe the best thing about the innovation ecosystem in Espoo is that it’s strongly based on the idea of cooperation, peer-support and community, so don’t hesitate to get involved. Your journey into the community might start in the student organizations, continue to the startup scene, evolve to masters thesis work at one of the research organizations or companies, and before you notice, you’ve decided to stay here. All it takes is a curious mind, an active attitude, and building your networks from the day one.

Espoo is one of the most international cities in Finland – currently home to 155 different nationalities. According to estimations, the amount of foreign language speakers in Espoo will double by 2030, when we’ll have 30% of the working age population not speaking Finnish or Swedish as their mother tongue. We encourage everyone to learn Finnish or Swedish, as it makes integration into the job market and into the society much easier, but we also want it to be easy to settle down in Espoo and to use the services you are entitled to as our resident.

In 2017, the city council made the decision to introduce English as one of the languages of service in Espoo. We’re the first city in Finland to do this, and as there is no guide book for a process this size, we need your help. Please share your ideas and experiences about public services (e.g. health care, libraries, sport venues) and help us develop a city that works for everyone. The survey is open until 10.9.2018.

Kiitos paljon, and once again, a warm welcome to Espoo. we’re happy you decided to study here!

Milla Ovaska

The writer works as the Head of International Affairs in the City of Espoo and her favourite lunch spot in Otaniemi is in Dipoli. See you around!

P.S. My colleagues at VisitEspoo would get angry at me if I forgot to mention how awesome nature and culture Espoo has! National park, island hopping, museums and activity parks can all be found at www.visitespoo.fi

Discovering new areas of comfort zone by sailing away from the safe harbor – My summer as a part of Tietolife

tisdag, februari 13th, 2018

I remember that one May morning as it was only yesterday: I sat in a lobby of Tieto Keilalahti HQ and waited for my first day of summer internship to begin. I felt extremely enthousiastic as my five months wait was finally over: at last it was the time to change the scenery from uni’s library and lecture halls into bustling and inspiring office life (which in this case is better known as #tietolife).

But in order to speak honestly, this feeling of being over the moon enthousiastic included a tiny twist inside my own head. As quietly in my mind I was wondering how I will adapt into one of the biggest IT companies in the Europe with background of a pure business student without any earlier experience on basically anything IT-related. And in that sense, I felt bit like sailing away of my own safe harbour and leaving on adventure to see where the limits of my comfort zone truly are. You never know if you never try, right? Nevertheless, those silly thoughts of mine were soon totally washed away as I became more familiar with the opportunities for people with a business background inside the company. Even though Tieto might fundamentally be a house of Software and Tech, it most certainly doesn’t mean that each of the job there is only an IT job. It’s also a house of Business understanding.

I listed below three main cornerstones of my summer, which enabled me to adapt into the tech world:

1) My work and the co-workers

I was instantly taken as a part of team: Already on my first workday, I participated in the meetings like any other of my co-workers. And when the first workweek was over, I had, for example, already spent two whole days in Sales Hackathon in Stockholm and learned valuable information of the Tieto’s Financial Services business and the unit that I just had recently joined as a Junior Sales Trainee. Right starting from my first day, I was for sure engrossed into the world of Fintech with various inspiring insights from many professionals of the field and I was also given multiple interesting and variating work assignments right from the beginning. I was also beyond lucky to get to work with talented and experienced people who were willing to share their expertise with me, as well as support and help me when learning and working with tech related stuff wasn’t always a bed of roses.

2) Tieto’s engagement to their trainees

Right starting from my first interview round it was made clear to me that Tieto invests in its trainees and wants me to succeed and develop together with them. This was also concretely proved to me during my summer internship: besides being given interesting tasks and good amount of responsibility, I was trusted and priviledged to see, experience and learn Tieto’s Financial Digital Channels business from various angles in order to explore where I could feel most at ”home”. I was also given an opportunity to continue working part-time besides of my studies and I was told about the future opportunities regarding my master’s thesis and my possible future career at Tieto.

3) Networks – People people and once more people

One of the most memorable event of my summer internship was the traditional Tieto Take-Off day, which gathers together all the new employees from the Nordics into a two-day seminar filled with different activities and interesting presentations – not to forget the event program in the Helsinki city center! That was the occasion where I finally met my fellow summer trainees and other newcomers, who provided me with invaluable peer support during the summer and as well offered perspective and familiarized me with the other units and businesses inside of Tieto. Or let alone all those afternoon coffee breaks spent with them on the sunny 8th floor rooftop terrace when the whole office was pretty much quiet during the busiest holiday season! One other very important perk of my Tietolife was also the network of Tieto Young Professionals that organizes a wide variety of different activities such as afterworks.

 

And if things like these won’t make you feel like at home at your new job, I most certainly don’t know what does! And when it comes to my initial setting as a bare-foot business student in the IT-company, I learned the most important thing: By stepping out of your assumed comfort zone might make you see that it’s even larger than you thought. And that’s also the best way to discover and acquire new perspectives and ways of thinking – and as a bonus: learning a lot about yourself is guaranteed!

 

Niina Hokkanen

M.Sc Economics Student

Passion Drives Success

måndag, december 11th, 2017

I have always been attracted by the success stories about self-made men: sportsmen, leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs… you name it. An interesting observation from those stories is that even though they all have different starting points and a route, they appear to end successfully. After reading dozens of different stories I have understood at least one very simple rule: there isn’t a golden route to success. You should focus on things that you really love and desire, and trust it will lead to happiness.

Besides people, I find the same success factors meaningful for the companies. It maybe sounds naïve, but I think the reason for Accenture’s success, the company I am working for, is different kinds of passionate people with various backgrounds, worldviews, and skillsets. As a combination of skills, the company itself is greater than the sum of its parts.

My passion towards success stories stems from the time when I was a small city boy, who had major dreams but minor circles. Reading interesting stories gave me on the same time desire and perspective to carry on with a can-do attitude. I realized I would be the sum of my decisions and write my own story.

After graduation, I was sure I would head to business school, but otherwise, it was all blur. Studying went well, but I was more interested in overall learning than university grades. The practical business fascinated me more than theory and therefore I decided to start my own businesses. I left Vaasa after three years of studying and ever since, besides my master’s thesis, I have focused on practise; first in banking and currently in consulting. In a way, I perceive my current position as a result of different choices I have made earlier – “connecting the dots” as Steve Jobs has said.

From my point of view, I want to encourage everyone to try different fields in university and listen to internal passion instead of making things that external factors wish you to perform.

Have an efficient and passionate winter!

 

Juuso Pelkonen

Management Consulting Analyst, Financial Services

M.Sc. (Industrial Management), University of Vaasa

#StudentsofFinland: Collaboration, community spirit and it’s-up-to-us attitude can spark buzz in an unobvious sector of Finnish economy.

tisdag, oktober 18th, 2016

Finland constantly secures itself a top place on the lists of best places to do business. However, this doesn’t seem to translate into growth as our national economy figures have been dismal for years and no change can be seen in the near future. We are Erika & Lauri, two Aalto students currently doing our small bit, as we joined last year a new community of people who believe changing this is in our hands. After having previous experience from e.g. student association roles, management consulting, startup buzz (“PÖHINÄ”) and think-tanks, this community was a natural continuation and an interesting mix of the different worlds.

We work currently at Kasvuryhmä, or ‘Growth Collective Finland’ — a community of 190 Finnish CEOs, chairmen and entrepreneurs of “not-so-small-anymore” companies with revenue between 10-1000 mEUR looking to turn their companies into growth gear. Our young non-profit venture was established 2 years ago, when 30 Finnish entrepreneurs and business leaders decided it was time to unlock the potential within the unobvious backbone of the Finnish economy, the midsized companies.

We know what you’re thinking — this sounds like your run-of-the-mill networking club or society for business leaders to sit and drink coffee together behind closed doors. While most of what we do is only amongst our members, we are by no means a club. Rather — a movement. Our members believe it’s up to them make growth happen. This means no more incremental efficiency improvements or repeating old recipes, but rather brave new business from fresh ideas and the global markets.

We call our members the hidden champions of our economy — and to be honest, we didn’t know much about them before we started working with them. However, they are a very valuable part of our economy: they make up the vast majority of our resources, patents, jobs and capital. Not much is spoken of them, but we think everyone should be aware of them. Not only because these everyday businesses, ranging from manufacturers of industrial products to IT and surprisingly familiar consumer brands, will eventually do the heavy lifting in revitalizing our economy. But also because of the power and excitement that is brewing amongst them – and we are personally amazed by the potential present in the community!

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Our members have all pledged to double their revenues in the next 5 years. This may not sound like much, but for companies with turnovers between 10-1000 MEUR, this is huge. More interestingly actually, the excitement that you hear when talking to our members is even better. Kasvuryhmä members exhibit a very un-Finnish, tangible thrill to start changing the way they do business. In a corporate culture where failure is often scary and questioning the status quo is ill-advised, these companies are redefining and crystallizing their purposes, taking brave leaps into new technology and thinking about how to become the best in the world at what they do.

Needless to say, we recommend our peer students at Aalto and all #StudentsofFinland to have a look at mid-sized growth companies as job opportunities. Even if you have heard of these companies before, they may not be on top of your mind when thinking about potential future employers. There are two reasons. First, it is reality that many “hidden champions” of Finland are not that good at promoting themselves (how typical Finnish, right?). In addition, they simply don’t have similar resources and employer branding clout as large-cap corporations and global professional services companies – many of which are present on campus almost daily.

But we aim at changing that, because in few places do the best parts of the entrepreneurial startup culture combine with the ample resources of established bigger players. Getting on board their growth journeys will guarantee responsibility from early on and a chance to test your wings in an environment where everyday decisions have actual scale!

Erika Noponen, 4th year economics major

Lauri Mikkola, “Soon-to-graduate” industrial engineering and management major

 

Want a chance to meet these growth-hungry CEOs and entrepreneurs and see what you could do on their teams? Join us at KASKI 16 to hear more about “not-so-small-anymore” growth companies and apply for our exclusive recruiting event at http://bit.ly/2dFzDhp. Application deadline is on Thursday, October 20th – only two days to apply anymore!

Sini’s Vaisala journey – From Giant Leap Intern to Cleanroom Team Leader

måndag, januari 11th, 2016

Tämä teksti on osa Työelämäblogi -sarjaa, jossa AYY:n yhteistyöyritykset kertovat toimialoistaan, toiminnastaan ja työllistymismahdollisuuksistaan.

Sini blogged about her experience working at Vaisala, the leading company for environmental and industrial measurements. She started as a Giant Leap intern in summer 2011 and is currently working as a team leader at Vaisala’s cleanroom.

Starting my Vaisala career as a Giant Leap Intern

“I graduated from Aalto School of Electrical Engineering in the spring of 2011. I was looking for work and had been in contact with Vaisala before when I was looking for summer jobs. I contacted Vaisala again and was suggested that I should apply to the Giant Leap intern program. I applied and got the job! My Giant Leap project focused on improving thin film adhesion in the sensor wafers in our cleanroom. This was a real production problem and made the project very interesting. Cleanroom processing was also exactly what I had been studying at Aalto, so the project was a perfect fit. One of the best parts of my Giant Leap internship was to get to know the other Giant Leapers. We still get together yearly with most of them to catch up. It was great to meet all these wonderful people from various backgrounds!”

 

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Growing into Team Leader responsibilities

“I was already graduated from university when I started my summer internship. After Giant Leap I started working as a Process Engineer in the cleanroom. After a year I got more responsibilities; now I became the Team Leader for the cleanroom team.

Currently I am responsible for the cleanroom production. I am a part of a production support team helping the production in various needs. My responsibilities include for example monitoring sensor quality and making needed adjustments if there are any deviations. I plan and implement improvement steps for our sensor chips and manufacturing methods together with our R&D. I also participate in new product development and acquisition of new equipment for our cleanroom facilities. My days vary quite a lot; meetings about new products, production issues or improvement plans, daily production management and hands-on process development in the cleanroom.”

 

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Putting studies into practice

“I studied at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. I hold a master’s degree in Micro and Nanosciences with minors in Bionics. My studies have supported my work a great deal! Through my studies, I got the basic knowledge on micro sensors manufacturing, production processes and material science. This was a good starting point for becoming an expert of the cleanroom production.

I really enjoyed my studies and at Vaisala I am working exactly in the same field. At Vaisala I have the best team of people to work with. Vaisala has given me a great deal of responsibility which have kept and still keeps me motivated.”

 

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurements. Our technologies provide information on weather and other environmental phenomena for the needs of meteorologists, road authorities, airport organizations, renewable energy markets, and various industrials environments, such as life science and power transmission. In the cleanroom we manufacture humidity, pressure, carbon dioxide and temperature sensors. Vaisala employs over 1,600 professionals in 15 countries, and serves customers in more than 150 countries annually.

Application period for Vaisala Giant Leap Internship Program is open until February 7. For more info and instructions on how to apply, visit www.vaisala.com/giantleap