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COMPETITION: DESIGN THE CELLULOSE HACKATHON

September 7th - 8th, 2017 Helsinki Design Week


  

SEMINAR: Q&A ON THE MATERIALS OF THE FUTURE

September 13th, 2017 Helsinki Design Week
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Q&A on the Materials of the Future

Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Espoo, 13th of September at 18-20
 

During the Helsinki Design Week 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is organising an open discussion event where we will address the big questions related to the future of materials and their use in the design of novel solutions. During the two-hour event, we will hear interesting keynotes and a series of pitches by the scientists who are developing the materials of the future and seek ideas to their potential use. We will also showcase several demos on the topic and the evening will be concluded with the award ceremony for the winners of The Making of Tomorrow Design the Cellulose Hackathon.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE FREE EVENT

PROGRAM of SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

18.00-19.00
Welcoming words
Jussi Manninen, Executive Vice President, VTT
 
The engineering nerds: Cellulose – the new super material
Introduction to cellulose as a material and how to process it to high-value products, short pitches by VTT experts
 
A designer’s view: My cellulose dream design
Designer’s experience story, Hannakaisa Pekkala from Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK)

Designeering the future: Combining design and sustainability
Professor and designer Juhani Salovaara
Fireside chat with leading design, industrial and material experts
 
Design the Cellulose Hackthon awards*
The winners of the Design the Cellulose Hackathon will be annonced
 
Closing words
Tiina Nakari-Setälä, Vice President of Research, VTT
 
19.00-20.00
Demonstrations and mingling
Table top design and material presentations
Cocktails and snacks


The Making of Tomorrow hackathon for designers

Urban Mill, Espoo, 7th and 8th of September
 

VTT is hosting a design contest on bio-based materials of the future during Helsinki Design Week. We have invited 20–30 designers to join a hackathon to work on a selection of new materials developed at VTT and create and demonstrate novel design solutions for consumer and industrial use.

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Applications 

VTT is inviting 10 teams of 1-4 designers to join the Hackathon based on their applications to produce novel designs from VTT biobased materials.
 

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2 day Hackathon

The chosen teams are invited to work on their design ideas for two days with help from VTT material experts.

 

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Prize of 3,000 euros

The winners will get an opportunity to continue working on the development of their solution with an option for scaling-up.

 

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The VTT Design the Cellulose Hackathon for designers

During the Helsinki Design Week 2017, VTT will invite 20–30 designers to join a two-day hackathon to work on a selection of new bio-based materials (e.g. wood fibre pulp, nanocellulose, thermoplastic fibres, foamed wood fibre, thermoplastic biocomposites, etc.) developed at VTT. The goal of the hackathon is to find and demonstrate novel design solutions for industrial/commercial use.

Three finalists will get the opportunity to pitch and showcase their solutions at the “Q&A on materials of the future” discussion event organised on September 13th, 2017.

The winners will be selected by a professional jury. The winning team will be awarded a prize of 3,000 euros and the team will get an opportunity to continue working on the development of their design solution with an option for scaling-up.

All applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be informed one week after the deadline. Only 10 teams will be selected to join the hackathon and the pre-event where the available materials will be presented in more detail. Please reserve the date 25th of August in your calendars for the pre-event. The selected teams will get VTT’s material scientists as their mentors who will support their work throughout the contest.

STUDENTS! VTT may help with your travel and accomodations in certain cases. Please contact us for more information.

 DOWNLOAD HACKATHON RULES »
 

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Urban Mill, Otaniemi Espoo

The hack takes places at the Urban Mill situated at the heart of Aalto University campus in Espoo Innovation Garden, Finland.

Betonimiehenkuja 3 E 02150 Espoo, Finland

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Listen and Ask about the Materials of the Future

During the Helsinki Design Week 2017, VTT is organising an open discussion event where we will address the big questions related to the future of materials and their use in the design of novel solutions. During the two-hour event, we will hear interesting keynotes and a series of pitches by the scientists who are developing the materials of the future and seek ideas to their potential use. We will also showcase several demos on the topic and the evening will be concluded with the award ceremony for the winners of The Making of Tomorrow Design the Cellulose Hackathon.

SEPTEMBER 13th 18:00-20:00 URBAN MILL

REGISTER HERE

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https://vimeo.com/167716737
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