CRECOS 2010 Helsinki – Seminar on Creative and COmplex DeSign

Events,News November 15, 2010 2:35 pm

Last week I was invited to present at a very interesting seminar on Creative and COmplex DeSign (CRECOS 2010) at Aalto University in Helsinki. The experience was a great opportunity to share my research and test some of its assumptions. Below I leave my slides (without the videos) and some pictures from the event. More information about the seminar, the rest of the presentations and the full programme can be found at: www.meetingpoint4.net/crecos/

On a side note, I think that Aalto University itself is going through a very interesting experiment that is worth following up; this new university (2010), created by the merge of three of the most important universities in Finland (The University of Art and Design Helsinki,  The Helsinki School of Economics HSE, and The Helsinki University of Technology TKK), is doing exactly what universities should be doing from the innovation point of view: creating opportunities for multidisciplinary studies where Design meets Engineering and Economics. In the pictures below it is possible to see some of their labs and common places created specifically for collaboration across boundaries. As far as I know this makes Aalto University a unique place, and anybody interested in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship should keep a look at it to see how this big scale experiment works out.

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  • Pablo Fernandez

    Interesting. I'm also very familiar with what Aalto is doing, since they signed a partnership with the Stanford Technolgoy Venture Program 6 months ago and I have been in leading those efforts from the Stanford side.
    I have been very impress with how they managed to mix and combine those 3 schools creating a very unique program. They have also done a great job fostering entrepreneurship among their students (you should take a look of Aalto Venture Garage and Startup Sauna in case you haven't)

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