Aalto Works Open Innovation Event 1.2.2019

Aalto University Campus & Real Estate and Smart Otaniemi invites you to

Aalto Works Open Innovation Event!

Come to discuss and give ideas on solutions that could complement the Aalto Works services. You will hear also information of the development plans and schedule, Smart Otaniemi connection and Business Finland support opportunities.

Date and time: Friday 1st February 2019 9:00-12:00
Place: Aalto University Candidate Center, Otakaari 1, 02150 Espoo. Lecture Hall U7.

Preliminary agenda:
• Welcoming words (Aalto CRE)
• Introduction to the Aalto Works concept, properties and development schedule (Aalto CRE)
• Smart Otaniemi connection and Business Finland financing (Smart Otaniemi & Business Finland)
• Opportunities of the geothermal energy field (GTK)
• Heating solution, low temperature network and energy requirements (Granlund Consulting)
• Electricity, automation and IoT opportunities (Granlund Consulting)
• Discussion and questions

The event is organized primarily for commercial actors and providers in the field of energy, electricity and IoT products and solutions. You can find more information of the Aalto Works area in the end of this invitation.

Please register via this registration link as soon as possible or at the latest on Friday 25th Jan 2019.

More information:
Antti Säynäjoki
Project Manager, ACRE
antti.saynajoki@aalto.fi, +358 50 364 3745

Antti Ruuska
Co-Creation Manager, VTT
antti.ruuska@vtt.fi, +358 40 176 3142


Aalto Works area (previously K-Block) is under development on the Otaniemi Campus. The area is surrounded by Puumiehenkuja in south, Otakaari in east, Konemiehentie in west and Sähkömiehentie in north. It is in the planning phase at the moment while construction activities are beginning later this year. Currently, the total building area is roughly 40.000 sqm of which 5000 sqm will be demolished and new constructions of 5000 to 10.000 sqm will take place on the area. Besides demolitions and new constructions the remaining Aalto Works buildings will be renovated along with workplace development activities.

The Aalto Works area is planned to have a heating solution with a geothermal heating system. Additionally, innovative IoT and electricity solutions, which support university research will be developed. The heating energy requirement for the area is roughly 5000 MWh per year. There is a lot of energy intensive research on the area and potential for waste heat recovery might be as high as 3000 MWh per year. One potential solution for benefiting of the waste heat is a low temperature heat network, which could distribute waste heat between the buildings and geothermal energy wells on the area. Models for energy generation, investments and services are actively studied before confirming the final plans for the construction phase procurement process.