Smart Energy Transition

September 5, 2016

Smart Energy Transition

Disruptive technologies challenge the current energy system. Improved energy efficiency and the replacement of fossil fuels with increasingly cheaper renewable energy change the ways in which energy is produced, distributed and used in all sectors. For example, in the electricity system, an increasing share of intermittent production creates the need for new market models, products and services: demand response, storage and flexible production....

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LeNSin – Learning Network on Sustainability

May 6, 2016

LeNSin – Learning Network on Sustainability

LeNSin project (2016-2018) is an EU-supported research project (ERASMUS+) aiming to improve the internationalization, intercultural cross-fertilization and accessibility of higher education on Design for Sustainability (DfS). The project has its topical focus on Sustainable Product-Service Systems and Distributed Economies – considering both as promising models to couple environmental protection with social equity/cohesion and economic...

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Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC)

January 15, 2015

Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC)

Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) is a strategic opening by Tekes, aiming at the R&D of cellulosic materials, their applications and new businesses, through bridging Finnish design and cellulose know-how. It is a five-year (2013-) interdisciplinary project between Aalto University (CHEM and ARTS), VTT and Tampere University of Technology, with an annual budget of 2,9 million euros. The goal is to transfer cellulose...

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Support Systems for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Transformation (SHIFT)

February 3, 2014

Support Systems for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Transformation (SHIFT)

SHIFT project (2013-2016), part of the EU programme ECOINNOVERA, is a research project which deals with investigating the roles of universities, incubators, business development organisations, financial institutions, design service providers and other relevant actors in supporting sustainable entrepreneurship – start-ups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in particular. SHIFT explores how support systems currently function and how...

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The Media of Energy & Emotions (MDNM)

December 18, 2012

The Media of Energy & Emotions (MDNM)

Consumption of energy evades our perception and is therefore largely detached from our emotive selves. The MDNM project in 2012 aimed to generate a multidisciplinary platform for artists, designers and researchers within Aalto University, to create new connections between media, energy and emotions. With an emphasis on the emotions induced by interactions in everyday life, this project focused to explore the relation between the design of...

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