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Helsinki-Espoo-Kotka Innovation Camp on  Sustainable Baltic Sea Region 2030 takes place on 2-4th May 2019 in Otaniemi (Espoo) and City of Kotka. The camp is organized by Aalto University in cooperation with Cursor oy.

Helsinki-Espoo-Kotka Innovation Camp focuses on Sustainable BSR 2030 and solutions to involve everyone, especially the younger generation. Limiting global warming to 1,5 °C requires actions from everyone. Climate change presents new demands to employees, the society, as well as the business sector. What kind of competences do the changes require?

The challenges of the camp will tackle the following topics:

Challenge 1: How to involve the local community and the younger generation?  – Awareness

Challenge 2: How to develop internationally attractive solutions tackling the SDGs and climate change in the BSR? How to become a Forerunner? – Forerunner with solutions

Challenge 3: How to develop the competences for change and entrepreneurship?  – New competences

Logistics:

Due to a full programme on May 2-4th, we recommend arriving to Helsinki on the evening of May 1st 2019.

From Helsinki-Vantaa airport it is easy to reach Helsinki City Center with a train or bus connection. The journey takes approximately 25-30 minutes. The entrance to the train station is in the corridor between the terminals, trains P & I run frequently and both stop at Helsinki Central Railway Station. Finnair Express City Bus and local bus 615 will also take you to Helsinki Railway Station within 30 minutes.

Click here for more information about tickets and travel options from Helsinki-Vantaa airport

From Helsinki City Center to Otaniemi (Espoo):

The venue of the innovation camp is Aalto University Learning Center (Otaniementie 9, Espoo). It is easily reachable by metro from Helsinki Central Railway Station (5 stops), the name of the metro stop is Aalto University. Learning Center is only 100m away from the metro station. The tickets for metro can be bought from ticket machines before going down to the metro station. Plan your journey with public transport: https://reittiopas.hsl.fi/

Accommodation:

We recommend reserving accommodation around Helsinki City Center, as the venue of the camp is only few metro stops away from the central railway station (also a metro stop). Sokos Hotel Vaakuna offers special rate to innovation camp participants when booking before April 3rd 2019. For details on the special rate and booking code, please complete registeration to the camp here

Participants joining the visit to City of Kotka will be offered complimentary accommodation at Santalahti Resort. Accommodation options include twin rooms in luxury apartments with sauna or single use hotel room. For more information see registration form to the camp.

Practicalities:

Summer in Finland is famous for “midnight sun” natural phenomenon. Already in May it does not get dark until very late and nights/darkness is rather short. It is a beautiful time to enjoy Finnish nature! In the evening it may still get very chilly, so we recommend bringing along warm sweater & jacket, as programme in the camp will include informal get togethers outside in the evening.