Events - Eco Urban Living

The Eco Urban Living initiative will host an information event on the morning of April 18th for those interested in learning more about the initiative’s goals and progress to date. The event will feature speakers from several of the initiative’s partners as well as companies participating in the electric vehicle trials, including: the City of Espoo, Valmet Automotive, A2B, the Hanken School of Economics, Aalto University and the Synocus Group. These speakers will provide a comprehensive overview of the initiative’s efforts to spur the growth of the Finnish electric vehicle industry while exploring how best to integrate electric vehicles into the lives of the T3 area’s residents.

Following the speakers’ presentations, attendees will get a chance to familiarize themselves with the electric vehicles being used in the demonstration.

If you are interested in learning more about the initiative or are a business interested in exploring the benefits of employing electric vehicles in your operations, please join us at Kino Tapiola (Mäntyviita 2, Tapiola, Espoo) on April 18th at 9:00.

You can register for the event at our Facebook page or by email at eul(at) Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest developments in the Eco Urban Living initiative!

Eco Urban Living -infotilaisuus, 18. huhtikuuta, klo 9.00-12.00, Kino Tapiola

Eco Urban Living -hanke järjestää infotilaisuuden 18. huhtikuuta Kino Tapiolassa niille, jotka ovat kiinnostuneita tietämään lisää hankkeen tavoitteista ja etenemisestä. Infotilaisuuteen osallistuu puhujia useista hankkeen yhteistyökumppaneista mukaan lukien: Espoon kaupunki, Valmet Automotive, A2B, Hanken, Aalto-yliopisto sekä Synocus. Puhujat tarjoavat kattavan esityksen hankkeen pyrkimyksestä kiihdyttää suomalaisen sähköautoklusterin kasvua ja tutkia, kuinka sähköautoista tehdään osa T3-alueen asukkaiden arkielämää.Esitysten jälkeen Eco Urban Living tarjoaa mahdollisuuden tutustua sähköautoihin.

Mikäli olet kiinnostunut oppimaan lisää hankkeesta tai olet kiinnostunut tutkimaan sähköautojen etuja yrityksellenne, tule Kino Tapiolaan (Mäntyviita 2, Tapiola, Espoo) 18. huhtikuuta klo 9.00!

Voit rekisteröityä tapahtumaan Facebook-sivullamme tai sähköpostitse osoitteesta eul(at) Löydät meidät myös Twitterista. Näiden kanavien kautta pysyt ajan tasalla Eco Urban Living -hankkeen viimeaikaisesta kehityksestä

The 2012 EVS26 electric vehicles conference and exhibit will take place over 4 days, from May 6th to May 9th, 2012. Electric cars and other electric vehicles will be available for test drives starting Sunday, May 6th. Workshops will also be open on Sunday, May 6th. Plenaries, lectures and additional panel discussions will run Monday, May 7th to Wednesday, May 9th. The largest electric drive and electric car display in the world will take place May 6th to May 8th.

For more information see the symposium's website.


Saturday, May 5  

12:00 PM – 4:30 PM Registration Open 

Sunday, May 6

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Registration Open

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exposition

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Ride, Drive & Charge

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Workshops

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Welcome Reception

Monday, May 7

7:30 AM  – 5:30 PM Registration Open

9:00 AM  – 11:00 AM Opening Plenary - Electrified  Transportation: A Path to Economic  Prosperity and Energy Security

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Exposition

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Ride, Drive, & Charge

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch adjacent to the Exhibit Hall

12:30 PM  – 2:00 PM Concurrent Lecture Sessions

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:30 PM  – 4:00 PM Concurrent Lecture Sessions

4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM Dialogue Session 1 in the Exhibit Hall 

Tuesday, May 8

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Registration Open

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Concurrent Lecture Sessions

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Exposition

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Ride, Drive & Charge

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Concurrent Lecture Sessions

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch adjacent to the Exhibit Hall

1:00 PM –  2:30 PM Concurrent Lecture Sessions

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hal

l2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Concurrent Lecture Sessions

4:30 PM –  6:00 PM Dialogue Session 2 in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Gala at the California Science Center

Wednesday, May 9

7:30 AM – 11:00 AM Registration Open

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Concurrent Lecture Sessions

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Go Electric Drive! Plenary

Do you have a vision for how out society can help tackle the challenges of global warming? Are you interested in influencing the future development of Espoo’s T3 area (Otaniemi, Keilaniemi and Tapiola)?

The Eco Urban Living initiative is hosting a free screening of the Sundance Film Festival favorite ”No Impact Man”at the Aalto Design Factory next Thursday, March 1st, from 5:30pm to 8pm. Come join us for an engaging evening as you follow the Beaven family’s efforts to live a year in Brooklyn while making no net environmental impact. Snacks, drinks and cupcakes from Cupcake Goddess will be served!

Doors open at 5:30pm. Film begins at 6pm, the film runs 93min, after which you are welcome to stay and discuss the issues raised in the film and how the Eco Urban Living initiative together with the Otaniemi community can help to solve these challenges. 

At the screening, we will also be launching an exciting competition which promises to give one lucky winner the chance to test drive an electric vehicle for a week!

For more information about the event see our Facebook page at and sign up for the screening! Follow us on Twitter

Fifth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum

The Fifth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum was held in Espoo, Finland on September 27th.

A brief wrap-up of the Forum's events is available here.

Information on the Fifth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum is available, in Chinese, here

The bi-annual forum brings together business leaders, government officials and leading researchers to discuss a variety of issues relating to the grand challenges facing our societies today. The Fourth forum was held in Shenzen this past spring (May 12th - 13th), the focus was on Eco-conscious urban living, energy conservation and carbon emissions. The focus of this fifth forum is on the concept of low carbon city development.  The Forum will feature a wide range of speakers ranging from representatives of national governments to leading researchers in the fields of low-carbon technology and electric vehicles.

The Forum's program includes addresses from representatives from Valmet Automotive, Fortum, the City of Espoo and Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. The Forum's program is divided into four themes, which are: "Eco Urban Living Landscape", "Exploring the potential of EV", "Practice for a better, greener urban life" and "World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities".

The Fourth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum was held in Shenzhen, China from May 12th to May 13th, 2011. The Forum was organized by the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Department, the Shenzhen City Science, Technology, Industry, Information & Trade Committee, the Shenzhen City Science and Technology Association and Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.

The Forum featured addresses from a variety of speakers ranging from Chinese ministry officials to leading researchers from a number of universities.  Speakers included: Mr. Wang Lei(Director of Resource & Environment, the Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21, The Ministry of Science and Technology), Mr. Gong Guoping(Deputy Director, Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Department), Mr. Zhou Luming (Chairman of Shenzhen Science and Technology Association), Mr. Eero Suominen (Finnish Consul General in Guangzhou), Mr. Raimo Karhu (Federation of Finnish Technology Industries).

The Forum's program addressed a number of issues and themes related to low-carbon development and sustainability.  These topics included: the integration of sustainable practices into municipal and governmental planning, electric vehicle demonstration projects, development of low-carbon technologies as well as discussion of the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities.

The full program for the Fourth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum is available below in pdf form.

Program for the Fourth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum (pdf)

Information on the Fourth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum (in Chinese)