Innovation Day Helsinki 10.5.

I was happy to get a chance to visit the InnoDay-event, to get to think of new ideas on products and marketing etc. The event was quite noisy and overwhelming, thus it was a bit hard to concentrate and I think I would’ve got a lot more out of it had the surroundings been calmer….

Newsletter

Please have a look at our Newsletter from February and March 2017.

Innovation Event in Tampere 28.-30.3.

Please read the diaries of both the Danish and the Finnish teams and watch this Vlog to get a taste of our inspiring three days at the Innovation Event in Tampere! Please find an outline of our programme below: 28.3. We picked up our guests at the railway station at 18.56 and  walked to our…

Visiting Nekstiili

On 9.2.2017 we visited Nekstiili in Nekala, Tampere. Nekstiili is a non-profit organisation, that recycles textiles. They get old clothes from people. The clothes can be in good shape or even somehow broken. They first check out what kind of condition the clothes are in. Then the recycling project starts. Those clothes that are in…

Newsletter

You can read our Newsletter  from December 16 to January 17 here.

Ecohub workshop at Crossing Borders in Humlebaek

We were invited to the Ecohub worshop at Crossing Borders in Humlebaek/ Denmark on January 17th 2017. The topic of the workshop was “Empowering Eco-Entrepreneurship Start-ups” and the aim was to share knowledge and experience toward empowering Eco-Entrepreneurship Start-ups in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Along with us, there were participants from Ghana, Japan, Korea, South…

Let´s save food from the bin!

On Monday, December 12th we organised a “waste food day” at our school. In our discussions, two environmental challenges had kept coming up. One observation was, that young people buy quite a lot of clothes. Some of them are cheap and don’t last very long, others are soon forgotten in the drawer. Another observation was…

We’re doing as good as hell!

On the 25th of November you can choose between Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day. We chose to hear the lecture “Helvetin hyvin menee – It’s going as good as hell”, which was organised in connection with the waste reduction week in Tampere. In the panel there were Professor Esko Valtaoja and Osmo Soininvaara, Member…

Heikki Waris from Coreorient

Heikki Waris visited us on 11.11. in order to discuss the Talkootori-project with us and to tell us about his experiences as an Eco-Entrepreneur. d d

A visit from the CEO of Ekokumppanit

On 28.10. Suvi Holm, the CEO of the non-profit organisation Ekokumppanit payed us a visit. She described their business activity to us, discussed topical environmental challenges, named some eco-enterprises and commented on our ideas for ecological initiatives. An excerpt from a participant’s learning diary: This time the CEO of Ekokumppanit visited us in order to…

Nuoret Apuun -project in cooperation with Coreorient

We were interested to learn about Piggybaggy‘s road from inspiration to innovation. What happened along the way and was it rocky at times? To learn about this, our Swedish and Danish parnters can read this article in Swedish. We, on the other hand, were hoping to meet the CEO of Coreorient in person, so we…

First meeting on October 6th

We started off by defining some of the key terms relating to our project. When we hear the project name Eco Entrepreneurship, we all have some immediate associations, what it might be about. But instead of just settling with a hunch it is important that we all know, what we are referring to. The terms…