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Be the next wave – Aalto on X

Many of our participants were impressed and want more. Already they have tons of ideas! Form the new team and make the next Aalto on _____ reality! You won’t regret it. Guaranteed! You can contribute by posting your ideas to the Aalto on  X ideas – page, and joining the idea event after wappu. The event […]

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Now online: the Aalto on Waves publication!

Now, 4 months after the journey and countless hours of work later, the Aalto on Waves publication is ready! Created by participants, the publication tells about the most exiting moments during our trip. Open publication Grab your printed copy at the Aalto University!    

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AoW Spring Event today in Helsinki & worldwide!

The big day has come: the Aalto on Waves spring event will start today at 16.30 Finnish time in Salmi Sali, Energiakatu 3, Helsinki. Come here to find out, what Aalto on Waves was about, see various Guest Speakers as well as the documentary produced during Aalto on Waves! Besides this, we will have a […]

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Ride the big ones

No epic journey would be complete without its own special theme song! Luckily we had Tuure aboard who composed a song for us for those unforgettable group moments. From below you can download the song, lyrics and notes. Stay tuned, there might be a rock version on the way… Ride the big ones – acoustic […]

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Design Thinking Workshop @ Escola Superior de Propaganda et Marketing (ESPM) Rio de Janeiro

Aalto on Waves in Rio de Janeiro built this Friday bridges between the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Aalto University by hosting together an event on Creative Entrepreneurship at the School of Fine Arts at UFRJ. During the event, we met Paulo Reis, who is both involved in the innovation agency of […]

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Companies onboard

Besides of all the university courses, Aalto on Waves did an amazing ammount of co-operation with the companies. Eight company workshops were held during the cruise. These workshops were for Outotec, Royal Caribbean International, Wärtsilä, TEK, Sefe, Ornamo, World Design Capital 2012 Helsinki and Microsoft. Also eight excursions were organized to: Traffic controlling center in Rio, Angra nuclear […]

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MIDE Think Tank – Generating ideas for research projects in an onboard workshop

MIDE (Multidisciplinary Institute of Digitalisation and Energy) is a program that funds and supports 11 important long-term research projects in Aalto University. MIDE is one of the sponsors of Aalto on Waves. Our collaboration included a two-day workshop on board where we brainstormed for new ideas based on real-life challenges taken from three of MIDE’s […]

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Transportation, accommodation and practical matters

Our official part of Aalto on Waves has come to an end and what a journey it has been! On behalf of all the participants and organizers of Aalto on Waves I would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank TripBrasil travel agency and especially Juha Paltila, CEO of TripBrasil for the great service […]

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Mascots onboard!

What would be an adventure without mascots? At least these three unanimated objects have been travelling with us. Roope Roope is a parrot bought from Tenerife. He has a handy zipper pocket in its back, ideal for smuggling stuff around. Angry Bird A lot of name suggestions have arisen, but no consensus over it has […]

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Creating an Envrionmentally Sustainable Cruise Ship Concept for Wärtsilä

Our workshop with Wärtsilä was organized on board the Vision of the Seas while cruising between Salvador de Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. The main idea was to find a concept for an environmentally sustainable cruise ship for the year 2020. In keeping with the Aalto spirit, there were three aspects to consider: the technologies […]

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