Dates of online sessions in Zoom, address in sent to participants via e-mail.

Please notice that in addition there will be 2-3 online sessions between dates announced. You will be informed during sessions and via e-mail.

Thursday 20th of January 
Kick off session 

10:00 – 11:30 Opening and Introduction to Lahti Venture Program supported by Lahti Science Park 
Lahti Science Park: introduction to challenge and basic information about real estate company Lahti Science park 
11:30– 12:15 Lunch break 
12:15-13:15 What is carbon neutrality? Matti Kuittinen, Senior Specialist at the Ministry of the Environment
13:15– 13:30 Break 
13.30-14:00 Dividing students into groups, meeting the mentors
14:00-16:30 Group discussion: Groups get to know each other, first discussion on the challenge, Group members’ expertise/contribution to the challenge

Between sessions please watch this video from Antero Kutvonen (LUT University), it’s about ideation process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTcvRH7J8-8&t=13s

27th  of January from 3 pm to 4 pm
Meet the mentors in Zoom

3rd of February 
Wrapping up the idea, second session  

10:00-11:30 Session about carbon neutrality topics :

Antti Kosonen, Associate professor, LUT University: “Renewable energy and energy efficiency” 
Sanni Heikkinen, senior consultant, Ramboll: “Property value chain emissions in carbon neutrality”
Elina Rantanen, environmental manager, Lahden talot: ” Reduction of the carbon footprint of housing and related measures at Lahden Talot Housing Services”

11:30-12:30 Lunch break

12:30-16:00 Team workshops  first (informal) presentations of the ideas/concepts, selection and development of the idea(s). Mentors are available from 2 pm to 4 pm
when having the team work session, they are visiting teams 

Between sessions please watch video: Urban greenspace, professor Heikki Setälä, University of Helsinki https://vimeo.com/533405956/4e90bd30ef
You will have better understanding of the importance of urban nature in context of carbon neutrality

 9th of February from 2 pm to 3 pm
Meet Juho Rautio from company GreenUp (part of Carbon exit alliance)  and hear more about real Estate Energy Management of properties.  You have possibility to ask about their solutions. Not mandatory.

About Green Up:
Do you believe that the energy produced in the building could cover the energy needed and even more?
Do you dare to set the goal for carbon negative construction?
Optimizing and controlling the building with continuous measurement data and artificial intelligence save money and environment itself. Even more measurement data and artificial intelligence make it possible to invest green energy so that benefits and profits of investments is precisely known in advance. Artificial intelligence make it possible to use best energy sources side by side and takes full advantage of them. Intelligence is the future!

10th  of February from 3pm  to 4 pm
Meet the mentors in Zoom

17th of February  from 10 am to 3 pm
From idea to concept

10:00-11:40 Session about carbon neutrality topics

Anna Claudelin, researcher,  LUT University: “Consumption-based carbon footprint of households”
Rohinton Emmanuel, professor, Glasgow Caledonian University: “Heat island mitigation and carbon management”
Jouni Lautiainen, Director, Communications and Sustainability, Lem-Kem Oy: “Synergies from renewable energy: combining   energy sources and how these work together synchronously and synergistically. Does this work?”
Caroline Moinel, doctoral candidate, Aalto University: “Life cycle assessment in urban green spaces”

11:40-12:40 Lunch break

12:40-16.00 Team workshops, developing the idea. Mentors are available from 2 pm to 4 pm
when having the team work session, they are visiting teams.

24th  of February  from 3 pm to 4 pm
Meet the mentors in Zoom

10th March from 10 am to 3 pm
Preliminary idea pitch

10:00-11.30 Session About pitching, Walid O. El Cheikh (Pitching For Life)

11:30-12:30 Lunch break

12:30-15:00 Private rehearsal idea pitches: feed back and instruction to further steps. Concept development, utilising comments earlier session. Mentors are available from 1 pm to 3 pm.

16th of March

The competition pdf presentation will be pre-submitted to the jury in pdf format no later than March 16th. The competition pdf submitted to the jury may be longer than the seminar presentation 31st of March. Please send it to matias.halmeenmaki@sitowise.com or via We transfer service etc

31st of March, Final day on site in Lahti city

Team pitches, jury meeting, Award ceremonies 
Aalto auditorium (Niemenkatu 73)(Possibility for some team members to participate online via Zoom,  if absolutely necessary. Instructions send few days before final day)

10-10.05 Welcome, Jesse Reponen, Property manager, Lahti Science Park

10.05-10.15 Introduction to theme, Matti Kuittinen, Senior Specialist at the Ministry of the Environment

10.15-10.25 Introduction to the competition, Matias Halmeenmäki, competition secretary

10.25-12.10 Team presentations, teams 2, 4, 5, 6

12.10-12.30 Coffee break (coffee and rolls served)

12.30-13.45 Team presentations, teams 7,8,9

13.45-15.45 Break, jury meeting. Possibly to eat lunch at Sinuhe

15.45-17 Award ceremony

15.45-16.15 Short feed back from solutions, Matti Kuittinen,  Senior Specialist at the Ministry of the Environment

16.15-16.45Announcing the results and the winners of the competition, Pekka Timonen, head of Jury, Mayor of Lahti city

16.45  Final words, Minna-Maija Salomaa, secretary general, Lahti University Campus