Sustainable Baltic Sea Region 2030

Helsinki-Espoo-Kotka Innovation Camp
2.5.2019 – 4.5.2019

How can we best translate the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals at the level of the Baltic Sea Region? 

Representatives of cities, regions, universities, startups and civil society organizations from the nine countries around the Baltic Sea assembled at Aalto University to innovate around SDGs, educational needs, future competences and what it means for our everyday life. 

Because delivering on sustainable development requires true open-minded collaboration, Aalto University in cooperation with Climate Leadership Coalition, City of Espoo and City of Kotka brought forward four challenges that help tackling the 1,5C limit requirement in BSR. 

Student teams challenged and inspired practitioners of the Baltic Sea Region by presenting their daring solutions of Sustainable Hub for the City of Kotka, and Interactive Waste Art for the waterfront in City of Espoo. A facilitator artist drew every step of the camp work to help promote creativity and out-of-the-box thinking through visualization. The participants worked together for 2 full days to develop Sustainable BSR 2030 solutions that can involve everyone, especially the younger generation. The camp was organized as part of the innovation camp series in Smart-up BSR project led by Aalto University professor Taina Tukiainen. Helsinki-Espoo-Kotka Innovation Camp was organized with support of Cursor Oy and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council. 

To learn about Innovation Camp outputs and Smart-Up BSR project visit our web page.                

For more information in Finnish please contact: Marja Holopainen, 040 190 2514,                                                                                                                                                                                           
For information in English please contact: angelina Korsunova, 


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