Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sound and Physical Interaction (SOPI) Research Group

Dear Colleagues and friends,

We have a new research group in the Department of Media, focusing on sound and its emerging role in New Media practices. Sound and Physical Interaction (SOPI) research group deals with digital sound in more aesthetically engaging forms. We are interested in the research and implementation of sound design together with physical interaction practices on various levels to advance their roles and impact in the future of media and interactive art. The research group combines the knowledge in Sonic Interaction and expertise in Interactive Art/Music. It aims to broaden this focus by collaboration at a national and an international level. Our research room (nr. 393 & ministudio) is located on the 3rd floor, please come and visit us any time!

You can also find information about our recent projects and more detailed research agenda @

Koray Tahiroglu

Otaniemi Open 2011

Aalto University and EIT ICT Labs welcome you to Otaniemi Open 2011 event.

Date & Time: Wednesday 13 April, 11:30-18:00
Locations: Design Factory and Venture Garage, Otaniemi
09:00-11:30 Partner information on Call 2012 (EIT ICT Labs partners only) at Venture Garage

Demonstrations at Design Factory
11:30 Demo area opens
14:00 Coffee
16:00 Cocktail reception
18:00 Announcement of the winning demo and closing of the event
Presentations and panel at Venture Garage
13:00 Bringing Europe to a new ICT age. Willem Jonker, CEO EIT ICT Labs
13:20 EIT ICT Labs and Helsinki. Marko Turpeinen, EIT ICT Labs Helsinki Node Director
13:40 Services at hand – ICT inspired smart spaces. Petri Liuha, Nokia & Action Line Leader for Smart Spaces at EIT ICT Labs
14:00 ICT services for Health and Wellbeing. Patrick Strating, EIT ICT Labs Eindhoven Node Director
14:15 Smart Energy Systems. Christian Huder, EIT ICT Labs Berlin Node
14:30 Coffee break
14:50- Panel: How to develop Otaniemi as a global innovation hotspot?

Fernando Herrera, Director, Sanoma Entertainment Finland
Petteri Koponen, Founding Partner at LifeLine Ventures
Mikko Kuusi, President of Aalto Entrepreneurship Society
Erkki Ormala, Vice President, Business Environment, Nokia
Reijo Paajanen, CEO of TIVIT
Anne Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President, Strategic Research VTT

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