The NORDLOG Doctoral Day 14 June 2023 at 9:00-16:00
Aalto University Campus, Otaniemi Espoo, Maarintie 8

The aim of the NORDLOG doctoral day is to provide PhD students with professional skills for their academic career. In addition, the doctoral day is an event where doctoral researchers can network and build relationships among fellow young scholars within the field of supply chain management and logistics, while learning from senior researchers. The colloquium is open for doctoral students at different stages of their project.

At Nofoma 2023, the overarching theme of the doctoral day is relevance. It is a full-day event arranged from 9-16 in the 14th of June 2023 hosted by Aalto School of Business and Hanken. The first half of the day will focus on practical presentation skills in the form of an interactive workshop. In the afternoon the doctoral day will join forces with the Educators’ day for a session on how to integrate AI tools in research, followed by a panel on how research can be relevant in the industry. Check out the program and pre-assignments below.

Registration for Nordlog
All participants of Nordlog must registered for the event as part of the NOFOMA conference or as a separate pre-conference day. The registration fee is 95 e including the full day program, coffees & lunch and the evening networking event at Löyly Sauna, Bar & Restaurant.
Check registration link, instructions & terms.

Nordlog Preliminary program June 14

9:00-9:300 Introductions & Ice breaker
9:30-10:45 Presentation skills workshop pt.1: rhetoric’s and speech technique (TBD)
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Presentation workshop pt.2: Working on your research pitch
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 Wrap-up of pitching workshop


14:30-15:00 Session on using AI in Research – Misa Bakajic, Aalto University
15:00-16:00 Panel discussion on Research Relevance – the Industry Perspective       


Networking evening All the participants are welcome for a networking evening “Cruise and Finnish Sauna at Löyly”, which is included in the registration fee.

16:30 Joint walk from Otaniemi Maarintie 8 enue lobby,to Waterbus pier by Otaranta (adjacent to Hotel Radisson Espoo)
17:00 Waterbus departs to Merisatama, Helsinki > drop off and 1 km seaside walk to Löyly
18:30-20:30 Sauna, food & mingle at Löyly together with NOFOMA conference participants

There is a mandatory pre-assignment for the Nordlog doctoral day. The assignment consists of a 3-minute pitch as well as a pre-reading.

  1. 3-minute Research Pitch
    You will have to film a max. 3-minute-long video where you pitch your research for an industry audience. You can choose your thesis as a whole or only your most current project/article. Think about how you can present why your research is relevant to society (or a certain industry). Here, theory and method is not key, but the relevance of your topic and findings. Be prepared to work with your own pitch during the workshop.You can check out these two YouTube videos for advice and tips.

    The video should be submitted in this folder by the 12th of June 2023 (23:59)
    in a common video format like MP4 or Mov.

    As academic reading, please familiarize yourself with this article and think about what input it give you when you think about communicating research results to society.

Constructing Communication: Talking to Scientists About Talking to the Public Sarah R. Davies (2008)


Should you have any questions regarding NordLOG contributions, please contact helleke.heikkinen @ or peter.gaggl @

Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics LOGY.

The Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics LOGY is a not-for-profit association of private individuals and legal entities. The purpose of LOGY is to develop procedures for purchasing of materials and services and to promote physical logistics (i.e. transport, storage, handling) and the professional skills of employees in logistics for the benefit of the Finnish economy and society.