Day 12: IDBM Impact Conference 19.5.2017 time: 9.15


A one-day conference exploring opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration for creating real-world impact. Discussion-sparking, interactive panels, as well as, insightful innovation project pitches will open room to explore how interdisciplinary collaboration opens new ways to shape the future.

The event marks the focal point of the academic year for students of the International Design Business Management program at Aalto University and provides a platform to come together, connect, and exchange ideas with alumni, industry experts, and faculty.


09:15 Doors open, registration and coffee

10:00 Welcome address

10:15 IDBM innovation projects roundup

12:00 – Lunch – (included in ticket)

13:30 Panel, Empowering change in organisations, with
- Tuukka Ylälahti, Co-founder & CEO Mesensei
- Marjukka Mäkelä, Industrial & UX design, ABB
- Ville Eloranta, Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University

14:25 – Short break – mingling with coffee and snacks

14:45 Panel, Design as critical practice, with
- Ramia Mazé, Professor 'New Frontiers in Design', Aalto University
- İdil Gaziulusoy, Assistant Professor Sustainable Design, Aalto University
- Arja Karhumaa, Graphic Designer, Lecturer Department of Media, Aalto University
- Juho Kinnunen, Business Designer, Futurice

15:40 – Short break – mingling with coffee and snacks

16:00 Panel, Growing organisations that last, with
- Niina Nurmi, IDBM Program Director, Aalto University
- Katarina Segerståhl, Head of Strategic Design, Tieto
- Mikko Teerenhovi, Head of Product & Design, Holvi

17:30 – Wrap-up –

20:00 – After-party –

More info at

IDBM Impact is organized and hosted by IDBM Klubi. We warmly invite everyone interested in learning about interdisciplinary collaboration and its impact on our future.

A ticket includes lunch as well as refreshments throughout the afternoon.