Ideas contest to improve the quality of life


On the 10th of January 2012, Aalto University launched an ideas contest open to all at The contest is also to invite new ideas from potential students to improve the quality of life in the urban environment, bearing in mind sustainability and the environment. There are three categories in the contest: Art & Design, Business, and Technology.

The contest is open on the internet during 10 January–31 March 2012 at

The contest participants write their ideas on virtual post-it notes.Your idea can be a maximum of 160 characters, therefore the idea needs to be fine-tuned and to the point.All ideas are visible to everyone at winners will be selected in two phases. The first phase is a public vote, based on Facebook likes, from which the TOP 20 will be chosen in each category. Out of these shortlists, the Jury will choose a winner per category.

The winning trio will receive a monetary prize of 1,000 euro each. The copyright of each idea will stay with the original inventor. The winners will be announced in April.

For more information about the contest, please visit

More information on applying to Aalto University on the Studies site (


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