Archives mensuelles : avril 2014

Viva Leipäjuusto ja Lakkahillo

We got up at 5. We left at 6. Drove eastwards into the rising sun from Turku to Helsinki. Dropped off the car at the airport at 8. I boarded my plane at 9 Mike hung around and took the … Lire la suite

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Finland Day 2

Sunny and warm. Summery feeling. But this evening we found snow on Moomin island!! Valtteri, teacher and researcher at the TSE (but also at ESIEE where he taught the MoTIS students in September) situated Business Intelligence for us at 9 … Lire la suite

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Biomimicry – Biomimétisme

Olivier Allard, who was here in Finland with the ITMPs three years ago, is putting on an exhibition on Biomimicry in the Urban Context in a few weeks time in the town of Vélizy just south of Paris. His interest … Lire la suite

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Finland Day 4 – 0305 Greenwich mean time…

…in the morning! « Why? » Amine and Mouad have a plane at 730 and it’s 170 km to the airport. « Did they sleep? » A bit.  « What about the Sébastien and William? » They’ve just gone to bed!  « Why? » Cos Saturday night in … Lire la suite

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Finland Day 1

Not a cloud in the sky. 10 o’clock on the dot we are in room 1 of the Turku School of Economics. Matti is already there. Wrestling with the sound system. He did his PhD on the Finnish Video Games … Lire la suite

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The real Finland

Behind innovation Finland is the real Finland. I fell in love with Finland when I discovered the communal semi automatic washing machine in the basement of our apartment here in Turku in 1998. It was 40 years old and working … Lire la suite

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Smart cars need smart drivers…

…which I am clearly NOT! not yet anyway. 5 in the morning. Crescent moon. no traffic, Charles de Gaulle airport 2D terminal crowded. Easyjet crowds. Finnair empty. Good seat. Small aircraft. Airbus out Embraer in. Cost cutting? Foggy so late … Lire la suite

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