The four Aalto University schools of technology are based in Otaniemi in Espoo, 10 km from the center of Helsinki, on a campus designed by Alvar Aalto. Otaniemi has the highest concentration of high technology in the Nordic countries. A unique combination of education, study and business is densely packed into this small area.
Aalto University campus in Espoo and its venues are easily accessible by public transportation and by car. Helsinki Airport is only half an hour drive away and bus journey to Helsinki takes just 15-20 minutes. By the end of 2016 Espoo will have its own underground connected to Helsinki network. After that metro takes you to Helsinki in 5-10 minutes.
Otakaari 1 - The main building of the former Helsinki University of Technology is located in heart of Otaniemi. This venue offers great facilities to congresses, seminars and other events up to 600 people. In total Otakaari 1 offers over 10 auditoriums (for 70-600 persons) and smaller class rooms for meetings and workshops. All rooms include high quality of technique and free of charge Aalto Open WLAN-. Auditoriums include dataprojector, computer, document camera, overhead, microphone and hearing loop.
The biggest auditoriums are:
- A, 570 persons
- B, 320 persons
- C, 310 persons
- D, 236 persons
- E, 236 persons
Open Innovation House - Seminar hall
Open Innovation House offers a spacious and airy seminar hall to events with 60 - 100 participants. The venue is also suitable for example cocktail events. Open Innovation House is located at Otaniementie 19-21.
- 40 classroom style
- 100 theatre style
- data/video projector, projection screen
- sound reproduction
- 2 x wireless handheld microphones, 2 x head-set microphones
- hook-up to laptop computer at speaker's table (client must bring a laptop computer for presentations)
Outside the seminar hall there is a lobby area, where coffee and lunch can be served. Next to seminar hall there are 4 group work rooms with meeting table for 8 persons and plasma screen in each room.
Micronova - meeting rooms
Micronova is research centre of Aalto University and VTT for micro- and nanotechnology. Micronova is located in Tietotie 3. Micronova offers two meting rooms for events with 10 - 70 participants.
- Big Hall, 70 classroom style
- Small Hall, 30 classroom style
Aalto Inn Laajalahti meeting room and sauna
Aalto Inn - Aalto University Guest House is located in Otaniemi right next to Dipoli and Radisson Blu Hotel. On the 5th floor of the house is Aalto Inn Laajalahti, meeting room and sauna. Address is Otaranta 4. There is an open view over Laajalahti Bay from the meeting room. It is possible to reserve Laajalahti on weekdays from 8.00 am. to 10 pm.
- 20 meeting table
- in addition, a seating group with small table for 10 persons
- Led screen
- Internet connection with wire and wireless network
- Flipchart and pens
- round sauna for about 10 persons
- dressing room
- 2 showers
- towels, seat covers and soaps
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ACCOMMODATION NEAR THE VENUES
In the Aalto University Campus of Espoo, the nearest conference hotel is the four star Radisson BLU Hotel Espoo (209 rooms), located within 10-minute walking from the venues. Within walking distance is also Forenom Kivimies Hostel offering affordable accommodation option. Other hotels in 3 kilometres radius are Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden (154 rooms) and Hotel Hanasaari (64 rooms).