How time flies!!

Unfortunately, we are coming end of the summer school. Everybody is excited because of the presentations. Our guests(Oulu summer school) arrived yesterday but they are not seen excited like us 🙂

Anyway, in the morning we went Startup Sauna. We found a quite untidy place. They said the reason is party which they had last week. President of Aaltoes Kasper Suomalainen gave us a presentation about their startups and events. They advised us to “Get out our comfort zone”. During the presentation we started thinking about how lucky they are. After this impressive presentation, we took a tour inside their working space.     




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When we arrived to the open innovation house, room was arranged in a different format. But luckily  we found our table 🙂

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Presentation started about what is computer vision? Ivan Laptev showed us some mockups to understand it. After the mockups, we learnt some applications like, visual search, predicting crowd behaviour and counting people, motion capture and animation.

After lunch, 10 groups started their presentations. All groups did very well work.


Congratulations Uskomaton !!





Inspiration of Helsinki

The fourth day of the summer school started with a lecture by Arhi Kivilahti. He shared his competences and experiences regarding retails and especially his inspirations by the UK retail market. However, after the long Wednesday night nobody seemed ready to learn new things or contribute to their projects 😀

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Today was a big decision day for our group and after the coffee break we did a brainstorming session about our airport gamification idea. This idea seemed a bit tricky mainly because the placement of displays might be a problem. At this point we felt desperate and decided to pivot to our previous gamification idea regarding bars. Christian advised us to analyze Funworld Photoplay*.

After the delicious lunch (salmon with carrots and potatoes) we had an Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) lecture. Before the lecture Timo Nyberg conducted a survey about it. Most of us did some assumptions about patent issues but in general most of the students were unfamiliar with the topic. In the middle of the lecture Timo Nyberg repeated the survey. As you can see below some of us learnt a lot of new things (Blue=Before lecture, Red=After lecture). 

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At the end of the day we came back to our initial idea. Unfortunately, we are still uncomfortable about the monetisation part.

We hope we will resolve it soon!

See you tomorrow.


*Funworld Photoplay is an entertainment terminal which gives people to compete each other all over the world.