Welcome to IDBM Impact, 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.
IDBM innovation projects roundup
IDBM students share insights, learnings and stories of their six-month long innovation projects.
Empowering change in organisations — open panel
How do organisations transform business models, value chains and internal structures to stay competitive in rapidly changing market environments? The panel provides insights from a corporate, research and entrepreneurial point of view.
Manager, Industrial & UX Design
Co-founder & CEO
Design as critical practice — open panel
Design has been hailed as a core competence for driving change and staying competitive. How does that affect the understanding of the term design and what does it entail in a post-industrial world?
Professor 'New Frontiers in Design'
Assistant Professor, Sustainable Design
Graphic Designer & Lecturer, Department of Media
Growing organisations that last — open panel
It has long been said that "culture eats strategy for breakfast". What defines a winning organisational culture and how does it need to be transformed for companies to stay competitive in a global marketplace?
IDBM Program Director
Head of Strategic Design
Head of Product & Design
09:15 Doors open
10:00 Welcome address
10:15 IDBM innovation projects roundup
11:00 IDBM project exhibition
13:30 Panel, Pushing for change in organisations.
14:45 Panel, Design as critical practice.
16:00 Panel, Growing organisations that last.
20:00 After party @Rusty Bar, Kanavaranta 7
International Design Business Management is an interdisciplinary master's program at Aalto University.
Since 1995, IDBM offers challenge based learning around the fields of management, business modeling, and product and service design. Students of the program develop the skillset necessary to manage interdisciplinary teams dealing with complex challenges.