Impact Meetups on Sustainable Development Goals – vol 2

Aalto Start-Up Center, together with A Grid Impact Space, successfully organised the second meetup on 31st, August as a part of monthly Impact Meetups series on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Businesses.

The meetup was focused on Sustainable Development Goal #6 (SDG 6): Clean Water and Sanitation. Dr. Suvi Sojamo who is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Water and Development Research Group at Aalto University introduced the SDG 6 targets and current water challenges globally. She then presented her research work on ‘Corporate water stewardship as a means to advance water security for all’, focusing particularly on Finnish Water Stewardship Commitment , founded by Finnish research institutes,  Finnish ministries and WWF to challenge companies to assess their water risks and to develop sustainable water use and governance throughout their international value chains.

Toni Laurila, from Sensmet Oy  then put forward their revolutionary Continuous Multi-element Water Analyser thereby challenging and transforming traditional water analytics scene. Similarly, Researcher Anne Hyvärinen from Aalto New Global,  gave a presentation about her research on ‘Innovation intermediaries in the water sector in Kenya’. Finally, Nina-Maarit Partanen, from Project Impact , introduced us to her initiative and how the team is committed to revolutionise the impact thinking in businesses. Project Impact is organising IMPACT TALK™ 2018
on 24.09 and 25.09 at Tampere and Helsinki respectively. The participation on the event is free but there are limited seats available and requires registration.

Impact Meetups’ is a series of monthly meet-ups organised by Aalto Start-Up Center and A Grid Impact and will cover all the 17 Goals goals in upcoming episodes. The meetups are intended for start-ups, businesses and aspiring individuals with entrepreneurial mindset. The next meetup in September is about SDG4: Quality Education.

Please follow the A Grid Impact facebook for updates! The organizers are looking for collaborators and co-organizers to facilitate the meetups. If somebody wants to collaborate and represent their research, businesses or business ideas, or any related information about their future events, please feel free to contact Avinash Dhital (


Photo and Story by Avinash Dhital, Impact Coordinator at A Grid Impact.