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FREEZING WEEK 7.-9.2.2023


Freezing Week 2023

We are pleased to invite our international partners and colleagues to the 9th Freezing Week taking place on 7-9 February 2023 at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

The event explores the theme of Data-Driven Empathy from the perspectives of human-centered design and technology. How do we use data and technology to better understand people we work for? How can artificial intelligence help us advance action towards sustainability? What new insights each one of us may bring to our work?

The Freezing Week offers interesting keynotes and thematic sessions as well as networking opportunities with colleagues around Europe. There is also a possibility to visit HAMK’s campus in Riihimäki with a strong focus on robotics and technology. And don’t forget the social events and a genuine Finnish winter experience!

The programme and social events are free for the participants.

Please find more information about the accommodation tips here >>>

We are looking forward to meeting you at HAMK in February 2023!

Do you need a place to stay during Freezing Week?

Freezing Week 2023 Accommodation and practical information



Ms. Jaana Sipilä

Ms. Riikka Kekäläinen-Alkio
+358 40 751 4051

Monday 6 Feb

(Travelling to Finland)

17.00 – 19.00 (UTC +2)
Get-together party at Nooran Viinibaari, Raatihuoneenkatu 8, Hämeenlinna.
For registered participants.

Tuesday 7 Feb

9.00 – 9.30 (UTC +2)
Registration and​ morning coffee​.
Building C lobby.

9.30 – 10.15 (UTC +2)
Welcome to the Freezing Week.
Auditorium C.

10.15 – 11.00 (UTC +2)
Why is data important for empathy?

Jari Jussila, Director of HAMK Design Factory.
Auditorium C & live stream.

11.00 – 11.10 (UTC +2)

11.10 – 12.00 (UTC +2)
Crash Course to Design Thinking (HAMK), Anna Huoviala, Head of Degree Programme, Design.
Auditorium C.

12.00 – 12.45 (UTC +2)

13.00 – 16.00 (UTC +2)
Workshop: Collecting Data for Empathy, Anna Huoviala, Head of Degree Programme, Design.
Design Factory stage (Building E).

Wednesday 8 Feb

9.00 – 9.30 (UTC +2)
Morning coffee and mingling​.
Building C lobby.

9.30 – 10.00 (UTC +2)
Measuring Signals from a Human and Interpretation, Kimmo Vänni, Principal Research Scientist, HAMK Smart Research Unit.
Auditorium C & live stream.

10.00 – 10.50 (UTC +2)
Collecting data on learning and teaching experiences – Case of LearnWell project
, Telle Hailikari, Principal Research Scientist, HAMK Edu Reasearch Unit.
Auditorium C & live stream.

10.50 – 11.00 (UTC +2)

11.00 – 12.00 (UTC +2)
Sustainable AI,
Satu Korhonen, Machine Learning Engineer, Solita.
Auditorium C & live stream.

12.00 – 12.45 (UTC +2)

13.00 – 17.00 (UTC +2)
Riihimäki campus visit
and Finnish Glass Museum.

Arrival back to Hämeenlinna 17.00 – 17.30.


Thursday 9 Feb

9.00 – 12.00 (UTC +2)
Morning coffee.
Analyzing data for empathy, wrap-up of the week.
Design Factory stage (Building E).

12.00 – 12.45 (UTC +2)

13.00 – 16.00 (UTC +2)
Time for bilateral meetings // Winter Experience at Ahvenisto Outdoor and Nature Reserve.
For registered participants.

Friday 10 Feb

(Travelling home)