Redefining Bioeconomy – From Research to Action, 5.3.2020

FinnCERES will organize a public seminar “Redefining Bioeconomy” in Dipoli on March 5.

Future Bioeconomy is based on high value products utilizing the ingenuity of nature with renewable plant-based materials.

Lignocellulose offers solutions for sustainable textiles, novel packaging, air and water purification, electronics, energy storage and energy harvesting. It has a myriad of inherent, functional capabilities that can outplay its fossil based counter parts. Bioeconomy is not only about replacing fossils, it is also about creating entirely new materials.

Webcast from the event available here!



8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Welcome
Janne Laine, Vice President for Innovation, Aalto University
9:15 The Future of Finnish Bioeconomy
Jussi Manninen, Executive Vice President, VTT
9:30 Groundbreaking science in advanced cellulose materials research
Professors Orlando Rojas and Tekla Tammelin
9:45 Research results – Brief insights
Biobased Solar Panels and Energy Storage, Kati Miettunen, Aalto University
Biocapture of Microplastics, Ilona Leppänen, VTT
Nanocellulose and Photosynthetic Microbes, Ville Rissanen, VTT
10:15 From Academia to Business
Investor Will Cardwell, Courage Venture Funds
10:35 Start Ups – Meet some of the most innovative rising stars!
Juha Salmela, CTO and Co-founder of Spinnova
Meri Lundahl, Head of Material Innovations, Teraloop
Henrietta Kekäläinen, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbo Culture
10:55 Break
11:10 The Biomaterials Revolution
Alex Williamson, CEO and Founder of World Bio Markets
11:35 Research results – Brief insights
Novel Concepts of Wood Fractionation, Herbert Sixta, Aalto University
Biocapture of Hormones, Hannes Orelma, VTT
Functional Biofilms to Decrease Use of Single Use Plastics – Ali Harlin, VTT
12:15 Lunch