Starts at 09:00 CET (10:00 EEST) and ends at 12:00 CET (13:00 EEST).
Bio-based products such as wood buildings, green chemicals, textiles and packaging are areas where Finland and Sweden hold a strong position. Investments are being made on a wide front, both in production capacity and in research and development.
To support sustainable growth in the bioeconomy and the conversion to a circular economy, research and development related to bio-based solutions need to be further strengthened, and competitive solutions must be brought to market through new cross-border collaboration.
Today, many promising bio-based solutions exist in lab scale, but technical processes for upscaling are often lacking. With two joint calls, BioInnovation, Business Finland, CLIC Innovation and Vinnova, have supported development and scale-up of key enabling technologies.
Welcome to take part in exciting results from the projects and other initiatives within the Nordic circular bioeconomy.
The conference will be digital via Zoom and the spoken language will be English.
Tentative program, October 25
09.00 CET (10.00 EEST) Welcome and introduction
Anna Wiberg, BioInnovation and Teija Laitinen, CLIC Innovation
Circular bioeconomy, an important part of sustainable development in Finland and Sweden
Presentations of Vinnova and Business Finland
International outlook to the Nordic bioeconomy development
Keynote presentation of a European brand owner
1. Wood material and construction – Led by Susanne Rudenstam, Manager, The Swedish Wood Building Council
2. Biorefinery – Chemicals and fuels – Led by Emilia Moisio, Director New Fibre Businesses, UPM-Kymmene Oyj
3. Textiles – Led by Maria Ström, Innovation Manager, Wargön Innovation
12.00 CET (13.00 EEST) Closing of the seminar
BioInnovation is a strategic innovation program initiated by the Swedish Forest Industry Federation, IKEM and TEKO. The program is funded by Vinnova, Swedish Energy Agency and Formas, and the participating stakeholders from enterprise, academy, institutes and public sector. The aim is to increase the added value and competitiveness in the Swedish bio-based sector by creating the best possible conditions to produce new bio-based materials, products and services, www.bioinnovation.se
Business Finland is a government-owned organization and offers a broad variation of services to support innovation, internationalization, investments and tourism, www.businessfinland.fi
CLIC Innovation is an innovation cluster with a focus on bioeconomy, circular economy and energy systems, www.clicinnovation.fi
Vinnova is Sweden’s innovation agency, helping to build Sweden´s innovation capacity and contributing to sustainable growth, www.vinnova.se