Tue, 24 Oct|
Dipoli, Palaver, Aalto University
FinnCERES Ecosystem Event: Bio-based materials for industrial relevance
Our Ecosystem Event of 2023 brings together top experts from industry and academia to discuss the central questions of utilizing advanced bio-based materials on an industrial scale.
Time & Location
24 Oct, 09:30 – 15:00 EEST
Dipoli, Palaver, Aalto University, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo, Finland
About the Event
The FinnCERES Ecosystem Event of 2023 brings together top experts from both industry and academia to discuss the central questions of industrial scale applications of advanced bio-based materials.
What does the future of biorefineries look like for the pulp and paper industry? How can bio-based materials help solve today’s packaging challenges or contribute to new type of sensors, cleaner water and heathier living?
Hear from invited speakers, meet current and new ecosystem members and the FinnCERES research community!
Following the ecosystem event, you will also have the opportunity to hear the pitch presentations of the Finnish candidates in the Markus Wallenberg Young Researcher Challenge. The pitching session is organized in collaboration with the Finnish Forest Products Engineers' Association.
9:30 Coffee & registration
10:00 – 10:05
Welcome from FinnCERES leadership
Monika Österberg, Aalto University & Tekla Tammelin, VTT
10:05 – 10:15
Greetings from FinnCERES Ecosystem Managers
Elli Käpylä, Aalto University & Alina Ruonala-Lindgren, VTT
Session 1: Future biorefineries
10:15 – 10:35
Keynote: Carbon negative biorefinery – dream or future reality?
Petri Vasara, AFRY
10:35 – 10:50
Will the availability of forest limit growth of forest industry?
Elina Warsta, UPM
10:50 – 11:05
What type of pulp fibres will be needed in the future?
Jenny Müller-Wahlman, Stora Enso
11:05 – 11:20
How to integrate future biorefineries to a pulp mill?
Johan Engström, Andritz
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 12:50
Keynote: Leading the way in circular product and packaging design - Opportunities and challenges
Yuanyuan (Chris) Cui, Lenovo
12:50 – 13:20 Lignocellulosics beyond plastics
Unilever: Our sustainable packaging ambitions
Joshua Booth, Unilever
All-cellulose composite films for packaging applications
Miika Nikinmaa, VTT
13:20 – 13:50 Electronics, optics, and energy applications
Carbon nanotube based electrochemical sensors
Ilkka Varjos, Canatu
Towards completely biodegradable wide-range capacitive pressure sensors
Jaana Vapaavuori, Aalto University
13.50 – 14.20 Clean air and water
Kiilto SUPER Healthy Buildings ecosystem: Human-centered construction for healthier living
Raija Polvinen, Kiilto
Engineering cellulose-based filtration membranes for more sustainable water purification
Bruno Mattos, Aalto University
14.20 Closing words
14:30 Coffee and networking
14:45 - 16:00 Skills and talents for the future bioeconomy
Keynote: Upskilling for sustainable Europe
Tiina Nypelö, Aalto University
Pitch presentations by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Event Young Researcher Challenge candidates
Hear the pitches of the brightest young Finnish researchers! Check out the presenters and their topics here.
For further information and inquiries, please contact:
Elli Käpylä and Alina Ruonala-Lindgren
FinnCERES Industry collaboration
industry (at) finnceres.fi