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FinnCERES-PI Afternoon: Talents for the future bioeconomy

Updated: Sep 6, 2022

Join us for a research-filled afternoon!

You are warmly welcome to a hybrid event on 21 September, jointly organized by the FinnCERES Flagship and the Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association. You will hear how FinnCERES supports young researchers in science and beyond. Moreover, several PI-funded postdocs will give an overview of their career paths and Finnish candidates of the Young Researchers’ Challenge of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize event will pitch about their research. In addition, you will be able to meet FinnCERES researchers presenting their interesting research outcomes and prototypes on-site.

As a further highlight, we have a pleasure to announce that Raimo Kaunismäki, Project Director from the Infinited Fibre Company, will present a keynote talk about the recent investment in sustainable textiles from textile waste.


Venue: Haukilahden lukio, Tekniikantie 3, 02150 Espoo, Finland

13.15 Welcome coffee and research stands

14.00 Opening of the event

Antti Lindqvist, Managing Director, Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association (PI)

14.05 Keynote: It’s time for the textile industry to lose its virginity. Technology to make circularity an everyday reality.

Raimo Kaunismäki, Project Director, Infinited Fibre Company

14.25 FinnCERES: Science and Beyond

Monika Österberg, FinnCERES Scientific Principal Investigator

14.40 Talents for the future bioeconomy

Sustainable industry – Innovation and collaboration towards a common goal”

Karoliina Junka, Programme manager, Vinnova

Using of electrospinning technique to produce nano-sized fibers”

Krista Koljonen, Project manager, BIOPROT, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Simulation of slot-die coating of nanocellulosic materials”

Fuaad Panikaveetil Ahamed Kutty, Åbo Akademi

15.15 Coffee break

15.30 Pitches by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Event Young Researcher Challenge candidates

Antti Viitanen, Deal Flow Manager, FiBAN

16.30 Closing remarks

16.35 Refreshment and networking

Register no later than 12 September via this link.


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