Virtual after-work by FinnCERES & PI: Finnish excellence boosting sustainable materials bioeconomy

Updated: Aug 23

Join us to explore the Finnish excellence in research, development and innovation in bioeconomy!

You are warmly welcome to our virtual after-work event on 13 September, jointly organized by FinnCERES and the Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association. You will hear how the FinnCERES Flagship has progressed during the first years of operation – What is coming out from the research pipeline? Moreover, you will find out how Aalto University is promoting sustainability in education. You will also hear about the ExpandFibre ecosystem and how it supports the translation of scientific breakthroughs into sustainable innovations.

Additionally, we will have the pleasure to hear short research pitches from the Finnish candidates of the Young Researchers’ Challenge of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize event.


PROGRAM


15.30 Opening of the event

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

15.35 Finnish excellence boosting the sustainable materials bioeconomy

Kristiina Kruus, Dean, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University

Monika Österberg & Tekla Tammelin, FinnCERES Scientific Principal Investigators

Katariina Kemppainen, VP, Group R&D at Metsä Spring, ExpandFibre Programme Manager

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

Antti Viitanen, Deal Flow Manager, FiBAN

17.20 Wrap-up and closing the live event

17.30 Video stories about forest-based bioeconomy applications

17.45 Event and streaming ends


Register no later than 13 September via this link.

Due to the COVID situation, the event will be organized online. The event is free of charge.