FinnCERES Summer greetings

Updated: Aug 21

Summer has been a productive time for FinnCERES researchers. Meeting face-to-face is one of the best ways to promote our scientific advancements and continue to build community and expertise with our peers around the globe. Here’s a summary of our efforts.


TAPPI Nano 2019

FinnCERES actively participated in TAPPI Nano 2019 International Conference on Renewable Nanomaterials, in Chiba, Japan, at the beginning of June. Heli Kangas (VTT), Orlando Rojas (Aalto), and Gilberto De Freitas Siqueira (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, EMPA), pictured left to right, hosted a luncheon talk about renewable nanomaterials development in the boreal belt. The emphasis was on promoting FinnCERES and the next location for TAPPI Nano 2020, the Scandic Marina Congress Center in Katajanokka, Helsinki.


Co-create members: check out a summary of the most interesting conference talks the in the Members Area.

Aalto delegation visiting the USA

Aalto University and FinnCERES delegation to the USA, Summer 2019.


In June, FinnCERES leadership at Aalto participated in several meetings and events in the USA framed around the topics of novel biomaterials and bioeconomy. The program included visits to the Embassy of Finland in Washington and the Consulate General in New York. There, representatives of several companies and associations gathered to hear about the latest developments in bioeconomy research in Finland. Pictured left to right: Janne Laine (Aalto Vice President of Innovation), Orlando Rojas (FinnCERES at Aalto), moderator Kay Makishi (Makishi Apparel), Inka Apter (Eileen Fisher Inc.), Ilkka Niemelä (Aalto President), Director of Economic Development Loren Nadres (New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs).

Panel discussion on sustainable clothing in SuomiAreena

Pukeudu puuhun – kestävyyttä vaatebisnekseen” organized by the Academy of Finland and Sitra. The panel included Ali Harlin (VTT), Leena-Kaisa Piekkari (Sitra), Janne Laine (Aalto), and Essi Karell (Aalto).

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