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Forest&Photonics 22-23 November

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

Forest&Photonics is a unique professional event that brings together the forest and photonics experts and companies to do business, network, collaborate and share their experiences, challenges and solutions. This year Forest&Photonics will be organised as a hybrid event that can be participated remotely or in person in Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel in Joensuu.

FinnCERES is co-organiser of the event with research and industry partners. Welcome!

Read more and register at the event page. The registration deadline is November 15.


MONDAY – 22nd November 2021

11:30 Registration and lunch

12:30 Opening of the Forest&Photonics 2021

12:45 Keynote:

Changing wood procurement – leveraging experiences from industry to

scientific insights, Kalle Kärhä, UEF

13.30 Presentations:

How we aim to build resilience, redefine value networks and enable meaningful

experiences in forest-human-machine interplay flagship of science?

Juha Hyyppä, National Land Survey of Finland

Analysis of gravel road maintenance need using LiDAR, Vesa Leppänen, Arbonaut Ltd

Fully independent robot drone for forest sensing, Arto Koivuharju, RumbleTools Ltd

14:30 Coffee break

15:15 Presentations:

Accurate as drone, continuous and cost-efficient as satellite, Jouni Lintu, Kelluu Ltd

Photonics to prevent forest fire, Matthieu Roussey, UEF

Blockchains, cryptocurrencies, forest big data and carbon credit markets – will green

financing change forestry? Andrus Aaslaid, Single.Earth


Bright future for the forest sector with photonics, Risto Linturi, Futurist

17:30 Matchmaking

18:30 Networking dinner

TUESDAY – 23rd November 2021

09:00 Registration

09:20 Wake up

09:40 Presentations:

Redefining the bioeconomy with advanced bio-based materials, Tekla Tammelin, VTT

Methylcellulose composite optical fibers with low attenuation coefficient and high

photostability, Hannes Orelma, VTT

Plant-based building blocks for sustainable photonic components, Jaana Vapaavuori,

Aalto University

Surface water management with LiDAR – Flow network analysis improves economy and environmental sustainability, Vesa Leppänen, Arbonaut Ltd

11:00 Lunch

12:00 Keynote:

Drones, imaging and explosive seed planting, Dr John Lincoln, Photonics Leadership


12:45 Presentations

Hyperspectral imaging of textiles, Mikko Mäkelä, VTT

Digitality that just works – how close we are? Elice Pynninen, Vincit Ltd

Presentation, TBC

14:05 Summary and closing

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