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12 April 2012

BIOECONOMY FORUM FINLAND 2012

Helsinki Music Centre, Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki, Finland

Keynote speakers: 
President Tarja Halonen - Global sustainability, a choice worth choosing
Dr. Sydney Brenner, Nobel Prize Laureate - The importance of fundamental research for bioeconomy


Programme and presentations (pdf)


12:30 Opening words, Erkki KM Leppävuori, President & CEO, VTT


12:45 Global sustainability, a choice worth choosing, Tarja Halonen, President


13:10 The importance of fundamental research for bioeconomy, Sydney Brenner, Nobel Prize Laureate


13:55 From petro-based to plant-based packaging: What difference 50 million years make!, Klaus Peter Stadler, Director, Coca-Cola GmbH


14:25 Case St1 Biofuels and energy perspectives, Mika Anttonen, Chairman, St1


15:30 Sustainability as a business driver - Fulfilling futue needs from biomass, Robert Kirschbaum, VP, Open Innovation, DSM


16:00 Forest-based sector, enabler of the bio-based society, Markku Karlsson


16:30 Keeping an eye on the bioeconomy, Colja Laane, Director, Netherlands Genomics Initiative


17:00 VTT highlights on bioeconomy, Niklas von Weymarn, Johanna Buchert & Ali Harlin, VTT


17:30 - 18:00 From visions to actions - VTT as a quarterback, Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Executive VP, Strategic Research, VTT


Moderator: André Noël Chaker


Follow the seminar as a live broadcast at 12.30 pm on 12 April.


See also photos of the event.


The Industrial Revolution reshaped the world into its current state. A philosophy based on unlimited resources and demand is, however, coming to an end, especially in terms of material and energy supply. Notably, elsewhere, the waste mountains are increasingly growing. Hence, the current paradigm must be changed. Societies must become less material and energy intensive. On the other hand, completely new industrial ecosystems will be built. In such ecosystems, for instance, creation of value must be increasingly based on the function of the product, not the quantity of the product. VTT acknowledges this change and the technical possibilities, and challenges global forerunners to a constructive discussion about the future. VTT’s mission is to be a generator of smart solutions for the industrial ecosystems of tomorrow.



Lisätietoja

Anne-Christine Ritschkoff
Executive Vice President, Strategic Research
020 722 5546

Niklas von Weymarn
Principal Scientist
020 722 7138


 

 

Lisätietoja

Anne-Christine Ritschkoff
Executive Vice President, Strategic Research
020 722 5546

Niklas von Weymarn
Principal Scientist
020 722 7138