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From Sustainable Mining to Ecodesign

1.1.2012 0:00 - 1.1.2012 0:00  


Sufficiency and sustainable use of minerals is a future challenge that strongly influences industries in Finland, EU and globally. By taking this challenge the Finnish trade can become a frontrunner in the growing Cleantech sector, which at the same time needs to adapt to changes in the operational environment.

VTT is hosting this seminar to discuss criticality of raw materials, new business opportunities arising from their sustainable use, and the role of Ecodesign and Zero waste production in a future society of limited resources.

Inspiring speakers include representatives from companies such as Nokia Ltd, Raw Materials Group, Sandvik Mining and Construction, and Umicore together with representatives from politics and research organisations. An interesting designer’s perspective will be given by Stefan Lindfors.

Registration begins at 11:30 with coffee and light lunch.

We welcome you to join the seminar and discussion in Helsinki and to continue the dialogue over cocktails!

Please register here by 27 August. The seminar is free of charge.


11:30 Registration, coffee and light lunch

12:00 Welcome, Kari Larjava, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, VTT

12:10 Opening words, Hannele Pokka, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment

12:30 EU and critical raw material: implication for the industry, Magnus Ericsson, CEO, Raw Materials Group

13:00 How is the mining sector responding to future needs?, Pekka Nurmi, Research Director, GTK Geological Survey of Finland

13:15 Design of a future sustainable mobile, Petteri Alinikula, Head of Product Sustainability, Nokia Ltd

13:45 Mineral recycling; Make technology, service and business model design match, Dr. Christian Hagelüken, Director EU Government Affairs, Umicore

14:15 Coffee break

14:45 Ecodesign ‐ sustainable material and manufacturing concepts, Erja Turunen, Vice President, Applied Materials, VTT

15:05 The Digital Paradigm in Design and Manufacturing, Kivi Sotamaa, Director of Aalto Digital Design Laboratory

15:25 A designers perspective to scarcer materials, Stefan Lindfors, Designer

15:45 Smart design, the vision of original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Pasi Julkunen, Manager Global Technology, Sandvik Mining and Construction

16:05 Panel discussion
Jari Riihilahti, Vice President, Management and Research, Metso Minerals
Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President, Strategic Research, VTT
Asmo Vartiainen, Director, Technology Portfolio, Outotec
Riitta Keiski, Professor, University of Oulu

16:40 Cocktails