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
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
Kari Larjava, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, VTT
12:10 Opening words, Hannele Pokka, Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of the Environment
and critical raw material: implication for the industry, Magnus
Ericsson, CEO, Raw Materials Group
is the mining sector responding to future needs?, Pekka Nurmi,
Research Director, GTK Geological Survey of Finland
of a future sustainable mobile, Petteri Alinikula, Head of Product
Sustainability, Nokia Ltd
recycling; Make technology, service and business model design match,
Dr. Christian Hagelüken, Director EU Government Affairs, Umicore
14:15 Coffee break
‐ sustainable material and manufacturing concepts, Erja Turunen,
Vice President, Applied Materials, VTT
Digital Paradigm in Design and Manufacturing, Kivi Sotamaa, Director
of Aalto Digital Design Laboratory
15:25 A designers perspective to scarcer materials, Stefan
15:45 Smart design, the vision of original equipment manufacturer (OEM),
Pasi Julkunen, Manager Global Technology, Sandvik Mining and Construction
16:05 Panel discussion
Vice President, Management and Research, Metso Minerals
Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President, Strategic Research, VTT
Vartiainen, Director, Technology Portfolio, Outotec
Professor, University of Oulu