Open Bioeconomy Week 2021

Mark your calendars for Open Bioeconomy Week 2021:
25.-27.5.2021, Hämeenlinna, Finland

The organizing committee is following the current COVID-19 situation closely. The event will be organized as a hybrid, combining online and face-to-face participation if the pandemic situation allows. Online participation will be possible throughout the scientific programme of the event.

We would like to invite you to the 2nd Open Bioeconomy Week (OBW) to be held in Hämeenlinna, Finland on 25th to 27th of May 2021.

The conference aims to highlight the current research innovations, trends and future of bioeconomy through the lens of digitalization and data utilization. The key focus is to highlight the paradigm shift digitalization can bring in the field of bioeconomy. To accomplish this, the event aims to bring different academics, researchers, stakeholders, policymakers, business representatives and the society to discuss and understand the role and the impact digitalization can make in development of bioeconomy and hence towards a sustainable future.

The event is supported by the Regional Council of Häme with the regional enterprises and other organizations working within the bioeconomy sector. Together with HAMK the organizing committee of the event consist of the leading national research and innovation organizations such as Aalto University, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and University of Helsinki.

Open bioeconomy Week will annually be built around the themes of utilization of digitalization in the development of bioeconomy research, innovations and business. However, the subthemes will change annually. In the year 2021, the themes of the Open Bioeconomy Week will cover Data Collection and Utilization in Bioeconomy.

Under the umbrella of our main theme Data Collection and Utilization in Bioeconomy, it is further divided into following sub themes:
    • Nature Based Solutions and Digitalization
      Eg: Green Cities in Carbon Sequestration; Digital solutions in measuring/enhancing quality of waters and carbon farming
    • Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Conservation, Measurement and Digital Tools
    • Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy
      E.g. Observatory networks, bioeconomy data fusion and utilization, and data-driven quality control in agri-food area
    • Utilization of digitalization in achieving UN sustainable development goals
  • European Green Deal Thematic Areas
    Eg: Industry for a clean and circular economy, Farm to Fork, Increasing Climate Ambition

IMPORTANT DATES 2021

Abstract submission for 2021

Extended to April 30h, 2021
bioeconomyweek@hamk.fi

Approval for oral / poster
presentation for 2021

April 30th, 2021

Final presentations for 2021

May 10th, 2021
bioeconomyweek@hamk.fi


>> Full Call for Abstract for 2021<<

Open Bioeconomy Week 2021 Speakers

TUESDAY 25th

Scientific Day 1

10:00-10:10 Opening speech by Krista Taipale, Regional Counsil of Häme

10:10-10:25 Keynote: Evo: The World's First Science National Park, John Loehr, Lammi Biological Station

10:25-10:50 Keynote: Pathways towards a carbon neutral society, Anne Tolvanen, Luke, Finland

10:50-15:50 Abstract presentations among the topics of:

Data Collection and Utilization in Bioeconomy

Nature Based Solutions and Digitalization
Eg: Green Cities in Carbon Sequestration; Digital solutions in measuring/enhancing quality of waters and carbon farming

Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Conservation, Measurement and Digital Tools

Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy
E.g. Observatory networks, bioeconomy data fusion and utilization, and data-driven quality control in agri-food area

Utilization of digitalization in achieving UN sustainable development goals

European Green Deal Thematic Areas
Eg: Industry for a clean and circular economy, Farm to Fork, Increasing Climate Ambition

15:50-16:20 Keynote: Bioeconomy and European Green Deal, Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament

16:20-16:30 End of the first day and final words

See the Scientific program page

WEDNESDAY 26th

Scientific Day 2 

09:00-12:00 Seminar: Solutions preventing hygiene and other contamination risks caused by runoff waters

12:00-13:00 Lunch break

13:00-13:25 Keynote: Contribution of nature-based solutions to circular economy in cities, Günter Langergraber, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria

13:30-14:30 Abstract presentations continue:

Theme: Data Collection and Utilization in Bioeconomy

14:30-14:45 Coffee break

14:45-15:10 Keynote: Mika Tuomola, Honkajoki oy

15:10-16:30 Abstract presentations continue:

Theme: Data Collection and Utilization in Bioeconomy

16:30-16:40 End of second Scientific Day and final words by Jukka Pulkkinen, HAMK

See the Scientific program page

Business Day | Tiekartta kiertotalouteen 

This program is held in Finnish

09:00-09:15 Avausjuonto: Eero Eskola & Kira Koskela

09:15-09:25 Avauspuheenvuoro: Timo Sollo, Trifami 3D

09:30-09:50 Kiertotalouden tiekartta, Riku Mustonen, Sykli

09:55-10:20 Koskenkorva Climate Action, Jari Eerola, Altia,

10:25-10:45 Carbon Action, Video Jari Eerola, BSAG

10:50-11:00 Biohiili osana maataloutta, Annakaisa Elo, HAMK

11:00-11:30 Lounastauko

11:35-12:10 Luovat alat ja matkailu, Minna Takala, Hämeenliitto

12:15-12:40 Biohiilitutkimus, Annakaisa Elo, HAMK / SBY & Biohiili yhdistettynä liikuntaan ja matkailuun, Kira Koskela, Tmi Kira Koskela

12:45-13:15 Biohiilinäytös Hämeenlinnan torilla Raatihuoneen edessä 

13:20-13:35 Kolme kulmaa bio-, kierto- ja energiatalouteen, Asiakkuus- ja kehitysjohtaja Tero Holappa, Loimua

13:25-13:55 Rakennusprojekti ja kiertotalous Alankomaissa, DI Niina Pussinen, Collaborations Circle - Initive of ABN AMRO

14:00-14:20 Asuminen ja rakentaminen murroksessa, Timo Sollo, Trifami 3D

14:25-14:55 Pääpuhuja: Ahon katsaus digitaalisuuteen maailmalla, Esko Aho, Verbatum Oy

14:55-15:15 Keskustelua ja päivän päätös

Lue lisää Tiekartta kiertotalouteen -ohjelmasta


THURSDAY 27th

Virtual tours & networking

12:00-13:30 Virtual excursions:

• Häme University of Applied Sciences HAMK - Smart Organic Farm in Mustiala Campus

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) FoodPilot test facility in Jokioinen

13:30-15:00 Conversation and Q&A about virtual tours

15:00 End of the final Open Bioeconomy Week 2021

See the full program

Papers published in a special issue of The Technology Innovation Management Review

The selected and peer revived papers from Open Bioeconomy Week 2020 have been published in a special issue of The Technology Innovation Management Review (TIM Review), February 2021 issue. The special issue’s editorial theme covers a variety of topics on actual theme of digital innovations in bioeconomy.

The editor of this issue is Dr. Iivari Kunttu, (Häme University of Applied Sciences HAMK), a member of the Open Bioeconomy Week Scientific Committee.

 Editorial: Digital Innovations in the Bioeconomy (February 2021)

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