The organizing committee is following the current COVID-19 situation closely. Online participation will be possible throughout the Open Bioeconomy Week program. Some parts of the week's program will be organized as a hybrid, combining online and face-to-face participation if the pandemic situation allows.
We would like to invite you to the 2nd Open Bioeconomy Week (OBW) to be held in Hämeenlinna, Finland on 25th - 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.
The scientific committee, composed of recognized experts from the global bioeconomy and digitalization community is committed to select the best papers and maintain a high scientific level conference. The call for abstracts is now open and proposals of 500 words maximum should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th April 2021 (extended) at the latest. The approval will be announced before 10th May 2021. The final oral presentations should arrive at email@example.com on 20th May 2021 at the latest.
The conference accepts posters as well. The proposals (an abstract of max. 300 words) should arrive to firstname.lastname@example.org on the 30th April 2021 (extended) the latest. Please indicate the interest in poster presentation in the title of the e-mail. At least one of the authors both in oral presentations and posters must be registered in the conference.
The Scientific Committee will evaluate the presentations. The author(s) of selected presentations are invited to write a paper of max. 20 000 characters (incl. spaces) which they may submit to HAMK Unlimited Journal. Manuscripts for HAMK Unlimited Journal are reviewed by two reviewers. The peer reviewing process is open both ways. The final decision on publishing is made by the editor-in-chief, based on peer reviews and the principles agreed upon by the editorial board. Please see more information for writers unlimited.hamk.fi/instructions-for-writers.
EXTENDED to 30th April 2021
APPROVAL FOR ORAL / POSTER PRESENTATION
10th May 2021
20th May 2021