Open Bioeconomy Week 2020 Program

Due to the current unpredictable circumstances with Covid-19, the Advisory Board and organizers have made a responsible decision to move Open Bioeconomy Week 2020 online. The conference online sessions will be held on Eastern European Summer Time | Time zone in Helsinki (GMT+3).

Preliminary program, updates coming soon!

Tue 29th of Sept – Scientific Day

10:00 – 10:15 Opening words by Annukka Pakarinen, HAMK & Sari Rautio, City of Hämeenlinna

10:15 – 10:35 KEYNOTE: Digitalization enhances data utilization as an asset, Ilmo Aronen, Head of Digital Services and eCommerce in Lantmännen Agro

10:35 – 11:00 KEYNOTE: The multiple possibilities of bioeconomy – and how to achieve them sustainably?, Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament

11:00 Abstract session: Digitalization and Carbon Sequestration

Moderators: Iivari Kunttu, Häme University of Applied Sciences – HAMK and  Jari Silander, Finnish Environment Institute – SYKE

11:10 – 11:35 PoliRural Project: Digital Innovation Hub as a tool for combination of Rural Policies, Milla Anttila, HAMK Bio

11:35 – 12:00 Field observatory creates a community around crop field data handling and interpretation, Iivari Kunttu, HAMK Smart 

11:00 Abstract session: Food Value Chain

Moderators: Tuomo Tupasela, Natural Resources Institute Finland – LUKE and Fernando Spilki, Feevale University, Brazil

11:10 – 11:35 Finland Microbial processing for nutritional enhancement of plant-based products, Minna Kahala, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)

11:35 – 12:00 Regional bioreactor – efficiency analysis via iterative simulation tool, Clemens Dempers, Polar Analytics 

12:00 – 12:45 LUNCH BREAK

12:45 Abstract session: Digitalization and Carbon Sequestration

12:50 – 13:15 How to Use AI to Detect Anomalies in the Wastewater Network, Tuomas Koskinen, Neuroflux

13:15 – 13:40 Towards developing verification tools for carbon sequestration in soils, Istem Fer, Senior Researcher, Finnish Meteorological Institute

13:40 – 14:05 Combination of agricultural satellite and drone imagery, Olli Niemitalo, HAMK Smart

12:45 Abstract session: Food Value Chain

12:50 – 13:15 Modern food systems’ futures – the role of digitalization and technological development, Titta Tapiola, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)

13:15 – 13:40 Technology-Mediated resilience building for livestock farmers in asals, Eija Laitinen, HAMK Bio

13:40 – 14:05  Innovate organic agriculture to promote sustainability: A view in the light of the bioeconomy concept and fair trade, Camila Cidón, University of Feevale

14:05 – 14:15 COFFEE BREAK

Abstract session: Digitalization and Carbon Sequestration

14:15 – 14:40 Atlas of Best Practices – a tool for sharing experiences and interesting examples not only about waste biomass processing, Dr. Karel Charvát, Czech Center for Science and Society

14:40 – 15:05 Barn 4.0 – continuous monitoring of barn conditions, Olli Koskela, HAMK Smart

15:05 – 15:30 A practical IoT based tool to monitor and interpret temperature development of silage in Finnish silage bunker, Gert Hattingh, HAMK Smart

Abstract session: Food Value Chain

14:15 – 14:40 Analysis of the biorefineries impact on the Bioeconomy based on sustainable development goals. Avocado residues case in the Colombian context, Sara Piedrahita Rodríguez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Manizales

14:40 – 15:05 Bio-based solutions to improve the socio-economic context of rural zones in developing countries: The avocado case in Colombia, Juan Camilo Solarte Toro, Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Manizales

15:05 – 15:30 Sustainable innovation of microbiome applications in the food system, Anne Pihlanto, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)

15:30 – 15:40 Abstract sessions: Feedback and conversation

15:40 – 16:05 KEYNOTE:Viral monitoring to prevent hazards along the food chain production: challenges and opportunities,
Fernando Spilki, Feevale University, Brazil

16:05 – 16:15 Final words and end of the first day 

Wed 30th of Sept – Circular Economy & Business Day

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome & introduction by Annukka Pakarinen, HAMK

09:10 – 09:40 KEYNOTE: Team Finland funding opportunities for companies, Tuomo Kauha, Team Finland

09:40 – 10:10 KEYNOTE: Data and decarbonizing food production, Ernesto Hartikainen, Biocode

10:10 – 10:45 KEYNOTE: Collaboration opportunities between research and business, Pauli Saarenketo, Luke​

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:30 Intro to Kanta-Häme circular ​economy roadmap (held in Finnish)

11:30 – 12:30 WORKSHOP: Kanta-Häme circular ​economy roadmap, Sykli, HAMK & Luke (held in Finnish)

12:30 Final words and end of the final day

*The program is not final and the organizers reserve the right to make any changes to it.

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


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