Bioeconomy – A Finnish
Reality Show

Joensuu 27.-28.4.2017   

Thursday 27th 

[Place: Temple of Challenge - Joensuu Science Park, Länsikatu 15]

08:30 Departure from hotel Cumulus (by bus)

08:45 INTRODUCTION  Chairman:  Director M. Härkönen / City of Joensuu

Welcome to Joensuu – City of Forests & Photonics, City Mayor Kari Karjalainen

University of Eastern Finland  (UEF)

9:00 Societal Impact Through Open Science, Rector Jaakko Puhakka

9:10 From forest inventory to wood construction & materials, Prof. Jouni Pykäläinen

CASE: Arbonaut Ltd., CTO Vesa Leppänen + extra material

9:40 Photonics as a Key Enabling Technology (KET), Prof. Jyrki Saarinen and Joensuu – The Photonics Hub of Finland, Mr. Juha Purmonen

CASE: Eye-tracking and Forest Machines, Dr. Roman Bednarik

Joensuu – Boosting Innovation              

10:20 Joensuu Science Park: Hub for Green Innovations, Managing director Jari Lauronen

10:30 COFFEE

CASE VR: Game Brewery & Virtual Forest, Director Veikko Miettinen

10:55 How to Get the Best Out of Wood? - Chemistry as a Tool for Value-added Bioproducts, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, Dr. Maija Pohjakallio

11:10 LULUCF and Forests – From Principles to Practice?, Prof. Antti Asikainen / LUKE

11:25 Innovation Procurement & Resilient City of Joensuu, Director Janna Puumalainen

CASE: Wood Construction, Education & Circular Economy 

11:40 LUNCH in Restaurant Puisto

12:30 Departure from Science Park

12:40 Factory visit: John Deere Forestry, Plant manager  Janne Haapasalo

13:40 Departure to Enocell

14:40 Factory visit: Enocell by StoraEnso, Plant manager Sauli Purho

Dissolvent Pulp for Textile industry, Bioenergy, Smart Machinery etc.

16:00 Departure from Enocell                 

16:15 Field trip: Metsä Group, Environmental mngr. Janne Soimasuo

Family forestry, mechanized harvesting & nature conservation

18:30 Arrival at Koli

Finnish State Forests: Forestry & Nature Conservation, Director Antti Otsamo

Koli National Park – OPTION: Walk on Koli Hills                    

20:00 Carelian Cuisine – Hosted by City of Joensuu  

Friday 28th

07:30 Breakfast with Koli Scenery

08:10 Return to Joensuu

09:15 Visit in EFI Headquarters – Back to Policy, Deputy director Robert Mavsar, Prof. Pekka Leskinen

09:50 Departure to airport

11:00 Flight back to Helsinki

12:30 Visit to Bioruukki, VTT bioeconomy test and research facility in Espoo, EVP Jussi Manninen

16:00     Flight back to Bruxelles

More information:

Timo Tahvanainen
Development manager, Joensuu Science Park Ltd.
Tel. +358 50 443 2950

Terttu Kinnunen
Development expert, Joensuu Science Park Ltd.
Tel. +358 50 339 4992