Beyond Alliance for Knowledge Seminar #BAK19 - Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
Beyond Alliance for Knowledge Seminar #BAK19
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Beyond Alliance for Knowledge Seminar #BAK19

26.11.2019 - 27.11.2019

Visamaki campus from air

Time: 25.-27.11
Place: HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna University Centre
full programme (updated).

Registration to the event is closed. All inquiries related to the event and registration:

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Sustainable Society and Technology

Sustainability, resilience, humanity and circularity are key subjects to be explored in the seminar as the keys to solve global wicked problems with a transdisciplinary applied research approach. The theme of the research seminar is Sustainable Society and Technology. The seminar will demonstrate how solutions are found to global problems in the multidisciplinary area of smart and sustainable living.

Beyond Alliance for Knowledge (BAK) is a strategic international alliance of Häme University of Applied Sciences in Finland, VIA University College in Denmark and Feevale University in Brazil. The universities cooperate in the areas of research and education. In their common international research, the universities carry out a joint international network on common research areas on smart and sustainable living and work as research teams, which are based on multiple competencies.

The seminar will be organised jointly with Beyond Alliance for Knowledge and OSIRIS “Supporting the Smart Specialization Approach in the Silver Economy to Increase Regional Innovation Capacity and Sustainable Growth” Project. OSIRIS is funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region and coordinated by HAMK Häme University of Applied Sciences. The seminar programme of OSIRIS-project will be partly in line with the BAK2019 programme and focuse on wellbeing and sustainable silver economy. The whole seminar programme regarding OSIRIS Project can be found here.

The seminar will be streamed through Zoom. You can enter the live streamed sessions through the links below. The live streaming is open for anyone interested on the subjects. Welcome! 

Day1: 26.11, Auditorium full day: 10.30-17.00

  • Welcome, Keynote presentation
  • session 1.1 Environment and Digital Policies
  • Session 1.2 Water and Blue Economy
  • Wrap up and conclusions

Day1: 26.11. Room S301, Wellbeing: 13.00-16.30

  • 2.1 Wellbeing: sustainable care through life courses
  • 2.2 Wellbeing: sustainable silvereconomy, Interreg BSR OSIRIS Project

Day2: 27.11 Auditorium full day: 9.00-12.30

  • Session 1 Biochar
  • Session 2 Digitalization (note: change to the original programme, the sessions are combined)
  • Keynote presentation
  • Wrap up and conclusions


Seminar Programme

(see full programme above)

Monday 25.11.2019 

19.00 – Networking Evening & Get Together Cocktails 
Venue: Häme University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna University Centre, N-building


Tuesday 26.11.2019 – HAMK 
Venue: Häme University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna University Centre, C-building, Auditorium

10.00  Registration

10.30  Welcome

11.00  Keynote presentation: 

  • Sirpa Pietikäinen, Finnish Member of the European Parliament; “There is no Planet B” (video address from Brussels)

12.00  Lunch

13.00   Parallel sessions 

  • 1.1 Environmental and Digital Policies (Auditorium)
  • 2.1 Wellbeing: sustainable care through life courses (Room S301)

14.30 – Coffee break

15.00 Parallel sessions 

  • 1.2 Water and blue economy (Auditorium)
  • 2.2 Wellbeing: sustainable silvereconomy, Interreg BSR OSIRIS Project (Room S301)

      16.30 – 17.00 Interreg BSR OSIRIS Steering Committee Meeting 

16.30 – 17.00 BAK2019 Seminar Wrap up and conclusions (Auditorium)

19.00 – Networking dinner 
Venue: Häme Castle 


Wednesday 27.11.2019 – HAMK
Venue: Häme University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna University Centre, C-building

9.00 – Parallel sessions 

  • Digitalization and Biochar (Auditorium)
  • Wellbeing: Interreg BSR OSIRIS Project (Room S313)

12.30 – Keynote presentation

  • Natural colourants – revisiting ancient technologies
    for sustainability, Päivi Laaksonen, HAMK Tech

13.00 – Wrap up and conclusions

13.15 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Extra curriculum guided tour in Design Factory

The programme is not final, and the organisers reserve the right to make any changes to it


Call for papers is closed. More information about the call can be found here: Beyond call for papers
Häme University of Applied Sciences offers the possibility for the accepted research papers to be published by HAMK Unlimited Scientific which is a peer reviewed e-journal.

The seminar is targeted for researchers and experts in the field of development and research, including applied and practice-based fields, researchers with interest to service design with co-creation and everyone interested in solving global wicked problems. The seminar fee is 200 € (+VAT). The fee includes transportation from Hämeenlinna city center to the University center, lunches and coffees for both days, the networking evening on Monday 25th and the networking dinner on Tuesday 26th. 

Inquiries about the seminar:




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