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Open Bioeconomy Week 2021

25.05.2021 klo: 09.00 - 27.05.2021 klo: 17.00

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The second Open Bioeconomy Week Week will be organized 25.-27. May 2021. 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. 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. This year the organizing team has grown and Open Bioeconomy Week has welcomed regional enterprises to join the Open Bioeconomy Week team. With the lead of Timo Sollo from Trifami 3D, a set of companies from Kanta-Häme region have joined forces to organize a circular economy business day as an independent but yet strongly connected part of the events programme. The aim of the circular economy business day is to bring research and business closer together under the umbrella of circular and bioeconomy with the connection to digitalization kept along through out. 

A combination of digitalization and bioeconomy & circular economy business

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.

The circular economy business day consist of three main themes under the umbrella of circular economy:

  • Rural areas and food
  • Biochar, sports and sustainable travelling
  • Circular economy in construction and housing.

Call for abstracts is open

The call for abstracts is open until 30th April. The proposals (an abstract of max. 300 words) should arrive to on the 30th April 2021 the latest. More information: 

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