We warmly welcome you to participate in the final seminar / webinar of the
Industrial Biomaterials spearhead programme.
The seminar provides an excellent opportunity to experience the latest
advances in research, development and applications in the area of industrial
The focus is on the key results of VTT’s Industrial biomaterials spearhead
programme on the development of materials and production technologies based on
fibres and nanocellulose, as well as biomass-based monomers and polymers. The
seminar language will be English.
Join the seminar in Otaniemi in Finland, or choose the presentations you find
most interesting and follow them on-line via the web.
The seminar and webinar programme will consist of keynote lectures and
presentations, as well as a panel discussion. The presentations will give an
overview of the latest advances in research, development and applications in
the area of industrial biomaterials.
To join the seminar at the venue, register here
by Wed. 8 November.
To join the webinar on-line via an internet
connection, register here.
The webinar and seminar are free of charge. You only need to register (seminar
/ webinar) to attend.
Industrial Biomaterials Programme Manager
Seminar and webinar programme
(Helsinki, UTC +2)
11:00 Registration and lunch
12:00 Bioeconomy transformation – VTT´s current and future activities,
Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President, VTT Strategic Research
VTT as your innovation partner, Dr. John Kettle
Industrial Biomaterials Programme, Dr. Ali Harlin Research professor
and Programme manager
12:40 Succes stories from
cellulose – Key note Pia Qvintus, Technology Manager
films: templates for additional functionalities,
Dr. Tekla Tammelin
composite as a substrate for printed electronics,
Dr. Erkki Hellen
nonwoven materials from biobased and sustainable materials,
13:50 Lignin – new openings for applications – Key note
Innovative green barrier material and
adhesives based on lignin,
Dr. Eva-Lena Hult Mori
14:25 Coffee break
15:00 Panel discussion – Bringing novel biomaterials to the markets,
Salmenkivi Pöyry, Lars Gädda FIBIC, Tuomas Mustonen VTT, Ali Harlin VTT.
15:30 Towards 100% bio-based packaging – Key note Dr. Mika
Mouldable and translucent fibre webs for
packaging applications -Petri Jetsu
Biobarriers – challenges
and solutions - Jonas Hartman
Polymers from renewable sources Dr.
16:40 Bio-based chemicals – Key note Dr. Tiina Nakari-Setälä
VTT Business Solutions
biochemical platform – Glycolic acid and polyglycolic acid,
17:15 Closing of the seminar and webinar
17:30 Cocktails and networking