Bioeconomy Co-Creation

02 jun - 03 jun 13:00 - 16:00


Learn more about big investments and future innovations in Sweden and Finland. Matchmake with presenters of the day, international clusters, innovative small and medium sized enterprizes and fellow event attendees. During the two-day-event Bioeconomy Co-Creation we are focusing on bioeconomy and biorefinery through the two themes Residual & Circular Streams and Upscaling.


Theme of the Day - Residual and Circular Streams

13.00 Welcome
Moderator welcomes participants

Future Innovation Insight with Metsä Spring (FIN)
Katariina Kemppainen, Investment Manager in Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring, is looking for innovations relating to wood and all new things around it. Metsä Spring invests in promising startups (minority stakes) and manages own selected pilot/demo projects. All endeavours must have the potential to strengthen the Metsä Group business ecosystem in the future. Hence, Metsä Spring is a strategic investor in the field of wood-based circular bioeconomy. Read more about Metsä Spring here

Innovative SME pitches
Multi Channel Sweden - Nicklas Boström, CEO.
SEKAB - Monica Normark, Chief Technical Officer.

Big investment - 
Metsä Board Husum (SWE)
Lars Salomonsson is Project Manager for developing strategies for sustainable and profitable rest products from Metsä Board Husum mill. Metsä Board is one of the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, and Husum mill is one of eight mills in the company. Metsä Board Husum is currently closing down the old rest product landfill this year, and thereafter the mill has to find sustainable solutions for other use if the rest products coming out if the mill. Read more about Metsä Board Husum here

Innovative SME pitches
PR Pulping - Göran Antila, CEO.
Järven Ecotech - Emil Eriksson, CEO.

14.15 Meet & Greet
Spontaneous matchmaking to live music

16.00 Thanks for today!


Theme of the Day - Upscaling

13.00 Welcome
Moderator welcomes participants

Big investment - RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (SWE)
Clas Engström is Project Manager at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden - Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Clas is currently coordinating the upcoming biorefinery pilot plant in Örnsköldsvik, an investment by the Swedish Government of SEK 350 million. The pilot plant will be a world-unique test bed environment focusing on creating commercialisation of new technologies, products and services where companies, researchers and entrepreneurs in the bioeconomy field can meet. Clas will talk about the opportunities the pilot plant brings. Read more about RISE here 

Innovative SME pitches
Eurocon - Robert Bylin, Vice President & Emelie Parkman, HR Business Partner.
Plantvation - Johanna Johansson, CEO. 
Jukolux - Rainer Rönnback, Marketing Director.

Future Innovation Insight with Walki Group (FIN)
Annika Sundell, Lic. (Tech), Executive Vice President – Innovation and Business Development at Walki Group, has a long experience of managing complex R&D projects and product scale up activities within the packaging industry. She and her team are currently engaged in both early stage innovations as well as more mature material and technology developments covering several levels of sustainable packaging. Walki’s product solutions are designed to bring value to customers in many different markets; from sustainable materials for packaging applications to energy saving performance materials. We are looking for collaboration partners especially in the areas of sustainable packaging, bio-based barrier coatings, barrier materials from the forest. Read more about Walki Group here

Innovative SME pitches
Primo Finland - Joakim Häggblom, Sales Manager.
C-con - Clas Bergman, CEO.
Innomost - Maria Svinhufvud, Sales Manager.

14.15 Meet & Greet
Spontaneous matchmaking to live music

16.00 Thanks for today!

Note the dates - more information is coming!

2-3 June 2021
Time: 13.00-16.00 CET / 14.00-17.00 EET
Place: 100% digital
The event is free of charge and will be held in English.


Image: RISE Processum 

Future Cleantech Solutions is funded by Interreg Botnia-Atlantica, Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Region Västerbotten, Region Västernorrland, Municipality of Umeå, Municipality of Skellefteå, Municipality of Örnsköldsvik, City of Vaasa, City of Kokkola, KOSEK, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK, Technology Center Merinova, Umeå Energi and Skellefteå Kraft.



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