PI-FinnCERES Afternoon: Talents for the future bioeconomy - new DL 19.9.

Join us for a research-filled afternoon!

You are warmly welcome to a hybrid event jointly organized by FinnCERES and the Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association - PI. The event will be held on September 21st from 13.00-17.00 at Haukilahden lukio, Espoo.

You will hear about the recent successes of the FinnCERES Flagship and its upcoming events and activities. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to meet young talents building the future bioeconomy. Several PI-funded postdocs will give an overview of their career paths and Finnish candidates of the Young Researchers’ Challenge of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize event will pitch about their research. In addition, you will be able to meet FinnCERES researchers presenting their interesting research outcomes and prototypes on-site.

As a further highlight, we have a pleasure to announce that Raimo Kaunismäki, Project Director from the Infinited Fibre Company, will present a keynote talk about the recent investment in sustainable textiles from textile waste.

Raimo Kaunismäki works as Project Director in the Infinited Fiber Company. He is an experienced international technology professional with a proven track record in managing successful projects and sales in several countries for several types of advanced industries. In Infinited Fiber Company, he is focusing on the flagship commercial-scale factory to produce regenerated textile fiber for the world’s leading apparel companies at the site of renewable materials company Stora Enso’s closed Veitsiluoto paper mill in Kemi.




13.15  Welcome coffee and research stands

14.00  Opening of the event
           Antti Lindqvist, Managing Director, Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association (PI)

14.05  Keynote: It’s time for the textile industry to lose its virginity - Technology to make circularity an everyday reality
           Raimo Kaunismäki, Project Director, Infinited Fibre Company

14.25  FinnCERES: Science and Beyond
Monika Österberg, FinnCERES Scientific Principal Investigator

14.40  Talents for the future bioeconomy:
           "Sustainable industry – Innovation and collaboration towards a common goal”
   Karoliina Junka, Programme manager, Vinnova

           "Using of electrospinning technique to produce nano-sized fibers”
           Krista Koljonen, Project manager, BIOPROT, Lappeenranta University of Technology

           "Simulation of slot-die coating of nanocellulosic materials”
 Fuaad Panikaveetil Ahamed Kutty, Åbo Akademi

15.15  Coffee break

15.30  Pitches by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Event Young Researcher Challenge     

           Topi Laakso, Deal Flow Manager, FiBAN

16.30  Closing remarks

16.35  Refreshment and networking


Registration DL has been extended until Monday, September 19th at 12 noon.

Register via
this link.

Tapahtuma on jo alkanut ja ilmoittautuminen tapahtumaan on päättynyt.


21.9.2022 13:00 – 21.9.2022 17:00


Haukilahden lukio, Espoo / Hybrid event