25th – 27th May, 2021
Organized this year as an online conference
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.
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
Read more: openbioeconomyweek.org/