Presentations 2017

5th OCT

Seminar I

Location: main stage of the City Theatre

9.00 Welcome to Oulu, the capital of Northern Scandinavia. Päivi Laajala, City of Oulu

9.15  Finland one hundred years from now. Markku Wilenius, Turku School of Business

9.55  Autonomous driving is changing the world drastically. Marcus Rothoff, Volvo Car Group

10.25 Sustainable systems benefit both the city’s residents and the climate. Per Österström (Per Osterstrom),  Business Region Gothenburg Sweden

10.55  Circular economy – new drive, new business for the Arctic. Hannele Pokka, Ministry of the Environment

11.15  Innovative energy efficient silver mine. Timo Lindborg, Sotkamo Silver

13.00 Fennovoima – a gateway to international markets. Toni Hemminki, Fennovoima

13.25 Fast track to become the number one and forerunner of circular economy. Daniel Kaufmann, Sitra

14.00 China & Finland Ecosystem realities – Why do we have a synchronization challenge, how do we capture opportunies? W. John Hoffmann, XRG Exceptional Resource Group & Jari Hietala, Asia Sales Channels Ltd

15.10  Platform economy – a threat or a possibility? Pia Erkinheimo, Nordea Startup & Growth / SOLVED The Cleantech Company

15.40  Your business potential in the Arctic Russia mining. Andrey Kletrov, Arctic Mining

16.00  Boosting Arctic Economic Growth. Anu Fredrikson, AEC Arctic Economic Council Secretariat

16.30  Green industry in the northern part of Norway. Susanne M. Naevermo Sand, Sintef Helgeland AS


Seminar II 

Location: Small stage of the City Theatre

13.00 100% smart circular economy, Saara Kankaanrinta, Soilfood Oy

13.25 New business through sustainable material recycling – Results from Material Value Chains program. Pirjo Kaivos, CLIC Innovation Ltd 

14.00 Ash returned back into the cycle of nature as a result of successful cooperation – End of Waste Criteria. Heikki Karppimaa Oulun Energia Oy & Sakari Kiviniemi, Rakeistus Oy

15.10 Creating new business out of the box – lessons learned. Mia Suominen, Vapo Oy

15.40  New business from circulation of materials. Juhani Anhava, Outotech Oyj

16.00  The winner takes it all – strong R&D co-creation enabling world-class innovations. Virpi Leinonen, SFTec Ltd.


6th OCT

Seminar I

Location: main stage of the City Theatre

9.30 Closing the loop of a digital value chain with MindSphere IoT. Ilmari Veijola, Siemens

10.00 Circular economy & digital transformation key enablers of Arctic sustainable development. Sirpa Pietikäinen (Sirpa Pietikainen), European Parliament

10.30  Value creation by  industry maintenance digitalization – No buzzword but practical examples and future vision. Kaj Råtts (Kaj Ratts), Efora

11.00   Circular economy in steel industry. Marko Mäkikyrö (Marko Makikyro), SSAB Merox

11.30   New business models capturing value from digital technology and innovation. Tapani Tilus, Konecranes

13.00 Knowing Norwegian business culture – key to success in Norwegian markets. Torbjørn Amundsen, KPMG Oy Ab Norway

13.30 The Future X Network: Building the digital fabric for making cities smarter and better together. Seppo Yrjölä, (Seppo Yrjola, Seppo Yrjola Tech), Nokia

14.00  Brand creation & Brand Management on Industrial sector. Antti Porkka, Porkka & Kuutsa Oy

14.30  Home of 5G. Matti Latva Aho, University of Oulu

15.00 Creation of new business with Industrial IoT. Marko Lepola, Telia


Seminar II

Location: Small stage of the City Theatre

9.30 How to attract investors? Are markets for cleantech different from other markets? Nick Lyth, Green Angel Syndicate

10.00 Innovations and Science behind seizing Market Opportunities on the field of Bioenergy and Waste Management. Mikko Ahokas, MACON

10.30 A hard day’s night: increasing productivity of farming business with ICT. Ykä Marjanen, Grainsense

11.00 Wood-Based Bioeconomy – Potential Future in Creating Value by New Way of Thinking. Hannu Kokko, Ekopine Oy.

11.30 Finnish innovations for sustainable board and paper packaging. CH-Polymers Oy, Tapani Niskanen & Pekka Tervonen, CEE Centre for Environment and Energy

13.00 Circular design – a key  to a circular economy. Anne Raudaskoski, Ethica

13.30 Cyber risks and how to insure them. Panu Peltomäki, (Panu Peltomaki), Marsh Oy.

14.00 Less is more – how Lean Thinking can help you to improve your company´s success every day. Matti Torkkeli, Lean5 Europe Oy Ltd.