Join Nordregio’s morning talks at the World Circular Economy Forum, 6 June

Research Fellow Nelli Mikkola and Senior Research Fellow Jukka Teräs will host morning sessions 6 June, starting at 8.30 am: Sustainable value-creation from the sea – how and why? Experiences from Iceland, and Can we turn the (heavy) industries circular? Experiences from the Nordic Industrial Symbiosis Network.


5-7 June, we will hear about world’s best circular economy solutions and meet the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field. Be at the epicentre of circular economy with 1,500 key people at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki.

6 June 2017 at Finlandia Hall, Helsinki

8.30-9.00 Morning talk #1: Sustainable Value-Creation from the sea – how and why? Experiences from Iceland with Sigrún Elsa Smáradóttir, the Head of Industry Solutions and Consulting at the Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D institute Matis.

See the coolest innovations around fish and marine resources, learn about the benefits for companies and societies, and find out which policies and infrastructure are needed for true blue growth: What is Matis and why is circular blue growth so important (for Iceland and globally)? Coolest innovations around fish and other marine resources in Iceland. Experiences from exporting the Nordic knowledge in bioeconomy and circular economy (e.g. Matis in Tanzania and Kenya)

10.30-11.00 Morning talk #2: Can we Turn the Heavy Industries Circular? Experiences from the Nordic Industrial Symbiosis Network with Mats Eklund or Murat Mirata/Linköping University, Sweden; Kari Poikela/Kemi Digipolis Technology Park, Finland

This is your chance to join the new Nordic Industrial Symbiosis Network! See the potentials of industrial symbiosis – resource savings, innovations around side/waste streams etc., learn how to create symbiosis and motivate companies, and how Nordic collaboration can spur development. What is the Nordic Industrial Symbiosis Network? What are the potentials of industrial symbiosis, examples and numbers from the network and their partner companies? Concrete potentials for Nordic collaboration around industrial symbiosis?

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