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Redesigning the future with the best circular economy solutions from Finland

Official WCEFOnline Side Event

Date and time: 1 December 2020, 10:00–11:30 (EET)



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Veera Koskinen
veera.koskinen (at)

Warmly welcome to learn how Finland is helping to solve global issues the world is facing.

In addressing the challenges of sustainability and climate change mitigation, Finland is creating solutions to these global challenges with a systematic circular economy approach.

By combining world-class competence and technology with favorable long-term policies, the Finnish industry clusters have already produced out-of-this-world innovations that are changing the future.

Join us to learn about the solutions for the present and the future.


Welcoming words
Ms. Marika Ollaranta, Head of Bio & Circular Finland, Business Finland

Business ecosystems as solutions to global climate challenges
Mr. Jarmo Heinonen, Senior Director, Bio, Circular & Cleantech Ecosystems, Business Finland

Kick-start your bio-based business in Finland
Ms. Helvi Väisänen, Senior Advisor, Invest in Finland

Showcasing Finnish circular & bioeconomy solutions

  • StepOne Tech is a cleantech company with a mission to enable fossil fuel free motoring for everybody. Their technology – eFlexFuel is affordable and easy to install technical device already compatible to one billion gasoline powered vehicles globally. Speaker Mr. Tuomo Isokivijärvi, CEO
  • NordShield has harnessed the ancient power of Nordic forests for the protection of life. Their unique technology provides a natural based solution that captures and kills bacteria, viruses and mold - and prevents them from spreading. Speaker Mr. Kristoffer Ekman, CEO
  • Spinnova aims to provide the textile industry with the most sustainable fibre in the world, produced with minimal harm to the environment, at a reasonable cost. Speaker Ms. Pia Qvintus, Business Development Director
  • Sulapac accelerates and inspires the plastic waste-free future by replacing conventional plastic with sustainable materials that never compromise on functionality or aesthetics. Speaker Ms. Maija Pohjakallio, Sustainability Director
  • Solar Foods has started the liberation of protein production with a revolutionary way to produce natural protein by using renewable electricity and air, bringing to the market an entirely new kind of food that is both natural, and free from the burdens of agriculture and aquaculture. Speaker Mr. Pasi Vainikka, CEO
  • CLIC Innovation is an open innovation cluster with the mission of facilitating creation of breakthrough solutions in bioeconomy, circular economy and energy systems. One of their key areas is the recycling of plastics and alternative materials. The ongoing project in this area is PLASTin, which ambition  is to facilitate the plastics industry actors to develop systemic, environmentally optimized recycling concepts. Speaker Ms. Pirjo Kaivos, Head of Circular Economy


Closing remarks
Ms. Marika Ollaranta, Head of Bio & Circular Finland, Business Finland