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Event Open Bioeconomy Week 2022

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 conference is organized by Häme University of Applied Sciences together with of the leading national research and innovation organizations such as Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and University of Helsinki. In addition, the Scientific Committee includes Aalto UniversityVTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandUniversity of Feevale, Brazil.

Open bioeconomy Week will annually be built around the themes of utilization of digitalization in the development of sustainable bioeconomy research, innovations, and business. In addition, cross-cutting themes such as sustainable development and circular economy are expected to be taken into consideration and will be valued in the selection process.

In the year 2022, the themes of the Open Bioeconomy Week call for abstracts will cover:

    • Carbon neutrality
      – Carbon sinks and sequestration


    • Biodiversity in bioeconomy
      – Biodiversity measurements and environmental surveillance
      – Wellbeing and connections to biodiversity
      – Socioeconomic factors and connections to biodiversity


    • Co-creation and co-innovation in bioeconomy
      – The role of innovation ecosystems and industrial symbioses in bioeconomy
      – Digital and other tools supporting actors to develop innovation ecosystems
      and industrial symbioses
    • Blue bioeconomy and food value chains or food system
      – Aquaculture technologies and solutions
      – Water use efficiency and circular management/circularity Innovations and
      new products E.g., utilization of side streams
      – Nutrients, especially nutrient recycling
    • Agriculture and water
      – The role and systems of irrigation
      – Catchment
      – Water allocation
      – Water efficiency in processes
      – Nutrients, especially nutrient recycling


 Abstract submission for 2021

February 28th, 2022

Approval for oral / poster

March 31st, 2022
Via email

Final presentations

May 12th, 2022

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Event type Conference
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Source openbioeconomyweek
Geographical coverage Finland,
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Organizer Hämeenlinna University Centre in Hämeenlinna
Target audience International
Period [18/05/2022 - 19/05/2022]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH