Co-creating the Next Millennium

Wednesday 19 November at Dipoli Auditorium (Otakaari 24, Espoo)

  • 09.00–10.30 "From Research to ICT Innovations"
  • 11.00–12.30 "Creating Together"
  • 13.30–17.00 "Addressing Our Global Challenges Through Research and Innovation: Cases Bioeconomy & Sustainable Technologies"

From Research to ICT Innovations

This session cover on one hand in a tutorial manner areas where major hardware and software research breakthroughs may originate and, on the other hand, how ICT based innovations play an ever increasing role in solving our global challenges. The session begin with short introductions by renowed experts followed by an interactive discussion.

Chair: Yrjö Neuvo, Professor, Aalto University, former CTO of Nokia and Member of Nokia Group Executive Board

Short introductions and panel discussion with:
Didier Deltort, Global General Manager Monitoring Solutions, President GE Healthcare Finland
Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products, Nokia Technologies
Stuart Parkin, Millennium Prize Laureate 2014, Director of Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany

Creating Together

The panelists debate on the subject of co-creation, crowd sourcing and the power of the individual versus a team. Can participating in this summit section make you change you mind on this subject?

Chair: Anna Valtonen, Dean, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Stuart Walker, Professor, Director, Imagination Lancaster Research Centre, Lancaster University, UK
Teemu Leinonen, Associate Professor, Vice Dean, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Addressing Our Global Challenges Through Research and Innovation

Mitigating climate change and meeting future needs of energy and materials are the driving forces for bioeconomy. The very survival of mankind will depend on rapid and efficient transition from fossile to renewable resources and sustainable technology. In this session, experts on both science and real-world applications discuss how groundbreaking scientific innovations lead to new and sustainable technology and new business. 

Case Bioeconomy

Chair: Janne Laine, Dean, Aalto University School of Chemical Technology

Short introductions and panel discussion with:
Ed de Jong, VP Development, Avantium Chemicals, The Netherlands
Magnus Berggren, Professor and director of the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2014 Laureate, Linköping University, Sweden
Olli Ikkala, Professor, Aalto University School of Science

Case Sustainable Technologies 

Chair: Marita Niemelä, Vice President, Strategy, Valmet Pulp & Energy 

Mikael Hannus, Vice President, Biorefinery, Stora Enso, Sweden
Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Technology, Neste Oil
Heidi Fagerholm, CTO, Management Board Member, Kemira

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