Nordisk event i maj i netværksgruppe for biomaterialer

Nordisk event i maj i netværksgruppe for biomaterialer

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The FiberTies network cordially invites you to a workshop and networking event on May 15th & 16th 2018.

The FiberTies network in collaboration with the InnoBYG network cluster for Biomass: welcomes companies and institutions who are interested in participating in project meeting with all partners at the partner institute VTT, Espoo, Finland. The purpose of this meeting is to establish one or more project groups for a large grant application. The focus will be on new possibilities, alternative materials, interesting products and business development in the area of biobased fibers.

The event extends over two days with different themes, with talks and presentation of VTT facilities including a tour of the pilot research facilities. Topics include one-material composites, non-woven textiles and functional structures by 3D printing.

Young researchers and PhD students are encouraged to join the project meeting workshop thereby contributing to the discussion on the way forward for more industrial use of non-fossil, non-food biobased fibres. Limited budget for contributions to the travel costs are available.

The deadline for registration is May 1st 2018. Registration is free of charge

For registration and further questions, please contact: Anne Christine S. Hastrup (

Preliminary program  for the May seminar 

Tuesday 15th of May, 2018

11.00 - 11.15 Welcome. Aims and content of the seminar, Katariina Torvinen, VTT

11.15 - 12.15 Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) -project

  • Vision, Ali Harlin, VTT
  • Designed all-cellulose composites for interior architecture, Kirsi Kataja, VTT
  • Functional cellulosic structures on fabrics by 3D printing, Pirjo Kääriäinen, Aalto University  or Tiia Tenhunen, VTT
  • Foam formed non-woven textiles from pulp based yarns and fibres, Jukka Ketoja, VTT
  • Conductive (heating) non-woven textiles and 3D composite elements, Kirsi Kataja, VTT

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 13.45 Exhibition of DWoC project demos

13.45 - 14.15 Discussion of ideas raised in exhibition. Instructions for workshops.

14.15 - 17.00 Workshop

  • Pitch existing project ideas
    • DTI has 2: HIFIBE (highly filled fiber composites) and Circular Economy (recycling textiles)
  • Drafting ideas for project proposals to three different calls.


Wednesday 16th of May, 2018

09.00 - 10.30 Continuing the workshops

10.30 - 12.00 Action points from workshops

12.00 - 12.15 Closing the seminar

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 16.30 Visit to VTT and Aalto university pilot research facilities (textiles) 


Futher info on local transport and hotels:

There is a subway connection to Otaniemi; the metro station is named ‘Aalto university’, and the travelling from Helsinki city centrum/Kamppi to Otaniemi takes only 10 minutes, or 12 minutes from Helsinki city centrum/Railway station. So you can choose any hotel in Helsinki centrum, for example Scandic Simonkenttä or Radisson blue royal.

There is also a hotel in Otaniemi, Radisson blue Espoo, but  I think you might like better to stay in the centrum. 

Below is a map to give you understanding where Otaniemi is. Our assistant has now made a preliminary reservation for seminar room in Tekniikantie 1 (marked also in the map).