Replace, Upgrade, Circulate and Collaborate- the Nordic style

Nordic countries  joined forces under a formal policy and strategy forum called the Bioeconomy Panel. The panel's main job is to draw up proposals for a Nordic strategy for the bioeconomy, outlining options and practical measures to promote sustainable bioeconomies in the Nordic region. In preparation for the upcoming strategy,   the panel produced a catalogue … Continue reading Replace, Upgrade, Circulate and Collaborate- the Nordic style

Green-Bio-or Circular- Economy?

A guest blog by Dalia D’ Amato Our last entry from the series “Following the traces of bioeconomy in Finland” deals with a very relevant and timely topic, namely the definition and interrelation of the concepts of Green- vs Bio- vs Circular- economy. At first glance, these concepts seem fundamentally similar, in the sense that … Continue reading Green-Bio-or Circular- Economy?

Finns on ORBIT

A guest blog by Jaana Korhonen Alex’s previous blog posts about the bioeconomy in Finland captures the hopes and prospects that are loaded to the evolving Finnish bioeconomy. "The bioeconomy is the New Nokia" comparison voices out how the bioeconomy can bring salvation for the prolonged economic struggle. The bioeconomy has the potential to enhance the societal … Continue reading Finns on ORBIT

The Virtual Bioeconomy: Digital Services for the Forest Sector?

Virtual reality (VR) is no longer a thing of the future and is already revolutionizing industries such as gaming, travel and real estate. But what about the forest sector? Could VR transform this sector as well? A group of researchers from Finland claim that a "virtual bioeconomy" is the next big thing for the otherwise … Continue reading The Virtual Bioeconomy: Digital Services for the Forest Sector?

Following the traces of bioeconomy in Finland

New year, new beginning, new knowledge to acquire. Since the beginning of 2017 I came to Helsinki, Finland to work together with some very bright people here at the department of forest sciences. Basically, we will be focusing on developing an analytical framework and collecting some data that will hopefully allow us to compare forest actors' … Continue reading Following the traces of bioeconomy in Finland

The Future of Finland

So the Finns are really taking the bioeconomy seriously and plan to make the transition to a fossil-free economy as soon as possible. But for them, bioeconomy is more than just replacing fossil fuels. It offers a wide range of opportunities for the manufacturing sectors. Textiles made from cellulose might replace cotton in the near future. In … Continue reading The Future of Finland