The Open Bioeconomy Week 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 event is supported by the Regional Council of Häme with the regional enterprises and other organizations working within the bioeconomy sector. Together with HAMK the organizing committee of the event consist of the leading national research and innovation organizations such as Aalto University, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and University of Helsinki.

In the year 2021, the themes of the Open Bioeconomy Week will cover Data Collection and Utilization in Bioeconomy. The organizing committee is following the current COVID-19 situation closely. The event will be organized as a hybrid, combining online and face-to-face participation if the pandemic situation allows. Online participation will be possible throughout the scientific programme of the event.

Regarding the call for abstracts, the scientific committee, composed of recognized experts from the global bioeconomy and digitalization community is committed to select the best papers and maintain a high scientific level conference. The call for abstracts is now open and proposals of 500 words maximum should be submitted to by 10th April 2021 at the latest. The approval will be announced before 30th April 2021. The final oral presentations should arrive at on 10th May 2021 at the latest.

The conference accepts posters as well. The proposals (an abstract of max. 300 words) should arrive to on the 10th April 2021 the latest. 

You can find more information about Open Bioeconomy Week 2021 and call for abstracts here.

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