KABI4022-3002 / TK00CL91-3002 – Towards Bio-Based Finland

Towards Bio-Based Finland Course
KABI4022-3002 (UTU)
TK00CL91-3002 (ÅAU)

9-11 April 2024, on-site only
9 April DEN216 lecture room
10 April DEN218 lecture room
11 April ChemBio Finland, Chemistry and biotechnology event in Helsinki

A student participating this course will get knowledge in the basic concepts of bioeconomy and circular economy and will learn about different industrial companies operating in the field in Finland. Moreover, the students will learn about R&D related to bioeconomy and of the transfer of knowledge from academy to industry and back. Working life skills: Students will learn about R&D and operation in different chemical/biochemical industrial companies, operation in different chemical/biochemical industrial companies, and gain valuable information about company activities, start-ups and career possibilities. Direct interaction with industry representatives will stimulate critical thinking, lively discussion and create network with industry professionals. The course includes one-day excursion to ChemBio Finland, Chemistry and biotechnology event arranged in Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre.

Academic lecturers                                   Industry lecturers
Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, UTU               Anni Alitalo, Q-power
Patrik Eklund, ÅAU                                         Johan Fagerlund, Cyient
Henrik Grénman, ÅAU                                 Viljami Kinnunen, Gasum
Pauli Kallio, UTU                                             Marjaana Suorsa, Finnish Forest Industries Federation
Erik Nimelä, UTU                                            Mikko Tikkanen, UTU and Versa Elements
Chunlin Xu, ÅAU                                             Lari Vähäsalo, CH Bioforce

The students are expected to keep a learning diary throughout the course and at the end of the course each student is assigned one of the topics to plunge into and to write a final report. The in-depth essay should describe the Finnish as well as global current situation, reflect on the future and include literature search.

The course lasts three full days and requires full attendance but in case of colliding events students need to be in contact with the responsible teachers in advance. The course is intended for advanced Master students as well as for PhD researchers.

Responsible teachers
Prof. Yagut Allahvediyeva-Rinne (allahve@utu.fi)
Prof. Henrik Grénman (henrik.grenman@abo.fi)


Take a look at the detailed course program here, click!