Aboa Tech Talks

The universities in Turku launched a joint webinar series focusing on technology and sustainable development. Aboa Tech Talks highlights new technologies and innovative technological research that can offer solutions to the complex global challenges of our time.

9.00 Welcome and introduction
9.05 Sustainable Food – a Food Industry Perspective, Katri Järvinen-Wilén, ESG Manager, Raisio Group
9.30 Feet on the Ground with Regenerative Agriculture, Joshua S. Finch, Novia UAS
9.50 Gastrointestinal Behavior and Effects of Oat Beta Glucan Fibres, Prof Kaisa Linderborg, UTU
10.15 Closing words

Host: Novia UAS

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09.00-09.05 Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, Professor, University of Turku
Welcome and introduction

09.05-09.25 Peter Österholm, PhD, Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Åbo Akademi University
Groundwater management on boreal farmlands

09.25-09.45 Eva Högfors-Rönnholm, PhD, Novia University of Applied Sciences
Precision treatment of acid sulfate soils for the protection of waters

09.45-10.05 Elina Kasvi, PhD, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Turku
Water resources under climate and anthropogenic pressures

10.05-10.25 Sema Sirin, PhD, Department of Life Technologies, University of Turku
Microalgae-mediated bioremediation of greenhouse effluents and nutrient recovery

10.25-10.45 Matias Scheinin, PhD, Research and Development Leader, Pro Litore Association
Persistent hot spots of carbon dioxide and methane in coastal nearshore environments

10.45-11.00 Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, Professor, University of Turku
Discussion and concluding remarks.


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Programme and speakers

09.00 Welcome and introduction

09.10 Prof. Ilari Sääksjärvi, University of Turku
Biodiversity respectful leadership

09.35 Prof Anna Törnroos-Remes, Åbo Akademi University
Sensing, assessing and monitoring the ocean – a tech deck

10.00 Dr, Piia Leskinen, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Urban brooks in Turku – discovering and protecting their biodiversity

10.25 Dr. Johanna Engström-Öst, Novia University of Applied Sciences
The use of biomarkers in zooplankton research – a focus on climate change

10.50 Discussion and concluding remarks

Host Prof. Johan Bobacka, Åbo Akademi University


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Programme and Speakers

Eija Kulju, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Enhancement of customer acceptance by new, sustainable packaging designs

Rajesh Koppolu, Åbo Akademi University
Nanocellulose-based sustainable packaging

Christian Höglund, CH-Polymers Oy
Recyclable coating solutions for paper and board packaging materials

Johanna Salokannel, Novia University of Applied Sciences
Shipping point of view – Packaging a necessary evil?

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Program and speakers

Maija Pohjakallio, University of Turku and Metsä group,
Regenerative circular economy

Leena Hupa, Åbo Akademi
Circular Economy of Inorganic materials

Piia Nurmi, Turku UAS
Circular Economy of Textiles

Fredrik Strandberg, Novia Competence Center for Circular Economy
Climate & Circular Economy Factory, CCEF

Speech by Meriaura Oy

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Program and speakers

Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, UTU
welcome words and introduction

Pekka Peljo, UTU
Pathways towards designing flow batteries for sustainable stationary energy storage

Kirsi Jalkanen, Akkurate, title tba

Heikki Saariluoma, TUAS
Additive manufacturing of metallic thermal management components for Li-ion batteries

Johan Bobacka, ÅAU
From lithium to sodium-ion batteries

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Program and speakers

Johan Bobacka (ÅA)
Welcome and introduction

Chunlin Xu (ÅA)
Novel materials from trees towards medical applications

Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne (TY)
Unlocking the potential of algae for a sustainable bioproduction

Andreas Willfors (Novia)
From biomass to biogas

Liisa Lehtinen (TuAMK)
Development and utilization of biocomposites and bioplastics

Lari Vähäsalo (CH-Bioforce
From waste to value – Biomass fractionation

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Program and speakers

Sari Repka, University of Turku
Pursuit of zero-emission shipping

Magnus Gustafsson, Åbo Akademi University
Business models for decarbonizing shipping

Jari M. Lahtinen, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Management of The Ship Environmental Load

Magnus Winberg, Novia University of Applied Sciences / Aboa Mare
Sustainable development in maritime education & training

Dani Lindberg, Viking Line Abp
Sustainable Shipping in the Baltic Sea and Viking Glory

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Program and speakers

Anne Norström, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Introductory words

Henrik Saxén, Åbo Akademi
A review of electrical energy storage

Pekka Peljo, University of Turku
Pathways towards sustainable stationary energy storage

Osmo Huhtala, Turku University of Applied Sciences
LVDC microgrids with renewable energy sources

Rainer Nurkkala, Elcon Solutions Oy
Battery system for positive energy district

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Program and speakers

Eva-Mari Aro, University of Turku
Photosynthesis at the forefront of sustainability

Miikka Frantti, Solar Finland Group
Photovoltaic business in Finland, and R&D cooperation with higher education institutions

Kati Miettunen, University of Turku
Sustainable solar energy

Samuli Ranta, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Photovoltaic as part of the Nordic energy system

Jan-Henrik Smått, Åbo Akademi University
Research on emerging solar cells at Åbo Akademi University

Host Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, University of Turku

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Program and speakers

Johan Bobacka Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi University
Welcome and introduction

Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President of Innovation at Neste
Growth Through Innovation – Case Neste,

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AboaTechTalks working group:

Åbo Akademi University
Prof. Johan Bobacka
email: johan.bobacka@abo.fi

Novia UAS
Johanna Salokannel
email: johanna.salokannel@novia.fi

University of Turku
Prof. Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne
email: allahve@utu.fi

Turku UAS
Prof. Anne Norström
email: anne.norstrom@turkuamk.fi

Turku Science Park Oy
Pauliina Forsman
email: pauliina.forsman@turkubusinessregion.com