Regional Exchange & Learning

  • Date & Time:
    • May 30, 2018
    • 10:00 to 15:00
  • Venue:

    Helsinki

Theme: How can we enable circular innovations to trigger sustainable transformations in the Baltic Sea Region?

About the Event:The Baltic Sea is a hotbed for innovation with a strong tradition of transnational cooperation for a healthy Baltic Sea. At the same time, its rapid growth needs to be reconciled with the challenges of sustainable development.

The nine countries sharing the Baltic Sea have enormous potential to develop a circular Blue Bio-Economy, if the challenges can be transformed into opportunities. To transform the region’s current environmental challenges towards innovation-driven solutions, all policy, financial, social, and scientific parts of the puzzle need to come to place.

The meeting was held on 30th May 2018 in Helsinki, Finland with the aim to co-create solutions for meaningful transformations in the Baltic Sea Region. The event brought together researchers, innovators, investors, civil society and policy makers in the Baltic Sea Region to enable knowledge exchange and learning in relation to systemic innovations for a sustainable Baltic Sea.

Programme:

10:00   Welcome and registration – Finnish Environment Institute

10:30  Overview of BONUS RETURN: The problem context in the Baltic Sea Region and BONUS RETURN’s innovative approach to ecotechnologies.

Karina Barquet, Project Coordinator, BONUS RETURN.

10:40    Keynote 1: Circularity in the Baltic Sea Region policy context

Akko Karlsson – Kalmar Regional Council; Deputy Member of
Euro Region Baltic (ERB); Politician Green Party (MP); South Baltic MC- Swede delegation.

10:50     Keynote 2: The Role of Blue/Sustainable Finance in Circular Economy: what is it and how can we access it? 

Marcus Svedberg – Senior advisor, Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre

11:00    Keynote 3: Local demands for circular solutions in the BSR.

Eija Hagelberg – Project Director, JÄRKI project, Baltic Sea Action Group

11:10    Keynote 4: Engaging municipalities; practical examples in the BSR. 

Marc Klaus – Director, Race For The Baltic

11:20  Panel discussion with keynote speakers: How can we enable circular innovations to trigger sustainable transformations in the Baltic Sea Region?

Moderator: Eva Friman, SWEDESD, Uppsala University

12:15    Presentations by the three winners in the BONUS RETURN innovation competition

    Aquacare: Prashanth Kumar             

    TerraNova Energy: Erkan Yalcin           

    Ravita: Laura Rossi

12:30     Lunch and networking

 

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2018-5-30 10:00 2018-5-30 15:00 Europe/Amsterdam Regional Exchange & Learning This event aims to enable knowledge exchange and learning in relation to systemic innovations for a sustainable Baltic Sea Region. Helsinki
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