Pro­gramme & Re­gis­tra­tion 2018

Part­ner­ships for sus­tain­able solu­tions

Venue Think Corner Lounge (2nd floor)
Time 14.00-18.00
Stakeholder event
Event is in Finnish

Partnerships for sustainable solutions is an event where HELSUS and stakeholders meet. The event aims to foster collaboration between academia, cities, companies and startups, and contribute to solving the most pressing sustainability challenges through co-creation. After the event, participants should have an idea how to bridge the latest academic knowledge with innovation - and which great examples are already taking place.

During the event, participants are invited to work together on collaborative sustainability solutions within challenges identified within the HELSUS core themes of the Urban, the Global South, the Arctic, and Sustainable consumption and production.

Welcoming words, Jari Niemelä, Director, HELSUS
Keynote speech: Mari Pantsar, Director, Carbon-neutral circular economy, Sitra
Four viewpoints about the need for sustainable solutions:

  1. Urban: Carbon neutral cities?
    Pekka Tuovinen, Senior Advisor, Sustainability, Neste Oyj, Esa Nikunen, Director of Environment Services, City of Helsinki and Sirkku Juhola, Associate Professor, University of Helsinki
  2. Global South: Sustainable value chain
    Susanna Horn, Life Cycle Manager, Outotec Oyj, Eija Ranta, university lecturer, University of Helsinki
  3. Arctic areas
    Tuuli Ojala, Senior Specialist, Ministry for Foreign Affais of Finland, Reetta Toivanen, professor, HELSUS
  4. Sustainable consumption and production: Towards sustainable consumption
    Anu Kaukovirta-Norja, SVP Research and Technology, Valio Oyj, Virpi Jonson, Innovation Manager, Valio Oyj, Annukka Valkeapää, Conservation Officer, WWF, Annukka Berg, Senior Researcher, SYKE and Petteri Repo, researcher, University of Helsinki

Co-creation workshop around the four HELSUS themes
Pitches from researchers, startups and student teams on sustainable innovation
Get-together with informal networking (wine and snacks)

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Sustainability Science – Discipline or something else?

Morning plenary session

Venue: University of Helsinki, Main building, Small Festive Hall
Time: 9.00-12.10
Open for everybody, no registration needed.
Event is in English
Watch the plenary session online

9.00 Opening, Rector Jukka Kola, University of Helsinki
9.10 Sustainability science: its disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity, Prof. Uskali Mäki, University of Helsinki

9.50 Coffee break

10.10 Notes from the Frontlines: why Sustainability Science is more than just another discipline, Dr. Katharine N. Farrell, Humboldt University Berlin
10.50 Prospects for Interdisciplinarity in the Sustainability Sciences: Challenges and Solutions, Prof. Miles MacLeod, University of Twente
11.30 The limits of extra-academic transdisciplinarity in sustainability science,
Prof. Janne Hukkinen, University of Helsinki

12.10-13.15 Lunch (No host)

Interdisciplinarities in Sustainability Science

Academic group discussions

Venue: Metsätalo Hall 6 (B317) & Group Work Rooms
Time: 13.15-17.30
Event is in English

13.15 Short intro to group discussion and instructions, Henrik Thorén, Lund University/HELSUS fellow

Participants work in groups integrating the morning session themes and the HELSUS thematic issues (each group having a moderator and a reporter, who takes notes of the group work).

13.45 Group discussions (coffee between the discussions)

  1. Sustainability Science methodologies/theories
  2. Interdisciplinarity in Sustainability science of the Arctic
  3. Interdisciplinarity in Sustainable consumption and production research
  4. Interdisciplinarity in Sustainability science of the Global South
  5. Interdisciplinarity in Sustainability science of the Urban

15.15 Reporting back and summing up, Michiru Nagatsu, University of Helsinki
16.15 Wine and snacks

Stakeholder event May 16th

Register here. The last day to register is 9th May and for this event the total capacity of participants is limited.

Plenary session Thursday May 17th

The event is open for all without registration. Can't make it on Thursday? Watch the steam online!

Academic group discussions Thursday May 17th

Register hereThe last day to register is 10th May and for this event the total capacity of participants is limited.