Day 1 – Thursday 25 November 2010

The Forum will be held at JAMK, Rajakatu 35, in the auditorium FP05 (entrance door is F1).

Chairman:  Mikko R. Salminen, JAMK

8:30     Registration and refreshments

9:00     Opening of the IFME 2010 Forum

Welcome Jussi Halttunen, Rector of JAMK


The Future of European Competitiveness of Mechanical Engineering Industry

Gordon Buhagiar, Policy Officer, European Commission

The New Bioforest Industry

Hans Sohlström, Executive Vice President, UPM-Kymmene

10:30    Break – coffee and refreshments

Renewable energy gives opportunities

Chairman: Johannes Steinschaden, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Dornbirn, Austria

11:00    The New Wave of Engineering Design
               Mika Nummila, Design Director,Process Industry,Elomatic Ltd

Next Generation Biodiesel Concept
Katja Häkkinen, Gasification Research Engineer, Foster Wheeler

12:00    Renewable Energy Exhibition opens

Lunch buffet in laboratories of JAMK.

14:00    The Future is in Wind Power
               Jyrki Virtanen, Technology Director, Moventas

            Environmental Business Drivers in Bioenergy Production
               Tiina Stenvik, Product Manager, Metso

15:00-   Workshop

Chairman: Horst Haberhauer, Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany

The aim of the workshop is to discuss what kind of skills and competencies we need and what kind of forms of co-operation we should build and strengthen.

Forum participants can choose the workshop they prefer from four options:

Group 1:From Innovation to Business – What Does It Mean to Compentences of Engineers
Chairpersons: Jari Suuronen, Agco and Juha Hautanen, JAMK
Introduction: Frank-Andreas Schittenhelm, HE and Jari Suuronen, Agco

Group 2: Requirements of Life-cycle Management in Product Design and Development
Chairpersons: Juha Ehrola, Metso and Jorma Matilainen, JAMK
Introduction: Jyrki Huovila, Metso and Markku Leskelä, Paperra

Group 3:
Role of Energy and Material Efficiency in Manufacturing Process
Chairpersons: Hanno Weber, Pforzheim UAS and Harri Peuranen, JAMK
Introduction: Paula Eskola, Consultant, Material Efficiency Department, Motiva Oy and Pirjo Kaivos, Group Manager, Environment, The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries

Group 4: International Co-operation– Past and Future Projects in IFME-Network
Chairpersons: Natasha Doshi, Vorarlberg UAS and Anneli Kakko, JAMK
Introduction: Anton Haberkern, HE and Sesan Kim Sokoya, MTSU