BioBoosters Kick-off Webinar

Earth’s Night View from Northern Europe
31.01.2023 09:30 - 11:00
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15.12.2022 10:00 - 29.01.2023 12:00
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Tuesday January 31st, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EET / UTC+2)

Come join the launch of BioBoosters project that connects 9 regions with strong bioeconomy innovation ecosystems to help circular bioeconomy business transition in Baltic Sea Region. We are ready to match solutions to challenges and boost business-driven transition to circular economy business models. 


Our programme will showcase the expected impact of the BioBoosters project – the impact of our solution, the Hackathon model. Our Hackathon model is business, challenge, and demand driven. It helps business to solve challenges related to circular bioeconomy transition. It matches transnational, cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary teams to solve sustainability challenges of bioeconomy sector. 

Join us at the online Kick-off seminar… Hear the plans and get involved!

The programme will include inspirational speeches e.g. on the impact JAMK University of Applied Sciences has made with the Hackathon service so far. We’ll hear about the 12 business-driven challenges that have been tackled and solved as well as the feedback from beneficiaries. We’ll also take a look at the potential at Baltic Sea Region level. 

In the true Hackathon spirit, we plan to pitch our solution to a panel of experts representing the partnership of 9 bioeconomy innovation ecosystems. The panelists are welcomed to share their commentary notes and questions to the pitchers.  

Stay tuned for the final programme and webinar link send to registered persons by January 27, 2023.


Participation is open but requires registration. Kindly register via the registration link on top of the page. Event is targeted especially to the BioBooster project’s partner organizations and associated partners.

Webinar venue: Zoom link send to registered participants on Monday 30/01/2023

9:30 - 11:00 EET (8:30 -10:00 CET)

Opening and programme overview Moderator, Annemari Sinikorpi, Communication Designer, Institute of Bioeconomy, Jamk University of Applied Sciences
Welcoming words Riikka Kumpulainen, RDI Manager, Institute of Bioeconomy, Jamk University of Applied Sciences
Impact of Hackathon by BioPaavo – Experiences from Hackathons organized by the Bioeconomy Innovation Accelerator of Jamk University of Applied Sciences Annimari Lehtomäki, Chief Specialist, Institute of Bioeconomy, Jamk University of Applied Sciences
Solution pitch: BioBoosters Hackathon model piloting and expected outcomes Anna Aalto, Project Manager, Institute of Bioeconomy, Jamk University of Applied Sciences
Advisory Panel
Commentary notes, expectations, and words of advice from partner regions and key stakeholders across the Baltic Sea Region.

  • Bogdan Wenta, Mayor of Kielce, Poland
  • Laurynas Braskus, Innovation consultant, Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park, Lithuania
  • Laila Gercane, Head of Development and project department, Vidzeme Planning Region, Latvia
  • Elo Mets, Project Manager, Tartu Business Advisory Services, Estonia
  • Karin Vangstad, Business Developer, Drivhuset, Sweden
  • Johan Lagrelius, Project Manager, BioFuel Region, Sweden
  • Christian Theel, Head of Innovation Management Bioeconomy Network Plant3 bei, Universität Greifswald, Germany
  • Esa Kokkonen, Lead Coordinator EUSBSR Policy Area Innovation, The Baltic Institute of Finland, Finland

Closing the event