RESPONSIBLE PLASTICS – international seminar and networking event for students

Population growth and urbanization are megatrends which are increasing global needs for e.g. clean energy, food and water supply, housing, mobility and communication. In order to find solutions to these global challenges, plastics are needed in all areas of development.
At the same time there is a growing concern related to environmental impacts. Waste management, recycling and circular economy need to be improved substantially for using our valuable resources efficiently.

This seminar is also for networking with other university students as well as many companies from plastics industry.

The seminar is free of charge for students.

Thursday on October 3rd 2019

08.15: Registration

09:00 Opening words
Vesa Taitto, Managing Director, The Finnish Plastics Association

09:15 Renewable and circular plastics
Risto Vapola, Technical Product Manager, Neste Corporation

10:00 Outliers, biomimicry and strategic innovation with 3D
Pekka Ketola, Managing Director, 3DStep Oy

10:45 Networking break

11:00 Process and energy efficiency in injection molding process
Tomi Villilä, Development Manager, Sartorius Biohit Liquid Handling Oy

11:45 Plastics in circular economy
Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Application Technology Manager, Borealis Polymers Oy

12:30 Lunch

13:30 How to solve recycling challenges?
Seppo Kuusela, Sales Manager, Fortum Waste Solutions Oy

14:15 Creating a safe and ultra-connected society with functional plastics
Heidi Uusitalo, R&D Engineer, Premix Oy

15:00 Networking break

15:15 Reducing environmental impact with packaging
Tuija Suur-Hamari, Managing Director, Wipak Oy

16:00 Sustainable solutions for a better future
Antti Helminen, Technology Manager, Uponor Group

16:45 End of the first seminar day

The members of the Finnish Plastics Association can join the seminar on Thursday. Seminar fee for them is 50 eur.

Evening programme for students organized by the students of Lahti University of Applied Sciences

Friday on October 4th 2019

09:00 – 15:00
Networking with companies
Presentations by students and universities
Campus tours

Companies can have a small stand (e.g. table + roll up) on Friday to meet their possible future customers, suppliers, employees and other possible co-operation partners i.e. students.
The cost for having a booth is 300 EUR which is for sponsoring the evening programme on Thursday.

This two-day seminar is organized by Lahti University of Applied Sciences in co-operation with the Finnish Plastics Association. Please find below the link for registration: