Online event: Join the Finnish Sustainable Textile Development Ride

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We warmly welcome you to join this webinar on the Finnish sustainable textile development ride organized by Business Finland, Finnish Textile and Fashion and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The aim of the webinar is to engage global investors, potential customers and collaboration parties with Finnish sustainable textile innovations, which offer huge growth potential and business opportunities. International collaboration is essential to transform the global textile industry to meet sustainable targets.

Target group: This event is tailored for fashion brands, textile manufacturing companies, investors (especially interested in green transition and sustainable funding), researchers, companies providing AI, data platform and solutions for low volume high mix production and people who are interested in the Finnish innovations for sustainable textiles.

In addition to the webinar, you may sign up to 1:1 meetings on 7-8 October 2021, in order to initiate collaborations between the event participants.

Interested? Please register no later than September 21, 2021 on the Business Finland website

PROGRAMME
October 7, 2021 at 10:00-12:00 EEST (Helsinki time)

Moderator: Ms. Kaisa Hernberg, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Communications, Business Finland

Opening remarks
Minister Mika Lintilä, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

Finnish innovation portfolio for sustainable textile industry
Ms. Marika Ollaranta, Head of BioCircular Program, Business Finland

Future of sustainable textile research in Finland
Mr. Ali Harlin, Research Professor, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Invest in Finland
Ms. Helvi Väisänen, Senior Advisor, Business Finland

Business opportunities for sustainable textiles in Finland
Dr. Marja-Liisa Niinikoski, Managing Director, Finnish Textile and Fashion

Why to collaborate and invest in Finnish companies?
Mr. Collin Barletta, Director of M&A & Corporate Ventures, Adidas
Mr. Erik Karlsson, Investment Manager, H&M CO:LAB, H&M
Mr. Petri Alava, CEO & Co-founder, Infinited Fiber Company
Mr. Janne Poranen, CEO & Co-Founder, Spinnova

Mr. Totti Nyberg, Chief Creative Officer, Makia Clothing Ltd/Manna & Co

Q&A

End of webinar