Full Programme - Circular Economy and How it connects to Digitisation

Full Programme - Circular Economy and How it connects to Digitisation

Invitation to the ECP4 Annual Conference - Register now

Monday, March 27, 2017 — ECP4 Annual Conference will take place in Tampere (Finland) on the 17th of May 2017 and is co-organized by ECP4 and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. This year, the conference will focus on Circular Economy and Digitisation, which currently are two topics of great interest for the Research & Development Programmes of the European Commission.

We hope you will all join us in Tampere for a successful event and good networking opportunities.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

09:30 – 10:00

Coffee served and registration

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome, Tuulamari Helaja, Vice President, Sustainable energy and chemical technologies VTT

10:10 – 10:20

Opening, Clement de Meersman, ECP4 President

10:20 – 10:40

Video message, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen

10:40 – 11:05

Finnish Plastics Industry today, Vesa Kärhä, CEO, Finnish Plastics Industries Federation

11:05 – 11:30

Digitalization, an opportunity for the plastics industry, Anu Seisto, Research Team Leader, VTT

11:30 – 11:55

Circular Material as a Method to Create New Circular Economy Solutions, Sauli Eerola, managing Director, Muovipoli Oy

11:55  – 12:45 

Lunch break

12:45 – 13:10

Fortum Plastics Refinery, Mikko Koivuniemi, Product Line Manager, Plastics Recycling

13:10 – 13:30

ESSI in the first Finnish circular bag, Ari-Pekka Pietila, Head of Sales and R&D, Amerplast

13:30 – 13:45

Wrap up and closing, Clement de Meersman


Registration: Please note that the conference working language will be English and it is free of charge.
To participate, please fill in the registration form no later than the 10th of May, 2017.

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9:30 - 13:45
Venue: Seminar rooms Näsi and Neula  -VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. 
Tekniikankatu 1, 33720 Tampere, Finland   

Sokos Hotel Ilves
Scandic hotel Tampere city
Scandic hotel Tampere station

Organisation & Support:
ECP4 – VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) 


About ECP4

About of ECP4

ECP4, The European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform is an industry-driven collaboration that unites 25 members from 13 countries amongst the top-level European research institutions, regional plastic clusters, and EU-level industrial organizations of plastics and composites converters.

ECP4 brings innovation partners together to identify opportunities for collaborative Research and Development efforts which yield industrial innovation.

The objectives of the platform are:

  • To provide networking and collaboration among research institutions and the industry.
  • To facilitate the access of the European plastics industry to EU research programs, thus enabling SME’s to innovate, gain competitiveness and fulfil sustainable goals.
  • To communicate on new technologies and their relevance for the plastics converters and the composites industry.

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