RESCHEDULED: Sustainability Forum - "Sustainable Business and Education - Now!"

3rd International Forum on CSR, Sustainability and Circular Economy

“Sustainable Business and Education – Now!”


Unfortunately we have faced the situation where we have to reschedule the event.

The spreading of Coronavirus COVID-19 forced us to make this decision.

The event is rescheduled on November 25th - 26th 2020. Follow this link to the new event pages.

The beginning of 2020ies calls for urgent changes in global economy and education. This urgency has been emphasized both by the leaders participating the World Economic Forum in Davos and the youth of the world. Universities of Applied Sciences have crucial role in educating change makers and new leaders. In this Forum we outline ways to make this true cooperating internationally and with the working life.  


9.00 Registration and Poster Exhibition open in Teiskontie Lobby 

PLENARY SESSION Auditorium E1-06 

9.30 Welcoming words Vice President Dr. Kirsi Viskari TAMK 

Professor Dr. Theo Bosma The Hague University of Applied Sciences 

9.45 Key note speech

Mr Kari Herlevi , Project Director, Circular Economy, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra


10.30 Commmentary discussion moderated by Dr Eveliina Asikainen 

• Ms Eeva-Liisa Viskari Impact Area Leader TAMK 

• Ms Päivi Myllykangas Director of Innovations in the Council of Pirkanmaa Region 

• Mr Mika Lahtinen, Director of Business Development, Valmet Fabrics  

• Ms Karoliina Tuukkanen, Hiedanranta of Innovations/City of Tampere   

11.30 LUNCH (on your own expense)

12.30-14.30 PARALLEL WORKSHOPS (check the attached programme for more detailed descriptions)

Social & Responsible Entrepreneurship

Industrial Symbioses managing material flows for increased value

New forms and needs of packaging

University as a Promoter of Sustainability  

The aim of workshops is to promote networking and create new ideas of co-operation between participants. Each workshop starts with 3-5 presentations and continues with structured discussion searching for and developing co-operation. 

14.30 COFFEE 

15.00 PLENARY - Summing up the day

16.00 Closing remarks 



TAMK Workong Group on Sustainable Development, Herää Pahvi!, Pihi, BeLight ja PackAlliance -hankkeet, TAMK RDI and Business Operations

Further information

Eveliina Asikainen eveliina.asikainen@tuni.fi