Bioeconomy 2.0

Unseen bio-based materials. See this and other fascinating projects on display in the Designs for a Cooler Planet main exhibition in Marsio on 6 Sept – 3 Oct 2024.
Wooden crystals
Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Wood-derived lignocellulose is an abundant renewable raw material and the backbone of the Finnish economy. However, as our natural resources are declining, we must use them more wisely, creating more value from less raw material.

Bioeconomy 2.0 demonstrates how this challenge can become an opportunity in the right hands and through collaboration. These five novel high-value applications of woody biomass aim to disrupt the status quo in materials, textiles and health technology, harnessing natural properties of lignocellulose to develop materials we have never seen before.

Wooden crystals on black surface

Natural luxury – 3D-printed wooden crystals make fashion shine

Biomaterials and 3D-printing conjure a sparkle out of wood without harming people or the environment


Projects on display

Birch leaves. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

FinnCERES - Flagship for boosting bioeconomy (external link)

Boosting the world’s bioeconomy by developing new bio-based materials with Aalto University and VTT, companies, and research organizations through a shared passion to create a sustainable future and a belief in innovations based on solid scientific foundations.

Designs for a Cooler Planet

This fall, the festival celebrates innovative and collaborative designs addressing the impossible sustainability challenges. Experience tomorrow in Otaniemi on 6 Sept – 3 Oct 2024!

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Wood crystals on a black fabric.
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