Frush Ecosystems Slim 2

FRUSH 2024 program

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Presenter: Jere Törmänen

presenter, reporter

The event will be hosted by Jere Törmänen, a sports commentator known from TV and the earliest FRUSHs

Jere Törmänen

Pop-Up sparring

Accelerando offers students Pop-Up sparring for their own innovations without an appointment. 

Jere Törmänen

09:10 - 9:30

Opening of the FRUSH event (in Finnish)

Sirkka-Liisa Anttila

minister

Responsibility for nature, the environment and our planet requires active and goal-oriented activities from companies, municipalities, communities, and each of us. We need factual information as a basis for our sustainable consumption and behavior. I challenge you and your company to these vital tasks. Through the realization of the responsibility goals, the best returns are also obtained for investments.

Sirkka-Liisa Anttila

09:30 - 10:00

Fossiilivapaa teräs

Anders Ek

Site Manager and Vice President Production, SSAB Europe

SSAB's goal is to be the first in the world to deliver commercial quantities of fossil-free steel to the market in 2026 and to largely get rid of all carbon dioxide emissions in its own operations by approximately 2030. Anders Ek is the director of SSAB's Hämeenlinna production unit, with a master's degree in chemical engineering and an eMBA. Before moving to the metal industry, he worked in the forest industry as a plant manager in the pulp, paper and cardboard industry in Finland and Sweden.

Anders Ek

10:10 - 10:50

ABB

Raine Kuusisto

Surface treatment specialist, ABB

ABB is the technology leader in electrification, automation and robotics, creating the conditions for a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. Raine Kuusisto works as Surface treatment specialist of ABB's Large Motors and Generators division, whose task is to maintain guidelines, development of production processes and methods, and supplier quality. He has conducted audits in more than 30 countries and actively participates in various international standardization working groups and communities.

Raine Kuusisto

11:00 - 11:40

Patria

Risto Liukkonen

Senior Specialist, Patria

Patria is an international producer of life-cycle support services, flight training and technology solutions for the defense, security and aviation industries. Vehicles and their type-approved systems require many measures and records in terms of product development and design as well as production, such as quality manuals, processes and control, document management, regulatory monitoring and internal and external audits. Risto Liukkonen, senior expert, has been responsible for vehicle legislation and type testing at Patria in Hämeenlinna since 2001.

Risto Liukkonen

11:40 - 12:30

Lunch and networking event

Restaurant Vanha Värjari is responsible for the FRUSH lunch buffet. The buffet is self-funded.

Vanha Värjäri logo

12:30 - 13:15

Panel discussion (in Finnish)

  • Anne Vanhala

    Responsibility expert, Central Chamber of Commerce

    Anne Vanhala
  • Paula Eskola

    leading expert, Motiva

    Paula Eskola
  • Tiina Laisi-Puheloinen

    CEO, Fiban

    Tiina Laisi-Puheloinen
  • Risto Liukkonen

    Senior Specialist, Patria

    Risto Liukkonen
  • Anders Ek

    Site Manager and Vice President Production, SSAB Europe


    Anders Ek
  • Raine Kuusisto

    Surface treatment specialist, ABB

    Raine Kuusisto

13:20 -13:50

Motiva

Paula Eskola

leading expert, Motiva

Paula Eskola (DI) has worked as Motiva's circular economy and material efficiency expert since 2008. She heads the Circular Economy Finland service center and promotes the use of digital solutions in the circular economy of construction. In the past, he has been responsible for the development of the FISS operating model of Teolliset Symbiosis in Finland and was involved in the development of the Materialitori.fi service. He is also the former program coordinator of Business Finland and the chairman of SFS's SR 239 Circular economy standardization group.

Paula Eskola

14:00-14:25

Fiban

Tiina Laisi-Puheloinen

CEO, Fiban


Aija Bärlund

14:30-15:20

StartUp finals

StartUp finals

The competition culminates in a live pitch in front of the audience and the jury.

StartUp logo

15:30-15:45

StartUp award ceremony

StartUp award ceremony

The best innovations are rewarded.

StartUp logo

15:45

Summary of the day (in Finnish)

Riikka  Riihimäki

CEO, Forssan Yrityskehitys Oy

Summary of the day

Pertti Puusaari