BioFuture2025, funding €10.3 million, funding period: 1 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2020

Projects belonging to the BioFuture2025 Academy programme are listed below. You find more information about the funding decisions on our WebFocus page.

Business Models of Born Globals in Forest-based Bioeconomy

Overcoming Technology Barriers with Tailored Catalysts: Design of Molecularly Functionalized Heterogeneous Catalysts for Selective Reductions of Biomass-derived Materials

Bioeconomy and Justice

Taking the Leap across the Rationale Gap: the Tole of Emotions in Making the Transition to More Sustainable Materials

  • Project description (pdf)

  • Teemu Kautonen, Aalto University

  • Henri Hakala, University of Vaasa

  • Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Jyväskylä

The New Road to Silk: Bio-based Production of Silk-like Materials

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  • Markus Linder, Aalto University

  • Kirsi Niinimäki, Aalto University

  • Heikki Tenhu, University of Helsinki

3D-manufacturing of novel biomaterials

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  • Jukka Seppälä, Aalto University

  • Jouni Partanen, Aalto University

  • Orlando Rojas, Aalto University

Genomic Selection: Towards More Efficient, Financially Viable and Resilient Wood Production

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  • Teemu Teeri, University of Helsinki

  • Fred Asiegbu, University of Helsinki

  • Katri Kärkkäinen, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)

  • Outi Savolainen, University of Oulu

Orchestrating Sustainable User-driven Bioeconomy: Policy, Transformation and Benefits (ORBIT)

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  • Anne Toppinen, University of Helsinki

  • Lassi Linnanen, Lappeenranta University of Technology

  • Markku Ollikainen, University of Helsinki

NanoBioMass - “Natural Secreted Nano Vesicles as a Source of Novel Biomass Products for Circular Economy”

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  • Seppo Vainio, University of Oulu

  • Henrikki Liimatainen, University of Oulu

  • Tuukka Petäjä, University of Helsinki

  • Raija Tahvonen, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)

Transforming Waste into New Antibiotics

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  • Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma, University of Helsinki

  • Merja Hannele Kontro, University of Helsinki

  • Jouko Peltonen, Åbo Akademi University


NordForsk, Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) call (2016): Nordic Bioeconomy Programme, funding period 2017-2021

An Integrating Nexus of Land and Water Management for a Sustainable Nordic Bioeconomy (BIOWATER)

Nordic Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Aquatic Production (SUREAQUA)

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  • Finnish project leader: Mikko Kolehmainen, University of Eastern Finland

    • Project manager: Fiona Provan, International Research Institute of Stavanger (Norway)

Towards Versatility of Aquatic Production Platforms: Unlocking the Value of Nordic Bioresources (NordAqua)

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  • Project manager: Eva-Mari Aro, University of Turku (Finland)

  • Finnish project leaders:

    • Kaarina Sivonen, University of Helsinki

    • Merja Penttilä, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

    • Pirjo Mattila, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)

ForestValue – Innovating Forest-based Bioeconomy ERANET cofund – Call (2017), 1.36 m€,  funding period 2019-2021

Small diameter wood utilization with innovative stand management for multifunctional forests and a growing sustainable bio-economy

From fundamentals to valorization: Enzymatic oxidation of cellulosic fibres and underlying mechanisms (FunEnzFibres)

A novel material concept for high strength cellulose composites

Small Forests - Big players: Valorising small scale forestry for a bio-based economy

Management for multifunctionality in European forests in the era of bioeconomy

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