TALK: PRESENTED BY SCANDINAVIAN MIND
FRIDAY, 03 FEBRUARY, 2PM, C-HALL LIFESTYLE STAGE
TALK: HOW THE NORDICS ARE LEADING IN TEXTILE INNOVATIONS
PRESENTED BY SCANDINAVIAN MIND
How come the Nordics are leading in new material technologies for fashion. We will deep dive into how Nordic companies have used their technological innovation to help foster transformation in the fashion industry. We will talk about how the technology is applied, the sustainability advantages, and how they can inspire the rest of the world to change.
Marika Ollaranta, Business Finland
Olli Kähkönen, Nordic Bioproducts Group
Jarkko Havas, Spinnova
Moderator: Konrad Olsson, founder and editor-in-chief of Scandinavian MIND
Marika Ollaranta works as Head of Decarbonization of Industry sectors at Business Finland. Business Finland offers innovation funding and internationalization services for Finnish companies. The focus of Marika’s activities is to accelerate Finnish green transition solutions for the textile industry to cooperate with international brands and textile manufacturing companies. Marika has previously worked in international positions, e.g. in marketing, strategy and business development.Olli Kähkönen (M.Sc Econ), is co-founder, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of Nordic Bioproducts Group(NBG), a Espoo based Aalto University spinout working in a field of Bio- & Circular economy. One of the innovations NBG has made is a novel scalable methodology to produce textile fibres from lignocellulosic materials without using toxic, harmful or complex chemicals.
Jarkko Havas is the Head of Concept at Spinnova. Based in Finland, Spinnova has developed a breakthrough technology for making textile fibre out of wood or waste, without harmful chemicals. Jarkko’s role in Spinnova focuses on developing the product concept, and go-to-market strategy and implementation for Spinnova’s existing and future products.
Konrad Olsson is the founder and editor-in-chief of Scandinavian MIND, a magazine and platform covering the intersection of lifestyle and technology. Konrad is one of Scandinavia’s most experienced magazine editors within fashion and design, as well as an established public speaker, moderator, and podcaster. He regularly advises companies and organisations on brand strategy, communication, and digital transformation.
The Transformation Talks will evolve around how to use creativity to address our challenges, and why the Nordics are leading in textile innovation. A keynote called The NXT Sustainable Consumer — how brands can thrive in a time of transition will also be held.