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27.10.2020 - 13:00 - 18:00

Virtual Seminar

Construction revolution begins in South Karelia - Urban Infra Revolution Seminar 27.10.2020 (Virtual)

Take a part an interesting seminar of designing new technologies in city planning and 3D printed geopolymer materials in construction technology. In addition to many professionals in the field, an inspiring key note speech will be heard from futurist Elina Hiltunen on future megatrends in the circular economy. 

Elina is one of the top speakers in Finland in this area (best-seller speaker in Puhujatori, spring 2020) and also in the list of top 25 women futurists in the world.

Time and place: 27.10.2020 at 13.00-18.00, Virtual seminar, Teams


13.00 – 13.15 Welcome and opening words, UIR Project manager, Eeva Pihlajaniemi, City of Lappeenranta

13.15 – 13.30 UIA support for EU sustainable urban development, Program officer, Nélida Hancco-Herrera, Urban Innovation Actions

13.30 – 14.30 How megatrends changes our future and what is the role of circular economy in the future? Entrepreneur, Futurist Elina Hiltunen 

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee Break

14.45 – 15.10 Secondary resources as sustainable raw materials in urban infra construction products - Q&A - Secondary resources, aca side streams, side products or even waste, are a versatile group of materials. Is it possible to create new, sustainable products of “waste”? Are they safe? Are they durable? Do they stink? CEO Mervi Matilainen, Apila Group Ltd 

15.10 – 15.35 Tailings future prospects - Tailings future seem to be promising concerning the geopolymers Janne Kauppi Metso Outotec Plc

15.35 – 16.00 Piloting full scale 3D printed noise barrier out of novel material, Tuomas Hallikas, FIMATEC Finnish Intelligent Module Apartments Ltd

16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break 

16.15 – 16.40 Commericialisation of 3D printed houses, challanges now and in the future, Founder Abhishek Kumar Devjibhai, Ekotekt Ltd

16.40 – 17.05  On sustainability, product safety and business in circular economy - Sustainability and life cycle assessment in the development of a secondary raw material based product. Business models and ecosystems of secondary raw material based products. Product safety of a secondary raw material based product, Associate Professor Jutta Nuortila-Jokinen, LUT-University

17.05 – 17.30 Geopolymers for additive manufacturing, UIA Expert point of view, Kinga Korniejenko

17.30 – 17.40 Closing words of seminar, UIR Project manager, Eeva Pihlajaniemi, City of Lappeenranta

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New prefabricated building elements are being developed in cooperation with city services, a local university and businesses. The elements use products from the local circular economy to replace binders (i.e. concrete) and support structures (i.e. concrete reinforcement). Components are separated from the side streams and construction waste of local industry and used to make a binder for the manufacturing of a concrete-like material. By replacing support structures with fibers and utilizing 3D printing prefabricated elements can take new forms. The result is a sustainable (low-carbon) and cost-efficient material that provides new aesthetic possibilities and a manufacturing process that enables innovative construction.


Contacts and information:
Katja Jyräs
p. +358 40 661 9975