From NOVA website:
The aim of this course is to provide a systematic overview of innovation, innovation systems, and their roles in industrial transformation to the circular bioeconomy. Innovation is the necessary ingredient for successful transition of existing governments, companies and societies toward a sustainable future pathway.
The proposed course has emphasis on the theoretical aspects of innovation system development. The empirical examples are drawn particularly from the business management, governance and networks of especially food and forest sectors finding ways to lead and adapt to the systemic sustainability transition.
Furthermore, the course brings insights from the economic geography literature in the context of cross-border collaboration networks.
The course is designed to bring about collaboration among a broad set of interdisciplinary bioeconomy and circular economy researchers working with the sectors depending on sustainable use of natural resources. We anticipate participation of PhD students from multiple disciplines, industry sectors and countries.
The course aims to clarify the foundational concept and applications of innovation literature drawing concrete examples from the industry.
The examples of conceptual topics covered in the course:
- Organizational culture of innovation
- Business models and cross-sectoral collaboration
- Innovations in mature industries
- New product development and innovation diffusion
- Social entrepreneuship
- Open innovation
- Governance of sustainable innovation system
- Regional innovation systems
- Cross-border cooperation in the context of sustainable development
DETECTION AND CONTROL OF FOREST INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES IN A DYNAMIC WORLD
Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2019
Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2019
Registration deadline: 30 August 2019
Conference dates: 25–28 September 2019
The following keynote speakers have already confirmed their attendance:
• Peter Crow (LIFE Observatree, UK)
• Annamária Csoka and Pál Kézdy (Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate, Hungary)
• Rene Eschen (CABI, Switzerland)
• Massimo Faccoli (University of Padova, Italy)
• Helen Roy (Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, UK)
From the website:
“The conference Detection and control of forest invasive alien species in a dynamic world will offer an engaging platform for researchers, policymakers and practitioners, working on early detection and control of forest invasive alien species (IAS). Participants will be able to exchange knowledge on the latest developments regarding methods for early detection of alien species and aspects of early warning and rapid response systems. During the conference, we will organise workshops on advances in methods to detect IAS, management of IAS at hot-spots and on the development of institutional frameworks for the management of invasive species.”
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From the website:
“The theme of the Koli Forum 2019 is Wealth, health and wellbeing from Nordic forests reflecting the many versatile dimensions embedded in forestry. The goal of this 10th anniversary Koli Forum event is to view forestry and forest-based bioeconomy from a wider perspective where economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects are considered in a holistic way.”