Prevention and utilization of Invasive Alien Species – PURE project final seminar is coming

Prevention and utilization of Invasive Alien Species – PURE project is ending, and the final seminar will be organized online on  5th April 2023 at 9.00-12.00.

”Prevention and utilization of Invasive Alien Species – PURE” Project has been focusing on awareness rising events about the environmental impacts and prevention methods of Invasive Alien Plants, such as Hogweed, Himaylayan balsam and Lupine in South-Savo region. The target groups have been schoolchildren, students and local communities. The Project has also carried out research activities and studied the possible utilization of Hogweed. As the completion of project is approaching, the project will organize a webinar about the results of the project activities.

You can register the final seminar via link latest 31st March 2023.

King’s Road Renascence project new platform has been published

King’s Road Renascence project aims was to improve competitiveness, capability and competence of new business possibilities for SME in the programme area.  Project focused on increasing the attraction and awareness among companies, tourism sector and users of the services.

New digital King’s Road platform has been launched and you can create your own account on the site and join marketing Kuninkaantie as Finland’s best tourist road. The platform is open to all destination in the region and actors can who are interesting to add their destination to platform can contact Kuninkaantie ry.

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ImProfEdu (Improving Professional Education) final seminar was held in Kotka

The final event of ImProfEdu (Improving Professional Education) project was held in Kotka on the 15.12.2022. It was the final meeting of the participants of the project, that had started on the 1.5.2020. The event took place in Maritime Centre Vellamo and it welcomed 20 representatives of the project partners – Eduko (Kouvola Vocational Institute Ltd.) and Ekami (The Joint Authority of Education of Kotka-Hamina regional group).

During the meeting the participants heard some memories about different stages of ImProfEdu from Erja Pohju (the project manager in Ekami till 31.7.2022) and feedback from teachers and coordinators. It was a pleasure to hear the students’ memories also.

The participants were showed the ImProfEdu-video, that is one of the official result of the project and it is going to be used in the future to increase the students’ interest to take part in international cooperation projects. (Link for the official video: )

Sami Tikkanen, the principal of Ekami, granted the students with the Certificates of participating in ImProfEdu.

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS. Final seminar of the EDUCRO project in Imatra on 28 September 2022

Why it is important to understand the customer experience in order to develop tourism and cultural services? How do the best festivals and events build their activities by means of cooperation networks? We’ll hear speeches by international top experts Tuija Seipell and Paul Gudgin on these themes in the final seminar of the EDUCRO project in Imatra at Kulttuuritalo Virta on Wednesday 28 September 2022 from 9.30 to 16.30.

In addition to the keynote speeches, at the final seminar of the EDUCRO project we’ll hear a presentation on the results of the project and case presentations of Finnish organizations that have participated in the project. A panel discussion on the seminar topics will close the day. More detail about the programme:
Registration for the seminar by 21 September:

Trash Design – from waste to value hack

CBC Funded AWARE project is co-organizing waste to value utilization knowledge building and student educating training camp / Hackathon named Trash Design, which is held at 1.-8.4.2022. The event is organized together by Digital & Circular Fashion House and AWARE projects. In the event, development challenges come from the companies and AWARE project, involved in the event. Participants receive recyclable materials to develop new utilization ideas.

Trash Design is a way of thinking with a background and purpose based on the circular economy and the reduction of resource consumption. Above all, Trash Design is an open-minded re-use of materials and products and the ability to see rubbish as new material.

As an example, in one of the challenges, the participants will be having a change to work with the problem area of re-use, collection and recycling of surplus textiles.

Additional information about the event:

Russian and Finnish participants discussed new technologies in the field of railway transport

On February 17, the Russian-Finnish Session in sharing experience “New technologies in the field of railway transport” was held. The organizers of the event were the SPbCCI, the Bringing Together CBC project, “Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport” JSC  and the Center for the Corporate Accelerator of Start-up Projects of the “Russian Railways” JSC.

Ludmila Karelina, Project Manager, vice president of the SPbCCI, welcomed the participants of the session and invited them to register on the Digital Platform of Cross-Border Cooperation of the Bringing Together project. Representatives of VNIIZHT shared their developments and the main directions of activities. From Finnish side were made of the speeches on topical issues of the industry development.

Startup projects, which became finalists of the 2021 acceleration program of “Russian Railways” JSC, were also presented at the event.

Big City Lights Festival

On 12 – 13 February 2022 the «Big City Lights» festival was successfully held at the innovation cluster of the Kirov Palace of Culture.

The event was organized by the Committee for Tourism Development of Saint-Petersburg in cooperation with Non-Commercial Partnership “European-Russian InnoPartnership” and TeamCIS of Build The Earth project in the framework of the project “King’s Road Renascence, new dimension and digital tools” (KS11135 King’s Road Renascence), South-East Finland – Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020.

During the two days of the festival, the participants had the opportunity to recreate in virtual mode touristic objects of St. Petersburg (the Kirov Palace of Culture, the Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, etc.) and the Leningrad Region (Vyborg Castle, the Saint Mary Magdalene Kirche  in Primorsk) using the world famous “Minecraft” game universe.

The Future of Logistics

Futures Lab Logistics is a serie of workshops that aims to identify possible future changes and assess their potential impact on the logistics industry in the framework of Race4Scale project.

The Futures Lab Logistics starts with inspiring presentations from our speakers, Professor Heikki Liimatainen, D.Sc. and Adjunct Professor Ulla Tapaninen, PhD. You’re welcome to join and listen to the presentations before the course students start their group work. More speakers will be revealed soon on the event website!

THE FUTURES FAIR | 27.4. AT 12:00 TO 16:00 (UTC+3)
Anyone is welcome to join and see the results of the workshop groups at the Futures Fair. Student groups will present the results of their work to the audience with the chance for open discussion and questions.

Register to the event here:
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