Nordic Agricultural Research in the Bio-based Knowledge Economy – future Opportunities and Challenges

The Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural Research (NKJ) organises the conference “Nordic Agricultural Research in the Bio-based Knowledge Economy – future Opportunities and Challenges” July 6th in Tavastehus, Finland. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Nordic Agricultural Ministers’ summer meeting July 7-8th, and will reflect the main priorities of Nordic Council of Ministers’ Finnish presidency.

Time and place


Tavastehus, Finland 06.07.2011 from 12:00 to 17:00

Contact person


+47 902 32 802

The aim of the conference is to promote the development of a knowledge-based agricultural and food sector in the Nordic countries, and discuss how joint Nordic research efforts can strengthen the knowledge base for policy making in these areas in the Nordic region.

A primary objective of NKJ is to contribute to the development of the Knowledge-based Bio-economy in the Nordic region, and consequently to a globally competitive European Research Area (ERA) in this field.

Practical details

The seminar is free of charge, but participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses/dinner. The seminar will open with a lunch.

We have reserved a number of rooms at Hotel Vanajanlinna from July 5th – July 7th (tel. +358 (0)3 61 020). If you wish to stay overnight, please book your room by May 20th, and refer to booking number 10504009.  To make the booking, please send a mail to Päivi Vartiainen.

All attendees are welcome to join us for dinner (€ 60) at Hotel Vanajanlinna the evening of July 6th. Please notify us if you will be attending the dinner.

For participants who will also be attending the Nordic Agricultural Ministers’ summer meeting July 7th-8th, please register at: You can also register your attendance at the dinner July 6th and make room reservations there.

To register for the conference, please contact: Hanne Silje Hauge.

For further information please contact Marianne Røgeberg or Hanne Silje Hauge

How to get there

From the airport in Helsinki you can take the bus or bus/train to Tavastehus (Hämeenlinna). By train, it's faster to get on the train to Dickursby (Tikkurila) than to drive to the center of Helsinki. From the airport it takes about 15-20 minutes by taxi or bus 61 (platform 3, T1) to Dickursby. From Dickursby the train to Tavastehus railway station takes about 50 minutes.

Alternatively you can go by bus from the airport (platform 5, T1) to Tavastehus bus station. Buses run about once an hour and a change must be done by the highway (Keimolanportti)

For those arriving to Finland the day before the conference starts, an option is to stay the night in Helsinki and take the train to Tavastehus the next morning. The intercity train leaves for Tavastehus every hour, at 09.06 and 10.06. It takes 1:03 to Tavastehus. The conference is held at hotel Vanajanlinna right outside Tavastehus, a short ride by taxi.

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