The passion to have an impact has taken Sami Lundgren from a paper mill employee to UPM's Vice President in charge of responsibility.

"If you have an invention, don't sell your technology too early to anyone," says Finnish inventor Janne Poranen. "Hold out for the biggest customer you can find, and that way you will get the best price."

Finnish packaging converter Jaakkoo-Taara is an ISO-certified company with decades of experience in producing a diverse range of packaging solutions for the demanding and strictly regulated pharma industry.

As the CEO of FPInnovations, Stéphane Renou knows what he’s got. At the helm of a world-leading R&D organization specializing in solutions to support Canada’s forest sector, Renou is cognizant of the scientific and technical powerhouse he commands, yet remains mindful and grateful for the engine that makes the entire FPInnovations machine work: its people.

Stora Enso develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide, leading in the bioeconomy and supporting the development of renewable eco-friendly products. 

Valmet is a leading supplier of technology, equipment and services to the global bioproducts industry. Its customers include pulp, paper and tissue manufactures, as well as producers of other high-end products derived from using woodas a  raw material.

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