• Koli Forum 2015

    Koli Forum 2015

    Koli Forum 2015 - Wealth from the Northern Bioeconomy
    The fourth Koli Forum conference took place during September 9-11, 2015 in Koli, Finland. Participants included representatives from the various Northern bioeconomy sectors ranging from fisheries, food and agriculture, forestry and new bioeconomy products and services from North America, Europe, China and Japan.

  • Openers of the Koli Forum

    Openers of the Koli Forum

    Koli Forum 2009 was hosted by the President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari.
    Koli Forum 2011 was opened by the President of Finland Tarja Halonen.
    Koli Forum 2013 was opened by Dr. Pekka Hallberg, President, Chairman of the Koli Forum Advisory Board.
    Koli Forum 2015 was opened by Dr. Petteri Taalas, Chairman of the Koli Forum Board, Koli Forum Association.

  • KOLI THESES 2015

    KOLI THESES 2015

    The Koli Theses 2015 are now published.
    The Theses are defined by opinion-leaders from the spheres of business, politics, science and culture. They serve to steer discussion and to influence those who shape our common future.

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The objective of the bioeconomy is to generate sustainable economic growth and jobs based on bio-based resources. At the same time we need to ensure that the nature’s ecosystems are taken care of. The bioeconomy is a means to better society.

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Speakers 2015

Window for the bioeconomy is now open. There is world- wide demand for the solutions that can meet mankind’s great challenges, such as climate change and resource scarcity. These major challenges create demand – and perhaps even greater need and vision – that can be met by the bio-driven economy.


Koli Forum is a platform for global leaders to identify, analyse and disseminate policy and leadership strategies that make the most of natural resources and innovation capacity. The aim is to turn current challenges into growth opportunities in the field of the bioeconomy. This year the Koli Forum has been reorganised to form an association. The forum’s new operational approach will provide greater opportunities to promote the bioeconomy and the sustainable use of natural resources. The association will renew the forum and start activation measures and expansion. Its operations will be anchored in its high-level, biennial event. The forum's activities will be expanded to include other annual events in order to increase the impact on society. 


Secretary General

Liisa Käär
Ph.D. (Forestry)
Koli Forum ry
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B
FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland
+ 358 40 520 0134



”International cooperation, exchange of concepts, views and experiences and - last but not least - learning from each other is of utmost importance. I learned a lot already at the first day of the Koli Forum. Intercultural, multidisciplinary and systemic approaches are essential. The global participation at the Koli Forum 2015 will help to achieve the goals towards a better world within its physical limits.”
Dr. Xaver Edelmann, President World Resources Forum

Koli Forum Association

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B • FI-00100 Helsinki • www.koliforum.fi