Hankkeet  ::  WAX

Workshops and Conferences




Business Development Workshop on Food Industry at NIBIO (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research), 28 November, 2018

The purpose of this workshop was to come up with some proposals on how the food industry could benefit from arctic berry wax. Some initial product ideas were also introduced during the workshop.

Have a look at the workshop report here.



Wax Project Workshop on Dentistry, Packaging and Materials Design and Processing at Luleå University of Technology, 23 May, 2018

The purpose of this workshop was to find answers to three questions:

  1. What do we know about arctic berry wax to select it for the workshop specific applications?
  2. What are those properties that arctic berry wax should compete with the currently used materials?
  3. What is the business potential of arctic berry wax in the workshop specific industries?

You will find the workshop report here.


Business Development Workshop on Cosmetics at Oulu University of Applied Sciences, 23 November, 2017

To gain customer understanding and develop value propositions for new arctic berry wax-based cosmetic product ideas, a cosmetics workshop was organized in Oulu. Read more about the workshop plan and familiarize yourself with the workshop report and the interim report of cosmetics.





Luonnontuotealan tutkimusseminaari 5.11.2019 - Laadukkailla tuotteilla uusia avauksia ja Luonnontuotepäivät 6.11.2019, Kajaani, Finland

The OAMK team participated the research seminar for natural products sector with an abstract and a presentation 'Exploring the Business Potential and Value Propositions of Arctic Berry Wax'.


The 25th Nordic Academy of Management Conference (NFF - Nordiska Företagsekonomiska Föreningen): Nordic Energies, 22 - 24 August 2019, Vaasa, Finland

The project team members Helena Ahola, Päivi Aro and Anne Poutiainen from OAMK participated the NFF conference with the paper 'Exploring the Business Potential of Arctic Berry Wax Extracted from Industry Side Streams: Developing Value Propositions for SMEs. Case Study of Natural Cosmetics'. 


The 4th International Agriculture Innovation Conference (IAIC), 8-9 August 2019, Oulu, Finland

Professor Hely Häggman from University of Oulu, Ecology and Genetics Unit delivered a keynote speech on the topic 'Wild bilberry: from basic science towards applications'. See the abstract here


The European Conference on Blueberry, 12-14 November 2018, Trento, Italy

In this conference, Eivind Uleberg gave a presentation on the WAX project. See the abstract here and visit the conference website here.


The 10th Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society PhD Student Conference, 11-14 September 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD student Priyanka Trivedi presented a poster titled 'Composition and morphology of berry cuticular wax' and Nga Nguyen presented the following paper in the conference: Nguyen N, Suokas M, Karppinen K, Vuosku J, Jaakola L and Häggman H. Transcriptional changes during bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit ripening – focus in analyses of the high throughput sequencing dataVisit the conference website here


Non-Timber Forest Products and Bioeconomy, 28–30 November 2017, Rovaniemi, Finland  

Hely Häggman (PBB, Oulu University of Oulu) presented the WAX project and the achieved results in an oral abstract session. The oral abstract can be found here (p.18).  


The 27th Congress of Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society (SPPS), 16-18 August 2017, Naantali, Finland

PhD student Priyanka Trivedi (PBB) presented a poster on 'Berry cuticular wax: Composition, morphology, biosynthesis and effect of environmental factors'. She received the 'Best Poster Award' in the conference.
Furthermore, PhD student Nga Nguyen presented the following paper in the conference: Nguyen N., Suokas M., Karppinen K., Vuosku J., Jaakola L. and Häggman H. De novo sequencing and analysis of two developmental stages of wild bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) to identify putative genes related to fruit ripening.





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