What’s on within energy in Finland?

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On 18–21 March 2019, EnergyWeek in Vaasa, Finland, offers four days of seminars and exhibitions. Topics of interest include digitalization, batteries and storage, circular economy, future smart cities and energy regulation. Both researchers and companies from Northern Europe will present their latest research and findings to a large audience consisting of company representatives, students and university staff. 

The annually organized EnergyWeek is the place where the cluster companies gather to network and make business. There is also an exhibition focusing on renewable energy to smart energy and gas energy.

Vaasa has the largest cluster of energy technology companies in the Nordic countries. The energy cluster EnergyVaasa consists of more than 140 companies providing solutions for energy production, distribution and consumption. These enterprises manufacture diesel engines, electric motors, power plants, electric transmission and distribution systems, frequency converters and applications for the wind power industry. The EnergyVaasa cluster employs more than 10.000 people, which is one fourth of Finland’s total energy sector manpower. Its annual business turnover amounts to about 4 billion euros, with an export rate of 80%.  Several companies are spin-offs from either Wärtsilä or ABB. For more information, please visit http://energyvaasa.vaasanseutu.fi/

Foreign expertise is warmly welcome to the Vaasa region, either by investing in the numerous startup companies, supplying to the large Finnish players as a subcontractor or by using the local bilingual Ostrobothnian market as a testbed for Norwegian innovations. It is easy to do business in Vaasa since the region is bilingual, with 44% of the population having Swedish as their mother tongue. In the city of Vaasa, the percentage is 23%. For more information, please see www.vaasaregion.fi

Be sure to enter EnergyWeek March 2019 into your calendar! For more information about the yearly arranged event, please visit EnergyWeek or contact Innovation Norway:
Anna Salmensaari 
Director
Innovation Norway, Finland
T: +358 20 7551212
anna.salmensaari@innovationnorway.no

 

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