Business Finland is an accelerator of global growth. At Business Finland, we create new growth by supporting companies to go global, as well as funding innovations. Our top experts speed up the identification of business opportunities around the world and help transform them into global success stories. As a fresh organisation, formed through the merger of Tekes and Finpro, we continue to evolve by listening to our customers.
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. Business France helps French businesses to export and expand abroad and supports foreign investments in France. It also promotes French companies’ image and nationwide attractiveness. Business France in the Nordic Countries has four offices with a team of 35 people dedicated to boost French companies abroad and support Nordic investments in France.
Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd developes the conditions for business growth and competitiveness in the Lahti Region, as well as markets the region as an attractive business environment. We help entrepreneurs and businesses with everything from founding a business, growth, development and internationalization, to relocation to the Lahti region.
Fira is a construction company for a new era – created by people. For us, building and construction can only be based on people. We should let the city grow with the people and build it together. Our ambition is to bring building closer to people. By shedding light on the mechanisms of building and bringing people to the fore, we are looking to promote change the business. Let’s bring the people on board to build a smarter society and a living city. Contribute and join the #buildingmovement.
ENGIE New Ventures (ENV) was founded in 2014 as the corporate venture arm of the global energy provider ENGIE. Its €165 million fund is dedicated to making minority investment in technology startups that complement existing activities and resources to spur internal innovation within ENGIE. With offices in Paris and San Francisco, ENV’s strategic fund-to-fund portfolio is one element of ENGIE’s multi-pronged strategies to reinvision existing business models and spark new opportunities in the rapidly changing energy sector. To date, ENV has deployed €65 million of capital across 17 investments worldwide, with an emphasis on Europe, North America and Asia.
Helsinki metropolitan is the world’s best test bed for smart and clean solutions. The Smart & Clean society of cities, businesses, research organisations and the state will make the Helsinki region the first in the world, where the community lead disruption. The society has the courage to do and will to do it together. Five-year Smart & Clean -project combines a unique spectrum of Finnish public-and private-sector actors to develop urban solutions for the most pressing challenges of humankind, using Helsinki region as a cocreation platform. The key areas of concern are energy use, mobility, built environment and consumption.
Nord Pool, Europe’s leading power market, delivers efficient, simple and secure trading across Europe. The company offers day-ahead and intraday trading, clearing and settlement to customers regardless of size or location. Today 380 companies from 20 countries trade on Nord Pool’s markets.
Grid.vc is a venture capital company that invests into early stage companies disrupting the energy business. Our typical ticket size is €100 – €500k. In addition to capital our Grid.LAB supports startups in the space with expert mentoring and pilot opportunities.
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 89 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion.
Fingrid is Finland’s transmission system operator. Fingrid secures reliable electricity for its customers and society by maintaining the power balance in the Finnish electricity system at all times and by shaping the clean, market-oriented power system of the future.
Lahti Energia Group is the local energy company owned by the city of Lahti. Lahti Energia’s primary products are electricity, sales and distribution, and district heating. Lahti Energia’s own production operations use recycled fuel, natural gas, wood and biogas as fuel. The company’s affiliates provide a proportion of renewable energies, such as hydropower and wind power.
SET Ventures manages venture capital funds targeting the Energy Sector. We invest in European early growth-stage companies that can impact the future of the energy markets worldwide. SET Ventures invests up to €6M per portfolio company and we have proven to be able to pick the future winners in the sector by value chain investing and finding the highest growth opportunities.
Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd) is a venture capital and private equity company that accelerates companies’ success stories by investing in them directly and via funds. Tesi always invests together with other investors, providing them with access to high quality deal-flow in Finland. Our investments under management total €1.2 billion and we have altogether 700 companies in portfolio. @TesiFII
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. We are a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.
Avanto’s mission is to do good for people and the planet by building sustainable businesses and fertile ecosystems. Avanto has proven records on helping both corporations and startups discovering, shaping and scaling new businesses.
Pollutec is the leading international trade show for environmental equipment, technologies and services held in Lyon, France the 27-30 November. In 2018 Pollutec will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. It is a springboard for market innovations and a crossroads for international development opportunities to connect all those with a stake in the industry.
Cambridge Cleantech is a leading membership and business support body for a community of partners – including private companies, universities and public sector organisations – that is driving the development of Europe’s fastest growing cleantech cluster. Cambridge Cleantech provides commercial support to organisations that are developing and delivering goods and services in response to global environmental and sustainability challenges. From low carbon technologies and renewable energy to more environmentally friendly products, our members are driving innovation to safeguard our planet and its resources for generations to come.