Cleantech Finland is a network of top Finnish cleantech companies and experts. We bring the world’s best cleantech solutions and expertise to companies and public-sector organisations that have environmental or energy-efficiency problems that need solving. We also connect potential investors and partners with the best cleantech experts in the market. Cleantech Finland is the hub for cleantech activity in Finland. We work closely with an extensive network of partner organizations both in Finland and internationally.
Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. We boost wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors. Tekes works with the top innovative companies and research units in Finland. Every year, Tekes finances some 1,500 business research and development projects.
Nordea is the largest financial services group in the Nordic and Baltic region. Nordea holds leading positions in corporate and institutional banking as well as in retail and private banking. We are also the leading provider of life and pensions products in the Nordic countries.
Business Sweden’s purpose is to help every Swedish company to reach their full international potential, and help companies abroad to reach their potential by investing in Sweden. We offer our customers strategic advice and hands-on support. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels. Business Sweden was founded on the first of January, 2013, by a merger of the Swedish Trade Council (Exportrådet) and Invest Sweden.
Our task is to represent Sweden and the Swedish Government in Finland and to promote Swedish interests in areas of politics, economy, culture and the general image of Sweden. We do this by having a continuous dialogue and cooperation with Finnish representatives in these areas. The Embassy works in close cooperation with Business Sweden and Visit Sweden. It also handles consular and other official matters. The Embassy staff consists of 15 people. There are 18 Swedish Consulates in different Finnish regions. There is a Consulate General in Mariehamn and 17 Swedish Honorary Consulates in different Finnish regions.
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. 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 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.3 trillion and nearly 17,000 corporate clients. Several cleantech companies have successfully raised capital on Nasdaq First North over the past few years.
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.
LAMK – Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Lahti UAS) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution located in Lahti, Finland. Lahti UAS in an innovative partner in applied research, development and innovation activities, which operates in the context of international networks and in close cooperation with businesses. Lahti UAS promotes the region’s growth, competitiveness, well-being and employment opportunities in the focus areas of Desing, Smart Industry, Well-being and regenerative growth, and Clean and dynamic environment.
We will contribute to building an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable society in cooperation with our partners. Our Trailblazer strategy is searching for answers to four key questions: Are we going to burn up everything? Is humanity condemned to suffer from the water it has polluted? Will waste be the grave of our future? Will we let Europe degenerate to the world’s back yard? No. We will lead the way with a trailblazer spirit. We have been ranked among the world’s top 600 universities (Times Higher Education). We are compact by size, with intensely focused operations.
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy (MEE) is responsible for the operating environment underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation activities, securing the functioning of the labour market and workers’ employability, as well as for regional development.
ETLA, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, is the leading private economic research organisation in Finland. Established in 1946, ETLA has throughout its existence been quick to apply new methods and approaches to shed light on current economic issues. From early on, ETLA has charted the effect of education and research on productivity and growth.
The Vaasa region is powered by EnergyVaasa, the largest energy cluster in the Nordic countries. The annually organized Vaasa EnergyWeek is the place where the cluster companies gather to network and make business.Vaasa EnergyWeek offers interesting events and forums for experts in both the public and private sectors. Cleantech Venture Day is partner event of the Vaasa EnergyWeek.
Ecosummit is Europe’s leading smart green innovation conference for startups, VCs and corporates. We focus on smart green energy, mobility and buildings – the 3 pillars of the Energiewende. We love smart, green and lean startups that make and sell intelligent, resource efficient products in a capital efficient way. We promote the best startups from seed investment until exit.