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Top 30 start-ups announced at EnergyWeek — Finland’s biggest energy event presented leading expertise

Top 30 start-ups announced at EnergyWeek — Finland’s biggest energy event presented leading expertise

Mar 31, 2016
Energy & resource efficiency
Renewables & smart grid
Energy production & distribution

Vaasa Region in Finland is the largest energy cluster in the Nordic countries. Vaasa EnergyWeek, organized for the fifth time in March 2016, is the biggest Finnish energy event, and the best place to meet Finnish experts and companies with the common passion for sustainable business in the fields of renewable energy and smart grid.

This year EnergyWeek focused on wind energy, gas and the African energy market while putting start-ups also high on the agenda. At the event, Vaasa Entrepreneurship Society VES’s list of top 30 most promising energy start-ups in Europe was released, with Cleantech Finland members Aurelia Turbines, Fourdeg, NocartNorsepower, Savo-Solar, and There Corporation making the cut.

For early-stage start-ups like Broadbit Batteries, EnergyWeek 2016 provided a great platform to showcase their solutions and network with potential investors and partners.

"We are very happy to be here at the Vaasa EnergySpin event and to introduce our revolutionary sodium battery technology to investors, customers and partners. I'm confident the connections we've made and renewed here will help us get additional funding and cooperation to further accelerate our business," said David Brown, CEO Broadbit Batteries.

Finpro, with Cleantech Finland and Invest in Finland, was also actively supporting companies at the event. One tool that created a buzz in Vaasa was Cleantech Finland’s interactive multimedia wall, which showcases Finnish cleantech companies’ solutions and expertise. Many visitors were praising the multimedia wall as a great way to find interesting companies and solutions in a fun way. The multimedia wall is just one feature of how Cleantech Finland brings together the most exiting Finnish companies and solutions in order to foster sustainable business.

"The best part of the week was that we were able to see old friends and make new ones. We talked with our current member companies and got to know their current activities better. Now, we are able to develop our own operations even more and serve the membership companies even further," Petri Lintumäki," Client Relations Manager at Cleantech Finland, said. 

Vaasa EnergyWeek 2016 truly manifested the growing importance of global clean energy business, as well as the Finnish strength in capitalising innovations into world-class sustainable solutions. 

"I am especially satisfied about the success of our new events such as the Gas Exchange and the Africa Forum that brought new perspectives to the EnergyWeek’s offering in addition to the new participant profiles. This will open up new opportunities to greater networking, which is the whole point of the week," says Mari Kattelus, Marketing Manager, form Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK. 

Image: VASEK

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