Energy and Innovation Awards is the hall of fame of cases

The first annual Energy & Innovation Awards was a success

The Jury chose the winner Virta for their case Virta Home electric vehicle home charging service. People’s Choice trophy was handed out to WE Tech & The Switch for their case Permanent magnet shaft generator. Congratulations to the winner and all the fantastic finalists!

Are you the winner of 2019?

If you have an interesting, impactful and innovative energy case from 2017 or 2018, you have a chance of winning the Energy & Innovation awards trophy in the award ceremony, which takes place on March 19th 2019. Sign up until January 31st!


Tommi Linnankoski from Virta Ltd. got the trophy from the Chairman of the Jury Niklas Wägar.

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The Jury of 2019

The Jury of 2019 consists of the finalist companies of 2018:

Jouni Kytövaara

Development Manager, Logset Oy

Jouni Kytövaara leads the development of automation systems at Logset. He has over 10 years of experience in forest machine technology, and his team is responsible for developing automation systems for future forest machines. Jouni is Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics, and he is currently completing his Master of Business Administration studies to pursue his interest in business organization and leadership. Jouni’s team consists of experts in hydraulics, software, automation, information systems, electrical systems and forest machine operations.

Logset develops forest machines in close co-operation with its customers, and the main task of Jouni’s team is to ease their work and to increase their productivity.


Dag Sandås

CFO and Deputy to CEO, The Switch

Dag Sandås, MsC in Corporate Finance, has a vast experience in energy technology and business. He has worked as VP, Finance for Wärtsilä, CFO for Vacon (Nowadays Danfoss Drives) and Finn-Power, and is one of the founders of The Switch, a Yaskawa company. Currently he works as CFO and deputy to the CEO, also secretary of board and as a member of board in international units of The Switch. He has held several board memberships in industry as well as educational institutes, such as We Tech Solutions, Hanken University and Finnvera Oyj. At the moment Dag is part of advisory boards of many different units, such as EnergySpin (Energy business accelerator), VEBIC (Vaasa Energy and Business Innovation Center), Vaasa Energy Chain and Klever Oy Ab. He is acting as investor in start-ups and growth companies (business angel).


Jörgen Carlsson

Business Developer, Umeå Energi

Jörgen Carlsson has 30 years of experience of the energy business, all the way from production to leading positions in business development and strategic projects in Umeå Energi and Stockholm Energi. In his current position he leads development projects for long term prosperity, and strategic positioning of the company. The last seven years his main focus has been developing cooperation around energy issues in sustainable city development projects.

He has been involved in e.g. Smart Campus project in Umeå, design of new price models of district heating products business analyses, Project manager of Umeå Energi partnership in city development project ‘Hållbara Ålidhem’(Sustainable Ålidhem), which contained business design of climate partnership and many other significant projects.

Kay Nag

Founder, BøthOfUs AB

Kay, is a founder of a social entrepreneurship company named BøthOfUs AB, based in Stockholm, Sweden.

He works closely within the framework of UN SDG with help of technology, design and illustrations.

Kay is also inventor of a smart machine Learning algorithm named CO2CO2Puff to help municipalities in European union to have better air quality, he is also founder of a non-profitable organization named plasticfreeSweden.

He has technology and programming as academic and professional background with specialisation in Cybercrime and data security from Royal institute of technology, Sweden.

He also runs a yoga studio and teaches yoga in Stockholm, Sweden.

Elias Pöyry

CBO and Co-Founder of Virta

Elias Pöyry, CBO and Co-Founder of Virta, is an expert in creating new disruptive energy businesses. With a background as a management consultant specialising in the energy industry, Pöyry has worked with electric mobility since 2009. He’s a widely connected influencer and currently acts as the Chairman of EURELECTRIC’s Emobility Working Group, representing the organisation in electric transportation issues. Currently Virta operates EV charging networks in 16 countries around Europe.


EnergyWeek 2019 schedule

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Music hall
9 - 11
Opening of EnergyWeek
11 - 13
Technology neutral auction system for renewable energy production
14 - 15
Solar energy projects and hybrid energy production solutions
Art Hall
10 - 13
Circular Economy
14 - 16
VES Digitalization Hackathon
17 - 18
Energy & Innovation Awards
Wednesday 20 March
Meeting r.
10 - 18
Energy Match
Music hall
10 - 12
Future city seminar
12 - 15
Future Grid seminar
Mirror Hall
11 - 13
Smart Energy Innovation Dialogue
Art Hall
9 - 11
Future Battery Solutions X GigaVaasa
13 - 15
The Smart Technology Hub – A Place for Co-creation and Collaboration
16 - 18
The Research Exhibition of Energy