Team Finland: Financing Growth

Team Finland network (Ostrobothnian Centre for Economic Development, Transport and The Environment, Employment and Economic Development Office, Viexpo, Business Finland and Finnvera) organises an Financing Growth -event for Energyweek Week (Art Hall, Vaasa City hall). The topic of the event is business growth strategy and finance. The panel discussion and presentations focus strongly on internationalisation and export with examples from businesses and professionals.

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Art Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Senaatinkatu 1, behind Vaasa City Hall
Tuesday 22 March
12:30 - 15:00
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Team Finland: Financing Growth

12.30 The Finnish Climate Fund combats climate change – join us!

Pia Erkinheimo
Director, customer & dealflow | The Finnish Climate Fund
Pia Erkinheimo works at The Finnish Climate Fund as a member of the executive team, being responsible for dealflow and customer relationships. Her background is from companies like Nordea, Nokia and Capgemini, where she has been working with Nordic VCs, corporate strategy and open innovation and M&A. The European Commission has benefitted from her S&T&I experience for +15 years as innovation expert and jury member e.g., Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, EIC Accelerator and as a Rapporteur for OISPG, Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group. She has also been advising G7 in questions related to AI, Big Data and Future of Work. Besides that, she is a member of the board at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, and is or has been involved in half a dozen growth companies either as an investor, board member or member of the executive team. She is a member of FiBAN, Finnish Business Angels Network where she was also a member of the board in 2018. Pia is a co-founder of Women in Tech Finland, network of companies standing for diversity and inclusion.

12.45 Business Finland - funding innovations and trade

Virpi Mikkonen
Account Lead, Business Finland
Virpi is a RDI professional with experience in coaching and supporting companies in their sustainable growth and internationalization. Virpi believes that research and innovations are strong tools to tackle wicked problems as well as the source of economic growth and prosperity. Virpi is very interested in how companies can develop new innovations and processes to solve societal problems such as climate-change.

13.00 NEFCO - Accelerating the green transition

Søren Berg Rasmussen
Investment Manager, Nefco
Søren works as Investment Manager at Nefco where he for more than five years has helped Nordic SMEs scale up their green solution and go international. Before Nefco, he worked as Senior Planning Officer in the City of Helsinki’s Enterprise Services’ Growth Team helping young companies internationalise their business.

13.15 Financing exports and international growth | Panel discussion

Moderator:


Mikko Huumo
Director | Helen Ventures
13 years of experience in venture capital, R&D and business development expertise in the energy sector. Former positions: Fortum CVC, Pöyry Management Consulting, startup company board and advisory seats.

Discussing:


Pia Erkinheimo
Director, customer & dealflow | The Finnish Climate Fund
Virpi Mikkonen
Account Lead, Business Finland
Søren Berg Rasmussen
Investment Manager, Nefco

13.50 Team Finland network: A local partner in growth and internationalisation

The Team Finland network in Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia offers companies a smooth service chain stretching from providing advice through to finding funding. The network helps companies grow and internationalise according to their needs.


Tom Siegfrieds
Finance Manager, Finnvera Oyj
Tom Siegfrids is part of Finnveras Growth and Internationalisation Team, working with financing and export credit solutions for SME and mid-cap companies. Finnvera Plc is the Expory Credit Agency of Finland.
Minna Jakobsson
Senior Advisor, Viexpo
Jukka Keinänen
Head of Finance, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment

14.20 How have we succeeded?

One-to-one discussions with company representatives and Business Finland Account Leads.


Juha Arvola
Managing Director, Arcteq Relays Ltd
Ulf-Erik Widd
Senior Advisor, Key Account Management, Business Finland
Matti Malkamäki
Managing Director, Aurelia Turbines Oy
Tuukka Vainio
Account Lead, Business Finland
Petri Laakso
CEO | Soletair Power
Jussi Åkerberg
Account Lead - Energy, Infrastructure and Process, Business Finland

Mirella Kivelä

Head of Communications, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and The Environment
tel: + 295 028 652

Minna Jakobsson

Senior Advisor, Viexpo
tel: +358 50 572 7404

Ulf-Erik Widd

Senior Advisor, Key Account Management, Business Finland

EnergyWeek 21-25. March 2022

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Tuesday 22 March
Wind & Renewable Energy
Music Hall
Opening of EnergyWeek

(09:15 - 10:30 )

Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and sustainability

(11:00 - 12:30 )

Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and threats

(13:30 - 15:00 )

Art Hall
Circular Economy

(10:40 - 12:10 )

Team Finland: Financing Growth

(12:30 - 15:00 )

The Research Exhibition of Energy

(16:00 - 18:00 )

Meeting Hall
Wind & Renewable Energy – Exhibitor’s Briefings

(10:00 - 16:00 )

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Wednesday 23 March
Smart Energy
Festival Hall
Wednesday’s Matchmaking & Business Lounge

(09:00 - 17:00 )

Music Hall
Smart City Solutions From Finland

(10:00 - 12:00 )

Energy Transformation

(13:00 - 14:30 )

Art Hall
FAIR, electric aviation

(09:00 - 11:00 )

A big deal for decarbonization

(12:00 - 14:00 )

EnergySpin Forum & Innovation Awards

(15:00 - 18:00 )

Mirror Hall
Exhibitor Seminar 1

(10:00 - 11:30 )

Exhibitor Seminar 2

(12:30 - 14:00 )

Exhibitor Seminar 3

(14:30 - 15:30 )

Meeting Hall
Smart Energy – Exhibitor’s Briefings

(12:00 - 16:00 )

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Thursday 24 March
Gas Energy
Music Hall
Gas Exchange 1: Decarbonized Future of Hard to Abate Business Sectors

(10:00 - 11:15 )

Gas Exchange 2: Biogas as a Part of Circular Economy – Towards Low Carbon Society

(12:00 - 13:15 )

Gas Exchange 3: Energy Transition in the Nordics

(14:00 - 15:15 )

Art Hall
Powered by Space – Space technologies and energy transformation

(09:15 - 11:30 )

Discussion Forum: State of the EU and the ‘Fit for 55’ goals

(13:00 - 14:30 )

After Work with the Belgian Delegation

(15:30 - 17:00 )

Mirror Hall
Vaasa Gas Exchange exhibition area

(09:00 - 16:00 )

Meeting Hall
Thursday’s Matchmaking & Business Lounge

(09:00 - 17:00 )