Energy 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 Energy Growth event for Energyweek Week on March 17th 2020, at 12.30-15.00 (Art Hall, Vaasa City hall). The topic of the event is business growth strategy and finance. The panel discussions focus strongly on internationalisation, export and ecosystems with examples from businesses and professionals. After the panel discussions guests will have an opportunity to continue discussions with the experts at the Meeting room (Vaasa City Hall).

Welcome!

Art Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Senaatinkatu 1, behind Vaasa City Hall
Tuesday 17 March
12:30 - 15:00
Free

Registration

Energy Growth

12.30 Coffee (Sponsored by Aktia)

12:50 Opening

Timo Saari
Director General , Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Ostrobothnia

Part 1: Financing Growth

13.00 Financing growth, one step at a time

Andrey Shigaev
CEO, Geyser Batteries

13.15 Panel discussion: How to develop a business growth strategy?

Moderator

Terhi TJ Vapola
Vice President, Helen Ventures
Terhi TJ. Vapola is an experienced venture capitalist and international business executive, with a proven track record in creating new tech businesses and driving growth through board work. Her experience spans from managing high tech start-ups and growth companies to venture capital and corporate venturing. Currently she is the leader and founder of Helen Ventures, the investment arm of Finnish energy company Helen Ltd. Earlier she has been CEO of Springvest (growth capital), MD of Lureco (seed capital), angel investor, and business executive at Nokia. She has co-founded multiple startups, including one that won the coveted Red Herring Europe and Red Dot Design awards.

Panelists:

Andrey Shigaev
CEO, Geyser Batteries
Seppo Keränen
Senior Advisor, Business Finland Middle East & Africa
Mr. S.I. Keranen is widely considered as a forerunner industry leader in international business. He is a highly valued pioneer in several sectors; circular economy, improving air quality and entering new untouched markets areas like Africa. Mr. Keranen is an approved board member and has worked over 10 years at the Finnish Embassies in India, Egypt and currently in UAE. As the Commercial Counsellor of Finland in UAE, he is the driving force in match finding both Finnish and UAE business ecosystems and transforming them into “win-win” growing businesses in the whole GCC region.
Kristian Schrey
CEO, Viexpo
Kristian Schrey is a former entrepreneur involved with companies from different fields. Currently he's working as a CEO of the export organization Viexpo. Mr. Schrey's passion is working with companies seeking growth through export and internationalization. "The world is developing in all areas at a massive pace which is creating wonderful opportunities. We need to break old boundaries and find new ways of working together - collaboration is key."
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.
Juho Korteniemi
Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Energy Department Government, Finland
Juho Korteniemi is responsible of energy technology policy and sustainable financing at the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment’s energy department. Currently Juho works with sector integration and climate funding issues to make Finland climate neutral by 2035. Juho holds a Master of Science from Helsinki University of Technology.

13.50-14.00 Pause

Part 2: Ecosystems and networks

14.05 Flexens - Flexible energy solutions

Berndt Schalin
CEO
Flexens

14.20 Panel discussion: Stronger together - financing cooperation networks

Moderator

Terhi TJ Vapola
Vice President, Helen Ventures
Terhi TJ. Vapola is an experienced venture capitalist and international business executive, with a proven track record in creating new tech businesses and driving growth through board work. Her experience spans from managing high tech start-ups and growth companies to venture capital and corporate venturing. Currently she is the leader and founder of Helen Ventures, the investment arm of Finnish energy company Helen Ltd. Earlier she has been CEO of Springvest (growth capital), MD of Lureco (seed capital), angel investor, and business executive at Nokia. She has co-founded multiple startups, including one that won the coveted Red Herring Europe and Red Dot Design awards.

Panelists:

Berndt Schalin
CEO
Flexens
Kenneth Widell
Sr Project Manager
Smart Technology Hub, Wärtsilä Finland Oy
Dennis Hamro-Drotz
Investment manager, NEFCO - Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
Mr. Hamro-Drotz works as Investment Manager at NEFCO, the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation. His fields of expertise include financing for small- and medium sized enterprises, cleantech, sustainable development, and climate change adaptation & mitigation. Previous experience include work at the Nordic Investment Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme, and as Commercial Director at Alleco, a Finnish SME specialized in the marine environment.
Jussi Viding
Project Officer - EEP Africa, Nordic Development Fund
Jussi Viding is a development cooperation and project management professional with extensive field experience from developing countries, especially in the fields of renewable energy, climate change and forestry. He works primarily with EEP Africa which is a multi-donor, blended finance trust fund managed by NDF. EEP Africa provides early stage grant and catalytic loan financing for innovative clean energy projects in Southern and East Africa.
Senni Muiniekka
Program Officer, Finnpartnership
Senni Muiniekka is a business analyst and specialized in doing business in emerging markets. She is working as Programme Officer in Finnpartnership, being responsible of analysing the Business Partnership Support projects. Her main responsibility in the analyst team are the projects focusing on renewable energy. She arranges Finnpartership’s Doing Business with Finland seminars in emerging markets, which aim to establish communication channels between Finnish and local companies, and she is responsible of the Business Partnership Support related trainings and workshops in Finland. She has a Master of Science (Economics) degree in risk management and insurance.
Christopher Palmberg
Program Manager of the BEAM – Business with Impact program
Business Finland

15.15-17.00 Networking and business (Meeting room, Vaasa City hall)

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Mirella Kivelä

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

Minna Jakobsson

Senior Advisor, Viexpo
tel: +358 50 572 7404

EnergyWeek 2020 schedule

  • 9 - 10
  • 10 - 11
  • 11 - 12
  • 12 - 13
  • 13 - 14
  • 14 - 15
  • 15 - 16
  • 16 - 17
  • 17 - 18
  • 18 - 19
Music hall
Opening of EnergyWeek

(09:20 - 10:30 )

Seminar 1: European Climate Objective: Policy and Market Development

(11:00 - 12:30 )

Seminar 2: Nordic Renewables: Objectives and case examples

(13:30 - 15:00 )

Art Hall
Circular Economy

(10:40 - 12:10 )

Energy Growth

(12:30 - 15:00 )

The Research Exhibition of Energy

(16:00 - 18:00 )

Mirror Hall
Exhibitor’s stage

(10:00 - 16:00 )

Meeting hall
Networking

(09:00 - 17:00 )

  • 9 - 10
  • 10 - 11
  • 11 - 12
  • 12 - 13
  • 13 - 14
  • 14 - 15
  • 15 - 16
  • 16 - 17
  • 17 - 18
  • 18 - 19
Wednesday 18 March
Music hall
Flexible Energy Solutions Seminar

(10:00 - 11:50 )

Smart Energy Innovation Dialogue

(12:00 - 13:30 )

Future Sustainable Factories Seminar

(14:30 - 16:15 )

Art Hall
Engine Technology Seminar

(09:00 - 12:00 )

Future Battery Solutions X GigaVaasa

(12:30 - 14:30 )

EnergySpin Forum & Innovation Awards

(14:45 - 18:00 )

Mirror Hall
Exhibitor’s stage

(10:00 - 16:00 )

Meeting hall
Networking

(09:00 - 17:00 )