Future Battery Solutions X GigaVaasa

The world’s electrification is accelerating strongly, and the battery energy storages are playing the crucial role in future grids, marine solutions and industrial machinery industries. Idea of the Future Battery Solutions X GigaVaasa Event is to bring together energy storage experts to share the latest know-how related to hybrid and electrified solutions. Development of Nordic Battery Belt is also a valuable form of cooperation.


Art Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Senaatinkatu 1, behind Vaasa City Hall
Wednesday 17 March
12:30 - 14:30


Future Battery Solutions X GigaVaasa

12:30 Opening

Tomas Häyry
Mayor, City of Vaasa

Future is already here - the speed of electrification in EU

Jennifer Dungs
Strategic Investor, InnoEnergy
Jennifer has spent 20 years in the automotive industry, including Ford Motor Company, BMW and Porsche. She has in-depth knowledge from the industry on topics related to sustainability, alternative powertrain technologies, technologies and services and business models for digital products and services for mobility and Smart Cities. Jennifer also was the Director at Fraunhofer, responsible for Mobility and Smart Cities and established a joint lab with MIT called Ambient Mobility focused on using big data to understand mobility patterns and create mobility solutions to help revolutionize our cities. She holds both a M.S. Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. Chemistry. Jennifer is responsible for the strategic investments in Energy for Transport and Mobility at InnoEnergy.

Freyr Battery - Nordic Battery Belt

Tom Einar Jensen
Tom is Co-Founder and Partner at EDGE, a global advisory, investment and project development firm aiming to catalyze responsible solutions in the sustainability space. Previously, he held management positions at SYSTEMIQ, Joule Unlimited and Agrinos. Before that, he held various management positions in finance, strategy and business development at Norsk Hydro.

Instagrid – welcome to the new decade of battery power

Soile Motsakov-Nykopp
Business Development Manager, instagrid GmbH
Soile is Business Development Manager at instagrid GmbH, a Stuttgart-based start-up specialising in battery systems development. instagrid has developed the world’s most advanced portable power pack to replace highly polluting petrol and diesel generators, providing simple, flexible and emission-free access to grid-like power for professionals on the move. Before joining instagrid, Soile had various management positions in marketing, concept creation and business development within Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry.

How to build a leading ecosystem for Li-ion battery value chain

Matti Hietanen
CEO, Finnish Minerals Group
Mr. Matti Hietanen is CEO of Finnish Minerals Group and vice chairman of the board of Terrafame Oy. Mr. Hietanen is also chairman of the board of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Oy which is one of the leading research and technology organizations in Europe. Prior to his career in metals and mining Mr. Hietanen worked as a civil servant in the ministry of economic affairs as well as in other ministries.


Marko Kuokkanen
Marketing and Sales Director, GigaVaasa


Anna-Kaisa Valkama

Program Director, Technology Centre MERINOVA
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