EnergySpin Forum

DISRUPTION – CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL

The place to be for energy investors and innovators

EnergySpin is a forum where world class energy startups and talents meet with international investors and executives. EnergySpin Forum features top tier speakers ranging from business founders and experienced investors to simply fantastic people behind the newest success stories within business.

For investors seeking new markets, Finland offers opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else. Relative to population, Finland is the world’s leading innovator in the energy and environment field. More than 40 % of Finnish public R&D funding goes to energy and environment sectors. Furthermore, Finland ranks number 2 in both 2014 Global Cleantech Innovation Index and EU Eco-innovation scoreboard 2013.

Vaasa is the Finnish energy capital and offers a perfect venue for any energy related activity. With a 4.4 billion euros annual turnover and more than 140 businesses the region’s energy cluster, EnergyVaasa, stands for 30 % of Finland’s total export in energy technology. When the cluster’s 10 000 brains are at works, it’s natural that new disrupting technologies and innovations surface every now and then.

EnergySping, the event concept

We expect EnergySpin to attract some 200 participants. The event starts with a series of speeches about the possibilities in disruptive energy technologies and about new partnering investment strategies. We will be announcing the top 30 most promising energy startups in Europe. After that the attendees are invited to join a one-hour pitching followed by serious match making and networking.

Come and join us in Vaasa!

Art Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Senaatinkatu 1, behind Vaasa City Hall
Tuesday 20 March

20.03.2018

EnergySpin Forum: Disruption

13:30

Registration

14:00

Welcome and opening speech

14:10

AI startups redefining the business models, investor perspective

Pontus Stråhlman
Startup investor & serial entrepreneur, first Finnish AI fund partner, Spinnaker Ventures
Kaj Rönnlund
Moderator
Business Angel, serial entrepreneur
14:50

EnergySpin Top 30 Most Promising Energy Startups

15:10

Break

15:40

Disruptive technologies (example power storage) – how to scale with corporate cooperation

Dag Sandås
CFO and deputy to CEO at The Switch - A Yaskawa company
Andrey Shigaev
CEO, Geyser Batteries
Jyri Arponen
Moderator
Senior Lead, Business Development SITRA FInnish Innovation Fund
16:15

Startups for EnergySpin Spring Batch 2018

16:20

Accelerator and corporate partnering for future growth

Erik Parsons - EnergySolaris
Esa Sointula - Fintras
Marko J Koski
EnergySpin - Operations & Partnerships
Marko Kuokkanen
Moderator
EnergySpin - key account manager
16:40

Break

17:00

Energy & Innovation Awards

Further Information:

Marko J Koski

tel: +358 50 561 5858

Anna-Kaisa Valkama

Program Director, Technology Centre MERINOVA
tel: +358 40 777 2785

Hanna Alavillamo

Communication and Brand Manager, EnergyVaasa
tel: +358 50 563 8605

Jyri Arponen

Moderator