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Kick-off: Growth from the Electrification Business Ecosystem

Yrityssalo Oy ja Turku Science Park Oy ovat käynnistäneet lounaissuomalaisen sähköistymisen yritysekosysteemin rakentamisen. Torstaina 18.2.2021 klo 9.00 – 12.30 järjestettävä kick-off-tilaisuus kokoaa alan toimijat yhteen kuulemaan ajankohtaisia yrityspuheenvuoroja ja luomaan perustaa uudelle yhteistyöverkostolle. Tilaisuus on pääosin englanninkielinen.

Yrityssalo Oy and Turku Science Park Oy have started building a business ecosystem for electrification in southwestern Finland. The kick-off event, which will take place on Thursday 18 February 2021 from 9.00 to 12.30 (CET +1), will bring together industry players to hear current business speeches and lay the foundations for a new cooperation network. The event is mainly in English.

Linda Fröberg-Niemi, Turku Science Park Oy

09:05 – 09:55 KEYNOTES
Moderator: Jouko Urmas, Yrityssalo Oy

09:05 – 09:30 National Battery Strategy, Jyrki Alkio, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM)
Jyrki Alkio is working as a chief specialist at the Ministy of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. He is leading the circular economy and carbon neutrality team in the ministry. He was also the vice chairman of the group developing the Finnish national battery strategy in 2020. Jyrki Alkio has background in journalism. He has been working for the leading Finnish news publications, last as the editor-in-chief of magazine Tekniikka&Talous.

09:30 – 09.55 How to build Finnish value chain, Matti Hietanen, Finnish Minerals Group (Suomen Malmijalostus Oy)
Matti Hietanen is CEO of Finnish Minerals Group and vice chairman of the board of Terrafame Oy. Mr. Hietanen is also a member 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.

09:55 – 10:00 BREAK

10:00 – 10:10 ERDF: Growth from the Electrification Business Ecosystem 20202022 – results so far
Johanna Valio Yrityssalo Oy & Raimo Vuopionperä, Turku Science Park Oy


Session 1: From Mine to Mining
Moderator: Linda Fröberg-Niemi, Turku Science Park Oy
10:10 – 10:25 BASF Battery Materials as a part of Europe’s and Finland sustainable battery value chain; Country Manager Tor Stendahl, BASF
10:25 – 10:40 Batteries from innovation to delivery; Manager of Corporate Communications, Mikael Mäki, Valmet Automotive
10:40 – 10:55 BEV’s in underground mining; Managing Director Mats A. Eriksson, Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy
10:55 – 11:00 Q&A

Session 2: From Transport to Logistics
Moderator: Raimo Vuopionperä, Turku Science Park Oy
11:00 – 11:10 Experiences of electronic bus traffic in Turku; CEO Juha Parkkonen, Turun Kaupunkiliikenne Oy
11:10 – 11:20 Electrification on container handling machines; R&D Manager, Electrics, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation Solutions Mikko Nurmela, Cargotec
11:20 – 11:30 Every battery needs a charger; CEO Harry Lilja, Micropower Group
11:30 – 11:35 Q&A

11:35 – 11:45 BREAK

Session 3: From AI to Reuse & Recycling
Moderator: Johanna Valio, Yrityssalo Oy
11:45 – 11:55 Building a smart battery solutions with SADE Booster IoT asset; Chairman of the Board, SW Lead Tero Nordström, Sade Innovations
11:55 – 12:05 Benefits of battery digitalization; CEO Mika Kanninen, Akkurate
12:05 – 12:20 Sustainable production of battery chemicals from secondary resources; CEO Kenneth Ekman, CrisolteQ Oy (A Fortum company)
12:20 – 12:25 Q&A

Johanna Valio, Yrityssalo Oy & Raimo Vuopionperä, Turku Science Park Oy

Speaker introductions here (Adobe PDF)

REGISTRATION: The number of participants is limited, so register well in advance from this link. Registration closes February 18, at 9.00 at latest!

If you have questions, please contact Raimo Vuopionperä at Turku Science Park Oy.

Tervetuloa – Welcome!

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