Increasing energy and eco eﬃciency in urban environment ESYLEP‐project ‐ Promo0ng and Networking Finnish SMEs in St. Petersburg Virve Hokkanen, Culminatum Innova3on, Helsinki Region Centre of Exper3se for Living 1.11.2012
What is Culminatum Innovation?Culminatum Innovation is a regional development companyseeking to improve the international competitiveness andattractiveness of the Helsinki region.Combining expertise from the public and private sectors,universities and research institutes, the company enhancebusiness renewal and region’s sustainable development.Our services include:• preparing and implementing development projects• innovation and commercialisation services• networking services• regional development projectsThe company also implements the national Centre of Expertiseprogramme (2007-2013) in the Helsinki region and administersseveral other development projects in Finland and internationally.The company owners include the municipalities, the UusimaaRegional Council, the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa,universities, higher education and research institutes within theregion, and companies.
Key figuresIn 2011, Culminatum Innovation had a turnover of5.8 million euros Between 2007 and 2012, more than 4,300 companies participated in centre of expertise projects implemented by Culminatum Innovation At the beginning of 2012, there were 35 ongoing projects At the end of 2011, the company employed 47 people
Basic information about the ESYLEP-project (2010-2013)Mission: The project is about promo3ng and networking Finnish SMEs and r&d&i actors in ﬁeld of environmental technology and cleantech in St.Petersburg region and North‐West Russia. Schedule: October 2010 ‐ September 2013 Partners: Culminatum Innova3on Oy Ltd (coordinator), Green Net Finland, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lah3 Science and Business Park, LAKES ‐ Lah3 Regional Development Company, Center of Exper3se Programme (OSKE) Culminatum Innova3on’s role in the project: Culminatum Innova3on’s exper3se areas in the project are eco eﬃciency and energy eﬃcient construc3on in urban environment. Culminatum is also responsible for coordina3ng the project.
Basic information about the ESYLEP-project (2010-2013)Objec3ves: • To develop opera3on models for the Finnish SMEs networking to Russia • To ﬁnd business partners and clients for the Finnish SMEs from Russia • To develop and strengthen the SME services of Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg • To strengthen coopera3on between Finnish public and semi‐public innova3on actors suppor3ng the Finnish SME’s in Russian markets Results: • About 50 Finnish SMEs or other organiza3ons will ﬁnd partners from Russia • New opera3on models and services for the innova3on and business coopera3on in Russia • The role of Helsinki Centre and its SME services in St. Petersburg will be stronger • Finnish SMEs knowledge about Russian markets and actors in the chosen ﬁelds will be increased signiﬁcantly
What do we do in practise?Services for enterprises – building coopera3on with companies Finding out: • in what level of interna3onaliza3on SMEs are • what kind of help SMEs are looking for • what kind of partners, investors or clients SMEs need Ac3ng: • organizing seminars • market poten3al analysis • B2B matchmaking events in St. Petersburg and Helsinki • partner and client search for SMEs • services are usually free of charge Networking Finnish public and semi‐public innova3on actors to improve the support for the interna3onaliza3on of SMEs. • organizing workshops for innova3on actors • building coopera3on model and developing services to support the interna3onaliza3on of SMEs
Innovation and Business Potential of St. Petersburg Region –How Finnish Cleantech SMEs Can Access the Market• Market analysis made by external consultants • The goal of the ﬁrst part was to learn the innova3on poten3al of St. Petersburg area; deﬁne main market players, iden3fy available ﬁnancial instruments, and analyse perspec3ves for Finnish Cleantech SME. • The second part included descrip3on of Russian innova3on infrastructure, analysis of market opportuni3es and lis3ng of poten3al coopera3on partners in St. Petersburg. • Part 1: h)p://www.esylep.net/ﬁles/esylep.ko6sivukone.com/ esylep_baseline_report_31_8_11_ﬁnal.pdf Part 2: Can be ordered by email from the address laura.nurmi@culminatum.ﬁ
Nanocluster networking event in St. PetersburgMarch 2012• Finnish nanotechnology companies presen3ng their products and services to Engineering Club members • Organizers: Culminatum Innova3on and Helsinki Region Centre of Exper3se in Nanotechnology in co‐opera3on with St. Petersburg Engineering Club
Clean air – round table & matchmaking event in St. PetersburgMarch 2012 • Finnish and Russian entrepreneurs and researches presen3ng their business and looking for coopera3on models to improve the air quality in St. Petersburg. B2B ”Russian market is big and matchmaking. challenging, so the help in ﬁnding new business contacts is almost necessary.” Krister Liljegren, Area • Organizers: Culminatum Innova3on Oy Ltd, Miset Oy, Manager, Environics Oy ISBE Oy, Miktech Oy and Center of Exper3se Programme (OSKE)
Finnish-Russian round-table and networking event on energyefficient construction in St. PetersburgSeptember 2012• Bal3c Build and ProEstate Fairs in St. Petersburg Fair Centre • B2B networking • Expert seminar • Visits to construc3on site and local construc3on company • Organizers: Culminatum Innova3on Oy Ltd, Green Net Finland ry, Wirma Lappeenranta Oy, VTT’s EkoGrad project, Cursor Oy, Kinno Oy and Center of Exper3se Programme (OSKE)
Business Negotiations between SPb Renovatsija and FinnishSMEs in Helsinki FinnBuild FairOctober 2012• B2B networking between SPb Renovatsija and several Finnish SMEs on business opportuni3es related to reconstruc3on of old city quarters in St. Petersburg. • Organizers: Culminatum Innova3on Oy Ltd, Green Net Finland ry, Wirma Lappeenranta Oy, Lah3 Science and Business Park, LAKES ‐ Lah3 Regional Development Company, Center of Exper3se Programme (OSKE), Cursor Oy and Kinno Oy