Cleantech industry in finland 2014

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Survey results detailing the Finnish Cleantech industry, published in May 2014.

The Finnish cleantech sector continued to grow in 2013 despite a challenging economy. Combined turnover for cleantech business was EUR 25.8 billion and annual growth 5 %,

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Cleantech industry in finland 2014

  1. CLEANTECH INDUSTRY IN FINLAND 2014 Cleantech Finland and 15/30 Research May 2014
  2. ABOUT THE SURVEY 5th annual survey of Finnish cleantech industry 57 of top 100 Finnish cleantech companies interviewed by telephone • 54 % small companies (turnover under 10 MEUR) • 19 % mid-size companies (turnover 11 – 49 MEUR) • 26 % large companies (turnover 50 MEUR or more) Market data gathered from 105 cleantech companies Conducted by 15/30 Research
  3. KEY FINDINGS Cleantech continued to grow in 2013 despite challenging economy Companies have positive plans for coming years: investments, new jobs China’s attractiveness continues, but markets closer to home gained importance Key growth hurdles: weak domestic cleantech market and financing difficulties Companies call for strong, consistent policymaking – both in terms of environment and business support Sustainable energy solutions expected to be ”next big thing” in cleantech
  4. 1. INDUSTRY FIGURES
  5. CLEANTECH IS AN EXPORT BUSINESS 40% 53% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Turnover from abroad Exports from Finland % of total cleantech turnover
  6. GROWTH CONTINUED IN 2013 BY 5 % The turnover figures do not include forestry or energy production. 14631 14082 14553 16145 19186 19994 2949 2876 3646 5291 5451 5890 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 M€ Other cleantech companies Top 10 companies *2011 survey (n=104) **2012 survey (n=103) ***2013 survey (n=115) **** 2014 survey (n=105) 17.6 17.0 18.2 21.4 24.6 25.8
  7. CLEANTECH’S SHARE OF TURNOVER IS GROWING 75 77 82 84 85 95 96 67 75 76 84 83 75 76 61 59 61 58 59 61 73 67 70 74 76 77 82 87 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Small companies Mid-size companies Large companies All companies
  8. 47 % ”Cleantech is our only business area in Finland” 26 % ”Cleantech is our only business area internationally” 25 % ”Cleantech has grown faster than our other business areas in Finland” 30 % ”Cleantech has grown faster than our other business areas internationally” GREAT GROWTH POTENTIAL
  9. 2. KEY MARKETS AND BUSINESS AREAS
  10. SWEDEN #1 MARKET IN 2013 17% 19% 26% 26% 51% 0% 20% 40% 60% China UK Russia Germany Sweden Key cleantech markets for Finnish companies in 2013 % of companies Bubbling under: France, USA, Norway, Poland, Estonia
  11. CHINA STILL MOST INTERESTING MARKET 20% 22% 24% 33% 47% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Sweden USA Germany Russia China Most interesting cleantech markets for Finnish companies in 2020 % of companies Bubbling under: Brazil, India, France
  12. ENERGY EFFICIENCY #1 BUSINESS AREA 14% 14% 21% 21% 23% 23% 23% 32% 33% 39% 53% 0% 20% 40% 60% Measuring and analysis Air protection Green building Water treatment Other Recycling Waste management Consulting Renewable energy Clean processes, materials, products Energy efficiency % of companies
  13. 3. GROWTH AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
  14. STRONG GROWTH PLANS 2/3 Are planning new invest- ments in cleantech 88 % Intend to expand to new markets over next 5 years 90 % Plan to create new jobs in Finland over next 5 years
  15. Growth obstacles • Smallness of Finnish companies • Lack of international expertise and capacity • Weak domestic market • Lack of public support for commercialization Growth accelerators • Finnish innovation thinking and high technology • International community has woken up to environmental problems • Continuously growing need for energy • Governmental initiatives that guide towards sustainable development
  16. FINANCING MOSTLY FROM DOMESTIC SOURCES 4% 4% 6% 13% 22% 37% 41% 78% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Teollisuussijoitus Regional funds VIGO EU framework Other Finnvera ELY Tekes Public growth funding instruments used by Finnish cleantech companies
  17. 58 % have encountered problems with public financing ”Difficult to find financing for piloting equipment” ”Money is available for product development, but public financing ends when it is time to sell and market.” ”Strong focus on R&D and technology, less opportunities for innovation development in services and finance.” ”Terms are rigid and keep changing all the time.” ”Support for startup companies should be centralized to one place that would offer larger financing in one go. Now it takes a lot of time to sort out different sources.” ”Money is given to those who already have it, but not to those who need it.”
  18. HOWWILL CLEANTECH DEVELOP BY 2020? ”More distributed energy production” ”Use of solid waste as an energy source” ”Hopefully Finland will become a model nation for cleantech” ”Normal people will wake up to cleantech thinking” ”Everything will be reused, nothing is waste anymore”
  19. WHAT IS THE ”NEXT BIG THING” IN CLEANTECH? Sustainable energy solutions (39 %) Recycling (14 %) Water manage- ment (9 %) Green ICT (7 %) Regulatory development (5 %)
  20. KEY CONCLUSIONS Cleantech has strong growth potential for several years to come There are plenty of growth-hungry cleantech companies – they just need the right support Domestic cleantech market in Finland needs a boost – companies need more domestic showcases Public financing for commercialization needs to be improved
  21. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Contact Kaisa Hernberg, Executive Director Cleantech Finland kaisa.hernberg (at) finpro.fi @cleantechFIN www.cleantechfinland.com
  22. KIITOS. TACK. THANKYOU. www.cleantechfinland.com www.solved.fi

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