Finnish Cleantech key messages

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Finnish Cleantech key messages

  1. 1. FINNISH CLEANTECH KEY MESSAGES October 2013
  2. 2. Clean high tech developed in extreme conditions
  3. 3. THE STORY Why are Finns so great at cleantech?
  4. 4. Finland has a harsh climate with extreme temperature variations and no natural fossil fuels of its own. We have had no choice but to develop efficient methods and alternative energy sources. It’s cold (and hot) out here
  5. 5. It wasn’t always this clean here Finland is rich in natural resources, such as forests, lakes and minerals. In the past we have had problems, including water pollution and low air quality. With persistent long-term efforts and public-private- sector collaboration we have succeeded in protecting our nature – and building cutting-edge expertise in solving environmental problems.
  6. 6. We invest heavily in cleantech Despite its small size as a country, Finland is a cleantech superpower. Finland’s share of the global GDP is approximately 0.4 %, but our share of the global cleantech market is over 1 %. More than than 1/3 of Finnish public R&D investments are made in cleantech.
  7. 7. KEY THEMES What are Finland’s key areas of cleantech expertise?
  8. 8. Energy and material efficiency Industry consumes 40 % of total world electricity. Finland is among the most efficient countries in the industrial sector. Company fact: Outotec’s flash smelting solutions help to avoid 2.0 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually in global metal production.
  9. 9. Built environment The operation of buildings accounts for 40 % of the world’s energy consumption. (UNEP) Company fact: Kone elevators and escalators help to considerably reduce energy consumption in tall buildings.
  10. 10. Bioenergy and biofuels In 2012 23 % of total energy consumption in Finland was from wood-based fuels. (Finnish Forest Industries) Company fact: Metso delivered the world’s largest biomass gasification plant to Vaskiluodon Voima in Vaasa
  11. 11. Water treatment and purification The growing global population and scarcity of resources create a greater need to produce more with less water. Company fact: Kemira provides expertise and tailored combinations of chemicals for water- intensive industries.
  12. 12. FINLAND’S KEY CLEANTECH STRENGTHS Culture of innovation and collaboration High-level technology expertise Quality and reliability Culture of constant improvement Ability to turn extreme conditions into commercial innovations Experience in solving environmental problems
  13. 13. FINNISH CLEANTECH = GREAT INVESTMENT POTENTIAL 29 % sales growth predicted for small cleantech companies in 2013 Politically stable society Decades of dedicated work for sustainability Highly- qualified and educated workforce
  14. 14. HOWE RANK INTERNATIONALLY #1 EU Eco-innovation scoreboard 2012 #2 Environmental friendliness, Country Brand Index 2011 – 2012 #4 Global Cleantech Index
  15. 15. HOWWILL FINNISH CLEANTECH SHAPE GLOBAL LIFESTYLES? …Wood-based composite takes over plastic? …Traffic pollution is dramatically reduced, as bio fuels become the norm? …Sustainable eco cities become the lifestyle of choice? …Locally- produced renewable energy becomes the norm in residential areas?
  16. 16. KIITOS. TACK. THANKYOU. www.cleantechfinland.com www.solved.fi

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