The Smart Energy Finland program ended in December 2021. The program supported internationalization and exports. It catalyzed and funded energy-related ecosystems and testbeds in Finland and abroad. Focus segments were waste-to-value, bioenergy, biofuels, smart grids, district energy, hydrogen, power-to-X and batteries. Digitalization is a strong vertical.
The test platforms and ecosystems are used to accelerate the innovations by Finnish companies and exports in the growing international markets and to attract investment in Finland. The ecosystems create opportunities for SMEs to enter the energy market that requires large investments with the help of partnerships and similar arrangements.
The following test platforms have already been initiated as a part of the program:
Funding by the Smart Energy Finland program can be used to support the development of innovation and export ecosystems. Ecosystems are formed of companies, research institutes, customers and municipalities that engage in joint R&D projects and facilitate the creation of a business environment that supports the program’s aims.
HOPE – Highly Optimized Energy Systems
Examples of ecosystems launched in the program:
HYBGEO – Hybrid geothermal technology and data enabling positive energy buildings
Power-to-X ecosystem taking on new challenges for suture energy storage solutions
SmartFlex for power plant flexibility