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Online 25.5.2022

Decarbonization of Portuguese industries — Let’s continue the collaboration

11–12.30 EEST


Further information

Marika Ollaranta
Head of Decarbonizing Industries
marika.ollaranta (at)


Katriina Pirnes
TF-coordinator, Embassy of Finland in Portugal
katriina.pirnes (at)

Portugal has multiple business opportunities regarding decarbonizing industries. We welcome you to this workshop that aims to increase collaboration between Portuguese and Finnish companies and bring Finnish know-how to players that are looking for new solutions to decarbonize and stay competitive at the same time.

Among others, IAPMEI – the Portuguese agency for innovation funding and RRFs management – has identified the following industrial sectors as particularly relevant in this regard: chemical, ceramic & glass, cement, pulp & paper, textile, foundries, and food & beverages industries. Solutions needed in the market include:

  • Portugal launched two public tenders on decarbonization of industries: offerings to help to increase energy efficiency in processes
  • Energy management and control tools
  • Industrial water recycling & reuse + recirculation supporting solutions
  • Electrification of processes
  • Renewable energy and efficiency in resources use
  • Development of more sustainable products

In February 2022 Business Finland, the Finnish Embassy in Lisbon and IAPMEI organized a webinar to present the business opportunities to decarbonize the chemical and the ceramic & glass industrial sectors in Portugal and to present two tenders under the Portuguese recovery plan and the collaboration and solutions wanted from Finnish companies. Now we continue the well-started collaboration with this event that aims to further the cooperation.


11.00–11.05 Opening of the workshop by the Ambassador of Finland Satu Suikkari-Kleven and Member of Board of IAPMEI Nuno Gonçalves
11.05–11.10 Overview to the tenders, Pedro Cilínio, Director of Business Qualification, IAPMEI
11.10–11.50 Industry associations presenting

  • ATIC Cement Industry Technical Association - Dra. Marta Feio
  • CELPA Paper Industry Association- Eng.º. Rafael Rodrigues
  • FIPA Federation of Portuguese Agro-Food Industries – Engª. Margarida Bento
  • CITEVE Portuguese Technological Centre of Textile and Clothing Industries – Maria José Carvalho
  • APF Portuguese Foundry Association – Engª. Alexandra Ferreira

11.50–12.20 Finnish and Portuguese companies presenting their offering
12.20–12.30 Q&A and end of the workshop

 After the workshop, Team Finland Portugal and IAPMEI will organize business matchings. The next phase is company visits to Portugal in June during the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit in 21.6.–23.6.2022.