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Webinar 5.9.2023

Webinar: EU Funding for Maritime Cluster

Time: 5 Sep, 2023 at 8:30 – 9:30 

Place: Webinar (Microsoft Teams)

The webinar will be held in English.


Further information 

Riku Mäkelä

Head of Decarbonized Maritime and Ports Campaign
riku.makela (at) 


Tessa Eronen
Program Coordinator
tessa.eronen (at)

EU offers a wide range of funding and other services to boost innovation and deployment of solutions for decarbonization and digitalization of maritime and ports. In this webinar, you will learn about the upcoming funding calls of Horizon program and many other ways to connect with EU’s services and potential R&D&I collaborators in the EU.


  • 8:30 Welcome remarks
  • Short summaries of EU funding and forthcoming calls/opportunities  
  • Panel discussion on why, what and how to apply and get EU funding 
  • Introduction to cooperation seekers who have told about it through registration form or directly to riku.makela (at) or tessa.eronen (at)
  • 9:25 Closing remarks

On stage

  • Inkeri Huttu, Global Technology Manager, ABB
  • Eija Kanto, Director Enviro and Partner, Wega Oy
  • Markku Pekonen, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
  • Hanna Rinta-Erkkilä, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
  • Kimmo Kanto, Head of Space, Business Finland
  • Tessa Eronen, Program Coordinator, Business Finland

Moderator: Riku Mäkelä, Head of Decarbonized Maritime and Ports, Business Finland

Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Research – Horizon EU and maritime-related calls opening in December 2023
  • Innovation and pilots – EU Innovation Fund
  • Implementation – Connecting Europe Facility CEF
  • Other funding sources – ESA, etc.
  • Funding by Business Finland to support preparation of EU funding applications

The webinar will be recorded and materials shared to everyone registered to the webinar.

If you are preparing an EU related project or are interested in joining the preparations of one, please share that in the registration form. Additionally, confirm whether the information you provide can be made public for the audience of this webinar or if it is only meant for Business Finland’s advisors from EU advisory unit and Decarbonized Maritime and Ports team.

Business Finland produces this webinar in cooperation with TEM, Finnish Maritime Industries, Turku Science Park, University of Turku and many other partners.