Cleantech co-operation between China and Finland gets stronger

Tekes Groove programme continues the co-operation with China Jiangsun province. Tekes Cleantech Roadshow for Jiangsu event will be organized in June 11.-14. in Helsinki, Tampere and Lahti.

Groove programme organizes the event in cooperation with Lahden Seudun Kehitys LADEC Oy, Pegasus Oy, Tampere University of Technology and Jiangsu province. The Roadshow has participants from 17 Chinese and about 50 Finnish companies and organizations.

Collective projects ready to kick off

The Roadshow continues the cooperation between Tekes Groove and Jiangsu province, which started in 2012. In autumn 2012 a delegation including representatives from several Finnish companies and organizations visited Jiangsu province and participated to a roadshow including visits to several industrial parks. The companies also participated in the China International Technology Transfer Conference. In context with the conference matchmaking events between Chinese and Finnish companies were organized.

In the beginning of 2013 Tekes Groove and the Jiangsu province organized a Joint Call for Proposals in the Cleantech area. The aim of the Joint Call was to create research, product development and pilot projects between Finnish and Chinese companies for products to be commercialized in the global markets. 22 applications were received and about 10 projects will be funded. A second Call for Proposals will take place in autumn 2013.

During the Tekes Cleantech Roadshow for Jiangsu event a seminar and matchmaking event will be organized in each of the three cities to enhance the concrete cooperation between Finland and the Jiangsu province. Each seminar has its own theme:

  • 11.6. Helsinki – Finland-Jiangsu Cleantech Collaboration Seminar
    Pörssitalo, Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki
  • 12.6. Tampere – Finnish Air Quality (aerosol science and technology) Seminar
    Tampere University of  Technology, Hervanta, Tampere
  • 13.6. Lahti – Finnish Water and Soil Remediation Technologies Seminar
    Sibeliustalo, Ankkurikatu 7, Lahti

One-on-one meetings between the Chinese and Finnish companies will be organized during the seminars. At the moment already about 30 such meetings have been scheduled.

More information

Programme Manager
Pia Salokoski
Tel. +358 2950 55672

Programme Coordinator
Leena-Kaisa Piekkari
Tel. +358 10 332 4236