Seminar: Interacting energy, industry and innovation policies

– What can Finland learn from Denmark, UK and Germany?

Time: Monday 28 August 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: Aalto University School of Business, Nokia Hall, Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


Seminar chair: Professor Armi Temmes, Aalto University

13:00 Industrial policy and energy disruption in the UK and Denmark (with insights from Germany) (video)
Research Fellow Phil Johnstone, SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), University of Sussex
13:15 Q&A (video)

13:30 The role of institutions in energy disruption: comparing Denmark, UK and Germany (video)
Research Fellow Chiara Fratini, SPRU, University of Sussex
13:45 Q&A (video)

14:00 How to create green growth from clean energy – the Danish energy transition and smart energy systems (video)
Professor Brian Vad Mathiesen, Aalborg University
14:15 Q&A (video)

14:30-15:00 Coffee and snacks

15:00 What can Finland learn from UK, Germany and Denmark? (video + Q&A)
Senior Research Fellow Paula Kivimaa, SPRU, University of Sussex and
Professor Raimo Lovio, Aalto University School of Business

15:20 Q&A

15:30-16:30 Panel discussion: How to combine energy, industry and innovation policies for smart & sustainable energy business in Finland?
(video 1) (video 2)

  • Senior Lead Jyri Arponen, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
  • Director General of the Enterprise and Innovation Department Ilona Lundström, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
  • Member of Parliament, chairman of Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) Antti Rinne
  • Director Ilkka Räsänen, Environmental Office, Lappeenranta Region
  • CFO, Partner Tarja Teppo, Cleantech Invest

Moderator: Senior Research Fellow Paula Kivimaa, SPRU, University of Sussex

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The seminar is organized by Smart Energy Transition project funded by The Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.

More information: Stakeholder Relations Manager Karoliina Auvinen,, mobile +358 50 462 4727, Aalto University School of Business

Welcome also to Breakfast Seminar: Coal phase-out in Finland, UK, Denmark and Germany on 29th August in Helsinki, check the programme and register at the link!