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 the 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

Welcome and register to attend the event online here

Welcome also to Breakfast Seminar: Coal phase-out in Finland, UK, Denmark and Germany the following day! 

The seminars are organized by Smart Energy Transition project funded by The Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland. More information: Stakeholder Relations Manager Karoliina Auvinen,  or Project Assistant Allu Pyhälammi,, Aalto University School of Business