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Future Cleantech Solutions

Future Cleantech Solutions was a project that promotes cleantech companies' opportunities for concrete business- and cooperation in a manner that strengthens their prospects of doing business on regional, national and international markets by enhancing th

The project focused in particular on cross-border cooperation, utilizing the new opportunities that arose from the new establishments, investments, and development efforts (Flagship Biorefinary in Örnsköldsvik, Northvolt, GigaVaasa, Gayser Batteries, Wärtsilä Smart Technology Hub, Keliber, Kokkola Biorefinery, etc.) prepared, planned, and implemented in the Kvarken region. The upcoming need was large and included raw materials, energy, infrastructure, sustainable technical solutions, ecosystems for business cooperation, and skilled labor in the entire value chain from major establishments to its subcontractors, creating unique opportunities for the region's companies for cross-border collaborations and business within the areas of energy, smart, sustainable cities, bioeconomics, and chemistry.

The project was carried out in 2019-2021 by Kompetensspridning in Umeå AB, Skellefteå Science City, Örnsköldsvik Municipality, Teknologicenter Oy Merinova Ab, Vasaregionens Utvecklings Ab (VASEK), and Karlebynejdens Development Ab (KOSEK) in close cooperation with the cities Umeå, Skellefteå, Örnsköldsvik, Vaasa, and Karleby, and the energy companies Skellefteå Kraft and Umeå Energi, which, together with other parts of Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Ostrobothnia, and Central Ostrobothnia, had assets, skills, and resources that created a major growth and development potential within the cleantech area.

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