Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 13:00
Waste is often synonym for something negative, unwanted and useless. And zero reflects to none, nothing often also having a negative shadow. But as we have been taught in math lessons, minus times minus equal a plus, so I really see also these two small words “zero” and “waste” multiplied together creating only positive results!
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:15
In Finland, the buzzword is cleantech. In Russia, it's energy efficiency. This was how Pekka Viljakainen, advisor of Skolkovo Foundation, and Vasily Belov, Executive Director of Energy Efficiency Cluster, Skolkovo, opened the pitching session of Skolkovo startups in Slush Helsinki. Skolkovo was heavily involved in the event.
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 11:45
The umbrella organization of cleantech clusters held its second annual cluster manager meeting and the Global Cleantech Later Stage Award Final at Savannah, Georgia on 12th November – almost exactly two years after the association (GCCA, Global Cleantech Cluster Association) originally was launched in Lahti, Finland.
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 11:15
Are you wondering how and why to use SOLVED? Watch and learn it in under 90 seconds.
As Albert Einstein said, we can't solve the problems using the same thinking that created them. That’s why we have the community and experts from different cleantech sectors to provide information and solve problems.
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 16:00
“Humans err – machines never do,” declares Dr. Pujoparta in the 1960s film Pekka ja Pätkä. The doctor’s comment also rings true in the case of waste.
A visit to a landfill will tell you what the problem is. Floating in a sea of mixed waste is glass, electrical devices and rotten apples. You need to be smart around waste.
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:15
A few months ago Cleantech Finland launched the problem solving service, Solved, which offers access to leading cleantech experts.The experts from Cleantech Finland’s member companies and partner organizations play a key role in Solved. Via the service anyone can ask questions, discuss and meet other key cleantechies. Top experts from different cleantech sectors provide information, perspectives and practical experience.
Monday, October 1, 2012 - 13:45
The importance of reference plants and home markets is high on the agenda in the Finnish cleantech discussion again.It’s good: the exact valley of death for most Finnish cleantechs is the one looming in the end of R&D and piloting phase, when a commercial scale reference plant should be sold to a real customer at real commercial terms. This is where the story ends too often. Some of the solutions would deserve the opportunity to show whether they work in real life.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 15:15
I have seen how the Finnish cleantech start-ups and growth companies stand out from the crowd in many ways; the products are highly sophisticated, innovative and reliable. Why doesn’t it conclude to higher rate of foreign direct investments into the Finnish companies?Every year Finland performs well also in the different business competitions but the final scores – investments – stay lower than in many other European countries, for example, in Sweden.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 18:15
Finland is full of city centers, parking lots and other areas where the owner is frustrated with high energy bill due energy consuming lamps like mercury vapor lamps.
Mercury vapor lamps will be phased out latest on 2015 due to EU regulations, but still those are widely used in many places. Some cities have even purchased their stocks full of future banned lamps with the idea of saving money. On the other hand some fixtures with mercury lamps have been designed by architects and are...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 08:00
Many times, fan systems of buildings are oversized and systems excess capacity is handled by mechanically throttling flow with valves. This is extremely inefficient because the motor is working hard continually to achieve a full ventilation capacity. By using the frequency converter to chancing the speed of the electric motors powering these fan systems, allows them to follow system loads while at the same time capturing the energy efficient benefits.