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Research and education

Turku University of Applied Sciences is an innovative and multidisciplinary higher education institution with over 10,000 experts and students. In the field of applied research, Turku University of Applied Sciences represents the top tier in the country. Turku UAS coordinates or acts as a partner in over 200 RDI projects yearly.

Research activities include e.g. energy systems engine technology. Research topis cover e.g. energy production (solar photovoltaic, wind power and bio energy), network integration, integration of the EV charging infrastructure, new converter technology, electrical storages, energy management systems,  electrification of transportation, autonomous vehicle scenarios, energy consumption simulations, optimization calculations, Li-ion battery module and pack assembly by laser welding, material mechanical properties testing. High accuracy dimension measuring by CMM and optical scanner methods. Metal 3D printing of aluminum and stainless steel for prototypes and small batches.

https://www.turkuamk.fi/fi/tutkimus-kehitys-ja-innovaatiot/kehitetaan-yhdessa/

The University of Turku is a multidisciplinary university that offers excellent conditions for ground-breaking interdisciplinary research and making the results available for the benefit of society. The Faculty of Technology consists of the Department of Computing, Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
Our research topics include battery materials and technologies, smart systems and intelligent control, next generation stationary energy storage technologies, circular economy, sustainable development and automation technology.

https://www.utu.fi/en/university/faculty-of-technology

Contact person:
Timo Vasankari
Director of Industry Collaboration
timo.vasankari@utu.fi
+358 40 5546246

Åbo Akademi University is the Swedish-language multidisciplinary academic university in Turku, Finland. We contribute to society through general learning, education and new scientific knowledge. The Faculty of Science and Engineering offer studies and conduct
research in many fields ranging from quantum physics and cellular functions to high-performance computing and designing factories. One of the research profiles is Technologies for a Sustainable Future, a framework for developing methods and technical solutions that support and promote the transition towards sustainable production and energy supply.

https://www.abo.fi/en/about-abo-akademi-university/faculties/faculty-of-science-and-engineering/

Contact person:
Mikko Helle
Key Account Manager for Cooperation with Industry
mikko.helle@abo.fi
+358 40 5484588

FITech Network University offers selected studies from all technical universities in Finland. Update your digital and other skills free of charge. Courses are open and available for everyone from high school students to adults in working life

https://fitech.io/en/

Contact person:
Maiju Torkkeli
Communications specialist
maiju.torkkeli@fitech.io
+358 50 476 2447

 

From Battery Cells to Battery Packs

Valmet Automotive is a leading Tier 1 battery systems supplier, focusing on electromobility with the development and manufacturing of battery modules and packs for electrified vehicles. In battery systems, we offer the complete value chain coverage with concept, development, prototyping, testing and production.

https://www.valmet-automotive.com/electrifying/ 

Contact person:
Mr. Mika Kinnunen
Manager, Business Development EV Systems
mika.kinnunen@valmet-automotive.com
+358 50 447 1671

End Users and Applications

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a global supplier of mining and construction equipment, and a leading innovator for mine electrification and battery electric technology. 

https://www.rocktechnology.sandvik/en/ 

Valmet Automotive is a leading Tier 1 battery systems supplier, focusing on electromobility with the development and manufacturing of battery modules and packs for electrified vehicles. In battery systems, we offer the complete value chain coverage with concept, development, prototyping, testing and production.

https://www.valmet-automotive.com/electrifying/ 

Contact person:
Mr. Mika Kinnunen
Manager, Business Development EV Systems
mika.kinnunen@valmet-automotive.com
+358 50 447 1671

Supporting, Enabling Services and Analytics

Diagnose by Akkurate is a digital solution, specifically developed to support a better battery value chain, and accelerate sustainable and low-carbon economic growth. Its diagnostics provide facts on battery health and performance, allowing companies to plan maintenance or replacement well in advance, and yet, preventing potential safety issues. Features like centralized surveillance, better battery performance, lifetime prediction, support in possible quality issues, improved safety and help with recycling and repurposing all contribute to holistic battery life cycle management.

www.akkurate.fi  

Contact persons:

Mika Kanninen
CEO
mika.kanninen@akkurate.fi
+358 40 758 1370

Lauri Pulkkinen
CSO
lauri.pulkkinen@akkurate.fi
+358 50 486 8684

Micropower Group is a complete manufacturer of battery chargers, Lithium-Ion batteries and charging systems. We power your business to the next level.

https://micropower-group.com/

Contact person:
Harry Lilja
Managing Director
harry.lilja@micropower.fi
+358 40 725 9549

Digitize you processes or machinery with Sensoan wireless, purpose-specific sensors and remote monitoring. We build tailored monitoring  systems e.g. for batteries and other electric sub-systems.

https://www.sensoan.com/en/ 

Contact person:
Jukka Kontulainen
Business Development Manager
jukka.kontulainen@sensoan.com 
+ 358 40 502 3884 

We Keep You Driving

InterControl is a Nordic specialist of cleaner traffic and High Power Charging. We offer EV charging solutions and services for professionals.

https://www.intercontrol.fi/en/home/ 

Contact person:
Kim Lindholm
Sales and product manager (DC-products)
kim.lindholm@intercontrol.fi
+358 44 324 3000

Towards a 100% renewable energy future 

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimisation is leading the integration of energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent and flexible energy infrastructure – unlocking the way to an optimised sustainable future. By integrating renewables and energy storage technology with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential islanded grids.

https://storage.wartsila.com/ 

SADE Innovations is a full-service R&D house, a team of 25+ experienced and innovative professionals with strong track record of R&D projects made for many customers in many different industries. We are a reliable and cost efficient one-stop-shop for any custom IoT concept or product. Our services include: Concepting and System Design, Mobile and WEB apps, Embedded and IoT Solutions, Cloud Services, Electronics Design, Mechanics and Industrial Design.

 www.sadeinnovations.com 

Contact person:
Anssi Saarikko
Sales
anssi.saarikko@sadeinnovations.com
+358 40 500 4774

Protohouse is the reliable mechanical part provider when you need prototypes for R&D development, for marketing, for industrial design models or production parts. Our team has over 140 years of cumulative experience from international prototyping and product development, and we have helped over 500 companies in their mechanical part prototyping or series needs.
Our equipment consists of 6pcs CNC machining centers and metal laser cutting machine for prototyping and series machining, and 3D printing machines with SL stereolithography technology providing the best surface quality and the smallest details in parts and assemblies.
We work in 350 square meter facilities at SaloIotCampus area.

www.protohouse.fi/en/

Contact person:
Jari Surakka
CEO
jari.surakka@protohouse.fi (also sales@protohouse.fi)
+358 40 5234590

Reliable Supplier of Electrification, Right at Once

www.lst.fi

Contact person:
Ville Lehto
CEO, LST Service Oy
ville.lehto@lst.fi
+358 400 657 471

3DTech is specializing in additive manufacturing, better known as industrial 3D printing, and related solutions and services. Whether you need production parts or prototypes, we are your partner.  Along with 3D printing, we offer 3D scanning, 3D design, 3D modeling and contract manufacturing as well as 3D training and consultation as a service. Understanding our customers’ needs is a key factor for us and we aim to find always the best possible solution for them.  In this, we are supported by an extensive partner network.

https://www.3dtech.fi/en/

Contact person:
Riitta Noponen
Sales & Marketing Manager
sales@3dtech.fi
+358 40 801 9185

Etteplan provides software and embedded solutions, solutions for industrial equipment and plant engineering and technical documentation solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products, services and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.

Etteplan has a world class battery specialist group to ensure you battery solution development from cell to battery packs and from battery packs to end user application from mobile devices to vehicles and complex energy storage systems. We understand the safety and the regulatory  requirements and create most suitable technical solutions for you taking care of the  mechanical, thermal, electrical requirements as well as software and system development.

https://www.etteplan.com/

Contact persons:

Arttu Kalliovalkama
Director, Service Solutions
arttu.kalliovalkama@etteplan.com
+358 40 662 9619

Janne Auvinen
Regional Manager, Engineering Services, Turku
janne.auvinen@etteplan.com
+358 40 583 2138

L7 Drive is a volume product company whose core idea is completely new way of building high power lithium battery systems using only parallel connected cells.  L7 Drive is rewriting the design principles of modern smart battery backup solutions.

l7drive.eu/company

Contact person:
Pentti Bruun
CEO
pentti.bruun@L7drive.eu
+358 400 768 836

Reuse, Recycling, Raw Materials and Chemicals

Fortum Battery Solutions revolutionizes the lithium-ion battery value chain for electric vehicle and industrial use batteries. Our low-CO2 recycling solution makes over 80% of the battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation, and resolves the sustainability gap by complementing the need to mine nickel, cobalt and other scarce metals.

www.fortum.com/batterysolutions 

Contact person:
Tero Holländer
Head of Business Line, Batteries
tero.hollander@fortum.com
+358 40 861 5071

Grafintec Oy is pursuing a strategy to develop a resource and production base of graphite that can provide security of supply and contribute to Finland’s and Europe`s ambitions of achieving battery manufacturing self-sufficiency, focusing on both natural flake graphite production and a circular economy/recycling to produce high-value graphite products. The company is developing its knowledge in processing and manufacturing value-added graphite products, including anode material for lithium-ion batteries.
Grafintec is focused on the sustainability of its upstream and downstream activities in the production and upgrading of a critical raw material for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries.

Contact person:
Rasmus Blomqvist
Managing Director
rasmus.blomqvist@beowulfmining.com
+358 50 587 7246

Grafintec Oy
Puolalanpuisto 2b C12
20100 Turku

 

 

 

Enablers 

Well-planned and well-implemented investments strengthen industrial sector competitiveness. Sweco’s industry specialists have the full range of skills needed to drive projects from early studies to final realisation. The results are effective and resource-efficient production and a safe working environment.

https://www.sweco.fi/en/our-offer/industry/

Contact persons:

Senior Project Manager
Antti Heikkilä
antti.heikkila@sweco.fi
+358 40 674 7616

Director
Sini Larsen
sini.larsen@sweco.fi
+358 40 830 0778

 

 

 

 

Gaia Consulting Oy is a consultancy for sustainable business. Gaia offers innovative solutions for sustainability and partners across industries to make the world cleaner and safer.

https://www.gaia.fi/

Contact person:
Dr Solveig Roschier
Leading Consultant
solveig.roschier@gaia.fi
+358 40 514 7875

 

 

 

 

Moosedog Oy is an innovation company with focus and expertise on handling IPR-rights (patents, utility models, trademarks, designs), novelty searches and innovation workshops.

https://moosedog.fi/en/

Contact person:
Janne Aaltonen
CEO
janne@moosedog.fi
+358 40 583 3824

Caruna distributes electricity and maintains, repairs and builds a weatherproof electricity network for its over 700,000 customers in Finland. A smart electricity network also provides a well-functioning energy system for the future when digital services increase, the traffic is electrified, and the consumer becomes a producer of energy.

https://www.caruna.fi/en

Contact person:
Katja Koponen
Innovation manager
katja.koponen@caruna.fi
+358 40 525 0722

 

 

 

 

Robocoast DIH´s mission is to modernize the Finnish manufacturing industry by applying digital solutions to promote sustainable growth and competitiveness. We are utilizing the competencies of university partners and robotics and AI -companies to solve the real-life modernization challenges of the manufacturing industry.

www.robocoast.eu

Contact person:
Mikko Puputti
Head of Robocoast
mikko.puputti@prizz.fi
+358 44 710 5343

Prizztech Ltd is a business development company working to improve business performance and competitiveness in the Satakunta region.

https://www.prizz.fi/en/etusivu.html 

Contact person:
Ari Eklund
CEO
ari.eklund@prizz.fi 
+358 50 313 1252

Yrityssalo is a development agency and a business service company operating in Salo. Yrityssalo creates and manages business networks regionally and is an active partner in national ecosystems.

https://investinsalo.fi/en/home/

Turku Business Region is the most dynamic cluster of business and innovation activities in Finland. The 22,000 companies, six universities, and an extensive co-operation network of different players in the region speed up the generation of new products and services as well as growth of business operations and local well-being.

Turku Science Park Ltd. is a regional development company in charge of producing an coordinating the region’s business and innovation services.

www.turkubusinessregion.com