Technical Mission in Finland: Sustainable business from Bioeconomy, Renewable Energy and Digitalisation

Location: Technopolis Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14, 01250 Espoo (Finland) 
Date: 05-09 September
Duration: 5 days
Organiser: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
Price: Free. Seating is limited
Hashtag: #ELANnetworkFI
Registration is only open until Wednesday 31.8.2016! Do not miss this opportunity to network and create new partnerships!



Sustainable well-being and growth are based on smart and responsible use of renewable resources and digitalization. The ELAN Network Technical Mission in Finland aims to boost low-carbon and energy-efficient technology based business opportunities characterized by the use of clean technologies, renewable natural resources, recycled materials and also digitalization in contexts such as education, smart cities, health and businesses.

The target of the event is to help companies, especially SMEs go international and enter new markets through effective collaboration with actors from Europe and Latin America. This event showcases key technologies aiming at co-creating business opportunities between European and Latin American companies and research organizations.

During the mission, we will be joined by  CIADICYP, the Iberoamerican Congress on Pulp and Paper Research  under the theme "Building bridges in research and innovation for the sustainable bioeconomy", which means even more networking opportunities.

We want to create strong networks and durable relationships for the participants of the ELAN Network Technical Mission in Finland!


  • Address together these questions: What are the key technologies enabling industrial competitiveness in the sectors of bioeconomy, renewable energies and ICT? What are the future visions for these areas in Europe and in Latin America? How can we transform our knowledge into products?
  • Identify current funding opportunities and research support instruments promoting innovation and collaboration between Europe and Latin America.
  • Determine the strongest collaboration areas and models we can deploy to encourage long-lasting relationships.
  • Define the roles of companies, investors and RTOs in the creation of innovation ecosystems and industrial value chains.
  • Support especially SMEs as they strive to grow internationally and consider how companies can benefit from synergies between research and business, collaborations and public-private partnerships.



  • C ompanies, from start-up to corporation, interested in bilateral European-Latin American collaboration.
  • Enterprise support associations.
  • Funding, investment and innovation organizations.
  • Political decision makers and representatives of public administrations.
  • Experts at universities and research centres.

Please, register as soon as possible to access to the matchmaking service so that you have ample time to organise high quality B2B meetings.



  • Inspiring talks about the state-of-the-art technologies and collaboration possibilities in industrial ecosystems.
  • SME pitching sessions to boost collaboration.
  • Visits to companies, pilot facilities and innovation centres engaged in the fields of bioeconomy, renewable energies and ICT to gain unique insight to business cases of all scales.
  • Learn how to deal with IPR related aspects in cooperations between European and Latin American companies.
  • Coaching sessions in bioeconomy and digitalization given by Top Experts of VTT.
  • Plenty of networking opportunities in one-to-one meetings, discussion rounds and our exciting social program.
  • Collaboration with  CIADICYP, the Iberoamerican Congress on Pulp and Paper Research  under the theme " Building bridges in research and innovation for the sustainable bioeconomy ", creating even more networking opportunities for the participants of the Mission.
  • Experience Finnish culture, sauna, nature and people while preparing your enterprise for success!


Registration is now closed. If you have special interest to attend the Mission, please contact

NOTE : The language of the mission will be English.