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April 20, 2021 - April 21, 2021
Decarbonizing heating and cooling in cities - FIN-CAN collaboration

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Decarbonizing heating and cooling in cities - Finnish-Canadian collaboration webinar

The target is to launch new business opportunities for the participants in energy sector in Canada and Europe.

Business Finland together with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Clean Energy Partnership are organizing a 2-day webinar on April 20-21, 2021. The Toronto-based cluster is an excellent co-operation platform for North American-wide operations for Finnish companies. Additionally, Finnish companies could be excellent partners for Canadian companies for operations in the EU and especially in the Central and Eastern Europe.

In addition to the webinar, 1:1 meetings are organized between the participants to facilitate more direct discussions.

The target is to create a network to intensify trans-Atlantic business linkages. 

AGENDA 

Tuesday April 20, 2021
9:00am–10:30am (Toronto) / 16:00–17:30 (Helsinki)

Getting to know each other: Canadian and Finnish technologies, solutions and ecosystems

Moderator:
Mr. Seppo Tossavainen, Senior Advisor, Region North America, Business Finland

9:00 / 16:00 Opening Words

Mr. Michael Thompson, City Councillor for Scarborough Centre, Chair of the City of Toronto's Economic and Community Development Committee, and Deputy Mayor

9:05 / 16:05 Finland Energy Cluster

Ms. Helena Sarén, Head of Smart Energy, Business Finland

9:15 / 16:15 Toronto Energy Cluster

Mr. Rob McMonagle, Green Sectors, City of Toronto

Peak to the Future

9:25 / 16:25 Results of Helsinki Energy Challenge

Ms. Laura Uuttu-Deschryvere, Project Director, Helsinki Energy Challenge

Canadian Experience of Participating in Helsinki Energy Challenge

Mr. Rob McMonagle, Green Sectors, City of Toronto

9:40 / 16:40 The Future of Energy Solutions in Canada

Mr. Fernando Carou, Manager, Public Energy Initiatives, Environment and Energy Division, City of Toronto

9:55 / 16:55 Artificial Intelligence in Energy

Mr. Harri Kaukovalta, Business Development Executive, SILO.AI

10:05 / 17:05 Unlocking the Potential of Smart Grids for Carbon Reductions

Mr. Paul Parker, Professor, University of Waterloo

10:15 / 17:15 What companies are we having for 1-on-1 meetings tomorrow

Ms. Helena Sarén, Head of Smart Energy, Business Finland

Mr. Rob McMonagle, Green Sectors, City of Toronto

10:30 / 17:30 Closing Words

Mr. Roy Eriksson, Ambassador of Finland to Canada


Wednesday April 21, 2021

9:00am–10:30am (Toronto) / 16:00–17:30 (Helsinki)

Identifying potential projects and funding and building partnerships


Moderator:
Mr. Seppo Tossavainen, Senior Advisor, Region North America, Business Finland

9:00 / 16:00 Business and Funding Opportunities in Eastern Europe

Ms. Zofia Stelmaszczyk, Senior Advisor, Business Finland in Poland

9:15 / 16:15 The Clean Energy Policy and Program Landscape in Canada

Ms. Raegan Bond, Partner, Dunsky

9:30–10:30 / 16:30–17:30 1-on-1 meetings to identify potential partners and to have in-depth discussions

Registration

Closed since April 21, 2021

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Participants

Canada 79
Finland 39
Germany 1
Poland 3
United States 3
Total 125