Finland and Colorado Kicked Off Green Economy Collaboration
Finland and Colorado launched a Green Economy collaboration and held a launch meeting with relevant companies and research organizations on June 9, 2022.
The kick-off gave an overview of the collaboration and highlighted several areas of green opportunities between Finland and Colorado. This cooperation effort aims to create a working group involving companies and research organization from both sides.
Finland and the state of Colorado signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2022 for a partnership in advancing business, scientific research, and technology in their joint interest areas of: green economy, high-performance computing (incl. quantum technology), and aerospace.
Finland and Colorado share similar ambitious goals in advancing zero-carbon solutions and a clean energy transition. Business Finland North America, the Embassy of Finland to the United States, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) hosted the webinar to support business opportunities as well as research and innovation projects within the sectors of:
atmospheric and weather research and technology
future fuels such as hydrogen
sustainable bioeconomy & forest management
clean building infrastructure
This collaboration brings together companies, research organizations, and governmental representatives to explore, identify, and implement opportunities for collaborative projects related to the green economy. The working group will facilitate business and research matchmaking, expert knowledge and talent exchange, joint innovation projects, and bilateral delegation visits.
Finland offers world-class research infrastructure and tech solutions in emerging technologies and houses key European infrastructure and centers of excellence in atmospheric research and high-performance computing. Finnish companies are world-leaders in bio-based novel products, sustainable fuels, weather, and sensor technologies among others.
Besides housing numerous Fortune500 companies, Colorado is home to many globally leading research organizations in this sector, such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).
If you are interested in learning more about this partnership and the opportunities it could bring to your company or research organization, please contact:
Ms. Jennifer Tarkiainen
Business Finland Silicon Valley
Mr. Petri Koikkalainen
Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C.