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CLIC webinar on creating impact for RDI investments was held on 2 November 2022

CLIC webinar on “How to create more impact for your RDI investments and why?” was held on 2 November 2022.

The first part of the webinar focused on introducing partnership programs, different funding instruments and good practises to manage an ecosystem. 

Bruno Mesquita, Project Manager at A.SPIRE gave a presentation about the Processes4Planet Partnership programme. 

Michael Hübner, Coordinator of the Clean Energy Transition Partnership, Senior Policy Officer at Federal Ministry, Austria, shared experiences from the Joint programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems and perspectives for the CETPartnership. 

After Michael Hübner’s presentation, Anssi Paalanen, Ecosystem Lead at Business Finland, talked about the different funding instruments at Business Finland and how companies can benefit from public funding for their RDI projects. 

Erkki Ormala, Senior Fellow at Aalto University, shared the learnings on how to successfully manage an ecosystem and newly published “the Good Practice Guide” on managing ecosystems. 

The second part of the webinar focused on company experiences as well as research institute’s view on EU projects. 

Kenneth Widell, Sr Project Manager at Wärtsilä gave a presentation about the most important factors when picking and choosing funded projects. 

After Kenneth Widell’s presentation, Simo Säynevirta from ABB talked about creating impact with Green Electrification, their flagship program. 

Simo Säynevirta’s presentation was followed by Hanna Kalliomäki, CSO at Paptic. In her presentation, Hanna shared their development journey, and what role the public funding has played for Paptic in their R&D&I development. 

In her presentation, Anna Tenhunen-Lunkka, Senior Scientist and Project Manager at VTT, talked about the benefits of joining Horizon Europe projects and showed some examples of recently acquired EU projects at VTT. 

Both sessions were followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Antti-Jussi Tahvanainen from VTT. 

You can access the recording and the presentations of the event here.