Botnia Green Energy
The world situation with energy shortage and the climate goals with reduced emissions of greenhouse gases place increasing demands on sustainable, efficient and climatefriendly innovations. The increased demands for a green transition means that new industries establish in the northern parts of Europe and large research and infrastructure projects are carried out. What is missing is cross-regional cooperation that builds innovative networks/ ecosystems, drives future sustainable energy innovations and includes the region's energy companies.
The project´s objective is to support cross-border collaboration to accelerate the development of innovative, sustainable energy solutions. This is done by developing a long-term collaboration platform, supporting innovation collaborations and developing international collaboration. The project will establish a cross-border, northern Nordic ecosystem. A key issue is building innovative networks/ecosystems with the region's energy companies and SMEs.
The project shall contribute to increased cross-regional cooperation between SMEs, energy companies, industry, municipalities/cities and regions, academia and the innovation support system. It will connect energy companies, industry and public sector with SMEs and startups with innovative products and services to accelerate the green transition through increased commercialization.
- Project time: 1.1.2023-31.12.2025
- Budget:1 918 400 euros
- Project partners: Kvarken Council EGTS (lead partner) Science City Skellefteå AB, Vasaregionens Utveckling Ab VASEK, Oy Merinova Ab, Övik Energi Aktiebolag, Kokkolanseudun Kehitys Oy, Ab Jakobstadsregionens Utvecklingsbolag Concordia, Umeå kommun
- Financers: Interreg Aurora, Lapin liitto, Region Västerbotten, Region Västernorrland, Kvarken Council EGTS, Pietarsaaren seudun kehitysyhtiö Concordia, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK, Oy Merinova Ab, Umeå Municipality, Skellefteå Municipality, Örnsköldsvik Municipality, City of Vaasa, City of Kokkola, Umeå Energi, Skellefteå Kraft, Övik Energi, Vaasan sähkö, Katternö/ Herrfors, Kokkolan Energia.