Finnish smart energy innovations presented in Smart Grid – Smart Energy Finland workshop in Hannover

Business Finland, the Finnish-German Trade Gild Hannover and the Chamber of Commerce Hannover conducted a workshop in the beginning of December offering the opportunity to exchange experience of successful smart energy projects. The workshop targeted utilities, public institutions, planning offices and solution providers in energy sector as well as R&D -institutes.

The event presented the Finnish highly innovative companies in smart energy field, Empower, Leanheat, Nuuka Solutions, Tosibox and Wirepas. The day also gave an opportunity to have a closer look at the Smart Energy programme in Finland and Smart Otaniemi innovation ecosystem.


Pia Salokoski from Business Finland fascilitating the panel discussion in the workshop. The panelists from the left side: Jan Segerstam from Empower IM, Thomas Weisshaupt from Wirepas, Jörn Krimpenfort from Tosibox, Jorma Ehrnrooth from Nuuka Solutions and Nico Klecka from Leanheat.


Sanna Öörni introducing next generation testbed Smart Otaniemi.

The participants raised up many good aspects and questions. The discussion was extremely fruitful between Finnish and German experts and insights from event attendees and organisers were inspiring.

Finland shows impressively, how to tackle the challenges of Energiewende successfully by utilizing digitalized energy data. Perfect platform for a good exchange of thoughts with Finnish stakeholders in the field of smart metering and related value added services”
Marcus Becker, Founder and Managing Director from power42 GmbH

The event and the discussions showed that Finnish solutions contribute to the German energy market and its digital transformation process – independent from the different regulatory backgrounds. This is also one feedback we receive from our international customers on our Mesh-solutions, which are field proven and which are validated in the test field Smart Otaniemi.
Thomas Weisshaupt, Business Owner D-A-CH, Wirepas Germany GmbH

It was interesting for the German participants to see how forwarding Finland is when it comes to the topic of Smart energy. The testbed Smart Otaniemi has a vital function and is an ideal platform for partners from Germany to prepare for the upcoming changes on the German market”
Markus Műller, Senior Advisor, Business Finland Germany

Smart Otaniemi is looking forward to continuing German-Finnish collaboration in smart energy field.