The LuxTurrim5G ecosystem and its product offering were proudly showcased at the Expo 2020 Dubai. In March, the LuxTurrim5G ecosystem arranged a VIP event at the Expo to present the ecosystem offering, partners and solutions to a group of ecosystem stakeholders. Finnish innovations gained a lot of attention in Dubai Expo: Finland pavilion actually hit the mark of one million guests before the exhibition closes its doors on 31 March 2022.
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From mostly reacting to partner invitations, the City of Rotterdam now transitions to approach EU opportunities with a proactive mindset first. Our intent is to utilize EU-level funding in enabling innovation and digital capabilities of the region. In this journey, Spinbase becomes a tool to empower every colleague in the municipality to take advantage of funding calls.
The EuroPAT-MASiP project with 28 partners from all over Europe was completed in August 2021, demonstrating a successful and significant overall outcome. The project, funded by the ECSEL JU and national funding agencies, aimed to reinforce the European semiconductor manufacturing position by focusing on the semiconductor and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) packaging. The results of the project have an impact on the development of new packaging technologies, production and test equipment, as well as on innovative applications by European electronics, component and system manufacturers. Spinverse prepared the funding application and supported the project coordinator on the project’s day-to-day management, communications and dissemination.
Wärtsilä launches Zero Emission Marine ecosystem to accelerate the transition to a sustainable marine industry
Business Finland will allocate 20 M€ in the Zero Emission Marine (ZEM) ecosystem project of Wärtsilä. As an ecosystem leader, Wärtsilä will launch an extensive RDI project together with close to 200 actors, who share a goal of creating a zero-emission ecosystem for the marine industry. Spinverse team will support in commencing the four-year project developing cutting-edge sustainable technologies to reach its ambitious goals. Spinverse experts will help the project in setting the groundwork and creating an efficient operating model for the ecosystem.
The Clean Hydrogen Partnership has just launched its calls for project proposals that aim to develop cutting edge hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. As one of the founding members in Hydrogen Cluster Finland and an expert on public funding, Spinverse can help your company to prepare the best possible funding application for your Clean Hydrogen project.
World Expos are one of the oldest and largest international events on the planet, taking place every five years and lasting six months. It is an event for all to experience, explore, innovate, and have fun by sharing ideas and working together. An Expo is a global showcase event that aims at sharing newest innovations, promoting progress and fostering cooperation. Exactly what Spinverse does in its daily business.
The Finnish pavilion presents globally leading clean technologies, sustainable and digital solutions just to mention a few main themes. Since Expo 2020 Dubai opened its gates, it has recorded over 13.5 million in-person visits and nearly ten times as many (121 million) virtual visits. The Finnish pavilion has already welcomed almost 700 000 visitors during this time.
Spinverse and LuxTurrim5G ecosystem are participating in the Expo to promote how smart cities can tackle the grand challenges regarding urbanization and climate change, boost sustainable development and enable their digital transformation. The developed concept and holistic solution is based on modular 5G smart poles and a data marketplace providing the digital backbone and infrastructure for smart cities. This allows the development of a multiplicity of new smart city services related e.g. to public safety, green last-mile logistics, autonomous transport and healthy living. To make this happen requires co-creation, development of new operating models and facilitation of extensive cooperation between different stakeholders globally – where Spinverse is experienced in.
Meet the Spinverse experts Pekka Torvinen and Joni Turunen at Expo 2020 Dubai on 10 March 2022 and learn more about Smart Cities and Ecosystem leadership. The extensive LuxTurrim5G smart city ecosystem shows a great example of Spinverse work on ecosystem leadership towards commercialisation and joint offering.
We also welcome you to join our intensive one-hour webinar on 10th March to learn more about how to boost smart city service development with data collected via 5G smart pole networks and other data sources. This webinar is part of LuxTurrim5G VIP Day activities at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
LuxTurrim5G ecosystem includes the following partners:
European Commission proposes Chips Act to address semiconductor shortages and boost Europe’s technological leadership
The recent shortages in the supply of semiconductors have resulted in factory closures in many sectors from health to automotive, affecting decrease in production in Europe. This demonstrates how dependent Europe is of the global semiconductor value chain, and the impact of having a very limited number of cutting-edge manufacturers. To confront this challenge, European Commission has proposed an EU Chips Act that will build on Europe’s strengths of world-leading research and technology organisations, networks and a number of pioneering equipment manufacturers.
Borealis Finland has received 20 M€ in funding from Business Finland to launch their innovative SPIRIT programme (Sustainable Plastics Industry Transformation). As project leader, Borealis Finland will coordinate research and development efforts among a wide range of existing and new partners. Spinverse team will help Borealis to build and lead the ecosystem and related projects needed to fulfil the ambitious mission.
The European Commission has announced the second set of calls for proposals in the Digital Europe (DIGITAL) programme. The forthcoming calls address a large array of the themes in the Digital Europe, among others data spaces, testing and experimentation facilities, public sector open data, medical data, blockchain, digital identity, cybersecurity and skills. The calls prepare and advance deployment of digital technologies and services in sectors such as health care, smart cities and communities, education, agriculture, culture, manufacturing, security and law enforcement.
Spinverse helped Nornickel Harjavalta to secure 15 M€ investment from Business Finland to strengthen the Finnish battery ecosystem
Nornickel Harjavalta, a refiner of nickel metals and chemicals in Finland, recently secured a significant investment of 15 M€ from Business Finland for expanding the production capacity of their plant in Harjavalta, Finland. The funding will strengthen the Finnish battery ecosystem and boost the building of sustainable battery industry to Finland. Spinverse funding experts supported Nornickel Harjavalta in the preparation phase of their successful project proposal.