Updated 15.3.2022 | 12:03

Vaasa EnergyWeek

Mon 21.3.2022 | 12:00 - Fri 25.3.2022 | 16:00

Vaasa City Hall ja Vaasan taidehalli
65100 Vaasa


EnergyWeek, The most significant international networking and sales event for the energy sector in the Nordic countries will take place on 21-25 March 2022 and is expected to attract thousands of visitors, guests and speakers from more than 20 countries. The venue for EnergyWeek will be Vaasa City Hall.

The event will have five themes, one for each day: energy and environment, wind and renewable energy, smart energy solutions, gas and a new theme on energy storage. All EnergyWeek seminars will be held in English, and some will also be broadcast live online.

Researchers and experts from the University of Vaasa will be involved in a variety of ways.

The event will start on Monday 21 March with the Energy & Environment seminar, where a panel discussion on "Uudet innovaatiot ja järjestelmätason kehitys mahdollistamassa Suomen päästötavoitteita ja uutta vientiä" (New innovations and system-level developments enabling Finland's emission targets and new exports) will include Minna Martikainen, our Vice Rector for Research.

On Tuesday 22 March, the Research Exhibition of Energy will be held at the Vaasa Art Hall (Senaatinkatu 19). The exhibition will feature a number of our university's research projects and the chance to talk to our researchers about their research topics. The exhibition is organised by the University of Vaasa's research platforms VEBIC, InnoLab and Digital Economy.

Also, on Tuesday at 5 PM - a joint demonstration at the University of Vaasa VEBIC laboratories by the University of Vaasa, Nordic Gas Solutions Ab, Brugg Rohrsysteme GmbH and Brugg-Pema Oy. The University of Vaasa presents their new system to run research engine by biomethane, Nordic Gas Solutions Ab gives a demonstration for their gas decompression system in University’s gas storage, and Brugg Rohrsysteme GmbH and Brugg-Pema Oy has presentation “LNG from a storage tank to the motor”. More information - please register by 20.3. via sonja.heikkila@uwasa.fi

On Wednesday 23 March, the Energy Transformation seminar will be moderated by Raine Hermans, Dean of the School of Technology and Innovation. Among the speakers will be Marcelo Godoy Simões, our Professor of Flexible and Smart Power Systems. His presentation, starting at 13:00, will be entitled "Artificial intelligence in control of renewable energy system".

Electric aviation is an interesting opportunity for the Kvarken region. The FAIR project is organising a seminar on this topic at Wednesday morning. Among the speakers will be our researcher Antti Mäenpää. The topic is Electric aviation - a new industry in Kvarken?

We will also participate in the Wednesday afternoon EnergySpin Forum & Innovation Awards event on "Energy startup landscape in Europe and TOP30 most promising energy startups".

On Thursday 24 March we will be at the Vaasa Gas Exchange event organised by the University of Vaasa Executive Education. Speakers at the Gas Exchange 1 seminar will include Research Programme Director Karita Luokkanen -Rabetino on the topic of DeCarbonising Shipping by Enabling Key Technology Symbiosis on Real Vessel Concept Designs. Also on Thursday, the University of Vaasa's Digital Economy Research Platform will host the Powered by Space - Space technologies and energy transformation seminar, moderated by Professor Heidi Kuusniemi, Director of the Research Platform.

Also on Thursday, OPAL-RT and Vaasa University are organizing a free workshop at the University of Vaasa: HIL Real-Time Simulation for Smart Grid Applications. More information and registration to this EnergyWeek side event.

On Friday 25 March from 9-15:30, The Nordic Energy Storage (NES) event will take place for the first time. NES is an international networking event for energy storage and battery industry customers and experts. This year there will be over 50 exhibitors, as well as interesting talks at the event's seminar. Participation is free of charge for guests. NES is organised by the University of Vaasa in cooperation with ABB, Merinova, Novia, Malmijalostus Finland, VAMK, VASEK, Viexpo and Wärtsilä.

The Energy Academy will also be presented at noon on Friday. The Energy Academy is a new model for joint action by universities and companies to further increase the attractiveness of the region for students and graduates.  Hannu Laaksonen, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Vaasa, will speak at the event.

Read the full EnergyWeek programme