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1 Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd The leading Cleantechtechnology centreof the Nordic countries We speed up Finnish companies to grow and to internationalize. We are developing the Lahti region into a world-class centre for environmental business and research.

2 Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd Focus in Cleantech Business The leading Cleantech Park in Northern Europe. Coordinator of the Finnish CleantechCluster with over 500 member companies. 100 % subsidiaryrenewable energy centre Energon(TRI Energy Oy). Turnover M. Budget M. Project portfolio over 30 M. Number of personnel appr. 50. CEO Lauri Ylöstalo. Member or Partner of e.g. TEKEL (Finnish Science Park Association) IASP (International Association of Science Parks) EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network) EEN (Enterprise Europe Network) Greenovate! Europe, CleantechScandinavia, Global CleantechCluster Association Finnish Cleantech Cluster led by LahtiSBP was nominated the 3rd best cleantech cluster globally by Sustainable World Capital.

3 LahtiSBP s role in Lahti region business development Developing the main focused businesses Cleantech and Design. Promoting the establishment of growth companies. Enhancing the innovation and R&D activities. Developing the innovation infrastructure. Finnish Cleantech Cluster led by LahtiSBP was nominated the 3rd best cleantech cluster globally by Sustainable World Capital.

4 LahtiSBP sorganisation 6 Business Units Personnel over 50 Finnish Cleantech Cluster led by LahtiSBP was nominated the 3rd best cleantech cluster globally by Sustainable World Capital.

5 LahtiSBP Services Business development & internationalization services for Cleantech companies Internationalization programmes: China, Russia, India. Investor & financer contacting: Cleantech Venture Day. Development services for growth-companies Business Incubator and ICT services Invest-in activities & soft-landing services Lahti Cleantech Park facilities & services. Cleantechinfrastructure -R&D labs, pilots, test-beds: Energon Renewable Energy Research Centre Pilot-scale Soil Research Centre Finnish Cleantech Cluster led by LahtiSBP was nominated the 3rd best cleantech cluster globally by Sustainable World Capital.

6 Lahti Northern Part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Population 1.6 Million City of Lahti -7th largest city in Finland Population: Lahti ~ , Lahti Region ~ Lahti-Helsinki 100 km ~ 1 hour by car, ~50 min. by train Lahti -Helsinki-Vantaa Airport 90 km ~ 40 min. St. Petersburgh < 5 hours by train

7 Lahti Cleantech center of Finland

8 Lahti CleantechPark The most significant centre of environmental research, education and business in Finland. Currently home to approximately 50 companies and organizations. Several new office buildings is planned to be built on the lot in the near future. The construction of the 2nd new office building has started and will be opened in the beginning of 2012.

9 Business Incubator Services Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd

10 LahtiSBP Business Incubator The biggest business incubator in Finland in number of customers. Offers versatile incubator services for entrepreneurs whose business idea is based on new technologies, significant research results or service innovation and whose business idea can be estimated to have growth and internationalization potential. Business incubation is an excellent development platform for new, promising and economically feasible business ideas.

11 Business Idea What next? Sales activities and export Business Idea Development financing

12 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Services Business Development Services Financial Consultancy Business Planning Consultancy Support of Company Establishment Marketing Consultancy Legal Advice Use of External Expertise Office Premises

13 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Process Duration years 0-6 months months 6-12 months SEARCH Product ideas Business ideas Feasibility Study PRE- INCUBATING Company Establishment & Preincubating Services START-UP Business Incubating Services Development of product management skills & building up of external specialist networks DEVELOPMENT Growth Services Spin-offs Researchbased ideas Evaluation Business Management and Networking Support Services Pre-incubator Agreement Incubator Agreement Business Plan Starting basic operations Starting growth phase Evaluation of the business potential of the business idea Preparations for starting the business Building basic business structures Planning & implementing growth activities TULI project

14 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Process Phase 1 Searching potential new entrepreneurs Duration 0-6 months Marketing of incubating activities & services In Lahti Region In the Päijät-Häme Region In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

15 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Process Phase 2 Pre-incubation Duration 6 8 months Refining the business idea. Compiling a business plan. Company establishment. Transition to the actual incubating phase. Pre-incubator agreement. Guidance and advising services by Lahti Science and Business Park. 100 % compensation for the external business development expertise.

16 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Process Phase 3 Starting-up Duration 24 months (targeted) 1. Selecting of companies meeting the criteria. 2. Applying for the incubating support from the Employment and Economic Development Centre. Criteria Full-time-based entrepreneurship Company officially registered Company located in the premises managed by the Business Incubator ProStart program successfully completed 3. Business Incubator Agreement.

17 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Process Phase 4 Exit Preparing for exit Starting 3-6 months prior to the actual date of exit. Securing the ability to run business independently. Assisting in finding suitable premises. Securing the adequacy of financing.

18 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Forms of financial support Incubating Support up to 12 months Max. 50 % of eligible costs (VAT 0%). Incubator charges. Accounting company expenses. External expertise and training costs (24 months). Start-up Support up to 12 months For reasonable wages and social security costs (25 %) or for one person s calculatorywages in maximum (not granted to entrepreneurs receiving starting support) For 1-3 entrepreneurs in a single company (max 50 % of eligible wages) Investment Support up to 15 % of eligible costs (VAT 0 %) For production investments (e.g. computers and software)

19 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Potential financers Finnvera Tekes Innofin Foundation for Finnish Inventions AVERA Other financial institutions Business Angels

20 LahtiSBP Business Incubator Statistics New pre-incubator agreements New incubator agreements Amount of incubator companies Total amount of companies Average incubation time /months Number of capital investments

21 Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd The leading Cleantechtechnology centreof the Nordic countries For further information, please contact Risto Mauno Director Development services for new growth-companies

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