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1 FinNode & Smart Water: Finnish Innovation Network in Action Michael Lovejoy FinNode USA 3 rd EU-Russia Innovation Forum 15 June 2012

2 Cluster Evolution

3 Finnish Innovation Environment Parliament of Finland Council of State Research and Innovation Council Ministry of Education Ministry of Employment and the Economy The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Other ministries The Finnish National Fund for Research and Development Universities and other research centers Finpro Finnvera Industry Investment Industries & Enterprises EED-Centers

4 Leading Centers of Innovation Spatial Distribution of Activity Financial activities Innovation centers Scientific centers Leading Universities

5 FinNode MISSION FinNode is Finland s gateway to leading and emerging global innovation hubs VISION Finland is a recognized Node in global innovation networks FinNode a step ahead

6 FinNode Network Finland EK Target Countries Internationalization: Foresight: Researcher Mobility: Partnering: Cities FinNode USA: Washington DC Santa Clara Stamford Houston Los Angeles New York FinNode China: Shanghai Beijing Guangzhou Hong Kong Shenzhen VTT Ministry of Education & Culture Academy of Finland Sitra R&D Services: Embassies & Consulates: FinNode Russia: Moscow St. Petersburg FinNode Japan: Tokyo & Sendai FinNode India: New Delhi

7 FinNode Model Markets / Signals R&D Collaboration Innovation Watch / Sense Making Market Entry Strategic Planning in Finland Action in Finland

8 Identifying Global Changes Innovation Watch Projects Dissemination Innovation Watch: Analysis of the change signals in the target country for the Finnish innovation ecosystem Projects: Evaluation of the business and cooperation possibilities around an interesting change signal Conceptualization of new business models and partnerships Dissemination: Transfer of the key findings for utilization in Finland Future Sessions & Seminars (videoconference) Main partners: SHOKs, OSKEs & Tekes Programs

9 Knowledge Base: Recent FinNode Projects Sustainable Communities, Smart Grid & 21 st c. Urban Design Source: Austin Energy, 2008

10 Smart Water Signal Global Natural Water System Source: BBC, 29 September 2010 World Bank: 40 percent of the world have no access to clean water or sanitation

11 Smart Water Signal Global Managed Water Systems Source: BBC, 29 September 2010 Smart Water uses ICT as a comprehensive enabler of optimal water management.

12 Million Smart Water Project Genesis Global Installed Base of Smart Water Meters 10,3 29, Source: Pike Research, January 2012 Major Areas for ICT in Water Management Mapping of Water Resources And Weather Forecasting Setting up Early Warning Systems and Meeting Water Demand In Cities Of The Future Asset Management For The Water Distribution Network Just In Time Irrigation In Agriculture And Landscaping Source: ITU, October 2010 Water is the only commodity in the world that has no substitute regardless of price.

13 Stakeholder Smart Water Interests Finnish Funding Agency for Technology & Innovation (Tekes): The [Tekes] Water Programme reforms business operations, products and services in the water sector in Finland and promotes Finnish expertise in the sector on the international market. Finnish Water Forum: The Finnish Water Forum will help to plan and promote water-related projects and to increase the visibility of Finnish water know-how at international events of the water sector. Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT): Offers a wide range of expertise in the development of resource-efficient waste and water technologies.

14 Global FinNode Project Planning Project Parameters Project Team Immediate involvement of stakeholders Execution in two stages 1 st Stage: Describe water challenges in FinNode Countries Present case studies Define business potential for Finnish companies at a futures session Five FinNode Countries Senior Consultants in Finpro / Finland Trade Centers Senior Project Advisors Tekes Water Programme Finnish Water Forum Finpro Helsinki VTT Pöyry Environment Vaisala Finnish Smart Water Company Group to play active role in targeting areas of interest.

15 FinNode Project Dissemination Smart Water Futures Session Tokyo Webcast Shanghai St. Petersburg Oulu Pori Turku Rovaniemi Oulu Kajaani Vaasa Kuopio Joensuu Seinäjoki Jyväskylä Mikkeli Pori Tampere Lahti Turku Lappeenranta Helsinki Mikkeli Lahti Helsinki 1 Helsinki 2 Visualize and share created ideas, business opportunities and networks.

16 FinNode Futures Session Framework Start (15 min) 2. Signals (45 min) 3.Action (90 min) 9:00 9:15 People & Today s theme 15 min Helsinki, Lahti, Mikkeli, Oulu, Pori, Turku and Webcast are linked to discuss with FinNode countries about Smart Water Introduction Michael Lovejoy 10 min Tekes update Tuomas Lehtinen 5 min Five country specific presentations 5 x 5 min 10:00 Local Discussion Sharing outcomes 11:25 Comments Q&A Summary & Closing remarks

17 FinNode Russia Presentation Signal Main challenges: Communal water supply: Surface water quality Old infrastructure Individual water metering Energy saving Drinking water price Population awareness Lack of domestic technologies Topics in industry media, 2011 Industrial waste water treatment. Industrial waste water pre-treatment. Penalty cost is less than investment in waste water treatment. Waste water technologies, 32% Drinking water technologies, 20% Disinfection technologies, 12% Energy efficiency, 11% Sludge treatment, 11% Pipes, 9% Industrial waste water treatment, 5%

18 FinNode China Presentation Signal Case Study: Hebei Feixiang Water-Saving Irrigation & Drainage Forecast Demo Project

19 FinNode India Presentation Signal Case Study: Rural India Decentralised Water Systems SMART WATER MANAGEMENT FORWARD PLANNING. PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY & PACKAGED SOLUTIONS. REMOTE MONITORING.. MEASUREMENT FOR JUSTIFIABLE PRICING.. SPATIAL MANAGEMENT WATER TRANSPORT.. POINT OF SOURCE SYSTEMS

20 FinNode Futures Session Conclusions Finland & Smart Water Rovaniemi Oulu Kajaani Vaasa Kuopio Joensuu Seinäjoki Jyväskylä Mikkeli Pori Tampere Lahti Turku Lappeenranta Helsinki New Opportunities Innovative Niche Technologies Integrated Total Solutions Challenges Big Players Soft Financing Pricing, Protectionism & National Interests Actions Link Big Players & Smaller Players = Broader Offering Define Complementary Competence/Offering & Superior Value Chain/Total Solutions Countries of Interest BRIC Nations Small Communities in USA Select Developing Nations

21 Smart Water Business Potential Links to Signals Session Presentations and Discussion Notes can be found at: Next Steps: Phase 2 Project

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