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Establishing an internationally competitive battery ecosystem of the future in Finland

Council of Tampere Region, Business Finland, Aalto University and University of Jyväskylä improve networking between battery-sector operators and funding for growth-oriented companies and research organisations within the sector.

Photo: Topias Dean/Sitra

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Challenge

Batteries play an important part not only in the electrification of transport but also in the realisation of renewable energy growth. Batteries are used in many sectors, meaning that many operators do not network with each other. In particular, the valuable and rare materials used in batteries means there is a huge international demand for circular economy solutions.

Solution

The project carried out by the Council of Tampere Region and Sitra prepared a status report on the circular economy in the battery sector (in Finnish) and put together a network of Finnish battery-sector operators. The objective of the project is to increase circulation at all stages of the battery’s life cycle, and to highlight recycling solutions and raw materials for batteries as well as the global value chains related to batteries.

Business Finland’s Smart Energy programme running between 2017 and 2021 will provide funding and support for the battery sector through the Batteries from Finland focus area. Companies and solutions included in the network will be guided to co-operate with Business Finland.

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The critical move - Finland's road map to a circular economy 2.0

The circular economy roadmap 2.0 plots Finland’s route to the circular economy by 2025. Find your role, form your team and make your move towards a wiser economy.

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