Slush introducing smart & clean future

Slush introducing smart & clean future

We are creating the future now. What will the future look like? How will we live, move around, eat and work? How and where will we produce food in the future?

Innovators and pioneers are providing answers to the challenges of the future. Opportunities are emerging in many fields and the most agile forerunners are moving fast to capture the markets.

Come and explore radical clean technologies and smart solutions at our event SLUSH introducing SMART & CLEAN FUTURE on Thursday 1 December 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is organised by Sitra in co-operation with the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) and the Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation and in collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC and UPM.

This SLUSH side event contains two simultaneous streams: one focusing on Smart Farming and Clean Food and the other looking at Clean Cities and Smart Citizens.

Both sessions will feature pitches from cutting-edge start-ups, inspiring cases of technology and company development, information on financing opportunities and incisive views on the future to challenge the audience.

The event is revolutionary in many ways. This is the first time that the agriculture sector is taking part in SLUSH. And the Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean project will involve you in the world’s first union of cities, companies, universities and government organisations commited to save the world by creating successful business. So do not miss out!


Mari Pantsar, Sitra

Juha Marttila, MTK

Tiina Kähö, Smart & Clean Foundation


6 p.m. Opening and Setting the Scene (Seminar Hall 1)

Outcome Economy: Out of the dark ages into a smart and clean world by Helge Tennø (Founder & Principal, Jokull AS)

6:15-8 p.m. Session I: Smart Farming and Clean Food (Seminar Hall 2)

6:15 p.m. Welcoming words by Juha Marttila (Chairman of the Board, MTK) and Mari Pantsar (Director, Sitra)

6:25 p.m. Welcome to Agriculture 2.0 by Rob Leclerc (Co-Founder and CEO, AgFunder)
6:40 p.m. Start up solutions from the farming and food sector


From swamp to the reactor: Renewable energy storage & boost – Saara Kankaanrinta; Co-founder and Board Member, Qvidja Kraft
Unlocking the potential of insects – Perttu Karjalainen;  CEO and Co-founder, EntoCube
Massively optimizing artificial irrigation – Jonathan Skelly; CEO, Soil Scout
New and exciting way to remove water from food – Randi Phinney; CEO and CTO, Soleva Technologies

7:00 p.m. Food Odyssey 2016 – The Future Is Here! Tuomas Rinta-Panttila, Niina Sillanpää and Marc Gassot; ArtSense

7:15 p.m. Are cows spending their time in social media? Jarmo Puputti; Managing Director, RaisioArgo Ltd

7:30 p.m. Wanted – Solutions for saving the sea – Marjukka Porvari; Director Clean Baltic Sea project, John Nurminen Foundation

7:45 p.m. Situation normal all f****d up –  Samuli Laurikainen; Organic Farmer, Snafu Oy

8-9 p.m.  Snacks and Cocktails

6:15-8 p.m. Session II: Clean Cities and Smart Citizens (Seminar Hall 1)

6:15 p.m. Welcoming words and introduction to Smart & Clean
6:20 p.m. The emerging business opportunities created by clean cities

        Jukka Mäkelä; Mayor of Espoo
        Jussi Pajunen; Mayor of Helsinki
        Jyrki Myllyvirta; Mayor of Lahti
        Jose Valanta;Director of Business Development of City of Vantaa

6:30 p.m.  Smart and clean corporate pitches

One billion reasons to collaborate with us – Kimmo Kujala; Director Offering & Business   Development, Kone
Fortum startup investments for smart and clean future – Anne Jalkala; Vice President Startup and Fund Investment, Fortum
Neste and cities: Smarter and cleaner – Simo Honkanen; Senior Vice President Sustainability and Public Affairs, Neste
Biofore – The forest of opportunities for smart startups – Petteri Kalela; Vice President New Business, UPM

7:00 p.m.  What is your best smart & clean action? Markus Terho; Head of focus area Resource Wise Citizen, Sitra

7:05 p.m. Caverion reverse pitch and hack the officeVille Tamminen; Vice President Sales, MarCom and Development, Caverion Suomi Oy

7:15 p.m. Start-up solutions from smart and clean city development

 The future of mobility: from ownership to experiences – Sami Pippuri; CTO, MaaS Global
 The global bike rental platform – Rune Kokholm; COO, Donkey Republic
 Sunmapper – Making solar easy – Lars Holtse Bonde;CEO & Co-founder, Picodat

7:30 p.m. New paradigm for urban air quality – Jarkko Sairanen; Executive Vice President, Vaisala

7:45 p.m. Do, do, do – Save the world – Prosper – Tiina Kähö; Executive Director, Smart & Clean Foundation

8-9 p.m. Snacks and Cocktails

This side event is free of charge and does not include entry to SLUSH. By registering to the Smart & Clean Future side event you will receive a discount code enabling you to buy a one-day ticket to SLUSH for Thursday 1 December 2016 for only 225 euros (normally 295 euros).

Contact us
Leading Specialist, Carbon-neutral Industry, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

+358 294 618 263

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