November 17, 2021
Companies investing in RDI activities again after the pandemic
Finnish companies can take the lead in taking advantage of the global digital green transition, as they are already producing goods and services that can significantly reduce carbon footprint and at the same time increase productivity. The positive carbon handprint of Finns was found to be very large at the Twin Transition Day, which focused on the digital green transition of industry, bringing together key players from industry and the research world. As an example of equipment that enables the twin transition, the day’s host Kalmar presented its fossil-free container handling equipment in Rusko, Tampere.
The main finding of the day organized by Business Finland, Kalmar and DIMECC was that after a short hiatus caused by the beginning of the pandemic, the companies have invested heavily in RDI activities in different time spans and achieved great results. Industrial companies are particularly interested in the twin transition.
“More efficient and environmentally friendly solutions bring a significant advantage in international competition,” says Arto Keskinen from Kalmar’s Automation Solutions business unit.
The industry is developing sustainably
Business Finland currently has two programs in which the issues of the twin transition are essential: Digital Trust, and Sustainable Manufacturing.
“At Business Finland, we are able to support the development of the manufacturing industry with both financing and expert services for growth and internationalization. Today, it was seen that industry is taking the requirements and opportunities of sustainable development seriously in Finland,” says Toni Mattila, Director of Business Finland’s Sustainable Manufacturing Program.
“This team leads the twin transition by example through changing emission and productivity standards to combat climate change through technological development,” says Harri Kulmala, CEO of DIMECC Ltd, which was also celebrating the 14th Annual Seminar.
“It’s amazing to create the future with the best. Statistics Finland’s figures for 2021 show that the forerunners in our programs have continued their exceptional success in terms of both growth and profitability through challenging times,” Kulmala adds.