Reportage: Cleantech Thursday sees enthusiasts mingle under Finnish CG’s roof

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The Consul General of Finland, Mr Jari Sinkari and his wife, Mrs Caroline Gasmi-Sinkari, hosted a delightful buffet reception on Thursday evening (29/10) to meet enthusiasts of Green Technology for Cleantech Thursday.

Photo: (From left to right) Mrs Caroline Gasmi-Sinkari, Mr Mika Finska, Cleantech Finland (top), Ms Henna Räisänen, Chair of FinnCham, Finnish CG Mr Jari Sinkari, and Mr Morgan Wong, Director, Fullrich Capital Ltd.


 

Cleantech refers to all those products, services, processes and technologies that prevent or reduce the impact of harmful actions on the environment.The Finnish cleantech industry is an important and growing component of its economy.

Finnish CG Jari Sinkari (second from right) shares a laugh with Mika Finska, Cleantech Finland (left), Morgan Wong, Director, Fullrich Capital Ltd (second from right), Henna Räisänen, Chair, FinnCham (right), and his wife Mrs Caroline Gasmi-Sinkari.
Finnish CG Mr Jari Sinkari (second from right) shares a laugh with Mr Mika Finska, Cleantech Finland (left), Mr Morgan Wong, Director, Fullrich Capital Ltd (second from right), Ms Henna Räisänen, Chair, FinnCham (right), and his wife Mrs Caroline Gasmi-Sinkari.

The Finnish cleantech sector encompasses around 2,000 enterprises. According to consulate’s website, Finnish companies are global leaders in energy efficiency, clean industrial processes and bioenergy, and are strong in areas such as analysis and automation, renewable energy, waste management, water and wastewater treatment, and emissions reduction.

In 2013, the Finnish cleantech industry continued to grow by 5%, with the total industry turnover growing by EUR 1.2 billion from the previous year. The total turnover of the Finnish cleantech industry was EUR 25.8 billion in 2013.