Welcome to Vantaa Innovation Festival week! Making the Green City Together webinar presents Vantaa environment-based innovations, green transition and the related partnering, as well as Vantaa’s goal of being climate-neutral in 2030.

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Webinar: Making the Green City Together - Green Transition and Co-operation

  • Time: October 25, 2022, at 9:00-10:30 CET (Finnish time 10-11.30)
  • Language: English
  • Host: Riku Rantala, journalist and creator of the Madventures TV series
  • Speakers: City of Vantaa employees and representatives of various stakeholders
  • Join to webinar:  https://event.prospectumlive.com/innovation-webinar-vantaa

Contents of the webinar (CET)

At 9:00, Welcome! Vantaa, European Rising Innovative City 2021-2022

Ritva Viljanen, Mayor of Vantaa
Birgit Weidel, Head of Department, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

At 9:15, Climate neutrality and Carbon Negativity by 2030

  • How to achieve Climate Neutral city by 2030?
    - Tero Anttila, Deputy Mayor, Urban Environment
  • Horizon2020 project CIRCuIT on circular economy in building
    - Kimmo Nekkula, Project Coordinator, Vantaa Environment Centre
  • The innovative energy projects of Vantaa Energy Ltd: Carbon negativity by 2030
    - Hanna Pitkänen, Development Manager, Vantaa Energy Ltd

At 9:45, Innovative airport city Aviapolis

  • The most sustainable airport area in Europe as the goal: Avia Network and Finavia
    - Mikko Viinikainen, Vice President, Sustainability & Environment, Finavia
    - Ulla Ruuskanen, Project Manager, City of Vantaa and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
  • MATTI: unique digital co-operational tool for city planning
    - Henry Westlin, City Engineer
    - Johanna Rajala, District architect, Aviapolis Airport City

At 10:05, iCapital Winner 2021 Dortmund: iResilience Project supporting the resilience in cities

Carolina Bauer, City of Dortmund

At 10:10, Ecosystems for a climate neutral city:

  • Business co-operation in Vantaa
    - Kimmo Viljamaa, Director of Economic Development
    - Panu Vuorimaa, Senior Advisor, Vantaa Key Business Clusters
  • Vantaa local Key Business Clusters, case Food & Beverage Cluster
    - Henri Laine, CEO, Redono Oy

At 10:30, Thank you!


The webinars offer inspiration for your own work, possibility to discuss the content, as well as a wide review of Vantaa’s sources of joy: register now!

Warm welcome! 

There will be three webinars on the subject during the Innovation Festival. The language of the webinars is English. The webinars are open to everybody and free of charge.

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