Still time to enter Innovation Challenge at Network 2021 trade fair

In the Smart Network innovation challenge we’re looking for solutions, which enable efficient and reliable operation of the energy networks even in the turbulent environment brought by climate change and energy transition. The successful innovations will have huge international market potential and impact in the changes facing the energy infrastructure and its owners.

The finalists of the challenge will have an opportunity to present their case to the industry decision makers at the fair, and to potential early stage investors represented in the jury. The winner will get additional publicity and contacts through Energiauutiset – the leading Finnish energy industry publication.

You can enter the challenge by filling out the entry form here before August 31st. In addition to the entry form, we encourage you to submit a pitch deck and/or video pitch (max 5 minutes) to

Additional information:

Tuomas Oksanen

+358 50 444 720

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