EnergyAcademy: Back to the Future

Novia Event Vaasa Engineer
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Do you want to know what the future talents really think and need when it comes to the area’s appeal and connections between studies, working life and RDI? Register for Energy week’s networking & roasting event for students, Energy Academy companies and universities:

  • Friday, 24 March at 9.30-12.00 local time
  • Vaasa City Hall, Art Hall​

The roastmasters, future talents from STHEC, Mentoring program and International talents, will roast the representatives of University of Vaasa, VAMK, Novia UAS, Hanken, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi as well as Wärtsilä, Hitachi Energy, ABB and Danfoss.

10.30 Roast the Energy Future

A facilitated panel where students have the opportunity to roast the Energy Academy professionals with the trickiest questions. Roastmasters: Yeasin Arafat, Robin Hagqvist, Melina Hermann, Trajce IvanovHeidi Perälä and Yue Zhang. 

Minna Martikainen, Rector, University of Vaasa

Juha Päivike, Director, Sustainable Technology Hub, Wärtsilä

Jari Marjo, Head of Product Management and Development Finland, Danfoss Drives

Marja-Riitta Vest, Head of RDI, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences VAMK

Kristian Blomqvist, Dean, Faculty of Technology and Seafaring, Novia University of Applied Sciences

Marcus Norrgård, Professor of Law, University of Helsinki: Vaasa Unit of Legal Studies.

Lisbeth Fagerström, Professor in Health Sciences, Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies, Åbo Akademi

Salla Rundgren, HR Project Manager, ABB

Olav Lundström, Operating Unit Manager, Hitachi Energy

Petri Mäntysaari, Professor in Commercial Law, Hanken School of Economics

About 11.00-12.00 Energy Academy Booths & Mingle

Energy Academy is a cooperation model between universities and leading companies in the Vaasa region.

It is designed to increase the appeal of the area to students and graduates as well as to create better connections between working life, RDI and young talents. We bring together all six universities in Vaasa: University of Vaasa, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Hanken School of Economics, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University.

Companies and hubs involved are ABB Oy, Danfoss, EnergyVaasa, Hitachi Energy, Merinova, City of Vaasa, Vaasan Sähkö, VASEK and Wärtsilä Finland. The model is tightly connected to the Nordic Battery Belt, making Vaasa area an essential link in the sustainable value chain in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

Energy Academy insists on healing the planet for future generations – and making Vaasa a better place to live, study and work.