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Nordic Innovation Accelerator

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 18 December, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Helsinki-Uusimaa
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Global Cleantech Cluster Association
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Emmi
Kaipio
Cluster Manager
+358405353997
emmi.kaipio@nia.fi
Anu
Pousi
Project Manager
+358408431130
anu.pousi@nia.fi
Nina
Harjula
Internationalisation Responsible
+358505180915
nina.harjula@nia.fi
Languages spoken: 
English
Finnish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Energy management
Clean Production / Green Technologies
S3 EU priority areas: 
Eco-innovations
Resource efficiency
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Cleantech
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
135
Number of SME members: 
128
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Nordic Innovation Accelerator® is an international cleantech business network connecting innovations with market opportunities and funding. The services include digital open innovation platform and the Cleantech Venture Day® -event.

Nordic innovation Accelerator® offers an effective way for large corporates to find solutions for renewal and a way for startups and SMEs to find new business opportunities, partners and investors. Nordic Innovation Accelerator Ltd. continues the development work together with large partner network to ensure finding solutions from the best innovative companies in the Nordics. 

Nordic Innovation Accelerator is also a founding member of a global network Global Cleantech Cluster Association and is digitally connecting innovation hubs all around the world.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
India
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Cleantech Venture Day has grown to be the biggest cleantech investment event in the Nordic countries and it has been organized for 11 times since 2006, in Lahti, Finland.

Over the years more than 200 companies from 13 different countries have pitched in front of international investors and received over 500 MEUR worth investments after the event. In year 2017 Cleantech Venture Day will expand to Great Britain and will also be held in London, UK, annually from this year onward.

www.cleantechday.com