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First Frontier Innovation Leaders: Video Series

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Millennium Technology Prize partner companies are innovation leaders at the forefront of R&D development.

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ABB Green Electrification 2035 is about making a carbon-neutral society a reality. Simo Säynevirta, Head of ABB’s Green Electrification 2035 ecosystem, tells about managing new energy systems based on renewable electricity.

Alma Talent

Tekniikka&Talous magazine is the voice of Finnish engineering creativity. Harri Junttila, Chief of Tech and ICT media at Alma Talent, emphasises that engineering creativity solves humanity’s toughest problems, and that Tekniikka&Talous wants to be the first to report those achievements.


Halton is the Global Technology Leader in Demanding Indoor Air Solutions. Anna Gagneur, Director of Customer Journey, shares how Halton Group helps provide clean air while saving up to 50% energy.


Let’s start dreaming beyond our imagination! Kone’s mission is to improve the flow of urban life. Calling an elevator with your mind seems like something you would only see in a sci-fi movie. But, with today’s technology – anything is possible, says Maciej Kranz, Kone’s EVP and CTO.

Metsä Group

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring aims to replace fossil materials with renewable wood-based materials. Katariina Kemppainen, VP, Group R&D at Metsä Group, and Niklas von Weymarn, CEO of Metsä Spring, share how the company is replacing fossil materials with renewable wood-based materials for a sustainable future.


Neste is green hydrogen frontrunner with a goal to reach carbon neutral production by 2035. Ossi Ikonen, Head of Renewable Energy, Renewable Hydrogen and Suvi Kurkijärvi, Business Development Manager, Renewable Hydrogen, state that change runs on renewables.


Nokia is committed to helping mobile network users around the world improve their energy efficiency. They create solutions that reduce the energy consumption of the cooling system by up to 90% and potentially reduce the CO2 emissions at the base station by up to 80%.

Learn more about solutions to help mobile network users around the world improve their energy efficiency from Nokia’s Nicole Robertson, VP, Environmental, Social & Governance.


As our world faces critical societal and environmental challenges, it’s ever more crucial to base decisions on accurate and reliable data. As a global technology leader and expert in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, Vaisala supports the measurement needs of governments, various industries, research organizations, and agriculture. Accurate data helps to make smart and sustainable decisions, says Otto Tierto, R&D Project Manager.

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