Updated: Nov 15, 2021

Yesterday was a big day when participants from whole Finland met in Vaasa to start the establishment of a national hydrogen network. We were privileged to both take part of interesting presentations and have insightful discussions. Thank you, and let´s meet again in the beginning of next year!

In 2020, the EU Hydrogen Strategy for a climate neutral Europe was launched by the European Commission. This strategy has been developed to boost production of green hydrogen, which is considered as a key technology towards a carbon-neutral society and industry.

Even though hydrogen (H2) is an invisible gas, different colors are used to describe the way hydrogen is being produced. This project is going to focus on green hydrogen, which means hydrogen produced by renewable sources (e.g. wind and, or solar).

Aim with this project:

  • to build a regional network of actors with an interest in green hydrogen,

  • to create a knowledge base for the role of green hydrogen technology as part of system level energy solutions,

  • to support the development of new business opportunities related to green hydrogen,

  • to promote the regional transition to CO2 neutral society

Financing: H2 Ecosystem Roadmap is an EU financed project granted by the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia.

Partners: Hanken School of Economics, Novia University of Applied Sciences & Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK)

Project duration: 1.8.2021 – 31.8.2022

Project team:

Project Leader Ossi Koskinen (Ph.D.), Principal Lecturer at VAMK

Project Co-leader Kaisa Penttilä (Ph.D. Candidate), Hanken

Project Co-leader Shiva Sharma, Lecturer at Novia

Project Researcher Seppo Mäkinen (Ph.D.), Principal Lecturer at VAMK

Project Researcher Ashkan Fredström (Ph.D.), Hanken

Project Assistant Emma Buss (M.Sc.), Hanken

Shiva Sharma, Kaisa Penttilä, Seppo Mäkinen, Emma Buss, Ossi Koskinen & Ashkan Fredström

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Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Green hydrogen is considered by the EU and other global actors as a key technology in the transition to carbon-neutral societies and industries. The H2 Ecosystem Roadmap project and the Future Cleantech Solutions project aim to create an updated map of the actors in Ostrobothnia and central Ostrobothnia as well as Västerbotten and Örnsköldsvik that are currently involved or have the potential to become actors in value chains connected to the hydrogen economy.

The projects’ goal is to identify the business ecosystems that can be built up in the region and give information on the current status of the hydrogen economy.

It takes approx. 10 minutes to answer the questionnaire. It is possible to answer the survey anonymously if you wish. We hope that all actors interested in business opportunities related to the hydrogen economy take the time to answer the questionnaire: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/AFC22E5E723E8A7C

Dead-line for answering the survey October 15th 2021.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us directly.

Best Regards,

Kaisa Penttilä, Hanken School of Economics


Kjell-Owe Ahlskog, VASEK


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