The daring thought in your head may be an idea that will slow down climate change. Posintra Ltd and Turku Science Park Ltd are holding a competition 1 February – 14 April, which aims to find new, innovative ideas for recovering and utilising waste heat.
Industrial processes generate a lot of excess heat that is not being utilised at the moment. Utilising excess heat is profitable, but too often heat disappears into thin air. Making use of excess heat would significantly deduct the carbon dioxide emissions in Finland.
Become a climate hero
Development companies Posintra Ltd and Turku Science Park Ltd are organizing a competition 1 February – 14 April, which aims to find new, innovative ideas for recovering and utilising excess heat.
“The ideas can be interdisciplinary or revolutionary; they can be quick drafts on paper or detailed engineering plans with costbenefit analysis included. The solution can be a business model or a digital service – or something completely different”, says Liisa Laurikko from Turku Science Park Ltd.
Presentation method is free, and anyone can take part in the competition; companies, associations, communities or individuals. Read through the competition rules and the example targets: www.posintra.fi/huima.
The best ideas will be developed further
The inventors with the most interesting ideas get to present them to the judges in Turku 15 May 2019. The best ideas will be developed further, and they will receive expert help for their commercialisation process. The winners will be announced in August 2020.
“We want to highlight that anyone can contribute to solving large problems. Sometimes even a small idea can grow to unexpected proportions. Often this takes time and consideration and taking many different matters into account, and this is why the ideas moving further in the competition will have year’s worth of help for further processing and developing,” says Liisa Laurikko.
The competition is organized as a part of ERDF-funded HUIMA – New ideas for energy efficiency in industry -project.
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Leena Tuomi, Director of Environmental Business, Posintra Ltd., firstname.lastname@example.org
Liisa Laurikko, Senior Advisor, Process Engineering and Materials Technology, Turku Science Park Ltd, +358 50 342 5481, email@example.com