April 16, 2021
NEEN participates in Equalitech (part 2)
EqualiTech 2021 Part 2 is an online seminar inspired by the themes of diversity and inclusion in the technical fields. The event is aimed at professionals with an interest in tech and the importance of ensuring diversity in the field.
Welcome to EqualiTech 2021 – Part 2: 22nd of April at 9.00-15.30
EqualiTech 2021 Part 2 is an online seminar inspired by the themes of diversity and inclusion in the technical fields, organized by VES and our partners. The event is aimed at professionals with an interest in tech and the importance of ensuring diversity in the field.
The event day will include fascinating speeches from experts and a variety of organizations and multiple workshops related to current themes in the field.
The event is live-streamed on YouTube.
9.00 Welcome words from the organizers
9.15 Thomas Blomqvist – Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality
– A Nordic approach to equality
9.30 Saara Kujala – GM in Business Development, Wärtsilä
– Future Fuels for sustainability
9.50 Simo Säynevirta – Digital Lead, ABB
– Green Electrification 2035
10.10 Sofia Elamson – Nordic Energy Research & NEEN Secretary
– The sustainable energy transition – an equality perspective
10.30 Zydrune Vitaite – Head of Sales at ELDES (Women Go Tech)
– What happens when industry fights for equality?
– BREAK –
11.00 Tim Wallin – CEO of Gambit
– Creating a wonderful workplace with diversity and equality ingrained in our DNA
11:20 Taina Myöhänen – President of We in Games
– Diversity in the game industry
11:40 Tomas Häyry – Mayor of Vaasa
– Leading the way on a local scale
12.00 Closing Words by our host, the futurist Elina Hiltunen
PARTNERS AND OFFICIAL SPONSORS:
Interreg Botnia-Atlantica, Österbottens förbund, Region Västerbotten, Region Västernorrland (the Future Cleantech Solutions project) ABB, Energy Vaasa, NEEN (Nordic Energy Equality Network), Nordic Council Of Ministers, the National Council of Women In Finland, Merinova, University of Vaasan, VEBIC Westenergy, Wärtsilä
Future Cleantech Solutions is a project that promotes cleantech companies’ opportunities for concrete business- and cooperation in a manner that strengthens their prospects of doing business on regional, national and international markets by enhancing the practical information on business and collaboration opportunities within the Kvarken region, developing a new model that supports concrete cross-border business partnerships, and supporting the development of new and existing cross-border clusters and gender equality in business life.
The project is being carried out 1.1.2019 – 31.12.202 and is financed by European Regional Development Fund: Interreg Botnia-Atlantica (60%), Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Region Västerbotten, Region Västernorrland, Technology Center MERINOVA, KOSEK Kokkolanseudun Kehitys, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK, City of Kokkola, City of Vaasa, Municipality of Örnsköldsvik, Umeå Energi, Umeå municipality, Skellefteå municipality, Skellefteå Kraft, Skellefteå Science City