A daring thought: Your head may already hold an idea that will slow down climate change

Industry consumes nearly half of all energy used in Finland – and industrial activity produces waste heat.

Waste heat recovery and utilisation are excellent ways to fight climate change. We must reduce the Finnish carbon footprint. And why wouldn’t we succeed, we’re a resourceful nation at need.

We need your daring thought

Could industrial waste heat be utilised in the production of new products or unheard-of services?

Your idea can be an insight drafted on paper with a marker, or an advanced construction drawing including advantage calculations and background data. It can be a business model or a digital service. Or a combination of all the above.

OR you can reveal a waste heat target that’s not currently being used.

LOOK IN THE MIRROR, YOU MAY BE AN INVENTOR

We encourage thinking outside the box and welcome all interdisciplinary or revolutionary ideas with open arms. Naturally, we don’t eschew traditional engineering know-how and pragmatism either. We know that you cannot identify an inventor by the way they walk, their hat, or hairstyle – it’s all about the brainwaves.

 

WHERE TO START?

You can get started at your own workplace, your own company or that of your neighbour’s. The aim of the Huima (daring in Finnish) competition is to seek ways to recover and utilize industrial waste heat. If you work in the industry, are a student in the field, or are simply intrigued by the theme – put on your thinking cap. You just might do a big favor to the entire planet and also win something on the side. If you want, you can design your idea to be implemented at our example targets. Click on the links below to read about our example targets.

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THE BEST WILL BE REWARDED

Your insight may grow to unexpected proportions.  The best ideas stemming from the Huima competition will be developed further, possibly even to become a future business. Together with the required experts, Posintra and Turku Science Park will ensure that the winning ideas will have actual chances of commercialization.

 

SCHEDULE:

  • The time for the competition is between February 1 and April 15, 2019
  • Pitching for the judges in Turku on May 15, 2019
  • Further idea development will take place between the summer of 2019 and the summer of 2020
  • Winners will be announced in August 2020

 

COMPETITION RULES

 

HUIMA Press Release 1.2.2019

HUIMA Press Release 17.5.2019

 

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For more information, please contact: Leena Tuomi, Posintra Oy, leena.tuomi@posintra.fi, p. +358 40 730 5440

 

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Interested?

Your head may already hold an idea that will slow down climate change. Just your insight may grow to unexpected proportions.  See the competition rules and take part no later than April 15, 2019!