Manchester, 14 May 2019 - Finland has been an active member country since the start of ITEA. Over the past few years, the participation has been increasing very fast and in ITEA’s latest Call Finland is even the #1 contributor in terms of effort.
To consolidate this valuable partnership and to strengthen the ITEA Programme, the ITEA Board has unanimously welcomed the Finnish company Empower IM Oy as a new member. On 14 May, Jan Segerstam, Development Director at Empower IM and Zeynep Sarilar, ITEA Chairwoman, officially signed the Deed of Accession during the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit in Manchester.
Empower IM is a multinational company realising a smarter society through digital innovation. The company develops digital platforms for customer needs utilising profound domain competencies of the service business ranging from enabling energy markets and smart energy information infrastructure to delivering information management systems and services to the energy sector. The company operates in the Nordic and Baltic countries and provides services to over 100 Energy sector companies across the Nordic region. With a unique 24/7 real time control room that combines technical energy asset management with timely energy market transactions, Empower IM is at the heart of enabling the digital energy economy together with major stakeholders in the region.
At the moment, Empower IM is involved in two ITEA 3 Call 5 projects, which have just been labelled. Previously they were involved in the M2MGrids and the SEAS project, the latter being the recipient of an ITEA Award of Excellence for Innovation and Business impact. Within the SEAS project, Empower has incorporated dynamic microgrid strategies into its future roadmap and has enabled interaction of flexible energy resources with the Enerim EMS solution. The Enerim CIS solution that builds on SEAS knowledge in connectivity, is gaining ground as the premier new energy customer information management and billing solution. Currently, it is being deployed in upcoming datahub enabled retail markets in Finland and it is expected to manage over 45% of the national distribution metering points in the coming years.
“Innovation is not about finding the best ideas needed for society but about designing and developing a new service or product that will have a direct impact in the market to the benefit of companies and people. Empower has a proven track record of success in implementing innovative solutions through ITEA projects. Additionally, Empower is closely connected to the Innovative networks of Finland that will certainly enrich the ITEA innovation Community. I am very enthusiastic for future that will be developed by an ITEA Community enriched not only by Empower but also its networks.” ITEA Chairwoman Zeynep Sarılar highlights.
“For us ITEA has proven to be a unique community that enables cross-domain and cross-national collaboration in open innovation with significant industry impact. Growing from industry needs and challenging innovators while supporting collaborative efforts, ITEA has brought us new insight into the digital opportunities that come about when domain competences meet. To achieve global excellence Europe needs the kind of collaboration fostered by ITEA and stemming from true industrial drive. We are excited to be able to contribute to the community with our long-standing expertise in digitally driven services and digital knowledge in enabling energy market processes and platforms. We are excited to contribute and embark on a new journey with ITEA by becoming a new member in the community that has already been sparring us in projects realized together.” Jan Segerstam - Development Director of Empower IM Oy.
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