Eight years on, the collapse of Nokia’s mobile phone business continues to reverberate. For Pekka Soini, head of the innovation and investment agency Business Finland, this shows the country can’t afford to put all of its eggs in one basket again
The project proposal RAPID U has been granted significant funding both by Business Finland (former Tekes) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). RAPID U is dedicated to both on-site measurements of building constructions’ U-values, using a novel measurement principle, and to the market deployment of U-value meters. Further support for the project comes from the Foundation of Technical Development and Research (TUF), the Finnish Ministry of Environment, The Finnish Real Estate Federation (Kiinteistöliitto) as well as The Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients (RakLi).