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Next Business Lab

Wärtsilä Energy

Join us in making the future of energy 100% renewable

Tomorrow’s energy landscape is being reshaped by new technologies and regulation in unforeseen ways. Decarbonising our industry is not something we can achieve overnight. We believe that finding visionary partners with the most inspiring innovations is crucial in making it happen.

To tackle these challenges, Wärtsilä Next Business Lab is on a mission to uncover game-changing innovations to accelerate the energy transition. We’re looking for ambitious growth companies to join us in reaching a
100% renewable energy future.


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What we're looking for

We’re in search of solutions that can springboard our customers into a decarbonised future and pilot projects that could evolve into partnerships and possible acquisitions. 


Novel energy storage solutions

  • New solutions for stationary energy storage segment, especially long-duration technologies
  • Manufacturing of improved Li-ion based energy storage systems with innovations in materials and cell design, power conversion, and battery management
  • Solutions addressing the limitations of Li-ion based storage systems through improvements in sustainability and safety

Decarbonisation innovations

  • Solutions that help our industrial customers to more effectively reach their decarbonisation targets and track the efficiency of their decarbonisation measures
  • These include but are not limited to carbon tracking, demand side management, electrification of operations, carbon capture and storage

Digitalisation of energy assets

  • Software capabilities to enhance our digital energy platform
  • Analytics solutions to optimise operations and maintenance of renewable asset systems 
  • Capabilities to hedge risks, and maximise returns through trading in electricity markets 
  • Software solutions to efficiently forecast, model and control demand to provide flexibility to energy grids

What's in it for you?

We believe there is a lot of untapped potential in growth companies and we want to help you to scale your business. Working together, you’ll get access to our key markets and customers across the globe. We’ll support you at every step in developing and validating your innovations.

Could we be a perfect match?

To achieve a successful partnership, we should be able to:

Scale your business by providing access to our customers and markets

Get competences or access to technology faster or with a lower cost

Be able to develop future technologies that will play a critical role 

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Case Energy Storage: from growth company to a top player in the sector.

"With Wärtsilä behind us, we could grow to whatever size we needed to and we could instantly become a global platform."

Andrew Tang, Vice President, Energy Storage and Optimisation

"Our ambition is to accelerate the energy transition by turning innovations into commercially feasible solutions and services. Joining forces with cutting-edge growth companies and other actors is a key part in fast-forwarding our vision of reaching a 100% renewable energy future."

Eleonor Hedström, Director, Next Business Lab

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Ready to spark things up? Get in contact with our team.

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Eleonor Hedström
Director, Next Business Lab
Decarbonisation innovations
+358 40 7234278


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Terry Rim
Lead, Exploration & scouting, Next Business Lab
Digitalisation of energy assets
+358 45 168 3004


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