Fortum Startup Collaboration

Fortum is a leading clean energy company. With our world-class brand and expertise, we can support startups to develop and validate their solutions and offer access to new markets and customers. For us working with startups means faster renewal and keeping up to date with the latest technologies. We run several pilot projects together with startups every year with the aim of scaling successful pilots to full commercial contracts.

Do you have a solution for a cleaner future?

What type of solutions are we looking for?

Hydro power
Hydro Power

Predictive Maintenance, Demand Forecasting, Dam Safety & Inspections

Solar power

Digital Twin, Project Optimization Tools, Life-Time Yield Analysis

Recycling and waste services
Recycling & Waste

Battery Recycling and Analytics, Plastic Sorting, Platform Economy

Wind power

Performance Optimization, Production Forecasting, Blade Mgmt. Systems

District heating
District Heating

Digital Services for Consumers, Automation & Optimization, Decarbonization of Heating

Smart energy solutions
Consumer Solutions

Digital Consumer Services, Digital Enterprise Solutions, EV Charging Optimization

Fortum + Startups

Let’s join forces!

What we offer

  • World class brand & reputation to support your goals
  • Network of our 8 000+ experts to guide your way
  • Access to our customer base and new markets
  • Support from sparring to funding and investor referrals

How we work

  • Fast response and open feedback on your collaboration/pilot proposal
  • Commercial pilot projects - we value your efforts
  • Scaling & concrete next steps are the aim from the first pilot
  • Lean contracting & structured piloting process for startups

Funding opportunities

In addition to pilot opportunities, we offer access to business development support and funding through our corporate venturing initiatives Valkea Growth Club and Valo Ventures. 

Valkea Growth Club

Fortum launched Valkea Growth Club in June 2020 to offer business development support and funding for startups and growth companies. We invest in high growth, game-changing companies, who can help deliver Fortum’s carbon neutrality ambition.

Investing for a brighter future

Through our partner venture capital fund Valo Ventures we offer referrals to leading investors in our field. Valo Ventures' focus is where creative entrepreneurs and emerging technologies intersect with social, economic, and environmental trends.


Let's explore what we can achieve together!

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