Project CB2East KICK-OFF meeting

On 17th of November CB2East project partners Finnish Water Forum, Green Net Finland and CLEANTECH LATVIA gathered its partners and other interested parties to the new project’s kick-off event which took place in Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo, Vantaa, Helsinki, Finland. Overall the kick-off event gathered more than 20 industry representatives and entrepreneurs from Finland and Latvia.

The event was opened by the managing director of the project’s Lead Partner Finnish Water Forum Katri Mehtonen. During her opening speech she wished success and fruitful collaborations for all the project and event participants.

In the first part of the CB2East opening event participants were introduced with the project and the planned activities. Iakov Dondych, project manager of Finnish Water Forum, presented the overall of the project and its main activities packages – pilots (business leads) in North-West Russia (concentrating on activities in St. Petersburg) and pilots in Central Asia.

Planned activities, outcomes and possibilities to get involved in the project activities in North-West Russia (St. Petersburg) was introduced by project manager of Green Net Finland Evilina Lutfi. Her partner Nikolay Pitirimov, Executive Director of the International consortium “St. Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for urban environment” gave an insight on projects, cluster activities and updates of industry in St. Petersburg.

Project activities, outcomes and latest updates of political and financial situation in Central Asia was introduced by Partner of CLEANTECH LATVIA Janis Zviedris who is also a representative of “Vega 1”, Ltd. which was also presented in companie’s pitching. Overall the Finnish and Latvian companies networking pitching session introduced 9 companies with interests to work internationally as well as to participate in CB2East creating base for further discussions in interactive sessions.