Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2004
Date Ended:2008
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Information and Education
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES)
Funding:TEKES funding: Eur 43.6 million; total €90 million channeled through this programme
Description:In 2004, Tekes launched a technology programme called ClimBus - Business Opportunities in Mitigating Climate Change. The 5-year technology programme invested in the development of technology and business concepts related to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The programme ran from 2004-2008, with the total budget exceeding EUR 90 million. The programme developed products and services internationally top-class in cost-effectiveness to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ClimBus aimed to position Finnish companies as internationally important suppliers of technology and services related to climate change mitigation. Targets for 2010 included net sales of ClimBus participants at 7 billion euros, up from 4.5 billion euros in 2006. ClimBus focused on:
  • Clean energy production and fuels
  • Business services
  • Technologies for energy efficiency and non-CO2 greenhouse gases
The programme also generated an overview of the business opportunities that climate policy creates and the most lucrative technologies on the market after 2010.

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