The total value of the five-year program is 50 million euro, and a wide cross-functional consortium, including leading Finnish technology providers and research institutes are already involved in the project. Vaisala is the program's largest industry contributor.
The Measurement, Monitoring and Environmental Assessment (MMEA) program will create new tools, standards and methods for environmental measurement, monitoring and decision-making. The program promotes new applications and services based on environmental data to improve the energy and material efficiency of infrastructures and industrial processes.
The development and execution of the MMEA program is facilitated by CLEEN Oy. The program is funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes and the participating enterprises and research institutes.
45 Finnish companies and research institutes are involved in the program. Combined input from the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) sector is 50 percent of the entire industry contribution, which means that 18 of the 30 company members are SME's. The main research institutes include Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Environment Institute, Centre for Metrology and Accreditation (MIKES), as well as several universities.
CLEEN Oy was established in 2008 to facilitate and coordinate world class industry driven research in the field of energy and environment. CLEEN Oy has 44 shareholders consisting of the major companies and research institutes which have significant energy and environmental related R&D activities in Finland.
Source: Good News from Finland