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EcoSMR Open Business Day 2021

Big Business from Small Reactors

EcoSMR Open Business Day 2021 (22.3.) was an open webinar organized by VTT. The webinar attracted 234 participants from 16 different countries and 3 continents, Asia, Europe and North America. Please read the summary of the webinar, see the presentations or watch the video recording from the links below.

Summary [PDF]

Link to video recording of the event

Links to presentations below

Download the program in PDF-format


Welcome and practicalities
Tapani Ryynänen, Senior Scientist, VTT (Biography)
Antti Vasara, President & CEO, VTT (Biography)
EcoSMR introduction
Silja Häkkinen, Senior Scientist, EcoSMR Project Manager, VTT (Biography)
Presentation [PDF]


Session I 12.30 – 14.05 Chair Erika Holt (Biography)

Transition to carbon neutral societies – how to define role of new technologies and innovations?
Tiina Koljonen, Team Leader, VTT (Biography)
Presentation [PDF]
UK SMR – Reliable, Affordable, Investable,
Sophie Macfarlane-Smith
, Head of Customer Business, Rolls-Royce Plc (Biography)
Presentation [PDF]
Estonian 1GWe SMR deployment: need, challenges & solutions
Kalev Kallemets, CEO, Fermi Energia (Biography)
Presentation [PDF]

Questions and panel discussion between session I speakers

Break 14.05 – 14.20

Session II 14.20 – 15.55 Chair Ville Tulkki (Biography)

EcoSMR partner companies and a politician’s view
Fortum – utility view on SMRs,
Antti Rantakaulio, Business Development Manager, SMR, Fortum Power and Heat Oy (Biography)
Presentation [PDF]
Accessing International Markets and Overcoming Local Challenges.
Phil Hodges, UK Nuclear Business Unit Head, AFRY (Biography)
Presentation [PDF]
Means over ends or a new atomic age? Political perspective to the future of SMR technology.
Atte Harjanne, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Finland, Green Parliamentary Group (Biography)
Presentation [PDF]

Questions and panel discussion between session II speakers

Closing words 15.55 – 16.00


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