The Lahti region is the best place to develop electric transport solutions and new business. The region combines solid expertise in the vehicle industry, logistics, electrical engineering and power electronics into new applications for transforming transport and mobility. Businesses that have set out into the world from the Lahti region include Kempower, Kiitokori and LSK Group, for instance.
The Lahti region is also located at a hub of traffic flows and logistics, where you have superb opportunities to test and develop technologies and solutions for heavy-duty vehicle traffic in particular. We offer your business the expertise, networks and top-class operating environment of a European Green Capital.
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Dozens of businesses in a cluster
Lahti GEM – the Green Electrification of Mobility Cluster – is a cooperation platform for businesses, higher education institutions and cities, intended for the development of electric transport solutions.
Top research and experts
The Lahti campus of LUT University has Finland’s first professorship and research team in electric transportation. A master’s degree programme in electric transportation systems is being launched in 2022.
European Green Capital
As the European Green Capital of 2021, Lahti invests heavily in sustainable transportation. The majority of the city’s public transport equipment is powered by electricity and renewable fuels.
KymiRing, the only MotoGP circuit in Northern Europe with an FIA Grade One license, offers a unique year-round environment for varied vehicle testing and driver training.
The electrification of transport requires considerable power generation capacity. Lahti offers green, CO2-neutral electricity.
The Lahti region’s location at the intersection of the main roads of Southern Finland, along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), is ideal for businesses in the transport, logistics and manufacturing industries.
Lahti GEM – the Lahti Green Electrification of Mobility Cluster – is a cooperation platform for businesses, educational institutions and cities, intended for the development of electric transport technologies and solutions. The cluster already involves several dozen businesses from the sectors of vehicle manufacturing, charging solutions, the digitalisation of transport, logistics, and energy generation.
Lahti GEM actively participates in national and international electric transport networks. Read more about Lahti Gem and contact the cluster!
Opportunities for product development and piloting
- LUT University has established Finland’s first professorship and research team in electric transportation in Lahti. A master’s degree programme in electric transportation systems is being launched in 2022.
- LAB University of Applied Sciences and Salpaus Further Education, which provides upper secondary education, are also strengthening their training that supports expertise in electric transport.
- As a growing logistics hub, Lahti is an exceptionally good location for piloting and testing solutions for heavy-duty vehicle traffic in particular and for production facilities related to the sector.
Transport is undergoing the greatest transformation in a century. Electric transport does not only involve electric cars and batteries. It also constitutes a change in the entire field of energy generation and infrastructure. It involves a variety of alternative power sources that utilise electricity: hydrogen, methane and synthetic fuels. The demand for electricity – and green electricity in particular – is increasing rapidly.
There is huge potential in the market for the green electrification of transport. The Lahti region offers your business the best conditions to take advantage of this potential!