Research laboratories of universities in Kokkola have excellent facilities for research and education in the field of chemistry and chemical engineering. Main research areas are battery materials and catalytic materials in biomass conversion and water treatment applications. Chemical reactors and analytical devices locate in three chemistry research laboratories. In addition, there is the battery research laboratory and Chemplant pilot plant with reactor capacities of 100–200 litres.

    Research laboratiories of Universities in Kokkola tour on Tuesday 12th at 4 PM.


    Kokkola Industrial Park is the largest inorganic production site in Scandinavia. Well developed logistical connections, synergy and positive atmosphere for industry have attracted chemical industry to locate in Kokkola. As strongly developing site, new space for industrial activities has been created, and tight network of connections, infrastructure (pipelines, railways, roads..) and services easy establishing and maintaining the chemical production at the site. Kokkola Industrial Park has diverse chemical production, metallurgy and supportive activities: base chemical production, intermediates, fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, zinc metallurgy, petrochemicals (oil terminal) and several other production and activities.

    Kokkola Industrial Park tour on Thursday 14th at 4 to 6 PM.


    Baltic Yachts is today a well-known builder of high performance sailing boats that are exclusive, tailor-made dream yachts of high quality material. They build custom yachts up to 200+ feet, and their business vision is to be one of the leading boat building companies in the world. In order to build light and strong yachts they utilize the latest high-tech materials and methods, but are also pioneers in research and development. Baltic Yachts is an independent company firmly rooted in Ostrobothnia on the west coast of Finland where the skilful people working at our yard have a huge knowledge of boat building and can make almost any sailing dream come true. This is a heritage based on local boat building traditions spanning as far back as the early 13th century. All this helps create the special Baltic Family spirit, a unique spirit which is well-known to all our customers, partners and friends.

    Baltic Yachts tour on Friday 15th at 1 to 4 PM.


    Technology Centre Ketek offers analysis and testing services for companies and coordinates several R&D projects. In our unique 1 000 m2 chemistry & material science laboratory it is possible to carry out composition analysis, environmental and corrosion testing, mechanical testing, structural analysis and thermal & thermo mechanical analysis. Ketek has a great variety of different analysis equipment e.g. ICP-MS (in cleanroom), bomb calorimeter, compounder, XRD, TGA, HPLC, DSC and DMA. A great addition to the laboratory is a pilot environment for laser welding and cladding. The full equipment list and more about the provided laboratory services can be found at ketek.fi/en/analysis-and-testing-services. Welcome!

    Ketek’s laboratories are open for visits every day during the conference week.