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WALCC Forum 2023

Transformative Innovation
in Action

the 23rd Forum of the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities

September 19th – 21st 2023 in Vaasa, Finland

Transformative Innovation in Action

The 2023 Forum in Vaasa will advance the WALCC mission by emphasizing international collaboration in the spirit of the EU missions to accelerate the co-implementation of the twin transition. Vaasa, the Nordic energy capital and a forerunner in decarbonization, will host this year’s WALCC forum. By working together with leading green tech companies such as Danfoss, ABB and, Wärtsilä, Vaasa has become a leading energy innovation hub.

Transformative innovation calls for collaboration involving missions, policymakers, innovation agencies, regions, cities, researchers, and industry. The WALCC Forum will bring all these perspectives together to better understand the dynamics of multi-level governance and the means of engaging industry in joint efforts, anchoring the discussions in practical experiences.

A feature of particular interest in Vaasa as an innovation hub is the Aurora Botnia ferry. The new, passenger car ferry is the world’s most environmentally friendly and operates daily, between Vaasa and Umeå as well as functioning as a research laboratory for companies in Finland and Sweden.

The first day of the Forum will be hosted aboard the Aurora Botnia ferry.

Co-creating the 2023 WALCC Forum in Vaasa

The Forum seeks strong participation from leading companies aiming to strengthen their position in public-private innovation ecosystems to develop new technologies and help leading cities and regions achieve carbon neutrality.

The Forum organizers are looking for partners that want to leverage upon the possibility of interacting with other like-minded peers in co-creating the program with the intention to finalize the content of the program during April 2023. Please contact Jussi Hulkkonen (jussi.hulkkonen(at)

Read our latest newsletter for more information and a preliminary overview of the program

WALCC Forum Registration will open soon