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Fortum’s purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. Catering to the versatile needs of our customers, we generate, distribute and sell electricity and heat, and offer related expert services. Our operations focus on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia and Poland. In 2013, Fortum’s sales totalled EUR 6.1 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.6 billion. We employ approximately 8,800 people. Fortum’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Hankkija Oy is a trader of agricultural supplies, machinery and garden products. Its feed brand Suomen Rehu is a market leader of animal feeds in Finland. We are internationally recognized as a company with considerable expertise in animal nutrition, feed formulation and R&D. Our R&D has special focus on Gut Health and Function and utilization of industry side streams as a source of innovative feed ingredients.

Orion is a globally operating Finnish developer of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests – a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests. It is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion’s pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders, oncology and respiratory for which Orion develops inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs.

Outotec designs and delivers sustainable technology and service solutions for processing minerals and metals, for water treatment, and for producing energy from biomass and wastes. Outotec operates globally, with offices or operative units in 32 countries, including their headquarters in Finland.

The University of Oulu is an international research and innovation university engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. The University cooperates closely with industry and commerce, and has broad connections with hundreds of international research and educational institutions. The research and education on industrial biotechnology is conducted at Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory which operates at the Department of Process and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Technology. The main focus areas of the laboratory include biorefining technologies, high throughput bioprocess development, and development and optimization of recombinant production processes.

Valio Ltd is the leading dairy company in Finland by net turnover at 1.7 billion euros (2015). Valio is the leading dairy brand in Finland and strongly positioned in neighboring countries Russia, Sweden and the Baltic States with subsidiaries in Estonia, Sweden, Russia, USA and China.  Valio is owned by Finnish dairy farmers that secures milk production in Finland and the vitality of the nation's countryside.  Valio is processing  2 billion liters of fresh milk yearly into tasty products supporting healthy lifestyle and well-being and has been one of the world´s pioneers as the developer of functional foods.