Erik Raita and Ilkka Kakko have helped a customer company Polarsol Oy to get Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 funding. After signing the Grant Agreement with the European Commission Polarsol will receive 2+ MEUR grant for implementation of the development project aiming at commercialization of its disruptive heat management concept based on the efficient use of the renewable energy.

Polarsol is among five Finnish SME’s approved to Phase 2 during the last application round and still the only one in the North-Karelia region to get H2020 SME Instrument funding. See the full list of beneficiaries here.

Karostech was today accepted by SonnSe Oy as a certified dealer for PolarSol heat management systems. The agreement is project-based and gives Karostech an exclusive PolarSol dealership in selected pilot projects. On the cover picture the Managing Director of SonnSe Oy, Elena Sonne, and Founder and Partner of Karostech Ltd, Ilkka Kakko, are signing the contract.

PolarSol is a Finnish start-up company and their products are the leading heat management products on the global market at the moment. The elements of hybrid ‘solar-air’ heat management systems are based on patented manufacturing technology originally developed at Bauman State University in Moscow. PolarSol Oy was just last week accepted to EU Commission funded Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Program, which is also called as the European Champions League of SMEs.


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Karostech made an agreement on February to help a Joensuu based manufacturing company, which is specialized in designing and producing solar-air heating systems, in their business development, marketing and value chain creation. Erik Raita and Ilkka Kakko – the senior consultants in Karostech – have worked now three months in order to improve the business of PolarSol. In this time Karostech has organized numerous meetings with potential customers, opinion leaders and collaboration partners and the feedback from all these meetings has been very positive. Here we are really launching, together with our customer PolarSol , a disruptive heat management system!



Green Building Council Finland and RAKLI  organized a workshop on 23rd of April. About 40 people from leading real estate and facility management organizations were attending and Ilkka Kakko gave a presentation about Polarsol’s unique technology.

The feedback was very positive and some emergent customer contacts were promoted.


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