I talked with John Liljelund, the CEO of AW-Energy in Lahti, Finland a few weeks ago in the Cleantech Venture Forum. He discussed various aspects in how the company was founded and where they are at the moment with their product. Not only is the story behind the company very interesting, but he goes through in detail the different stages of investment the company has received including his own march to become the CEO of the company. AW-Energy develops a product called Waveroller which harnesses energy from the energy of the waves.
In the second video John Liljelund advances to talk about the commercial potential of the company and where they are with the product in terms of technicalities.
In the last part he talks about the challenges they faced in building the company and how he sees Northern Europe as an area for cleantech companies.