From the outset, we have paired the ECO3 area’s activities with research – a decision that has formed a strong foundation for the entire concept. We perform business pilots, demonstrations and operate in close collaboration with research institutes. These institutes are also represented in our business consortium.
ECO3 is an excellent platform to maintain an open dialogue between industry and research. Together, we can make forge new paths in research, education, and practical collaboration. We investigate a range of subjects from the perspective of industry as we search for the best starting points for a profitable circular economy. For example, we’ve studied the possibilities to use bio-based carbon dioxide in industrial production or how to produce solar energy in the area.
Natural Resources Institute LUKE is a research and consulting organisation that advances the sustainable use of natural resources as well as the bio- and circular economy. LUKE produces tailored research, development and consultant services and solutions based on research and asessments on economic and ecological sustainability regarding large-scale systems, new concepts and symbioses as well as assessments of carbon and environmental footprints of products.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Senior Customer Manager Juha-Matti Katajajuuri, tel. +358 50 3599 772 email@example.com www.luke.fi
Tampere University gathers research-based knowledge and competence to benefit society, combining natural sciences, technology and business. The university’s research on the circular economy develops circular economy ecosystems and processes that improve energy and eco-efficiency, renew materials, preserve natural resources and reduce emissions. Research is applied at the molecular level as well as to large scale processes.
The microbiological analysis methods used by the Environmental Health Research Group make it possible to verify the hygienic quality of bio- and circular economy fractions.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Circular economy: Professor Marko Seppänen, tel. +358 40 588 4080 Environmental health: Project Manager Kirsi-Maarit Lehto, tel. +358 50 420 1494 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tuni.fi
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the leading technology research centre, developing innovative, resource efficient city concepts as well as solutions together with its partners. VTT develops and produces technology and concepts based on utilising natural resources and environmental solutions.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Senior Scientist Markku Tuovinen, tel. +358 40 6715 328 email@example.com www.vtt.fi
We network extensively in Finland and internationally. For this work, we need strong partners.
Baltic Sea Action Group is an independent non-profit foundation established in Finland to bring together political decision-makers and public actors – as well as private and third sector actors – to protect the Baltic Sea.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Project Manager Nicholas Wardi, tel. +358 50 367 5616 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bsag.fi
Business Finland (including Invest in Finland) is an accelerator of global growth that creates new growth by supporting companies to go global, as well as funding innovations. As a fresh organisation formed through the merger of Tekes and Finpro, Business Finland continues to evolve.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Head of Industry, Bio and Circular Economy Juha Peltomäki, tel. +358 40 343 3304 email@example.com www.businessfinland.fi
Business Tampere is a regional business and development company focused on attracting skilled workers to the region while promoting investment and creating the best possible setting for business in Tampere. Circular economy is one of Business Tampere’s business ecosystems.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Project Manager Pirkko Eteläaho, tel. +358 40 630 4840 firstname.lastname@example.org www.businesstampere.com
Cireco Finland is a new kind of developer and builder for the circular economy. Cireco Finland is developing infrastructure construction and regional development in accordance with circular economy principles by providing versatile project management services to companies and the public sector. In addition, the company aims to introduce into the sector joint public and private sector projects focusing on construction that complies with the circular economy.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Chairman of the Board Perttu Ketola, tel. +358 40 748 5464 email@example.com www.cireco.fi
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment collects information on the state of regional business life, environment, employment and infrastructure and anticipates economic trends. Its goal is to support regional decision making by improving the knowledge base behind decisions. ELY Centre in Tampere region is invested in developing the circular economy.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Specialist, bio and circular economy, Irina Simola, tel. +358 295 036 329 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ely-keskus.fi
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The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) is an interest organisation representing farmers, forest owners and rural entrepreneurs in Finland. Strong and unified, MTK is an active influencer on the market and in society. MTK has a significant role in developing the ECO3 area.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Head of Development Markus Lassheikki, tel. +358 40 779 9680 email@example.com www.mtk.fi
The Council of Tampere Region offers a platform for municipal and state cooperation to ensure functional everyday life, work and well-being. The Council acts as a development and planning authority, conducting research and analyses for the region. It advances the circular economy and advocates against climate change, both of which require cooperation and action from all actors in the Tampere region.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Director, Innovation and Foresight Petri Räsänen, tel. +358 40 772 3008 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pirkanmaa.fi
Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, is a public foundation dedicated to researching and promoting a sustainable future. Together with their partners, Sitra conducts open-minded trials and reforms with the goal of putting Finland at the forefront of future wellbeing. In 2016, Sitra published the world’s first circular economy road map to 2025.
Contact for ECO3 cooperation: Leading Specialist Nani Pajunen, tel. +358 294 618 297 email@example.com www.sitra.fi
An innovative, industrial-scale, multidisciplinary bio- and circular economy business area, ECO3, is being built on the excellently located Kolmenkulma Eco-Industrial Park, situated in the Finnish growth corridor. This nationally important competence centre is also a demonstration and piloting environment, developed by the City of Nokia and Verte Ltd., the City of Nokia’s development company, in cooperation with companies and universities.
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