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Innovation in public procurements -funding scheme of Tekes in Finland

In Finland, the public sector annually spends approximately €27 million on public procurement. By utilising innovation, the public sector can produce cheaper and better services for its citizens.

Aided by fresh solutions, the public sector can satisfy the demands of future generations. In order to support procurement of innovation, Tekes is providing incentives for preparing an innovative procurement.

Nordic Innovation Accelerator

An open innovation platform for solving environmental challenges and enhancing the cooperation between large corporations and SMEs

Fewer natural resources, more added value - Finnish Industrial Symbiosis System FISS

The formation of industrial symbiosis is boosted by new programme. The model developed by Finnish innovation fund Sitra and Motiva brings together the producers and users of residual resources.

The Finnish Government’s strategic programme to accelerate growth in cleantech business

The challenge is the change in the global economy and the decline of traditional industries. In 2012 the Finnish government set a strategic programme, to accelerate the growth in Finnish cleantech business, which has been seen as one tool to enhance business growth in the country.

Motiva Group: a state-owned specialist in energy and material efficiency

Motiva Group is an expert company owned by the Finnish state promoting efficient and sustainable use of energy and materials. It offers energy auditing and counselling on energy efficiency agreements, material efficiency, renewable energy and international cooperation for various stakeholders such as industry and SMEs, the public sector, schools and private households.

Corporate Venture Programme

Three Finnish enterprise groups are lending their expertise and skills to SMEs. They have enormous amounts of strategic know-how and market knowledge, a sharp nose for business, and the motivation to help small businesses to grow.

Responsible waste management in Lahti region

Citizens of the Lahti region have been educated for over 20 years on how to separate the waste they generate in their homes. This enables the collection of so called “energy waste”, which includes energy containing materials such as plastics that can be used to produce fuel for combined heat and power production. This has in turn has raised the waste utilisation rate to over 94% in the region.

Strategic Procurement Programme for the City of Lahti (Finland)

The Strategic Procurement Programme for the City of Lahti is a city level plan for the strategic use of public procurement including PP targets and instruments related to business, innovation and employment policy, environmental policy and the productivity and quality of public service production.

Sharing information amongst actors in the environmental sector to identify new business and export opportunities

Green Net in Finland is a network of 60 environmental actors including universities, cities, regional organisations and companies. The network member organisations specialise in various cleantech areas such as energy efficiency, environment and ICT. They benefit by sharing expertise and collectively applying for public and private funding for developing innovative cleantech applications.

Petra Waste Benchmarking –how much waste does my organisation produce?

The Petra Waste Management Benchmarking is a free service run by the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY). It provides support to business and public organisations by means of the Petra online tool, allowing them to track and compare their waste management performance. Comparison with other similar organisations lets them know whether they are producing more than average amounts of waste and allows them to find ways of reducing it. The Petra service also includes a waste-related CO2-emissions calculator.

Nordic Ecolabel – a Nordic Swan representing environmentally sound products and services

The Nordic Ecolabel, or Nordic Swan, is a voluntary labelling scheme that contributes to sustainable consumption. It takes into account a product’s whole life-cycle and evaluates its environmental impacts. The Ecolabel is predominant in DenmarkFinlandIcelandNorway and Sweden; it pertains to 63 different product groups and services.

Renovate buildings in order to improve energy efficiency

TES EnergyFacade is an international research project which has developed a method for renovating and modernizing buildings, improving the energy efficiency in buildings envelope, by using wood-framed prefabricated facade elements.

A wood plastic composite with up to 95% recycled materials

Construction waste presents a high potential for recovery but few solutions are available today. Addressing this challenge, a finish company relied on its innovative conical extrusion process to develop a multilayer extrusion profile made of Wood Plastic Composite (WPC). This WPC can contain up to 95% recycled materials including Construction & Demolition waste. 

Online tool for sharing, swapping and selling abandoned products

Netcycler is an innovative networking website for online sharing, swapping and selling products within the Netcycler community. Members can list items (electronics, toys, clothes, kitchen items, furniture etc.) for free sharing, barter trade or selling. 

Sustainable planning of procurement with Finnish RAKLI procurement clinic

RAKLI, the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients, has set up a procurement clinic which uses open, interactive workshops to facilitate market dialogue between potential service providers, consultants, contractors and investors to accelerate responsible purchasing.

CLEANTECH FINLAND

CLEANTECH FINLAND® seeks to drive the Finnish cleantech market. The vibrant network of the world’s cleantech elite offers and develops solutions for environmental and energy-efficiency issues. It gathers the top cleantech experts and companies together, who can then choose to form apartnership or  invest in other companies. By doing so, CLEANTECH FINLAND® is providing support to a sustainable global economy. [1]

 

 

EUCAARI

Aerosols are minute particles suspended in the atmosphere which have a strong influence on air quality, since they scatter and absorb solar radiation, changing the Earth radiation balance and consequently global temperature patterns. Additionally, as they act as cloud condensation nuclei, they are also influencing precipitation trends.

Be Aware | Watt-Lite Twist

Several research studies have strongly suggested that people are willing and capable of adapting their behaviour in an energy-saving direction if given the necessary feedback, support, and incentives. The project BeAware aims to foster and inspire the creation of new products and services turning householders into active players in energy and raising energy awareness. 

Be Aware | LAIT

Several research studies have strongly suggested that people are willing and capable of adapting their behaviour in an energy-saving direction if given the necessary feedback, support, and incentives. The project BeAware aims to foster and inspire the creation of new products and services turning householders into active players in energy and raising energy awareness. 

Be Aware | Energy Life

Several research studies have strongly suggested that people are willing and capable of adapting their behaviour in an energy-saving direction if given the necessary feedback, support, and incentives. The project BeAware aims to foster and inspire the creation of new products and services turning householders into active players in energy and raising energy awareness.