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Circular economy goes east and west

The objective of the project is to facilitate the realization of business opportunities in accordance with circular economy and the building up of a circular economy business ecosystem at Uusimaa Region. The project's business development companies will develop business ecosystems in accordance with their specific focus areas, and Laurea will coordinate and integrate the different parts of the project into a coherent whole.

  • Implementation date6/1/2021 - 8/31/2023
  • FunderEAKR 2014-2020
  • Research programmeService Business and Circular Economy
  • Project typeKansallinen TKI
  • ThemePedagokiikka ja yhteiskehittäminen
  • Project managerKati Tawast

The transition towards circular economy is ongoing in the Finnish Helsinki-Uusimaa region in many areas. The CEGO – Circular Economy Goes East and West -project focuses on SMEs and seeks to strengthen their capacity in participating in circular economy in East, West and Middle-Uusimaa. The project promotes circularity in ground materials, renovation and plastics.

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded project is coordinated by the Laurea University of Applied Science. The other project partners include the development companies Keski-Uudenmaan Kehittämiskeskus Oy Keuke, Posintra (Eastern Oy Uusimaa), and Novago Yrityskehitys Oy (Western Uusimaa) that have an extensive reach to local SMEs. The CEGO project began in June 2021 and will continue until August 2023.

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project manager Kati Tawast