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The Arctic Smart Industry and Circular Economy Cluster - Kiertotalouskeskus Digipolis Oy
Kiertotalouskeskus Digipolis Oy

Finland: North and East Finland
Tuomas Pussila

Overview

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About us

The Arctic Smart Industry and Circular Economy cluster is an interregional cluster focusing on the sustainable utilisation of the arctic natural resources. The cluster is focusing on the development of the eco-system for the SMEs providing industrial services for utilisation of side streams of steel, forest, energy, mining, vehicle and wood product industries. The cluster is combination of 80 SMEs, large scale industries, innovation intermediaries, universities and research institutions. 

The aim of the cluster is to encourage SMEs specialised on industrial services to develop their operations and to improve the competitiveness of their products and services. The cluster is stimulating the emergence industry by enabling SMEs to turn circular economy challenges into business opportunities. The cluster collaboration is seeking the potentials for the innovations, supports the development of upgraded of new business models, provides a sustainable and diverse approach and will facilitate modern multi-sectoral and multi-regional cluster practices. Cross-sectoral and regional collaboration will provide the breeding ground for new business opportunities across the borders and supports the development of the industrial leadership on sustainable refining of the natural resources.  

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 123
    Cluster Members
  • 90
    SME's
  • 10
    Large Companies
  • 10
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 7
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Tuomas Pussila
Cluster Manager
Sanna Tyni
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing:A02 Forestry and logging - Mining and quarrying:B07 Mining of metal ores - Manufacturing:C17 Manufacture of paper and paper products
Technology fields
G\: Physics:Other (section G)
S3 EU priority areas
Sustainable innovation:Bioeconomy - Sustainable innovation:Resource efficiency - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries

Services

Support services provided

Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Collecting needs from company members

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 INTERREG Other

Name & description

Project name

H2020 DigiCIRC INNOSUP

H2020 MineTheGap INNOSUP

Interreg  DigiProcess

Interreg Baltic Industrial Symbiosis

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Japan
China
Canada

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Sweden
Spain
Italy
Denmark
Germany

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Upcoming events

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