Best Practice: Pärnu Innovation Center Kobar from Estonia
Green Net Finland, a Finnish partner of the GreenTech 2.0 project consortium, hosted 3-day visit in Helsinki-Uusimaa region from May 30th to June 1st 2023 a group of companies.
The number of VOs was 8, represented by 10 people. Visitors were from four greentech clusters from Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden and Poland. The organizations were: Griddiagnoze, LightMirror UAB, Codesis, Pärnu Innovation Center Kobar, RecoFibre, Tallinn Creative Incubator, WAJM SP and XRental.
During the ClusterXChange organizations visited Green Net Finland, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and Vantaa Energy on the first day of the visit. During the meeting we heard interesting presentations by the Regional Council, CLIC Innovation and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science about the Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley. The programme of the third day included visits to Finnish Sykli Environmental College, HSY Vantaa Sorting Station and Novago Business Development at Lohja.
One of the participants was Toomas Toodu from Pärnu Innovation Center Kobar from Estonia.
Why did you decide to participate in the program?
Toomas was interested in coming to Finland to see the municipal waste management practices.
What has been the most valuable so far? What are your further expectations of participating in the ClusterXChange program?
“I truly hope we can collaborate in the future as circular economy and sustainability are very important topics for us and monthly we run inspirational Green Wednesday events for local businesses to share the knowledge.”, says Toomas.
The project GreenTech 2.0 empowers green tech clusters to support SMEs in exploiting growth opportunities, service innovation, resource-efficient solutions, market traction, finding investments and internationalization. It is accompanied by strategic partnering between clusters and specialized eco-systems and cities resulting in a new, joint GreenTech Services 2.0 portfolio for participating clusters, including the implementation of the ClusterXchange Programme.
Green Net Finland is a cleantech cluster that brings together the expertise and resources of Finnish cleantech companies, scientific and educational institutions and public authorities. Green Net Finland is a registered Bronze label cluster at the European Cluster Collaboration platform.