Companies in construction, join us in developing the circular economy in Helsinki! Helsinki Circular Economy Cluster Program promotes circular economy in construction by launching pilots, developing tools and providing trainings.
Helsinki to pioneer in the circular economy
The circular economy is the best way to reduce emissions during construction and to curb the over-consumption of natural resources. Helsinki’s Circular Economy Cluster Program promotes circular economy innovations and business by bringing together operators in the construction sector.
Different sized companies, research institutes, universities and other organisations interested in promoting circular construction with concrete actions are welcome to join the cluster.
Participate in the cluster
Since the City of Helsinki has a strong role as a client, a real estate developer and a constructor, the Circular Economy Cluster Program focuses especially on promoting circularity in the construction sector. A large proportion of construction companies also operate in the Helsinki metropolitan area where material flows are vast and transportation costs remain reasonable – here, the reuse, recycling and processing of different construction products have the potential to develop into a profitable business.
Helsinki Circular Economy Cluster Program is involved in all stages of the circular economy in construction
Achieving a circular economy requires the whole sector to contribute, but there is still a shortage of know-how. That is why we need experimentation with new things, research-based information and the sharing of lessons learned. The Circular Economy Cluster Program supports practical experiments and cooperation between operators, and helps find new business opportunities.
Activities involve, e.g. designing for the circular economy, extending the life cycle, dismantling intact and reusing materials and building components.
See some project examples:
- Innovation challenge for seeking new products and services for circular construction
- Closing Loops design competition for architecture and civil engineering students
- Innovation challenge for concrete companies about reusing demolished insulation wool
- Exploring the possibilities of a digital platform that connects project stakeholders and provides information and tools for local collaboration.