Milestones

A SUCCESS STORY – MILESTONES OF THE CIRCULAR AND BIO ECONOMY CENTRE

The establishment of the Circular and Bio Economy Centre is a logical continuation of Digipolis work in promoting the circular economy. The news archive recounts the development that led to the establishment of the Centre, and the latest milestones in its operations.

THE DEVELOPMENT PATH OF THE KEMI-TORNIO INDUSTRIAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY

2012 Interviews with Kemi-Tornio industrial and industrial service companies related to side streams

2013 Kemi-Tornio key actors prioritised list of development needs and measures related to the industrial circular economy

2014 Lapland was nominated a cluster model region by the European Commission, focusing on the Arctic industrial circular economy

2014 Digipolis compiles a list of the industrial side streams of Kemi-Tornio, including operator descriptions

2014 The national FISS (Finnish Industrial Symbiosis System) workshop in Kemi, executed with the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

2015 Promoting the identified development and investment initiatives of circular economy

2016 Circular economy needs study of companies in Northern Finland, Northern Sweden and Northern Norway

2016 Preparation of the Nordic collaboration network begins

2016 Kemi-Tornio circular economy becomes part of the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra national circular economy roadmap - as a key project

2017 Digipolis becomes a founding member of the Nordic Industrial Symbiosis Network

2017 Launch of the City of Kemi and Sitra "Distribution of knowledge and operational model of industrial symbioses in Finland" project for 2017-2019, with Digipolis as its coordinator

2017 Establishment of the Circular Economy Centre in Kemi is announced