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Environment Cluster: Business together with Northwest Russian enterprises and organizations (EcoCluster)

The aim of the project is to increase business co-operation in environmental technology between Finland and Northwest Russia in order to initialize a considerable growth of business contacts and activities in the future.


  1. To make the market analysis of enterprises/organisations in the field of environmental technology and to identify the most important projects which are currently going on.
  2. To analyse/research the obstacles of business, such as custom rules, norms, certification etc.
  3. Together with Northwest Russians organisations to identify the best partners and ways to start co-operation (production, development co-operation etc.)
  4. To identify the co-operation sectors between universities and research organisations. These sectors have to support the business co-operation, which is needed during phases 1, 2 and 3
Project partners:
  • Finland: Oulu Regional Business Agency, University of Oulu / NorTech Oulu, Institute of Technology of Oulu Polytehnic, Environment Cluster enterprises from the Oulu region
  • Russia: Petrozavodsk State University, "ViMax Incorporated" (Petrozavodsk), Arkhangelsk State Technical University, Murmansk State Technical University, St.Petersburg University of Economics and Finance
Northwest Russian companies and institutions, which were identified during the project in following fields (PDF files): Project funding:
  • Interreg III A Karjala
  • Finnish State
  • Enterprises

1.4.2002 - 31.12.2004

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