The Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley is a regional initiative that aims to take the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and Finland to the pinnacle of circular economy. The valley is a community of experts, municipalities, companies, organisations and research institutes that form an innovation ecosystem.   

We aim for a carbon neutral Helsinki-Uusimaa region by 2030. To support this aim, the Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley was established. It is the accelerator for new solutions and pilots focusing especially on construction, food chains and textiles, plastics, and electronics as well as knowledge building, financing instruments and international collaboration. As a regional ecosystem, we facilitate new business opportunities while building a good living environment for our citizens. We search, develop and share knowledge, knowhow, data, ideas, resources and networks.  

Helsinki-Uusimaa is a strong entrepreneurial region with large material flows, research and development activities of a high standard, and an efficient waste recycling system. We have strong tradition in public private partnerships and collaboration across organisations.  

The region is also a pilot in the EU Circular Cities and Regions Initiative.

In brief, The Valley is an ecosystem looking for new business opportunities, innovations and building pilots! Check out our map of circular economy businesses and projects around the area!

Get in touch! 

Simo Karetie
Project manager
+358 40 8375431 

Pipsa Salolammi
Adviser, Public Affairs
+358 40 592 7554