New success stories are born from business models and ecosystems that operate beyond sectoral and technological boundaries.
Leading the cycle: Finnish road map to a circular economy 2016-2025
User guide for global climate screening tool
World-class sustainable solutions from Finland (in Russian language)
World-class sustainable solutions from Finland
Benchmarking of Regulations on Energy Efficiency of Buildings
The most interesting Finnish companies in the circular economy
Lahti2017 and Sitra would like to see Finns as the world’s most responsible competition organisers
Carbon footprint of Nasdaq Helsinki listed firms down by a fifth
Nordic Green to Scale Infographics
World’s best circular economy solutions come to Helsinki in 2017
Leading the cycle – Finnish road map to a circular economy 2016-2025
Real estate business models in transition – challenge and opportunity
New ways for Finland to increase the creation of added value
Two-way district heating creates a heat trading market for the customer
Building sustainability in a solidarity economy
Article series – Carbon-neutral climate business
S Group’s systematic approach to energy savings bears fruit
The importance of identifying and managing climate risks
Carbon handprint spurs new growth
Sitra moves to solar energy
SKF’s products help its customers reduce emissions
From business branches to ecosystems
Economic renewal requires new vision and bold choices on the national level. In Finland, economic growth has traditionally been based on individual sectors, such as the forest industry and the ICT sector. Today, however, business must be developed beyond sectoral boundaries, creating new ecosystems in the open and global economy.
Sitra as a business developer
We look for new business models and business areas with strong future potential. We also seek to identify structural obstacles to economic growth in Finland and eliminate them through market action.
We carry out experiments and pilot projects to test and develop operations and operating models that meet market needs. These projects aim to create a foundation for solid and sustainable business.
The Landmarks Programme, for example, studies future demand related to the countryside. We develop and test new business models for local food, local energy and the local bioeconomy. We also encourage businesses to pursue novel ideas and opportunities.
- Identifies and brings together the parties needed to find a solution to a problem.
- Serves as a facilitator and responsible party in projects.
- Launches experimental projects as the owner.
- Invests capital in the core companies of business ecosystems.