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Creating an Ecosystem for Innovating Circular Economy Solutions for Nigerian Markets through Co-creation (CIRCLE)​

Creating an Ecosystem for Innovating Circular Economy Solutions for Nigerian Markets through Co-creation (CIRCLE) is a preparatory project for a subsequent ecosystem project that will aim to innovate and pilot new sustainable circular economy solutions and business models for Nigerian markets. CIRCLE is based on the partnerships created and lessons learned during previous Connect –project (2012-2014).

The activities include i.a. review visits to relevant Finnish SMEs, a seminar and joint workshops in Finland and a working visit to Nigeria. The expected results of CIRCLE preparatory project include analysis of the municipal waste management in Nigerian focus regions, identification of ecosystem partners and their roles in Finland and Nigeria, network activation and commitment building, ecosystem project plan and assessment as well as a  joint research plan.

Project partners are Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Laurea University of Applied Sciences. The duration of CIRCLE –project is January-June 2016.

Project Manager Maarit Virtanen
+358 44 708 1260
maarit.virtanen[@]lamk.fi

RDI Specialist Anna Aalto
+358 50 559 4046
anna.aalto[@]lamk.fi​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​