Who we are

LIKE – New business from circular economy

Rahoittajalogot BusinessOulu, Ely, EAKR ja Vipuvoimaa


We help cluster members to find customers and cooperation partners through 1-on-1 introductions, pitching sessions, matchmaking events, delegations trips, and trade shows. We are collaborating with national and international business development organisations, circular clusters, and innovation ecosystems to boost these activities. Interested in co-operation with us? Feel free to contact! 


We match companies with each other and researchers in order to accelerate innovation and development within the cluster. We also match RDI initiatives from our international cooperation partners with the cluster members. Want to hear more about our services? Feel free to contact!


We share circular knowledge and insights related to new circular innovation, financing opportunities, changes in legislation etc. to cluster members. The regular cluster meetings, workshops, trainings, and various events facilitate the sharing of knowledge.

All cluster members have access to a collaboration platform which allows them to interact with each other and access cluster presentations and materials.

Project in short

The aim of the project is to help SMEs identify their role in circular economy ecosystems and recognise and solve circular economy challenges. The objective is to find new piloting opportunities for the SMEs, along with new customers, cooperation partners and investors. The project aims to encourage the SMEs toward a more active approach to utilising the versatile RDI expertise in research and education organisations. The project also strengthens the SMEs' skills in circular economy related communications, marketing, and brand building activities.

Operatively, the project is divided into three work packages: WP1 Forming and Facilitating the Cluster; WP2 Building Customer and Partner Relationships and WP3 Communications and Administration.
As a result of the project, the number of companies in the cluster will increase. The SMEs will find new customers and cooperation partners, and their revenue and number of employees will increase.

Project period:
31.5.2021- 31.8.2022.

Further information:
Ms. Katri Luoma-aho, Project Manager, katri.luoma-aho@businessoulu.com, tel. +358 40 643 3826.