Taking Bold Action for Sustainable Growth

The Turku region is home to a significant number of startups and growth companies that produce new solutions for bio- and circular economy. The high level of expertise in the region is based on a long history of research in the natural sciences and chemistry technology, which offers a fantastic product development environment for new innovations and enables the growth of Clean Turku’s networks. The business models of many of our region’s most significant companies are based on the processing of biomasses, residual flows and waste materials into new products and services.

Bioeconomy, cleantech and circular economy are key opportunities in the future of Finland

Bioeconomy, cleantech and circular economy are the keys for green growth. Dwindling resources and climate change demand new technologies, and present a huge opportunity for Finland. Bioeconomy, cleantech and circular economy companies make up a third of Finland’s overall exports, and every fifth company in the country belongs to one of these categories.

Companies in the Turku region among the best in the world at materials and processing expertise

The CleanTurku companies utilise and develop technologies, processes, services and products that minimise environmental impact. The companies are globally ranked highly for materials and processing expertise, the applications of which include:

What is CleanTurku? – Take a look at the video

Katso videolta, mitä on CleanTurku (ääni ja tekstitys englanniksi)

The most significant CleanTurku companies include Valmet Technologies, Neste Oil (the Naantali refinery), Renotech, CH-Bioforce, Sybimar/Meriaura, Metgen and Clewer.

Our region is home to fascinating opportunities for specialists in the field. You can find more information on the Career in Southwest Finland site.

Turku wants to be carbon neutral by 2029

Our central hub Turku, which aims to be carbon neutral by 2029, combined with the surrounding municipalties, offers a fantastic operational environment for companies. The city is investing in smart and environment-friendly solutions, exemplified by the world’s first two-way district heating network to be built in the Skanssi area, the carbon neutral Blue Industry Park and the development of the Science Park area.

Smart Chemistry Park – premises and networks

The Smart Chemistry Park operating in Raisio is a shining example of a functional, multidisciplinary cooperation network, in which the innovations developed by companies bringing solutions to the bio- and circular economies. There are 14 companies located in Raisio, and the cooperation network is home to over 100 companies.

Chemical industry turnover in Southwest Finland (excl. pharmaceuticals)

2.5 billion euros
25 % of region’s industry’s combined turnover

Southwest Finland is home to over

100 companies that utilise and develop technologies, processes, services and products that minimise environmental impact