European Rural Entrepreneurship Voices Forum 22/9/2021

In addition to interesting keynotes and comments from rural entrepreneurs, the Forum will include thematic workshops for envisioning what the rural areas will look like in 2040 in terms of organic production, smart farming, circular economy, rural tourism, food chains, and peripheral opportunities.

The Forum is organized by the Rural Future (the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development EAFRD). Partners from across Europe have been invited to carry out the thematic workshops. GRUDE is in charge of the circular economy workshop – we hope to meet you there!

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Sustainable Tourism Certificates 9/6/2021

The aim of the webinar is to increase knowledge about different sustainable tourism certificates and programs, as well as their use in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The purpose is to strengthen cross-border networking and co-operation with different stakeholder groups and to Influence and inspire the attitude about sustainable tourism and green economy.

More information will be published in Facebook.

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Service Design in Municipalities 30/3/2021

Service Design, or user-driven innovation, how could it be used in Public Sector and with the aim to create more sustainability? Listen to inspiring examples from Sweden and Finland.


  • SARA TUNHEDEN, Project Manager at Innovationsguiden (The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions)
    Sara will give us an introduction to the topic. What is Service Design in public sector and how could it be used?
  • JAN KEMI, Project Manager at Folkverkstan
    The Interreg-project Folkverkstan aim to create local meeting points for sustainability. A place where you could repair and upcycle your gear. Folkverkstan are trying to create a «cookbook» for repair of everyday products, based on service design.
  • KARI LÄMSÄ, Service Manager of Helsinki Central Library Oodi
    Kari Lämsä has been involved with the planning of Oodi from the beginning, and his area of responsibilities at Oodi are its partners, events, and premises. Kari is particularly interested in how Oodi’s service design and participatory projects change the physical space and customer service.
  • HANNU RIPATTI, Business Creative at Passi & Ripatti Oy
    Hannu has over 20 years of experience in development, marketing and service design. In addition to project work for clients, Hannu is a sought after speaker, coach and workshop facilitator on topics such as service design and customer experience.

Register by 29th of March the latest. Registration:

Business Opportunities in Green Economy 17/3/2021

Business opportunities in green economy

What could a Green – and Circular Economy offer in terms of new business opportunities? Get inspired by experts and startups from Finland and Sweden.


  • HENNING GILLBERG, Founder of Repamera
    The circular startup Repamera call themselves «the tailor of all Sweden» since they work with an online based platform and serves all Sweden with repairservices for different types if garments. They recently started a cooperation with H&M and are now present in H&M stores with their bags.
  • JUHO SÄRKIJÄRVI, Arctic Rental
    Through his company, people can enjoy the arctic wilderness alone or with friends using high quality rented equipment suited for all seasons.
  • JOHANNA KUTUNIVA, Project Manager at CircLab
    Johanna Kutuniva is working in Ii Micropolis Ltd. They have a nutrient demonstration environment, CircLab, and are also building a company network around circular economy.
  • PETER NILSSON, Marketing Manager at Smart Recycling
    Smart Recycling is reinventing the way recycling works in your neighbourhood by making it smart and digital – and more resource efficient.
  • JARI MARJETA, Marjetas Oy
    Marjetas Oy incorporates circular design in providing services to improve municipal roadways in an economically responsible way.

Register by 16th of March the latest. Registration:

More from less – Greennovation camp 02/09/2021


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Last day for application: Tuesday February 2nd  

No attendance fee!

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