Results

CICAT2025 publishes research results in scientific publications as well as in other formats during the project.

Promoting circular economy requires cross-silo collaboration

The circular economy is seen in Finland as one of the ways to respond to the challenges posed by the current climate crisis. Ministries, companies and other organizations are committed to promoting......

Regulatory barriers and solutions for business models in circular economy

In the CICAT2025 research consortium, the Department of Law at the University of Eastern Finland is studying regulatory guidance that could accelerate sustainable business operations in circular......

Is circular economy the new black?

The Master's Thesis of Sini-Tuulia Suokas, University of Eastern Finland, focuses on the identification of business opportunities in circular economy as a research context for construction of wooden......

Theorizing in the qualitative study of mergers & acquisitions

Theorizing is an essential part of academic work and publishing. Yet, too little is known on how academics theorize. This paper focuses on theorizing in the study of mergers and acquisitions......

Smart City District as a Living Lab Platform in Sustainability Transition: Nutrient Recycling in Hiedanranta, Finland

This explorative study demonstrates that Hiedanranta living lab hosts the nutrient recycling experiments and facilitate cooperation among authorities, businesses, research organizations and users to......

Circular economy center: a concept for sustainable innovative constitutions

Circular economy requires new business models that per se involve multiple actors. However, examination of these constitutions in the scientific literature is by so far dispersed and there does not......

Circular Economy Center: Creating a General Concept for Circular Economy Constitutions

In the thesis, a general concept for circular economy constitutions is created. The results of this study consist of the circular economy center definition, the categorization framework for centers......

How B2B suppliers articulate customer value propositions in the circular economy: Four innovation-driven value creation logics

Customer value propositions in the circular economy reflect four different value creation logics: resurrecting, sharing, optimizing, and replacing value. The customer value propositions for resurrect......

Enabling Circular Economy with Software: A Multi-level Approach to Benefits, Requirements and Barriers

Digitalization is driving circular economy from the firm-level. The digitalization of business is already enabling circular economy business models, by for example making it possible to remotely track......