What is CICAT2025?

The joint project of Finnish universities, Circular Economy Catalysts: From Innovation to Business Ecosystems (CICAT2025) aims to facilitate the transition from linear to circular economy. The project supports Finland’s strategic objective to become a global leader in circular economy by 2025. The project will work to identify measures hampering and supporting circular economy and search solutions for companies and regulators to support the transition to a circular economy.

CICAT2025 explores a wide range of circular economy catalysts that have the potential to accelerate the adoption of circular economy principles in society and markets. Decision-makers, policy-makers and companies can then apply those catalysts in an effective manner.

The consortium consists of Tampere University, University of Turku, University of Jyväskylä, University of Eastern Finland, Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Turku University of Applied Sciences. The extensive and multidisciplinary consortium brings together expertise in technology, business, policy-making, the arts, linguistics, legislation and stakeholder relations. TUAS is responsible for the project’s interaction work.

In the core of the project is close cooperation and discussion with universities, companies, authorities and communities. In addition, many ministries, municipalities and other organizations as well as a strong international cooperation network are involved in the project.

Contact us


Leena Aarikka-Stenroos
consortium PI
Tampere University
+358 50 301 5476

Hanna Lehtimäki
vice PI
University of Eastern Finland
+358 50 5732742

Piia Nurmi
Turku University of Applied Sciences
+358 40 355 0931