Hyvinvointi ja puhdas elinympäristö – suomalais-japanilaisten yhteistyömallien kehittäminen Aasian markkinalla

Finnish-Japanese co-operation has been developed since 2016 to promote regional and company partnership between the two countries dealing with capacity building and environmental technology. Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd has been coordinator in the process. The goal is to develop common concepts for the market of the third countries. In South-Eastern Asia there is a significant need for development of wellbeing, clean environment and technology.

Project period
Project state
Project area
Project funding
ERDF 2014-2020
LAB role
Project focus area
Circular Economy
Takes place in project

On 17th of October, there is going to be organized Finnish-Japanese Symposium in the innovative hybrid format. Topic of the Symposium is Regional Development and Circular Economy. Hybrid format will take place online in the webinar format connecting Finland with Metsä Pavilion in Tokyo, Japan where part of the Symposium would take place in traditional seminar format. Click below to read more about the program and enroll for the participation. The participation in the event is free.

Link: https://www.ladec.fi/tapahtumat/finnish-japanese-cooperation-regional-development-and-circular-economy

The project aims to launch co-operation between Finnish and Japanese companies, authorities and higher education institutes. Local co-design models are expected to open Finnish enterprises more opportunities to enter the Asian market.
Realisation of goals

The project will be implemented in the area of Kyoto prefecture which can be characterized as a border zone to the metropolitan area. In this sense there is similarity with the situation of Lahti in relationship to Helsinki area. The goal of the work is to create mutual understanding and future vision of the current situation of well-being and clean environment in the region. The participants in the project are higher education institutes in the region, cities, regional administration and authorities as well as the enterprises.

In addition, HYPE project aims to produce scientific publication in cooperation with the Japanese partners which would contain collection of articles on various topics, including circular economy, rural planning, environmental education and trade relations.
As promised, HYPE project has finalized and produced joint publication together with colleagues from Ryukoku University. Name of the publication is "Japanese and Finnish Development of Wellbeing and Clean Environment – practices in Kyoto prefecture and Päijät-Häme region"

Check the publication online here: https://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-827-371-7
Project managers
Alexandra Maksheeva
alexandra [dot] maksheevaatlab [dot] fi

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