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The Implementation Pathway for Environments that Accelerate Sustainable Growth (KETO)

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Project description

The Implementation Pathway for Environments that Accelerate Sustainable Growth project develops cooperation between businesses, educational institutes and research organisations, and creates concrete development environments to promote the green transition and digitalization. The project will implement quickly-adoptable solutions and work on building the foundation for future jobs and competitive advantages. The project is implemented in cooperation with VTT, Aalto University, Omnia and partner companies.

The project will create three development environments. 

The development environments are

  • Otaniemi-Keilaniemi research and development environment for energy and mobility solutions
  • Kera area for clean and smart constructions
  • Kiviruukki agile test environment demonstrations related to the food system and the circular economy

The project is divided into six parts, the coordination responsibility of which is divided among the project implementers.

  1. Management and impact (city of Espoo)
  2. Smart and clean city (city of Espoo)
  3. Digitalization opportunities (Aalto university)
  4. Clean tech demonstrations (Omnia)
  5. Energy transition and electrification of transport (VTT)
  6. Sustainable public procurement, citizen engagement and communication (city of Espoo)

During the project, the aeroponic intelligent garden developed by AL Lab will be expanded and developed, while at the same time developing technological solutions for the integration of undergraduate degrees in the horticultural sector as well as in restaurant and catering. This will be done using case models.

Target group(s)

Companies, research and training organizations that can benefit from the products, services and business models developed in the project, as well as experience in research, development and training.

Duration of the project


Project manager (at Omnia)

Oona Haapakorpi/Kai Martiskainen


Coordinator: City of Espoo

Partners: Omnia, VTT, Aalto yliopisto



The project is funded by European Union’s REACT-EU ERDF and is part of the European Union’s response to the covid-19 pandemic.

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