Cata3Pult – Finnish-Russian PPP catalyzing new green business

Objectives of the Cata3Pult are connected to Business and SME development under the CBC programme priority of lively, active and competitive economy, and they specified as following:

1. Create Finnish-Russian PPP catalyzing new business and format organizations’ common principles of long-term business cooperation in practical level in the themes of cleantech and sustainability of the urban environment between regions of South Karelia (Lappeenranta), Uusimaa (Helsinki and Vantaa) and Saint Petersburg.

2. Organize and promote knowledge sharing of city strategies, public procurement, knowledge sharing through expert panel.

3. Develop and promote business and R&D cross-border collaboration through clusters in the spheres of eco-  and energy efficiency, smart and green mobility and circular economy. 

The Cata3Pult project was implemented during the period of time June 2019 - November 2022. Partnership included management organizations of three regional clusters - City of Lappeenranta (and Greenreality Network), House Property Owners Association (and St. Petersburg Cleantech Cluster), Green Net Finland, as well as Environmental office Kosmos LLC and Metropolia UAS. 

Cata3Pult worked towards achieving the objectives organized through a set of activities, such as mapping and analyzing relevant stakeholders, development of structure and operational model of expert groups, facilitating the expert groups webinars (21 in total) and seminars for different types of stakeholders (3 in total), student innovation projects (7 in total), study visits (9 in total), international events (6 in total), as well as wide range of communication and visibility activities. 

Impact of the Cata3Pult include 13 publications and other outputs in open online access,  developed an operational model of expert groups and as result delivered and described 19 conceptualized business cases within selected environmental spheres. Cata3Pult reached 153 enterprises in total, from which 76 have got more support, and 22 new members joined clusters managed by the Cata3Pult partners. 

Implementation schedule

1.6.2019 - 30.11.2022


Lead partner: The city of Lappeenranta together with Green Net Finland, Metropolia UAS, House Property Owners Association (and St. Petersburg Cleantech Cluster), Environmental office Kosmos LLC