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04.12.2018 08:56IHMEC project offers new indoor hygiene solutions for infection prevention and control to support the Saudi Vision 2030 Tiina Mäkitalo-Keinonen, Riika Mäkinen and Mariikka Whiteman

IHMEC is a project connecting professionals in planning, designing, building and furnishing indoor hygiene (IH) spaces to form solutions that are breaking the infection chain on touchable surfaces, on indoor air and in drinking water. IHMEC is supported by the EU Interreg Central Baltic programme, and it brings together relevant clusters from Finland, Sweden and Estonia who can offer new and tailor-made IH solutions.

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27.11.2018 08:35Business in Southern African markets Nina Savela

An impossible market with many challenges and only little returns if any? Not quite right! The Southern African Development Community (SADC) area offers various business opportunities for growing Central Baltic companies working in the maritime cluster. And these markets do also offer returns to persistent and optimistic SMEs.

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20.11.2018 09:05Bootcamp brings people and ideas together Jaakko Ranta

A start-up company is an entrepreneurial venture that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around a product, service, process or a platform. When Europe and Western World in general have pursued economic growth after the financial and debt crisis, the attention has often turned to young and emerging start-up companies. Central Baltic does not directly mention funding start-up companies in its targets, but one of the targets is to create new knowledge intensive companies in the region. Consequently, Central Baltic has also funded projects working with start-up companies.

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30.10.2018 09:005 ways to make the most of manure Sari Luostarinen, LUKE and Susanna Kaasinen, HELCOM

Manure is an important resource for recycling nutrients in the food production chain. To reduce losses and to make the most of its benefits, nutrient losses from manure management need to be controlled. This is why the project Manure Standards brings together all Baltic Sea coastal countries to develop more precise manure use.

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10.10.2018 09:03Baltic Cleantech Alliance Taking Cleantech Companies to Russia and Central Asia Jaakko Ranta

Small companies cannot compete alone in the global markets. Climate change creates possibilities for companies developing new techniques and solutions. Adapting to droughts, floods and heavy rains are global challenges and water management techniques have global markets. According to a report by Finnish Government Finnish water companies have lost market shares even though they have a good reputation and pure Finnish drinking water is an excellent selling point. The problem of Finnish water sector in global competition and entering new markets is the small size of companies and fragmentation of the sector.

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02.10.2018 10:21EMMA promotes sustainable inland and river-sea shipping in the Baltic Sea Region Laura Normio

Moving goods via inland waterways is not only an old method of transportation, but sustainable shipping will be a competitive mode of transport also in future. In Central Europe, congestion on roads and rails causes serious problems for transportation and freight transport is still expected to grow. The EU waterway transport policy aims for a better use of inland shipping to relieve heavily congested transport corridors.

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11.09.2018 10:00DeDiWe project provides digital skills to future health care professionals Jaakko Ranta

“The best thing about the whole study unit was its multiprofessionality. We had a very varied bunch of students: physios, nurses and ICT people. People from different backgrounds created a good atmosphere for conversations to create something new,” describes Birgitta Tetri, who works as a nurse and included the study unit into her Master of Health Care degree.

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14.08.2018 10:00Seamless Bothnian Bay - SEAmBOTH Essi Keskinen

Why do maps, used by environmental authorities at sea, stop at the border, even though habitats and species continue to thrive on the sea floor, despite the boundaries of states? On the Finnish side, authorities have only half of the information of the Northern Bothnian Bay.  The data on the Swedish side is not available on the Finnish side, and vice versa.

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