Learn more about the network of water experts at the BEM cluster.
National and international collaboration
Blue Economy Mikkeli works with national ecosystems and clusters specialising in the circular economy and water expertise.
Blue Economy Mikkeli is part of a network of Finnish eco-industrial parks, and it works closely with clusters in the water sector and entities such as the Kuopio Water Cluster, Water Cluster Finland, and the Finnish Water Forum.
Blue Economy Mikkeli is active in international networks. The most significant of these – the European Commission’s smart specialisation platform Water Smart Territories – couples Blue Economy Mikkeli with a European network of water expertise. The network includes more than 20 areas specialising in water expertise, including the associated RDI activities and companies, in various parts of Europe. The entities in the network are organised into clusters like Blue Economy Mikkeli. The Blue Economy Mikkeli cluster and the Water Smart Territories network provide companies with access to the services and expertise of a European association.
Blue Economy Mikkeli and Water Smart Territories enable companies to find new partners, access new markets, participate in the European Commission’s development programmes, and access structural and investment funding.