Circular Economy Event for Startups and Growth Enterprises

Info, program & registration


FRUSH is a combination of latest talks, dynamic workshops and of course pitching. The purpose of the event is to boost the development of growth and start-up enterprises as well as to create and promote new business opportunities around circular economy. Our Vision is to be the leading national circular economy event.

FRUSH brings together businesses and methods used in circular economy all around Finland. The event is aimed at everyone interested in the subject: growth seeking enterprises, start-ups, investors, cities, students of the field and research institutes.

FRUSH is a great opportunity to network, find funding and investment opportunities and learn about the latest trends in circular economy directly from the experts. The main promoters of the event are Häme University of Applied Sciences and Forssan Yrityskehitys Oy. The first FRUSH event was also funded by Regional Council of Häme, Town of Forssa and SEUTU-program.

FRUSH was organized for the first time as a pilot in 2017 in the spinning mill area of Forssa on the premises of Häme University. The event will take place in the same location this year on the 19th and 20th of September 2018. If you want your business to participate in the event or be part of the program, please contact us! info@frush.fi


The 19th and 20th of September 2018.

There is program in English on The 19th of September 2018.


In Forssa, Finland.

Wahreninkatu 11
30100 Forssa

The Door A.

The area is in the center of Forssa and the bus station is an 8-minute walk away.

If you come by car, put the address "Uittotie, Forssa" in GPS. The parking map is below.

The nearest train station is in Humppila. The distance is 22 kilometers.



Registration is open!

The event is free. Dining at own expense.

If you have any questions regarding the Event, please contact us info@frush.fi.

Registration >>

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19th of Septemper:

After Party >>

The Pitching Competition

Participate in the Pitching Competition by filling out the Registration form. We will contact you. The application period to the Competition has ended!

(the main language is Finnish, but you can also participate in English)

  • 3min pitch
  • after you make your pitch the judges will comment and ask questions concerning your performance


Explore accommodation options in Forssa region:


MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen – How does the EU promote and finance the Circular Economy?

After party – 19th of September! The places will be filled in the order of registration.

Jukka Teräs – Nordregio, Senior Research Fellow


Parking map

Design-up workshop


Forssa is situated in the southwest of central Finland, which is the most populated area of Finland, only one hour from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku.

The long history of Forssa began in 1847 when Swedish-born Axel Wilhelm Wahren founded a spinning mill by Loimijoki River. During industrialisation, the town grew and developed together with the mill. Beside the spinning mill, Wahren built apartments, a hospital, a library, a shop and a school. The textile industry was the largest employer until the late 1970s, and in the 1980s the construction industry became the largest sector.

FRUSH Event takes place in the historical old spinning mill area

Kiertotalous julkisissa hankinnoissa

Kiertotalous julkisissa hankinnoissa – Tanja Pöyhönen, asiantuntija, kiertotalouden ja elintarvikealan yhteistyö Kouvola Innovation Oy

Lue Tanja Pöyhösen BLOGI: Yhteistyö edistää kiertotaloutta – hankinnoissakin >>


Ohjelman aikataulu >>


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Työpajan ohjelma:

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