ProsBKT – Developing process engineering for circular and bioeconomy in Northern Finland

Process Engineering for Circular and Bioeconomy – Updating Education

ProsBKT – Process Engineering for Circular and Bioeconomy project develop a new updating education for University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences to improve the expertise of process engineering in circular and bioeconomy in Northern Finland. The new education supports continuous learning for the people in the field and helps to keep up with the rapid development of the field.

In addition to the educational goals, the project includes planning of a new learning and RDI environment to support the circular and bioeconomy studies in OUAS and in the University of Oulu. The learning and RDI environment will also serve the companies of the area, supporting their development work.

In the future, the companies in Northern Finland could find competent and highly educated personnel to plan and maintain the processes in circular and bioeconomy. The project will also ensure the opportunities to continuous learning and maintaining the competence of the employees.

Growing Expertise and Business

The project’s long-term goal is to increase the business in circular and bioeconomy in Northern Finland by increasing the expertise of the people in the field. It also aims to enhancing the processes companies perform. Increasing expertise helps companies to adopt new process technology and perform more environmentally friendly processes. In this project we will support the companies in the circular and bioeconomy field to meet with the challenges of the climate change and help them to operate more environmentally friendly.

The ProsBKT project started in May 2020 and ends in April 2023.

The project coordinator is Oulu University of Applied Sciences, partnering with the University of Oulu. The project is funded by the European Social Fund and the funding is coordinated by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport, and the Environment.