About KEINO?

KEINO is a network-based consortium, whose founding members responsible for the operation and co-development are Motiva Ltd, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – Business Finland, the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Hansel Ltd, KL-Kuntahankinnat Ltd and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

The centre’s main objectives for 2018–2021 are that

  • the number of innovative and sustainable procurements in Finland
  • increases,
  • public procurement is recognised and actively used as a management
  • tool,
  • contracting entities openly disseminate information on their own
  • experiences and learn from one another.

The value of the Finnish public sector’s procurements is approximately EUR 35 billion annually, or on average 16% of the country’s GDP.