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CIRIOT is a Hands-on Consulting Agency for International Business Expansion and Innovations Commercialization


We help Clients to plan impactful global business strategy and to execute it. We connect with new credible business partners for market-entry and sales, support RDI projects from idea to PoC and piloting, introduce new funding sources, and help with fulfilling the future sustainable business requirements.

We support Clients with Go-To-Market (GTM), M&A, Fund-raising, and growth with new Sales channel partnerships and Licensing deals.

We collaborate closely with several Co-creation and Co-innovation platforms in Finland and Japan. Based on Client´s business and technology requirements, we build International RDI Partnerships for collaboration in these platforms. We also create new Sustainable Value Chain programs.

We focus in building New Business and RDI for Commercialisation around Smart & Sustainable Life, Carbon-neutral Value Chains, and Digital transformation for Wellbeing and Preventive Healthcare.

 

CIR•IOT » CIRcular economy • IOT

ABOUT US

Our passion is to multiply innovations towards tomorrow's success. We believe that this success is built with human-centric IoT technology in already near future's smart bio-economies.

Our core business and RDI development clusters are:
Biomaterials
Bio-circular economy
Digital health
Life Sciences
Digital transformation & AI
Smart & sustainable city systems

Our strength is our local-global network of professionals from variety of industries.


Ciriot (formerly Kuumeri) is based in Japan, and Finland (EU) is our 2nd home. Since 2016, we have supported start-ups and scale-ups with their business growth and market-entry projects, and larger corporations matchmaking new technologies fitting into their future strategy. In Helsinki, Finland, we have a unique hub for supported access to EU-European markets. In Japan, we have wide partner network for executing market entry strategies. We connect with several accelerators and PPP&P (Public • Private • Partnership with Professionals) ecosystems which offer funding, resources and infrastructure for R&D and market entry establishment. For academia and research, and national-regional business growth ecosystems we offer access to new business and investor partners´ networks.

CIRIOT is VTT Finland & FinnCERES partner in Japan for creating future bio-economy

Thank you to all those who joined us May 25th in our webinar and event in Tokyo - in total close to 200 professionals from Japan, Finland and all over the world!

Find the recording over here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyABaysnA3k

FinnCERES is a Finnish PPP&P accelerator developing materials and applications for the bio-economy. FinnCERES focuses in functional smart textiles, next generation bio-composites, and light-weight and structured materials.

FinnCERES and CIRIOT is looking for academia, research and value chain industry partners in Japan to foster globally commercialization and production of sustainable materials and bio-products. For Japanese industry partners we wish to concretize the benefits of accelerating RDI and new sustainable business creation in Finland for the competitive Global markets. And explain how this will also impact positively business and society in Japan.

FINLAND AN IDEAL ENTRY-MARKET TO EU-EUROPE for JAPANESE and ASIAN businesses

Finland is a great hub and safe testbed for the Japanese and Sian companies to grow towards an international business. Via Finland you will also get an entry to the EU´s 448 million and Europe´s 741 million people markets. Finland boosts social innovations and safety, prosperity from sustainable and human technology, and growth from digitalization and start-up ecosystems. We are committed with our partners, eg. VTT Research, Aalto University and FinnCERES, to accelerate the Japanese companies’ sustainable business growth in competitive EU markets and beyond.

In EU Green Deal program there is €100 billion over the period of 2021-2027 for companies and consortiums to apply funds for green and digital innovations. Horizon Europe program, which focuses in key technology clusters of AI, Digital Health, Advanced materials, Nanotechnologies, Biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing and processing, offer great funding and partnering opportunities. To access these programs companies need to have an established EU business.

CIRIOT will help you to establish business in Finland, and create Partnerships for Business Expansion and Sustainable & Smart Technologies Development.

MARKET ENTRY TO JAPAN & SE ASIAN COUNTRIES

Japan is the third-largest economy in the world and offers several opportunities for AI, biotech, digital health, fintech, circular economy, cyber-security and mobility as service companies. Japan wants to accelerate transformation into smart & circular cities, and aging population brings great challenges to solve.

Japanese corporations and investors are actively looking for future unicorns, which typically are also expected to enter the Japanese market. Japanese start-up and regional growth ecosystems are keen on connecting with overseas partners and offer support for those entering Japan. Ciriot is widely connected within it's main business domains in Japan. Besides Market-entry services, we also organize events and tailor-made webinars to meet possible new Japanese business, funding and research partners.

Larger Japanese corporations have wide business and subsidiary networks in SE Asia. Japanese industries like electronics, fibres and materials, textiles, etc. have manufacturing there. While connecting with Japanese HQs provides also access to these SE Asian networks.

Japan is also promoting the country as the Hub towards Asian markets, and some incentives are available for overseas SMEs and corporations.

CIRIOT in OSAKA & KYOTO Japan, and HELSINKI in FINLAND (EU)

We are now located in 3 places in Japan and Finland. Main operations are in Osaka Office, Hilton Plaza West Office Tower in Umeda - at the very centre of Osaka.

Osaka is a prosperous business city in Kansai prefecture with over 180,000 companies and a population of over 20 million. In Osaka there is manufacturing for electronics, pharmaceutical, machinery, device, chemical, food, and construction industries. Kansai area GDP is about the same as the Netherlands. World Expo 2025 is organised in Osaka, opening 13 April 2025, and closing 13 October 2025.

In Helsinki, capital of Finland, we manage market-entry and Finland-Nordics-EU business & RDI partnerships projects. Helsinki & Finland business growth focus areas are circular economy , cyber security, data centers , edtech, fintech and digital health.

Kyoto as the former capital of Japan holds the position of our registered K.K. / Incorporation. Even though Kyoto is mainly known from Temples and Shrines, Kyoto has a long and prosperous history in electronics, life sciences and semiconductors business.

SERVICES

Proof-of-Concept

We support sustainable business expansion with strategy and target market-entry analysis with actionable business model(s) for Go-to-market. At this stage we already list potential target market partners.

Partnerships

We support finding the right partners for RDI and PoC for Go-To-Market.
We find partners for sales, supply chain and production.
We support with negotiations all the away till the deal, and beyond if needed.

Go-to-market projects

Our primary Go-to-market hubs are Japan and Finland (EU) but for our network is global.
We help you build minimum viable products (MVP’s) for the targeted customer segments for Go-to-market. We walk with our clients from until the Go-to-market is executed, and support with local operations management if required.

M&A, funding and licensing

We help with matchmaking companies towards merger & acquisition, and with negotiations.
We support finding funding and accelerate business expansion with licensing deals.

LATEST REFERENCES

hap Inc. Tokyo Japan [COVEROSS OY establishment in Helsinki Finland December 2019] WELMO INC. Tokyo Japan [WELMO FINLAND OY establishment in Helsinki Finland November 2019]

Coveross

Japanese COVEROSS® textile finishing technology from local innovation into a global brand and Helsinki based EU company Coveross Oy.


Read more:

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASNDV0DTHNDQUHBI01T.html

https://www.asahi.com/sp/rensai/list.html?id=1150&iref=pc_rensai_article_breadcrumb_1150

Welmo

Japanese Welmo Inc. opening first overseas subsidiary Welmo Finland Oy for AI R&D.

EVENTS

We organise tailor-made business visits, on-site and online events between Japan and Finland/EU. We organize meetings with potential business and R&D partners, and facilitate them towards a successful outcome.

May 2019

Helsinki as destination for Japanese companies in Tokyo

ヘルシンキ市のヤン・ヴァ―パヴオリ市長からビジネスに最適な拠点としてのフィンランド、ヘルシンキの魅力を直接、日本のビジネス界の方々へお伝えいただきました。今後の活躍が期待される日本のスタートアップから大手企業、投資系、医療、介護福祉法人の方々までご参加頂き活気溢れるイベントとなりました。

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March 2019

Fabbit conference, Tokyo

Introducing Kuumeri (Ciriot) and Finland as a gateway to sustainable EU business growth to Fabbit…

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April 2018

Biobanks and Digital Health Data in Finland. Tokyo

Invitation for collaboration with Helsinki Business Hub and Finland Health Ministry to the Japan Pharmaceutical…

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April 2018

Seminar at Pharmaceutical Manufactures Association

Helsinki is one of the best place for innovation for pharma and health industry by…

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March 2018

iPS technology at JIKEI Unversity. Tokyo

Together with former Prime Minister of Finland, Mr. Esko Aho, Helsinki Business Hub and VTT…

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January 2018

Finland Business Event: Digital Health Technology in Osaka

Professional information sharing event with Fujitsu, Kansai Pharmaceutical Industries Association (KPIA), Osaka Chamber of Commerce,…

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WE ARE CIRIOT

Jarkko Jussila

I have a passion in turning business ideas and technology into new commercially viable products and services with economical, social and environmental value. Smart Bio-economy with IoT everywhere and in everyone gives enormous possibilities for innovations and disruptive technologies.

My experience from NOKIA Global HQ business, marketing and sales development positions give wide perspective for managing complex projects with several stakeholders. 

My primary focus is now in creating new business and partnerships in and between Japan x Finland & Nordics – EU area with Global growth perspective. And I wouldn´t mind support in building couple of Unicorns next.


M.Sc. Econ. Turku University, Post-graduate studies at Aalto University, Koblenz University and INSEAD Paris.

@jarkkojussila jarkko.jussila@ciriot.com

Yoko Yasuda

Extensive business and R&D experience from Medical industry and Healthcare, and in collaborating with Japanese corporations. After joining Kuumeri 2016 supporting Japanese startups in business expansion and transformation from local to globally thinking companies. Recently focus on Aging society and Biocircular economy, and on connecting Finnish PPPP ecosystems with Japanese counterparts.


M.Sc. Ritsumeikan University, Political Science.

yoko.yasuda@ciriot.com

CIRIOT Senior Advisors in Japan

Business and RDI projects

  • Senior Advisor for sustainable materials and textiles production. Collaboration with academia, research and industry.
  • Special Advisor for pharma and life sciences & collaboration with related industry associations.
  • Senior Advisor for medical industry and elderly care business. Collaboration with academia, research and industry.

Manager, Finland European projects

Location: Finland (hiring)

  • Market-entry projects
  • Partnerships for sales and RDI
  • M&A, Licensing contracts

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OUR PARTNERS

CORPORATE PROFILE

Name: CIRIOT Incorporation (K.K.)
Established: August, 2020
Predecessor company KUUMERI Co.: November 2016 - July 2020
OFFICES
OSAKA: Hilton Plaza West Office Tower 19F. 2-2-2 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001, Japan
KYOTO: 3-1-20 Oe Kitakutsukake-cho, Nishikyo-ku, 
Kyoto 610-1101, Japan
HELSINKI: Lönnrotinkatu 5, 00120 Helsinki, Finland