Utilise networks!


LADEC develops and serves the cooperation networks of companies in the Lahti region. Our aim is to help companies utilise partnerships as efficiently as possible in the development of their own business operations.

LADEC’s services for business networks include:

  • Networking and peer learning
  • Marketing cooperation (such as joint stands and participation at fairs)
  • Channelling LADEC’s business development services (internationalisation, product development, development of business operations) to also benefit the other companies in a partner network
  • Organising joint training and coaching
  • Cooperation in employee-related matters (recruitment, mutual utilisation of workforce)
  • Production of information on themes that are important to the companies
  • External communication and marketing of the network’s expertise and success stories

The cooperation networks in which we are involved are always based on the company’s own needs and business goals. Among others, we have promoted the operation of the following business networks:

  • Design service companies
  • Water sector export network
  • Waste-to-energy export network
  • Wellness sector export network
  • Companies that promote health enhancing physical activity

Business networks

Circular Economy

Electronic Transport

Sports & Wellbeing

Maritime Cluster

The Lahti Region Maritime Cluster is a cooperation network of over 100 local companies that pursue Finnish and international projects. The operations are open to all companies in the Lahti region that are interested in the maritime industry.

LADEC holds subcontractor days for the companies in the cluster, giving large, international maritime companies and turnkey suppliers the opportunity to find part manufacturers in the Lahti region. Thanks to these subcontractor days, dozens of companies in the cluster have concluded major deals. In addition to subcontractor days, the companies in the cluster can boost their marketing with their joint presence both at fairs and in brochure materials.

Explore the knowledge and know-how of the companies of the Lahti Region Maritime Cluster -> "Lahti Region Maritime Cluster" - publication published in the Autumn 2019.

This mission and activities were carried out during 14 December 2017 - 31 March 2021 in the project called in Finnish "Lahden seudun Meriklusteri" (project code A73664). The project was financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Häme Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.


Grain Cluster

Päijät-Häme is home to the largest and most versatile cluster of grain-related expertise in Finland. The cluster covers the entire Häme area, with 80–90% of it located in Päijät-Häme. The Päijät-Häme Grain Cluster is a grain sector cooperation network, formed by grain farmers and industrial companies in the region. Grain processing is both a traditional and a modern branch of the food industry, which focuses a considerable amount of effort into research and development.  In operation since 2003, the Grain Cluster aims to promote the regional networking of its member companies, support cooperation between companies that process grain and raise the profile of the food industry.
Read more: www.viljaklusteri.fi/en

Partner networks  

LAB University of Applied Sciences       
Lahti University Campus
Salpaus Further Education

Häme Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre)
Häme Chamber of Commerce
Regional Council of Päijät-Häme
Päijät-Häme Entrepreneurs

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