Metsä Spring Oy is part of Metsä Group, a leading actor in the forest-based circular bioeconomy, with a history dating back to the 1930s. As any company today, Metsä Group is part of various value chains and of a specific business ecosystem. Metsä Spring’s role is to seek and develop new business ideas that further develop the business ecosystem around Metsä Group. Metsä Spring’s perspective is 5-10 years.
In practise, Metsä Spring provides strategic equity financing from its own balance sheet. Metsä Spring is also managing its own pilot/demo projects. Metsä Spring’s scope excludes early-phase R&D, except when connected to our own pilot/demo projects. Instead, Metsä Spring’s focus is on the last stretch, which would – if successfully implemented – result in a ‘proof-of-concept’ of the business idea and, subsequently, lead to continued commercialisation by someone other than Metsä Spring.