European Enterprise Award 2020

14 EU BUSINESS NEWS / 2020 European Enterprise Awards , Leading Experts in Bio & Circular Economy 2020 Macon Oy is a technology focused bio and circular economy consultancy firm. Following its well-deserved success in the European Enterprise Awards 2020, we got in touchwithMikko Ahokas to find out more. Nov20342 Established in 2015, Macon Oy aim to reduce risk and create a competitive advan t age t o reduce energy bills, evaluate opportunities and to help build a sustainable future. To begin, Mikko provides a brief overview of the firm and offers more insight into its clientele. “Leading the way in bio and circular economy, we identify critical factors in company’s energy efficiency and prepare energy saving plans including any suggestions for improvements. Working with energy companies, SME’s, waste management companies, municipalities, and cities, we have carried out a number of surveys on the use of side streams and tailored concepts to these accordingly. While guiding clients in energy and water efficiency, we make an assessment of their impact on carbon footprint.” Operating in the bio and circular economy field brings plenty of competition to the table for the firm, however as Mikko goes on to explain, Macon Oy is able to distance itself from the crowd thanks to its strengths in multiple disciplines. “Firstly, we can help start-ups with their innovation and help them gain public and private finance. Secondly, we can help companies make business plans, pitch, and invest materials and prepare all legal documentation. Additionally, we can create reviews, plans and calculations including market surveys, business ecosystem analyses and pre-engineering and feasibility studies from concept design and patent documentation. From a due diligence perspective, we can also help companies with their full studies.” When it comes to recruitment, the firm identify high calibre candidates by focusing on the skillset of these individuals. The entire team at Macon Oy boast strong backgrounds and it’s the recruitment of top-level people in the field of bio and circular economy, which has enabled the firm to grow and establish a formidable presence within the industry. Despite the outbreak of COVID- 19, the firm were able to explore new opportunities during the pandemic as Mikko points out. “Many companies started looking at new business models, like IoT services, online measurements, new home delivery services and safety apps. Here at Macon Oy, we were no different and we are starting to see the benefits now.” Bringing the interview to a close, Mikko comments on the benefits of the firm’s location before sharing some of its plans for 2021 and beyond. “Global demand for bio and circular economy solutions continues to increase strongly. Finland is known for biobased expertise and innovative solutions so this has certainly aided business opportunities and our growth potential. Circular economy is not only recycling, but it’s also a new economic model involving companies in all sectors. Moving forward, with digital business platforms and ecosystem services allowing new methods of collaboration, networking, and synergies between companies, we plan to grow strong networks and cooperate with other skilled experts across Europe.” Company: Macon Oy Contact: Mikko Ahokas Website: “Leading the way in bio and circular economy, we identify critical factors in company’s energy efficiency and prepare energy saving plans including any suggestions for improvements..."