Research and development work

The first innovation to come out of our development work, the green wall, began from the idea to bring a small part of the rainforest into interior space. Today our modular green wall is a product protected by EU patent and Chinese utility model patent.

The wide and up-to-date knowledge we have on nature is the driver of our research and development work. We share and improve our know-how through different cooperation projects such as the Virtual Verdue Project, which reforms the idea of green infrastructure. We develop and create new solutions with thought, enthusiasm and on the terms of nature.

Outdoor green wall for managing urban runoff

Ongoing: 2022 in Turku and Helsinki

The goal is to research natural ways to purify urban runoff and build a pilot version of an outdoor green wall for filtering urban runoff. The project is carried out in cooperation with Turku Science Park Oy, University of Helsinki, and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. It is funded by Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation.

Smart cities – Helsinki Innovation Districts

2021 in Helsinki

The goal was to pilot the Green Stop and to turn a bleak area into a green and welcoming place for people to enjoy. The project was carried out in cooperation with Forum Virium.

6aika Kieppi

2021 in Espoo

The goal was to study in practice how outdoor green walls and urban runoff management could be combined effectively while also considering the wishes of local residents. The project was carried out in cooperation with the City of Espoo and it is linked to the outdoor green wall which will be built in Turku during the summer 2023.

Microplastics experiment

2020-2021 in Helsinki

The goal was to examine how outdoor green walls could ease the burden that urban runoff causes on nature. We observed that leading the water through a green wall decreases the amount of harmful materials and particles in it significantly. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Baltic Sea Challenges of Helsinki and Turku.

Communal Vertical Greening

2020 in Helsinki

The goal was to pilot green structures that enhance the social and ecological sustainability of cities. The project was carried out in cooperation with the City of Espoo, Sustainable cities, Kera collective, and University of Helsinki. It was funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Virtual Verdure

2019-2020 in Helsinki

The goal was to create smarter ways to build sustainable and carbon neutral urban green structures. The project was carried out in cooperation with Forum Virium and it was funded by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.

Smart Kalasatama: Rain Garden

2017 in Helsinki

The goal was to test in practice how green structures that manage urban runoff could improve the functionality of cities. The project was carried out in cooperation with Forum Virium and the City of Helsinki.

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The new green wall by InnoGreen


The new green wall by InnoGreen works for various spaces and budgets! InnoGreen is introducing a new type of green wall with a lighter structure and a smaller cost in spring 2023. As a result, the new green wall works for even more various spaces and needs. 

The Koivu plant pots combine Finnish design with local craftmanship


In spring 2022 we launched our new Koivu plant pots to give our clients a more sustainable option for their green design solutions. The Koivu pots are made from Finnish birch plywood at our small factory in Nastola, Finland. Here we tell you a little bit more about the manufacturing process, from design to a beautiful, finished product. 

Members of the team

Mikko Sonninen

Mikko Sonninen

Team Leader

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Long Xie

Long Xie


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Angelina Arial

Angelina Arial


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Adrian Evans

Adrian Evans

Product Manager

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Siiri Varis

Siiri Varis


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