STREAMS is a technology programme initiated by Tekes to develop new, internationally competitive technology and business opportunities related to municipal waste streams. STREAMS is partly financed by Tekes and partly by the participating enterprises. Several different technology areas are part of the STREAMS programme, including biotechnology, information technology, material technology as well as technologies for monitoring and analysing. In addition to pure technology projects, STREAMS will cover the development of new service and consulting concepts and products. The sorting and reuse of different waste types, such as paper, metals, glass, plastics and textiles are an essential part of the programme. The total value of the programme is planned to amount to € 26 million, Tekes share is approximately half.