SUPPORTING ECO-INNOVATIONS

Ecolabnet is a network of service providers for eco-innovations

Ecolabnet is a project funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region which aims to create a network of service providers for supporting eco-innovations in manufacturing SMEs of Baltic Sea Region.

Network of service providers

The partners providing expert services in the project are from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.

The competences of the network include knowledge in additive manufacturing, bio-based materials, product-service system design, eco-branding, value chain assessment, business model development, legislation, customer insights, certifications and life cycle assessment.

Project presentation

Life Cycle Assessment

Life cycle assessment is a technique which helps to calculate environmental impact associated with a product or a service over its lifecycle.

It covers the different stages of a product’s life cycle including extraction of raw materials, material processing, manufacturing, distribution, use and the treatment of waste after usage.

Bio-based materials

Bio-based materials refer to products that are derived from biomass . It can occur naturally or maybe synthesized. Examples include bioplastics, bio resins for 3D printing and bio-composites.

Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing refers to technologies that build 3D objects by adding material layer upon layer.

Eco-branding

Eco-branding refers to marketing and communication used to convey environment friendliness of a product or process of an organization.

Product Service System Design

Many companies are moving from a product based to service based business models. Examples are car rental services instead of car selling services.

PSS Design helps company to develop the customer service journey while replacing a product by a service.

Value Chain analysis

While developing eco-innovations, it is important for companies to collaborate with various stakeholders in the value chain to ensure success.

The stakeholder could include raw material providers, suppliers, customers, legislative bodies and sales personnel.

Prototypes in manufacturing eco-Innovations

In autumn 2020, the project partners will develop prototypes to demonstrate capability of Ecolabnet to support manufacturing SMEs when they deal with the sustainable eco-innovations.

The prototype development will integrate the entire project’s development work into concrete cases and will demonstrate how service packages and collaborative working practice developed in the project are utilized in practice.

Latest News

Find out what has been happening in the Ecolabnet network.

ECOLABNET Cooperaton & Strategy Plan

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ECOLABNET in innovation exhibition ‘Technorama 2020’

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Partners

ECOLABNET is network of service providers for eco-innovations in manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises.

Design Centre MUOVA

Miia Lammi

miia.lammi@muova.fi

Centria University of Technology

Egidija Rainosalo

Egidija.Rainosalo@centria.fi

Kaunas University of Technology

Jolita Ostrauskaite

jolita.ostrauskaite@ktu.lt

Vilnius University

Mangirdas Malinauskas

mangirdas.malinauskas@ff.vu.lt

University of Tartu

Alvo Aabloo

alvo.aabloo@ut.ee

VIA University College

Trine Mønsted Nielsen

trni@via.dk

Czestochowa University of Technology

Izabela Majchrzak-Kucęba

izak@is.pcz.czest.pl

Labsamera MB

Vaidas Talačka

vaidas@ameralabs.com

Estrotech Ltd

Veiko Vunder

veiko@robomiku.ee

Lithuanian Business Confederation

Deivydas Čepas

Deivydas@lvk.lt

Sustainable Innovation

Nigel Claridge

nigel.claridge@sust.se