Network of Service Providers for Eco-innovations in Manufacturing SMEs
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.
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 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 refers to technologies that build 3D objects by adding material layer upon layer.
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.
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.
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