Ecolabnet is network of service providers for eco-innovations

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

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 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.


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

Design Centre MUOVA

Merie Kannampuzha

Centria University of Technology

Egidija Rainosalo

Kaunas University of Technology

Jolita Ostrauskaite

Vilnius University

Mangirdas Malinauskas

University of Tartu

Alvo Aabloo

VIA University College

Trine Mønsted Nielsen

Czestochowa University of Technology

Izabela Majchrzak-Kucęba

Labsamera MB

Vaidas Talačka

Estrotech Ltd

Veiko Vunder

Lithuanian Business Confederation

Gintarė Boreikytė

Sustainable Innovation

Nigel Claridge

Interreg Baltic Sea Region

Ecolabnet is funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region program under the priority of Innovation. Interreg Baltic Sea Region provides funding to projects to enable transnational cooperation in the region.

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