Month: June 2020

The main conclusions about the needs of manufacturing SMEs in relation to eco-innovation.

A survey conducted within the ECOLABNET project in the 6 partner countries – Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark – shows, that the manufacturing SMEs in regard to eco-innovation in general are: highly motivated, already working with eco-innovation or at least considering it making procedures for implementing eco-innovation in their business having focus on…
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Making ECOLABNET visible

An important task in the project is to communicate about ECOLABNET, making the network visible. This post is an example of such an activity. We would be happy to do it again.PRE-Corona, Team VIA presented the ECOLABNET project externally at a conference in an Intermediary organization “Hedensted Erhverv” in Denmark. At the conference, more than…
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A Bio-Based Resin for a Multi-Scale Optical 3D Printing

We have investigated acrylated epoxidized soy bean oil (AESO) based photocurable resins, which were proven to be suitable for both commercially available personal table-top 3D printers and to state-of-the-art ultrafast laser nanolithography dedicated setups. Thus, it covers the range of 5 orders of magnitude in spatial fabrication resolution/accuracy, which by itself is a unique property…
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Companies have different reasons for developing eco-innovation

The importance of ecological aspects has increased in recent years and eco-innovation is often discussed in the context of sustainability. According to the European Commission, “Eco-innovation refers to all forms of innovation – technological and non-technological – that create business opportunities and benefit the environment by preventing or reducing their impact, or by optimising the…
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